The VSAC website offers many tools to assist students think about careers, colleges and the path you want to take after high school. Visit www.vsac.org and navigate to Explore Careers and Plan for College tabs. Another website, offered through VSAC, is www.startwhereyouarevt.org. This website allows you to explore careers and colleges, as well.
Juniors should plan to take the SAT in the spring. Be sure to sign up by February 13, 2015 if you want to take the SAT in Canaan. See Mrs. Becker for information on fee waivers and registration. If you took the PSAT, use your score report to begin preparing! If you do not have your score report, see Mrs. Becker for a copy.
Want to Prepare for the SAT?
Khan Academy has partnered with the SAT to provide FREE test preparation resources. Click here to access the FREE resources.
There are many resources available to students and parents from test preparation to college visits to paying for college. Check out the resources at the following sites:
New Hampshire Residents
The NHHEAF Network is similar to VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation). There is information on their website for planning for college, financial aid, and scholarships available to New Hampshire residents. http://nhheaf.org/index.asp
Why Should Students be Volunteering?
It is never too late to become a volunteer. There are several benefits to volunteering:
From ASCA (American School Counseling Association)
Rosie’s Girls Leadership Overnight Camp
This is a brand new summer residential camp hosted by Vermont Tech that helps build strong, powerful, confident young women through hands-on exploration of STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) activities and the skilled trades; followed by a six month/year-long mentorship program. (modeled after Rosie’s Girls Day Camps by the Vermont Works for Women. This program is for girls entering 9th and 10th grade and will run from June 22 – 26th. For more information, click here.
GIV - Entrepreneurship
This program is a residential institute for students who are full of ideas, inventions, and potential business ideas. They’ll learn what it takes to turn those ideas into reality, change the world with their ideas, identify the strengths that will ignite their entrepreneurial potential, practice skills that every business owner needs with other budding entrepreneurs (and new friends!) from all over the state. This program runs from July 6 - 12th and will be held on the Vermont Technical College - Randolph Center Campus. Please see Mrs. Becker for more information.
UVM’s Precollege Options