• SENIOR COUNSELOR - CLASS OF 2019

    Emily Christensen  MS. EMILY CHRISTENSEN, 719-391-3111, christensene@wsd3.org

     

       **ALSO PLEASE SEE THE WHS COUNSELING CENTER'S MAIN PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COLLEGE & JOB FAIRS, SCHOLARSHIP & FREE ADMISSION DAYS, SENIOR HAPPENINGS AND MUCH MORE!

     

     
    DON'T FORGET TO CHECK MR. WALKER'S COLLEGE AND CAREER WEB PAGE FREQUENTLY FOR INFORMATION REGARDING COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, JOB FAIRS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND MUCH MORE!
     
     

     
     
    SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS...IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
     
    2019 PARENT NIGHT <<< CLICK HERE FOR THE 2019 SENIOR PARENT NIGHT POWER POINT PRESENTATION.
     
     

     
     
    ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!!
     
    YOUR FIRST SENIOR CLASS MEETING WILL BE DURING ADVISORY ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH!! BE SURE TO ATTEND! THERE WILL BE LOTS OF INFORMATION! IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SEE MRS. ABEYTA IN THE COUNSELING CENTER FOR YOUR SENIOR YEAR INFORMATION PACKET AND YOUR CAP AND GOWN ORDER PACKET FROM HERFF JONES.
     
     

     

    FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA NIGHT

    Attention seniors and senior parents, WHS is hosting a financial aid/FAFSA night, October 1, 5:00-8:00pm, in the WHS library. Come and learn about your options and other information on financial aid to help pay for college! This will be an opportunity to meet with a financial aid specialist to talk about how financial aid works, loans, prepping for the FAFSA. Bring your income tax information if possible. Contact Mark Walker if you have questions 719-391-3108 or walkermk@wsd3.org.

     


     

    CCHS/CR COLLEGE FAIR AT WHS!

    The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations is having the annual College Day/Night Fair at Widefield High School this year. It will be October 24, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00pm, in the small gym. You must sign up in the counseling center and you must also register online. Juniors and Seniors can sign up. There is a sign up sheet and information sheet in the counseling center. Visit:  www.gotocollegefairs.com to register.

     


     
    ACT TEST:  There will be an ACT exam given here at WHS on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The deadline to register for the exam is September 28, 2018. There are also other testing dates and locations. Go to www.actstudent.org/start for information.  ACT No writing cost: $50.50. ACT plus writing is $67. Register online.
     
     
     

    WHS School Code
    Our CEEB school code is 060-299

     


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    HERE'S A LINK TO A "SMALL" LIST OF POTENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS! >>> 2018 SCHOLARSHIP LIST

    CHECK FREQUENTLY THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER AS THE LIST IS UPDATED AS WE GET NEW INFORMATION. ALSO, FEEL FREE TO SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ON YOUR OWN. CHECK WITH YOUR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, OTHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. EMPLOYERS, GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS MAY OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS THAT MAY HELP YOU IN YOUR QUEST FOR COLLEGE!!

     


    ATTENTION COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS!!

    Don't forget to complete your FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov in order to receive your Student Aid Report - which includes your Expected Family Contribution.

     


    SAT PREP ACTIVITIES

    Want to prepare yourself for the SAT and help donate rice to the United Nations World Food Program?!! Check out this website >>> FREE RICE

     


    Why FAFSA

    This link above takes students/parents to the WHY FILL OUT THE FAFSA information page on the U.S. Department of Education website.  
     
    I encourage everyone to complete the FAFSA, even if you don't think you will qualify for much need based financial aid because there are many merit based competitive scholarships that make FAFSA information one of the qualifiers for the scholarship.    Also, many higher priced institutions cost so much that students, to their surprise, do qualify for some "free" money (ie. grant, work study, etc...).
     
    The FAFSA is now easier for parents to complete because they use prior, prior year tax information so there is no need to estimate one's taxes, as in the past.  
     
     

     

    COLLEGE STUDENT WRITING RESOURCE

    Affordable Colleges Online has created information for students to help them better their writing skills and styles. Click here for their link. >>>Affordable Colleges Online

     


    QUESTBRIDGE

    Parents and students, here is another good college resource. Questbridge is a non-profit program that links high-achieving, deserving students with educational and scholarship opportunities at leading U.S. colleges and universities. 

    Click here >>>  QUESTBRIDGE.ORG

     


     

    BIG FUTURE

    Big Future is a site offered through collegeboard.org for researching colleges, scholarships, financial aid, careers.

    Click here >>> BIG FUTURE

     


    ACT on Drugs, Inc.

    Lynn Reimer was a quest speaker at WHS on the subject of "New Trends in Substance Abuse".     Click here<<<To access her "Parent Handout". ACT on Drugs, Inc. is a Colorado registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, with a mission to educate parents, teens, and professionals about addictive and psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, which are available in all communities. Visit www.actondrugs.org for more information.

