College Credit Plus

 

In addition to the wide range of courses that we have available here at LHS, there are other academic options available to our students.
 
The College Credit Plus (CC+) program is an opportunity for high school students to take college courses while still enrolled in high school. Students have the option of completing courses on a college campus, online, or at LHS.
 
College classes at LHS include both classes that are taught by LHS teachers who are eligible to serve as adjunct faculty through NCSC.
 
Classes being taught at LHS include:  Calculus 1, Intro to Business, Marketing, English Composition 1, American Government and Politics, Biology I, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, General Physics, American Culture & History to 1877, American Culture & History from 1877, and College Drawing I.

There are a lot of details involved in participating in the CC+ program and students must complete and submit the paperwork before April 1st to indicate their intent to participate in the CC+ program in the following school year.  One new aspect about CC+ is the fact that students are now eligible to take classes during the summer in addition to during the school year.

 In order to explain all of the details of the program and to provide you with the forms necessary, students and parents must attend our Academic Options mandatory meeting. If you were unable to attend on Thursay, February 18th, we have a recording of the presentation given at Pioneer this year. You will need to watch the video, see your counselor to gather the appropriate paperwork, and return the required materials to your counselor by April 1. Please follow this link to watch the video of the CCP presentation: https://youtu.be/lR6W_Ee6u3w 

Also, make sure to view the PowerPoint presented at Lexington High School's Academic Options meeting on February 18th by clicking here.

If you have any interest in learning more about College Credit Plus, please talk to your counselor!

 Apply to NCSC .

Apply to OSU-Mansfield .

Apply to Ashland University 

 

College Credit Plus - Eligibility Information

 

ATTENTION CC+ STUDENTS:

 

You are responsible to communicate any changes in your college course schedule to Lexington High School Student Services within 24 hours. Failure to report any changes may result in a student being deemed ineligible to participate in high school athletics. Any questions see your counselor OR Mr. Roberts in Athletics.

 

Please refer to this link explaining Guidlines for Student Athletic Eligibility produced by the OHSAA: Guidelines

 

 

Click on the appropriate survey;

Senior Exit Survey

 

 

Scholarship Name:

Scholarship Criteria:

Contact Information:

Deadline:

AES SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Visit our website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htmand please encourage your students to apply.

 

AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant

The AAA School Safety Patrol program has been protecting children to and from school since 1920. Each year 10 - $1,000 grants are presented to high school seniors who once participated in the AAA School Safety Patrol program. To apply, students must complete the application form, which seeks information on academic record, safety patrol experience, in-school and out-of-school activities,a nd references.  Additionally, ap0plicants must write a minimum 500 word double-spaced essay, provide school transcripts and include a letter of recommendation.  Please review the attached grant application for more details.

Click here to download an application.

 

ABBOTT & FENNER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

$1,000 Scholarship. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on this topic: Describe your eduational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

ADVANTAGE CREDIT UNION, INC. - MARILYN ARCHER SCHOLARSHIP

Get $1,000 for College Expenses!

Click here to download an application.

 

AMERICAN CLASSIC HOMES

$1,000 scholarship designed to help fund creative, deserving students who need help reaching their educational goals.  If you are looking to save for college and could use a $1,000 scholarship to help cover expenses, considering entering the American Classic Homes College Scholarship contest. 

This scholarship will be awarded to a highly creative and motivated student who can tell us with an image and 200 words or less what home means to them.

http://www.americanclassichomes.com/blog/american-classic-homes-1000-scholarship-2017

 

AREA AGENCY ON AGING GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

We are pleased to announce the availability of five $1,000 Grants and one $2,000 Scholarship for individuals pursuing higher education. Grants and Scholrships are made possible through revenues from sponsorhips for the Area Agency on Aging Annual Meeting.

Grants applications will be accepted from anyone age 18 and over.

Scholarship applicants must have at least a sophomore status in an accredited technical school, college or university for the 2015/2016 academic year.

For additional guidelines and application form, visit the Area Agency on Aging website at www.aaa5ohio.org/2017-grant-scholarship-information.

