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  • 2018 College/Career Fair: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the WHHS Gymnasium. Come visit and talk to over 80 colleges, career institutes and other career outlets.

     

  • 2018 Financial Aid Night: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the WHHS Cafeteria. Hear from a university consultant on how to complete the FAFSA and learn about financial aid for college.  

     

  • Khan Academy: Online tutorial for all grades.  Khan Academy is not only the number one suggested resource from College Board for Practice of the NEW SAT, but also for other subject areas. There are practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for students to study at their own pace. Subjects include: math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Visit https://www.khanacademy.org

     

  • FairTest/Test Optional Schools is the National Center for fair and open testing for college admittance. The website (www.fairtest.org) lists colleges/universities who deemphasize the use of standardized tests by making admission decisions about a substantial numbers of applicants without using the SAT or ACT. This is a valuable site, especially if your test scores are not indicative of your capabilities for college admission.

     

  • NCAA: Any students interested in playing sports at the college level should check with the Athletic Department to see if they are eligible. Students must register with the NCAA in order to participate in any Division I or Division II sports, or receive any form of athletic scholarship for college. Forms are available in the Athletic Department.

     

  • Scholarships information is available in the School Counseling Office and Career Center.  A continuous list of scholarship information will be updated on a monthly basis and accessed via Naviance (under college tab) and student email. We also encourage all students to register with fastweb.com a very reliable scholarship source.

     

  • Selective Service: Any males who are approaching age 18 MUST register with the selective service to be eligible for Financial Aid. For more details, please visit your area post office.

     

  • Federal student aid opportunities: Visit www.Federal StudentAid.ed.gov. Does the college you are applying to award money for your academic grades? Check out meritaid.com for a comprehensive merit aid scholarship database.