     


       

    ACT INFORMATION

    Ready to take the National ACT?  Sign up today at www.actstudent.org.  

    TEST FEES: ACT = $46 and $62.50 ACT with writing.  Once you register and create an account, you can choose your college reports, change your registration, take advantage of helpful resources, prepare for test day, receive your scores and understand your complete score report.

      


      

    AMERICA’S BEST ONLINE COLLEGES ANNUAL LIST

    Every year, thousands of college-bound students ask themselves: "Am I applying to the right schools?" For those considering online programs, this question can feel even more uncertain.  Go to www.bestcolleges.com for more information.

     


         

    PARENTS CHALLENGE

    Parents Challenge offers Financial Aid for students whose families meet federal eligibility requirements and who choose private, public (traditional), public (charter), or homeschooling. Parents Challenge provides families with tools and resources to exercise educational choice to achieve academic success. To find more information on how all parents should be empowered to choose the school that is best for their children visit their website at www.parentschallenge.org or contact Deborah Hendrix, Executive Director, dhendrix@parentschallenge.org, 719-633-4500.

      


     
     

    WELCOME TO STEMsCO!

    The only STEM BOCES in the state of Colorado. STEMsCO's mission is to "leverages community partnerships to equip educators and learners with the information, resources, tools and opportunities needed to propel pre-K through 12 students toward STEM Excellence. Work focuses on "Destination Workforce Readiness Pathways" for students to help create more opportunities for post high school certifications, internships, and job training. This gives students choices for future career possibilities. Their website is stemsco.org and you can follow them on Facebook. Check out their newsletter!

     


       

    UC Health - Memorial Hospital - Central and North Locations - VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

    The hospitals depend on volunteers to provide assistance for patients, families and hospital staff. Whether you are a retiree, a working adult, a student hoping to fulfill a service requirement, or if you simply want to lend your energy and talents to help others during your free time, there are a wide variety of opportunities at Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs.  Call Memorial Hospital Central: 719-365-5298 or Memorial Hospital North: 719-364-5298 or visit their website www.uchealth.org/Pages/Give-to-UCHealth/Volunteer.aspx
    for requirements for volunteering at Memorial Hospital.
     

      

    AFFORDABLE COLLEGES ONLINE

    Has put together particulars on various degree options and scholarships, financial advice, and tips on which school is the best for the desired degree of pursuit.  A Complete Guide to Online Degrees can be found at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/.

     


     

    WIDEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

    If you are a senior planning on attending college and have been in Widefield School District #3 since elementary school; there are scholarships available to you to help with college expenses! There is information and applications available in the Counseling Center and on each elementary school's webpage. Start checking the elementary school's webpages after Spring Break.

     


     

    Colorado Council on High School/College Relations Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship:
    The Colorado Council Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship application is now available online. To encourage and reward college-bound youth who likewise are committed to volunteerism and community service, the Council awards $1,500 one-time scholarships to 14 deserving Colorado high school seniors each year to assist with defraying the cost of tuition and fees at one of the Member Institutions. There is a link on the website, www.coloradocouncil.org. 

     


      

    AMERICAN SCHOOL INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM

    • Credit Recovery
    • Accelerated Learning
    • Home-Bound Students
    • Scheduling Conflicts
    • Courses Not Offered Locally

    Offering the accredited high school courses you need, at a cost you can afford. Contact American School at 708-418-2850 or independentstudy@americanschool.org.

     


      

    COLLEGE REVIEW WEBSITES  << Click here for an interesting read on a complete list of College Review Sites. In the article you will find a complete breakdown of every major college review website on the web...all based on student reviews rather than "misleading college rankings". 

     

     


     

     ACT  <<<Click here to register or check scores
     

College Visits

  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!!  Check here frequently for a list of College Visits.  Please see Mrs. Abeyta in the Counseling Center to sign up to meet with the Admissions Representative.  You have to sign up in order to receive your pass to attend the meeting.  Please note that college visits will be during advisory in the lower commons in the Counseling Center.  If the visit is scheduled for a yellow, Intervention day, and you have Intervention, you may not attend the college visit, you must go to Intervention.

    Juniors and seniors - you do not have to wait for a college admissions representative to visit WHS. If you are interested in a particular college or university, check their websites for visit days. Some college/university's host free application/visit days. There is lots to see out there! 

     

    THESE VISITS ARE COMING SOON!

     

     Savannah College of Art & Design - September 18 - during advisory

    Colorado College - September 25 - during advisory

    Colorado Mesa University - October 2 - during advisory

    CU Boulder - October 3 - during advisory

    Barbizon Modeling School - October 3 - during lunch in the lower commons

    U.S. Naval Academy - Lt. Skogerboe - October 4 - Room 501, Bowers Gymnasium, during lunch

    CSU - Pueblo - October 11 - during advisory

    Ozark Christian College - October 16 - during advisory

    Luther College - November 7 - during advisory

    UCCS - November 15 - during advisory (changed from October 25)

    Adams State University - November 29, 2018 - during advisory