Grant and scholarship questions can be directed to Krystal at 567-247-3482

 

ASHLAND COUNTY PILOTS ASSOCIATION - LEO K. HEYL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Any high school
  • Area/Major : Aviation (related)
  • GPA 2.5 & above
  • 2/4 year accredited institution: either
  • Essay: Yes
  • Topic: General essay question
  • are you active in your community ?
  • have you led a project that benefits others?
  • have you overcome personal challenges?
  • A winner in every state
  • Scholarships of $10,000 abnd $25,000
  • Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted
  • Up to 180 winners nationwide
  • Scholarships of $2,500
  • Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted
  • Every winner's high school will also receive a grant of $2,500 for educator's professional development
  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
  • be nominated by a faculty/guidance counselor
  • be registered full-time to attend a 2-4 year college or university
  • have completed and returned a RICHLAND COUNTY FOUNDATION application
  • demonstrate financial need
  • Senior at LHS
  • Earned two varsity letters at LHS
  • Minimum CUM GPA 3.0
  • Enrolled in post secondary institution upon LHS graduation
  • Submission of this application to Student Services by APRIL 7, 2015
  • Recognize the contributions of key senior students to LHS
  • Reward the achievements of key senior students while at LHS
  • Provide financial support for selected students as they continue their education at college
  • Honor members of the Lexington School community via awards acknowledging their admirable qualities and past contributions to the LHS music programs.
  • You must be a graduate of LHS this current year.
  • You must attend an accredited college or technical
  • You must have played for a team associated with the Lexington Soccer Association for a minimum of two years.
  • Maintain a 1.7 average or better in the first term of college.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation. One from a teacher or school personnel.
  • Participation in high school soccer is NOT a requirement
  • Have a permanent home address in Richland County
  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program
  • Entering at least first year of college
  • Submit most recent official high school or college transcript
  • Provide two character reference letters
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Scholarship grant dollars will be sent directly to the college or university prior to start of fall semester
  • If finalist, student may be required to meet with scholarship committee for a personal interview
  • Interested students submit essays on the topic to the Mansfield Noon Optimist Club. The essays will be judged at the Club level, District level and at the International level. Winners at the Club, District & international levels receive scholarships.
  • Mansfield Noon optimist Scholarship price - $200! (will award one male and one female scholarship)
  • Ohio District Optimist Scholarship prize is $3,500
  • Contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2015.
  • Graduate of the class of 2017
  • Accepted to an accredited post high school institution or training program
  • Exhibit leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.
  • Student must be African-American
  • Student must be eligible to graduate from a public high school in 2017
  • Student must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited post-secondary institutio9n of higher learning with the intention of completeing a two year or four year degree prior to award conferral; and
  • Student must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • The J. Frederick Wolf Award honors voice students
  • The Dr. Thomas H. Croghan Award honors jazz sudents.
  • High school senior and resident of Richland County for a period of at least one year.
  • Preparing to enroll in further education beyond high school which is defined as an associate's degree or above
  • Complete an application either typed or written legibly in ink to be accepted
  • Preference will be given to applicants completing and exhibiting a parket beef and/or breeding project for at least 3 years at the Richland County Fair. The projects mut have been either through 4-H and/or FFA. Preference will also be given to the applicants pursuing an agriculture related major.
  • Scholarship monies will be released to the winner(s) upon producing receipt of transcript of passing grades from the first grading period of fall quarter.
  • High school senior whose parents/guardians are Richland County Farm Bureau members, and is entering agriculture related course of study at an accredited college or university as a full time student.
  • High school senior whose parents/guardians are Richland County Bureau members, and is entering a general studies course of study at an accredited college or university as a full time student.
  • College student whose parents/guardians must be Richland County Farm Bureau members, and is presently enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full time student in agriculture related course of study.
  • Richland County high school graduate or resident
  • Must pursue a full-time undergraduate degree
  • New applicants achieve at least a 2.5 GPA and returning recipients at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Scholarship awards are for the upcoming academic school year
  • Scholarship dollars will be sent directly to the college/u8niversity after August 1
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify RCF of a change in college or university attended
  • A change in college/university choice after a scholarship is awarded could result in a change of amount or loss of the scholarship.
  • Include a copy of your Electronic Student Aide Report (SAR) from FAFSA (4 steps to printing your SAR: 1-log on to 2-login to your account; 3-On the 'Welcome Page' - click view processed information - BIG BLUE BUTTON); 4-print the COMPLETE report - YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL PAGES.)
  • Be a 2017 graduating high school senior
  • High school seniros must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.56 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the 2016-17 academic year at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational-technical school
  • Be a U.S. Citizen

Apply online: www.accommunityfoundation.org

 

AVITA HEALTH FOUNDATION ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

Senior student candidates who reside in Crawford, Richland or Morrow Counties and who are seeking a degree or certification in the allied health field through a high learning institution are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be currently enrolled or accepted for attendance at an ac credited vocational school, community college, or baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The candidate must be seeing a degree toward licensure or certification with the Allied Health field with special consideration given in the areas of Exercise Science/Physiology, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Nutrition.

