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    AVID RESOURCES

     AVID Alumni Association

    The vision of the AVID Alumni is to uphold AVID's system of academic, social, and professional network support for AVID graduates attending institutions of higher education.  The Alumni Association's mission is four-fold:  a soft landing, a smooth journey, a prosperous launch and enduring contributions. 

    AVID Online

    www.avid.org

    This is the national website for the AVID program.  Learn about the history of AVID, what the program can do for our community, and other miscellaneous facts.

    ACT

    www.actstudent.org/

    Student website for the ACT exam.  Site features registration information, practice questions, and college and career planning.

     

    Career Exploration

    Middle School 

    Missouri Career Education-Rock Your World Interest Profiler

    Career Exploration Tool

    Career Clusters

     

    High School 

    Personal Plan of Study

    Career Clusters

     

    Colleges with free or reduced application fees
     
     
    This document will provide you with an extensive list of colleges and universities with no or reduced rate application fees.  

     

    College Navigator  
     
     
    College Navigator is an interactive website that provides detailed information about different institutions, including programs and majors, admissions considerations and more.
     
     
     
    College Scorecard
     
     
    College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.
     
    To start, enter the name of a college of interest to you or select factors that are important in your college search. You can find scorecards for colleges based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location, and enrollment size.
     
    Campus Tours
     
     
    View official virtual campus tours of more than 850 colleges and universities. 
     
     
    Campus Visit Checklist

    College View

    www.collegeview.com/

    A free online college search service with extensive profiles of all the accredited
    colleges and universities in the US.

    FAFSA

    www.fafsa.ed.gov/

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    This site will help you complete the application needed to receive financial assistance for college.

    FinAid

    www.finaid.org/

    Comprehensive site dedicated to providing objective guidance on financial aid to students and parents.

     

    Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

    Many colleges and universities have adapted a shopping sheet that provides personalized information on financial aid and net costs as well as general information on institutional outcomes — all in a standardized format. This tool provides an easy way to make clear comparisons among financial aid offers from different schools.

     

    Net Price Calculator Center

    http://collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx

    The Net Price Calculator Center provides an easy tool to allow students and families to enter information about themselves and find out the net price of any given college- that is, the price after subtracting the scholarships and grants a student are likely to receive.

     

    PAYING FOR COLLEGE

    http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/graduating-debt-free

    This guidebook shows students and their families that although the cost of higher education is constantly rising, there are ways to go to school without borrowing money. 

    SAT

    www.collegeboard.com/

    Information regarding the SAT exam: registration, scores, preparatory exams

     

    Studentaid.gov

    StudentAid.gov/FAFSA

    Navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. This website provides straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college. The site combines content and interactive tools from several Department of Education websites.

    Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in accessing the more than $150 billion available in federal student aid.

      

    Vocabulary Building

    100 Words That All High School Graduates -And Their Parents-Should Know

    The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.

    "The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, "are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior command of the language."

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Last Modified on November 10, 2017