College and Career Readiness
PEAK Experience Day at PPCC
There will be a field trip for seniors who have applied and are planning to attend PPCC next Fall. The trip will allow students to register for their classes, get a student ID, parking pass, and have a fun orientation. The trip is on Friday April 19th. There is space for 20 students, first come first serve. Pick up a permission slip and sign up in the counseling center.
College Admission Tool For Colorado, Information on colleges, scholarships, and financial aid for colleges in Colorado.
*FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID)
Go to fafsa.gov.edu 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 cof.college-assist.org
College Admission Representatives at Mesa Ridge.
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
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 - ncaa.org Go tostudent-athletes and click on Eligibility Center.
NAIA - playnaia.org
*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 collegeboard.com.
Scholarship & Financial Aid Links
WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) - reduced tuition for Western states
NCAA Information - for Student Athletes