Three scholarships will be awarded annually as follows and as determined by the scholarship selection committee.

General instructions and applications are available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Attention high school seniors:

Learn how AXA Achievement c an benefit you - and your school.

AXA Achievement Scholarship:

AXA Achievement Community Award: 

Visit www.axa-achievement.com to learn more and apply online.

 

B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below.

"Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual."

   
       

BGPSITESOLUTIONS.COM

2 Scholarship Opportunities:

1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship.  This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. 

For additional information, please contact:

Shawn Harrell, PR Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BigSun Athletics Scholarships

BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes, whether high school seniors or college students, are eligible for this award regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Questions or applictions should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BGSU - Scholarships for students considering a career in teaching science and/or mathematics. The Ohio Board of Regents has awarded Choose Ohio First grant funds to BGSU to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

High school seniors considering teaching either secondary science or math OR middle childhood science and math may be eligible for this scholarship program.

Eligibility criteria: Ohio resident, incoming freshman fall '16, minimum GPA 3.0, ACT 23.

For more information visit

www.bgsu.edu/action.

 

BGSU - Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Under a grant from the National Science Foundation, we are offering a number of $5,000 annual scholarships to incoming freshman.

Incoming students will declare a major in the new specialization in Data Science that is newly developed under the National Science Foundation funding. Students will study calculus, computer science, statistical learning, and statistical graphics. New courses have been developed to tailor the statistical component to the modern needs of a data scientist and analysis of Big Data. Students will get exposure to real research problems working with a faculty mentor from an area of their interest, such as geoscience, biology, neuroscience, humanities, etc.

For more information, please check out the web page at www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/mathematics-and-statistics/comast1.html or go to the the department home page www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/mathematics-and-statistics.html and click on "Data Science"

 

BGSU Department of Biological Sciences

(1)Alumni Scholarship, and

(2) Robert C. Riomans Biology Scholarship

For freshmen majoring in biology, this department expects to offer at least one $500 scholarship on a competitive basis. Students must have made a formal application or have been admitted to BGSU are eligible to apply.Please note that these scholarships are not made available through regular channels such as Financial, but only through direct application to BSU Department of biological Sciences.

Applications are available in Student Services. Additional questions may be directed to Debra K. McLean @ BGSU at 419-372-2332.

Students who have made a formal application, have been admitted to Bowling Green State University, and are incoming Biology Majors are eligible to apply. Please note that these scholarships are not made available through regular channels such as our Office of Financial Aid. They are available to students only by direct application to our department. You, therefore, are our principal contact for notifying potential BGSU students in biology of this special opportunity. Please share this information with your colleagues as well.

Our scholarship application can be found here: http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biological-sciences/undergraduate-programs/scholarships.html

Should you or any prospective student have a question about the scholarship program, please e-mail us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Brethren Care Village Scholarship Fund

The brethren Care Village Scholarship Fund was established to provide annual scholarships to lcoal graduating high school seniors and has been established by the Brethren Care Village Human Resources Department. The Fund is accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship year. This year we will be awarding three, $1000 scholarships to eligible graduating seniors at a local high school The selection of the three recipients will be made by the Brethren Care Village Scholarship Committee. They will choose five finalists from the applications and each finalist will be contacted for a short interview.

Please visit Student Services for more details and applications.

Click here to download an application.



BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes and supports their journey. We want to help those who put forth the effort and find success both in and out of the classroom, yet are unable to attend college with financial assistance.

www.buickachievers.com

 

Burger King Scholarship

High school seniors, BURGER KING employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., CANADA AND PUERTO RICO CAN APPLY TO RECEIVE UP TO $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOER THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR. BK will help you pay for your college.  High school seniors with a 2.5 GPA on the 4.0 scale and plan to enroll full-time at a 2 or 4 year school should apply.

