Academic Counseling

Academic Counseling

SCHOLARSHIP MONEY

Hello All! 

Please check here REGULARLY for information about upcoming scholarships that you may qualify for:

 

Health Sciences - Nursing

Deadline: Varies

Open to: This website provides access to a variety of different scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. For specific scholarship details, deadlines and requirements, go to: https://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filters

 

FastWeb

Deadline: Throughout the year

Open to: A variety of students

To create a student profile and get application details go to: http://www.fastweb.com/

 

DoSomething.org

Deadline: Varies

Open to: Students of varying grade levels

Interested in being an advocate for social change?  Get involved with any one of the many campaigns Do Something has going on!

For application details, go to: https://www.dosomething.org/about/scholarships

CLASS OF 2017 REMIND

To stay informed with the latest happenings, sign up for Remind.  All personal information is secure.

Text @eve2017 to 81010

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

All students grades K-12 are eligible to take advantage of the opportunity to take college classes at little to no cost through the concurrent enrollment program.  Victor Valley College and Barstow College both allow students to enroll in their courses for full credit.  Taking the appropriate classes now could mean that your student will be earning transferrable college credit while still enrolled in Helendale School District.  I have attached two documents that will explain in more detail the benefits of concurrent enrollment and the necessary steps to begin the process.

Benefits of Concurrent Enrollment

Steps to Concurrent Enrollment.pdf

 

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are sent out at your request.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have requested and provided ample time for transcripts to be sent out to meet deadlines.  Fill out a transcript request form in the front office to have your records sent to the colleges and programs of your choice. 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

ATTENTION SENIORS!

Need a letter of recommendation for a college or scholarship application?  Here are some suggestions regarding how to go about getting the one you'll need:

♦Create a list of the accomplishments you'd specifically like noted.  Include GPA, Honor Roll awards, sports achievements, leadership positions, community involvement, and any other nominations you may have received throughout high school.  Make the appropriate number of copies so that each person writing a letter will get this list.

♦Identify the teachers/coaches/leaders that you would like to receive a letter from and provide them with your list.

♦Ensure that you give them adequate time to get the letter back to you.  I would suggest at least ONE WEEK.

♦It will be in your best interest to have a hard copy of the letter as well as a digital file to email or upload when necessary.

If you have any questions, please see me.

FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET

The window for filing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will open on January 1, 2016.  This worksheet will help you prepare the documents you will need to have in order to make the process go more smoothly. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1314/pdf/fafsaws13c.pdf

For a list of required documents and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the Help page on the FAFSA website at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm

Please ensure that whenever you are looking at or working on the FAFSA you are on the correct sitehttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  There are other sites that look similar but will charge you a fee to file the FAFSA.  The true FAFSA is completely FREE!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at severett@helendalesd.com.