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Helpful Career Resource links...
- New Market Vocational Skills Center
- Students at FHS can also earn college credits, prepare for the workforce, and earn certificates and licenses. Ask Mr. Bowers about New Market.
- Washington Career Bridge
- Find the education and training you need to get the job you want. Explore careers, view current job trends, and find programs/training.
- Your source for career exploration, training, and jobs: explore careers, find training, job search, and find local help.
- WorkSource WA
- Explore careers and jobs in Washington state, get support with resumes and cover letters, try out the budget calculator, and lots more!
- Internship Programs
- This site is a data base of over 2,800 programs and 200,000 positions where students can locate internships and employers can list internship opportunities.
- College Board for HS Students
- The College Board connects students to college success and opportunity, helping them transition to college through programs and services in college readiness. This site also includes tons of information on SAT tests.
- College Board for Parents/Guardians
- This website is for parents, guardians, relatives, and other adults helping a student plan for college. Sign up to receive emails and texts with college info, advice, and reminders.
- Khan Academy
- Khan Academy offers PSAT and SAT test prep, tailored to your current level, also assists with subject matter study while in school.
- College Knowledge (WA College Access Network)
- Excellent resources and handouts for all HS students with questions regarding college and opportunities after high school.
- ACT test information
- Everything you need to know about the ACT test, including registration, test prep, scores and more!
- FAFSA (opens October 1) - all seniors must complete this at FHS.
- Need money for college? Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.
- NCAA Clearinghouse
- Could you possibly play a sport in college? You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. Create a Certification Account and we'll guide you through the process.
- Running Start (CC)
- Centralia College's Running Start Program web page (an option for FHS juniors & seniors)
Strategies for Applying to Colleges
When applying to college, students should do their research first. Look at size, location, cost, and academic appeal. This process usually starts in the 8th and is part of your High School and Beyond Plan; see your counselor, Mrs. Hendrickson. The advantage to starting early is that it allows you time to visit schools, attend college fairs, and investigate the requirements to help you make a positive decision. Your high school transcript begins with your first high school level course.
High School Transcript:
- Grade point averages are important.
- This starts from the first time you take a high school level course.
- The unweighted GPA is your basic GPA that is averaged from the number of courses you take and the semester grades you earn in them.
- Weighted GPA is when an additional point is added for taking classes that are considered weighted. These classes include honors, pre-IB, IB, AP, and Dual-enrollment courses.
- There are also core courses GPAs for NCAA Clearinghouse. Core Courses tend to be English, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language courses.
- The final GPA to be aware of is the GPA that the individual college creates from your transcript. This can vary from college to college.
- Colleges will look at the GPA that is created from any courses taken prior to the 12th grade year.
- Colleges will look at the level of the courses taken.
- They are looking for you to have taken the most challenging courses available to you that you can be successful taking.
- Honors, pre-IB, IB, IB, and AP courses are important to experience and take.
- Class rank is subjective to the college.
- A college level entrance test is required at most colleges.
- There are some schools that no longer require either score.
- The SAT or the ACT are the two accepted at almost all colleges and universities.
- You should research the individual schools and their requirements.
- Some schools also require SAT II Subject tests.
- Both the SAT and ACT allow you to send only the scores you want sent to schools.
- Most schools, but not all will also combine the best scores from different testing dates of the same test. Again, research the school to see what they accept.
- Scores can be sent free when you register to take the test. After the test, there is a fee.
- Schools will not accept scores just from the student or the high school, they must come from the testing organization.
- Many schools use a sliding scale, meaning that the higher the GPA the lower the test score needed.
- AP/IB tests can add college credit. This again is an area you want to research. Some schools will not award credit but will advance you into higher level courses. Some will not award credit unless the IB Diploma is awarded. Other schools have certain criteria when it comes to certain majors. If you major in history they may not allow you to use your AP History scores for credit.
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