 More information can be found at www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

 

CHARLES L. WARREN MEMORIAL HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is a one-time $1000.00 award. Criteria deomonstrate and show a continued commitment to cultrual and intellectual diversity. Attend an OACAC member high scholl. Have an accumulated grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in college preparatory curriculum. Required to attend an Ohio college or University.

Submit the application, and official high school transcript, counselor recommendation and personal statement by published deadline. Feb.3, 2017.

Contact person Charlie Runyan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY - SIGMA PHI EPSILON SCHOLARSHIP

CSU - is offering four, one-time scholarships totaling $2,000.00 to incoming freshment men for the 16-17 academic year.

Click here to download an application along with the criteria.

 

Consolidated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship Program & Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship

Consolidated Electric is currently offering two scholarship opportunities to high school students in our service area. They include our annual Consolidated Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program and the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship.

CEC Scholarship Program scholarships are in the amounts of $1,000, $750, and $350, given to seniors living on the Co-ops lines.

Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarshipis awarded to a local winner in the amount of $500 and then will be eligible to compete for additional scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to be awarded in a statewide competition. Students are judged on how well their activities reflect the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community as well as their drive and dedication to achieving a college education despite any personal obstacles or special challenges they've faced.

Forms are available in Student Services or via the website at: www.CONSOLIDATEDelectric.coop

 

DIRECTIONS CREDIT UNION

The Directions Credit Union Post Secondary Scholarship consists of two, one time $1,000 scholarships.  The scholarship will be paid jointly, to the student and school they attend and applied to their school tuition.

The applicant must be:  a member of Directions Credit Union or have a parent or grandparent that is a member, and  a graduating high school senior or a current full-time student, attending an accredited college, community college or vocational/trade school.

All Directions Credit Union employees, board members and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Click here to download the application.

 

FRAN AND WARREN RUPP SCHOLARSHIP

RUPP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:

www.richlandcountyfoundation.org

 

Howard L. Hofacre Educational Grant

This year each student will receive $1,500 grant. The grant is based on the applicant's academic record, extracurricular activities, and community service; with emphasis placed on community service.

Each applicant must complete an application and write a one page, typewritten, single spaced essay on the topic "The importance of Community Service as it Relates to Today's Society".

Completed applicationa and essay should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to: 

Brian White, 526 Cedarwood Dr, Lexington, OH 44904

Click here to download an application.

 

HEALTHCARE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible for the $1000 award students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by Jan. 29th. Scholarship is offered once a year and award is paid directly to the student.

nurse.org

 

OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

JAMES KURA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST.  The application os now available on the website.  OACDL awards three $1,000.00 Scholarships to high school seniors who wil be attending a 4 year accredited college.  Rules and details are available online.

Click here for the application.

 

JARED MANSFIELD CHAPTER / Daughters of the American Revolution

Several scholarships are available, each with separate requirements, criteria, and deadlines. The Ohio "Wings of Eagles" scholarship is for $1000 and several are awarded each year. However, the deadline for the application is FEBRUARY 1, requiring immediate action. The local scholarship isn't due until April.

The local scholarship is open to all students, including both genders, who will be attending OSU-M, NCSC, or the Dwight Schar College of Nursing in Mansfield, One $300 scholarship will be awarded.

Click here to print the application and all pertaining information.  WATCH THE DEADLINES!!

 

Mike DeWine - Take Action Video Contest

The Take Action Video Contest is a program to engage students in a financial literacy project.  Students are asked to create a 60-second video on consumer scams, cybersecurity, or identity theft.  The winners earn up to $2,500 in college scholarships.

www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gove/TakeActionContest

 
       

KINGWOOD HERB SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

 This awarded scholarhip value is to be determind.  Applicants must be from Richland County or any of the surrounding counties and be at least a high school senior to be eligible.

We are inviting any senior who plans to pursue a career in horticulture at a college or technical school to apply. 

 Click here to download an application

 

I Am Applying Scholarship

Registration is now open for the next "I am Applying Scholarship" that will be awarded this summer (July 2017).

