College and Career Readiness



    Seniors, Are you going straight to into  the workforce?

    Mesa is teaming  up with Pikes Peak Workforce to offer 2 workshops and a job fair.

    March 12 - Resume' writing and applications

    March 13 - How to make the job fair successful

    April 9 -  Field trip to the job fair at  the S.E. YMCA.

    *Sign up on Naviance under "what's new". 




    College Admission Tool For Colorado, Information on colleges, scholarships, and financial aid for colleges in Colorado.



    Financial Aid



    Go to to apply. This qualifies students for Pell Grants, Student Loans, and other forms of financial aid. Many schools and scholarships will require FAFSA.


    *College Opportunity Fund: FREE money, up to $2500 per year, for Colorado residents going to any college in Colorado go to




    College Admission Representatives at Mesa Ridge.


    March 20th Barbizon (No sign ups, go visit their table during lunch)

    April 24th Paul Mitchell School


    *Sign up on Navaiance to attend. See Mr. Burgess if you are having trouble signing up.




    *Widefield Elementary, Pinello Elementary, Webster Elementary, King Elementary, Talbott Elementary, and Janitell Jr. High all have scholarships for students who attended those schools. These scholarships are listed on Naviance or pick up an application from the counseling center. 


    * Watch your emails for new and updated scholarships


    If you are being offered scholarships, whether or not you will accept them, come see Mr. Burgess and tell him FIRST.


    A full list of scholarships can be found on Naviance 


    Transcript Requests

    As students begin applying to colleges they will need transcripts sent electronically from MRHS. In order for transcripts to be sent please add those colleges to the "colleges I am applying to" in Naviance. Once you indicate that you are applying to a school in Naviance there will be a prompt to request transcripts. If you are applying through Common App please notify Mr. Burgess.



    If you are planning to compete in athletics at the collegiate level you must register with the NCAA or NAIA in order to determine your eligibility. This can be done as soon as your sophomore year. 

    *Look at the courses required by the NCAA. You can also see the critieria for eligibility for all NCAA Divisions.

    NCAA - Go tostudent-athletes and click on Eligibility Center.

    NAIA -


    *SAT Scores- The NCAA will accept scores from the SAT given at Mesa Ridge in  April 2018 and 2019. You must have those official scores sent from



     Scholarship & Financial Aid Links

    How to Graduate College Debt Free

    Financial Aid 101

    Scholarship Search Guidebook - Scholarships & Financial Aid - Federal Student Aid

    Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA

    COF - College Opportunity Fund

    WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) - reduced tuition for Western states

    NCAA Information - for Student Athletes


  • 2018 Testing Dates

    SAT Dates:  Oct 6th (register by Sept. 7th)

                      Nov. 3rd (register by Oct. 5th)

    ACT Dates:  Oct. 27th (register by Sept. 28th)

                      Dec. 8th (register by Nov. 2nd)

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