Students can apply at www.schoolsoup.com/housescholarships/i-am-applying

 

KRAUSE FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Krause Family Foundation is offering four $4000.00 non-renewable scholarships to students. Eligibility Criteria: Must possess a minimum 3.0 cum GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and complete high school by the Spring of 2015. Must have taken the SAT or ACT. Must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program at a not-for profit 501(c)(3) school by June 1, 2015. Must carry credit hours equivalent to full-time student classification. Must be a U.S. CITIZEN!

Applications and full details are available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

LEXINGTON ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

The Lexington Local School District, along with Lexington High School, is offering one $2,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to graduating Lexington High School or Pioneer Career and Technical Center seniors who have demonstrated and outstanding academic record, particpated in school related activities, and have provided service to the community.  The purpose of these scholarships are to offset costs associated with college or continuing education.  Scholarships will be awarded following the successful completion of the 1st semester of college/continuing education.  A grade card or transcript will be required for verification.

click here to download an application.

 

LEXINGTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

Application for a $500 scholarship from the Lexington Academic Booster Club scholarship is now available.

Qualifications:

Return completed applications to Student Services. 

Click here to download an application.

 

LEXINGTON MUSIC BOOSTER SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the LHS Music Boosters Scholarship is to:

Return completed applications to Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

LEXINGTON SOCCER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

NOT AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP! The Lexington Soccer Association is proud to announce our college/trade scholarship program.  This scholarship will award one $1,000 and one $500 scholarship EACH  to a graduating Lexington Senior (2 male, 2 female) who best represents the Lexington Soccer Association.  The committee takes into accounth the overall life experiences to date of the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria:

Click here to download an application.

 

LEXINGTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for students pursuing education as a career.

Applications available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

MANSFIELD AREA ELECTRICAL JATC

The Mansfield Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee accepts applications for apprenticeship on a year round basis on the first working Tuesday of each month and for a two-week period beginning on January 18 through January 29, 2016.  Applications can be filled out at the Training Center between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm with extended hours until 7:00 pm on Wednesday the 20th and the 27th.  We are expecting to select apprentices in the year 2016 to work and train in the electrical construction field.  No prior experience is needed.  We will interview all applicants that fulfill our basic requirements. 

Apprenticeships offer both on the job experience and related classroom training, along with healthcare Insurance and Retirement Benefits.  The Electrical Apprenticeship is a five year commitment.  This year we are incorporating a $25.00 application fee and an aptitude test to all applicants.  Since apprenticeship classes are not for everyone, we have Construction Wireman (CW) and Construction Electrician (CE) positions available also.  Both CW's and CE's advance on hours worked, training classes are an option but not a requirement.  Healthcare and retirement are included in their wage and benefit package as well.

Click here to download an application

See application.

Mansfield Noon Optimist Club "Friend of Youth" Scholarship Grant

Criteria:

Applications available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

Mansfield Noon Optimist International Essay Contest 

"Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction"

Applications available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

Marion Technical College

Presidents & Tech Prep Scholarships are now available. The Foundation Scholarship is available to students who rank in the top five percent of their senior class. President's Scholarships are awarded to students who rank in the top fifty percent of their senior class. Tech Prep Scholarships are available to students who have been enrolled in and will complete the Tech Prep curriculum. Scholarships are limited to one per student.

Students must also apply for other financial aid, which includes filing the FAFSA. In the past, many students have failed to submit the FAFSA and therefore, were not considered for the scholarship.

Please complete the scholarship application and return to your Guidance Counselor.

 

MAY CHAPTER NO 62 - Order of the Eastern Star PHA

We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a deserving student to assist in their pursuit of high education.

Any questions can be directed to Carolyn J. Parker, Scholarship Chairperson, at 419-529-4365.

The following criteria will be considered: Resident of Richland Co. Ohio, High school graduation from within Richland Co., Academic Performance, Community Service, Personal essay, Financial Need, Extenuating Circumstances, Recommendations.

Click here to download an application.

 

MECHANICS BANK

"Be the Change" scholarship opportunity. This program teaches students valuable rfinancial literacy skills that will prepare them for adulthood. It also provides volunteer opportunities that can be crucial to their college resumes. This program is different because it not only gets your students looking forward in positive ways regarding their own future, but it also provides opportunities to better our community for years to come. Each student that completes the financial literacy portion and volunteer hours (20) is given $50 in their Mechanics checking account to pay forward wherever they see a need. Each student's $50 can provide a positive and lasting legacy for years to come in the place we call home. But it doesn't end there. Once the student sends in a video of how they used their $50, they are eligible for a $1000 college scholarship. Every May, 5 area high school seniors will be awarded a scholarship.

Join BE THE CHANGE! TO ENROLL, PLEASE VISIT www. MYMECHANICS.COM or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 March 2017

MENSA FOUNDATION

The Mensa Foundation scholarship program will award scholarships again this school year, based on an essay competition. We typically award one scholarship of $2,000 in our local area, and qualified entries from our local area will compete for amounts up to $1,000 regionally and nationally.  Check for dates that the scholarship essays will be accepted from.

Contestants do NOT have to be members of Mensa. Winners will need to provide proof of enrollment in a degree program at an accredited institution of prost-secondary education for the 16-17 school year (they do not need to know in advance what school they will attend). Awards will not be based on need, race, age, sex, or year of school (not just freshman).

To obtain an entry form, go to : http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships on or after September 15th. Click on the Scholarship Application link on the left side of the page. Follow the instructions carefully.

 

Morrow County Township Association Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a senior who resides in Morrow County. This scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to continue their education at any form of post-secondary institution (career tech, 2-year or 4-year).

Award will be based on a community service, leadership qualities, and quality of character. Award is not heavily based on you GPA.

Click here to download an application

 

MANSFIELD BRANCH of NAACP

Richland County seniors may apply for this $1000.00 scholarship. 

Click here to download an application

 

North Central State College Office of Financial Aid

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE (PSE ) & ACADEMIC DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP (ADS).

The PSE can cover the base tuition charge (currently approximately $150/cr. hour) for up to 66 hours. The ADS can cover 33 credit hours base tuition charge. To be considered, the application for admission and transcript must be received by May 1.

Criteria:

PSE: Weighted GPA 3.84/4.0, Rank, Top 10%, ACT Composite, 26.

ADS: Weighted GPA 3.0/4.0, Rank 25%, ACT Composite, 23

Applicants who meet two of the above are offered a scholarship.

Click here to download an application.

 

North Central Ohio Credit Union Ourtreach Alliance

NCOOA is proud to announce its scholarship program. We will award four (4) scholarships in the amount of $1,000. To qualify an applicant must be a senior in high school and plan to participate in post-secondary studies, including professional, vocational and academic studies not limited to colleges and universities.

Applications are available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

NURSING SCHOOLS ALMANAC

This scholarship is open to all high school senirs who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BNS programs. 

ASPIRING NURSE SCHOLARSHIP of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com

 

Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools

OhioLEADS! Scholarship Program with over 200 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $11,750 are now available.  These scholarships are only available to Ohio high school seniors of the current academic year.

www.ohiocareercolleges.org

 

Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship.

This scholarship is for high school seniors who attend schools where at least one school counselor in the school is a current member of OACAC. The one-time $1,500 scholarship will be several outstanding high school seniors and may be used at any OHIO College or university.

Students from underrepresented populations with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale who are in a college preparatory curriculum are leigible to compete for the scholarships.

Submit their completed application along with your personal statement, high school transcript, and the high school counselor recommendation (which must be siged by the counselor).

Please note that students may also submit a recommendation from a teacher, clergy or someone who has worked with them through a community organization.

www.oacac.org/studentscholarships

and click on Charles L. Warren Scholarship Application 2017

 

Ohio Association of Litter Prevention & Recycling Professionals OALPRP

We are offering the annual C.R. Meyers memorial Scholarship. We are a statewide organization that promortes recyckling and litter prevention. An applicant for the C.R. Meyers memorial Scholarship must be enrolled or planning to be enrolled at an accredited Ohio college, university, or techn ical school. An applicant must be enrolled in a major relating to environmental sciences or environemntal education. The amount of the scholarhip is $1000.

Applications can be obtained from the Solid Waste office at 1125 National Parkway, Mansfield or downloaded from www.oalprp.org and click on the like for Scholarships. We encourage applicants to submit paperless applications. The letter of recommendation needs to be sent by its author. Please submit all applications to the following email or postal address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or OALPRP SCHOLARSHIP, C/O Clark County Solid Waste district, 1602 West Main St, Springfield, OH 45504, ATTN: STEVE SCHLATHER.

 

Ohio Black Caucus of School Board Members Leo Lucas Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements:

www.ohioschoolboards.org/ohio-black-caucus

 click here for application and instructions.

 

Ohio Credit Union Foundation

$5,000 Scholarship! Create a 1 to 2/5 minute video answering the question "How has your credit union been centered on you and why should your peers go to a credit union for their financial needs?" to win a $5,000 scholarship from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation. All video scholarship entries (applications and videos) must be submitted via the website. 

Any member of an Ohio-based credit union who is in good standing and currently attends or has been accepted to attend a college or university, in pursuit of anundergraduate degree, may apply. Proof of acceptance/enrollment will need to be submitted upon request.

www.OhioCreditUnionFoundation.org

 

OHIO NEWSPAPERS FOUNDATION MINORITY JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is intended for Ohio high school seniors planning to major in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing or communications at an Ohio college or university during the 2016-2017 academic year.  One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded.

Click here to download an application

 

OUTSTANDING SENIOR HIGH YOUTH AWARD APPLICATION aka EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA OUTSTANDING SENIOR HIGH YOUTH AWARD

Scholastic Ability:

A.  The applicant shall be a senior high student who meets one of the three academic qualifications:

1. Have a mibnimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale OR

2. Have a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030 (Verbal and Math)

B.  The applicant shall provide a copy of the most recent and "official" transcript to verify grades and/or test skills

Click here to download an application.

 

The Ohio State Reformatory - Isaac Webb Memorial Scholarship 2017

The Isaac Webb Scholarship is established by the Board of Trustees of the Ohio State Reformatory Historic Site. Isaac Webb, an esteemed volunteer and Board Member, was a former Captain of the Guards, author, and historian. In his honor the Board awards three $150.00 scholarships each year to area high school seniors interested in pursuing higher education in English, History, and/or Law Enforcement.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for eligibility. Mail completed application, recommendation and current transcript to the address provided on the application. Recommendation and transcript should be in sealed envelopes.

Click here to download an application.

 

The Ohio State University - Columbus

Full consideration of merit scholarhsips and Honors & Scholarship! 

Please apply to the common applicaiton - www.commonapp.org.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities US Scholarship Program

THE RMHC Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initative to fulfill their educaitonal goals.

For more information visit www.rmhc.org or apply at https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC.

 

MENSA Foundation

The Mensa Foundation scholarship program will award scholarships based on an essay competition.  Scholarships range from $1000- $2,000.  Write up to 550 words describing your career or academic goals.

For more information, please log onto http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships.

 

The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools

There are over 220 scholarships available ranging from $2,000 - $44,000.  These scholarships are only available to Ohio high school graduates of the 2015 academic year.  You must have a "C" average and complete the application.

More information can be found at www.ohiocareercolleges.org 

 

Ohio JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

You will have two (2) categories to choose from:

Category 1 - Academic Based - In the Academic Based first place will receive $1,000 and second place will receive $500. In addition first and second place in Category 1 will be submitted to the US JCI Senate Foundation scholarship program and could be selected as one of the (20) $1,000 scholarship awards that they will be giving this year.

Category 2 - Need Based - In the Need Based there will be three (3) winners selected. The first place, which is the "Morgan Jones Memorial Scholarship" sponsored by the Ohio JCI Senate, is awarded $1,000. Second place is awarded $1,000 and the third place will receive $500.

Be sure to submit in one category and mark which category you wish to have your application judged, by indicating your preference at the top of page 1 of the application.

Applications are available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

Ohio Newspapers Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for Ohio high school seniors planning to major in a field relevant to our industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications at an Ohio college or university during the 2016-2017 academic year. One $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded.

Students can visit our recently improved website at www.ohionews.org. All scholarship, internship, and application information can be found by clicking "programs/Foundation/Scholarships/Internships."

 

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Richland County

This year the OSU Alumni Club will be awarding 4 scholarships.Two named scholarships - Jeff Molyet 1-year merit scholarships offering 1-full-tuition and one for half-tuition to OSU-Mansfield.  There will be 2-$1,000 scholarships to any OSU campus .  Awards are based SOLEY ON MERIT.

Click here to download an application.

 

The Ohio State University - Mansfield

OSU offers scholarship dollars based on ACT and class rank.

More information can be found at www.mansfield.osu.edu/admissions/scholarships

 

OHIO OIL & GAS ENERGY EDUCATION FOUNDATION 2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

$1,000 annual scholarship, may be renewed up to four years (renewal application must be completed). Scholarships are limited to undergraduate students. Minimum Criteria: Must be a US citizen, must have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, or related energy field. Must be an OHIO resident or a student attending, or planning to attend, an accredited OHIO College, University or Trade School, must maintain a 2.50 GPA or better for renewal. In addition to completing the application form, the following must also be attached: a recommendation from a teacher, employer or other mentor figure (not family) and an essay consisting of no less than 250 words and no more than 500 words, describing personal and career goals, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, awards/recognitions, community service, work history, financial needs, and personal or family influences.

Applications are available in Student Services and are to be returned to OOGEEP.

Click here to download an application.

 

Parentinn's Scholarship

Cyberbulling Prevention for teens $1000

Applicant must be high school student. Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic "Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?" Deadline Feb. 28th.

http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

 
       

PDK PROSPECTIVE EDUCTOR SCHOLARSHIP - THE ASHLAND CHAPTER 

The PDK Educational Foundation annually award scholarships to prospective educators. The awarding committee of the Ashland Chapter expects the student's GOALS STATEMENT to be at least 100 words.

With this application, please be sure that you submit a complete application consisting of a:

1) Goals statement

2) Reference letter

3) Transcript

Click here to download an application.

 

RICHLAND ACADEMY

2017 Music Scholarship Program will be holding auditions please check website for dates.  This is the third yea two awards being offered.

Applications for each award is available in Student Services

2017 Dr. Thomas H. Croghan Scholarship

2017 J. Frederick Wolf Scholarship

 

Richland County Cattlemen's Association College Scholarship

 Applicant must be:

 Click here to download an application.

RCCA - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 419-295-2593

 

Richland County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program

The Richland County Farm Bureau annually offers two $500 scholarships to deserving students that meet at least one of the following criteria:

Please type or print application neatly. Applicants need to attach a transcript from the academic institution they are currently attending and at lease one letter of recommendation from someone other than a relative (example: a teacher, pastor, advisor, employer, etc.).

Applications are available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The RCF is pleased to announce their 2016-2017 scholarship program.

Criteria:

What you need to know:

Applications are available in Student Services or online at www.richlandcountyfoundation.org. Questions please call 419-525-3020.

What you will need to do:

*Complete the application by April 1.  This is NOT a recurring scholarship, you must re-apply each year.

Remember to email your guidance counselor so they will upload a current high school transcript.

Mrs. McPeek: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Freeman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL - CARL E. THORNTON MEMORIAL SAFETY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

At least one $500 scholarship will be presented annually from funds given in memory of Carl E. Thornton by RCSC.  Current high school seniors, who will be entering first quarter/semester fressmen in the fall of the current year and have been actively involved in the leadership for safety education programs for youth in Richland County are eligible and encouraged to apply.  Please include photo of applicant.  Information is limited to the two pages of the scholarship application.

Click here to download an application

 

RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM

 

Applications are available online at: www.ronbrown.org

 

RUMPKE SCHOLARSHIP

Rumpke Waste and Recylcing is pleased to announce their $1,000 (non-renewable) scholarship to a Richland County high school senior who is interested in pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree at an accredited institution after graduation.

Applications are available in Student Services.

Click here to download an application.

 

SALON SCHOOLS GROUP

Scholarship program for high school seniors who are applying to our cosmetology or barber program. Accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences and an "Eligible Institution" for participation in Federal Financial Aid programs as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

www.salonschools.com and scholarship applications can be found on our website under the High School Students tab. Our Admissions office number is 614-252-5252.

 

STATE FARM GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship doesn't require a high 
GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Click here for the application.

 

STUDENT INSIGHTS

2017 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes 1- $4,000 scholarship; 2-$1000 scholarships and 10-$500 scholarships.

Simply log onto www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2017.

 

THIRD STREET FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES:

Lussier ( Information Technology)  or

Leathers ( Dental Assisting)

Applicants must live in Third Street Family Health Service's area, which is Ashland, Richland,Huron, Knox, Morrow, Holmes or Crawford County. Applications must be enrolled in an accredidted technical school,college or university and must  be enrolled in a course of study and pursuing and undergraduate or graduated that is Information Technology or Dental Assisting. Must reapply annually. Third Street Family Health Services family members are eligible to apply, but not given preference.  Third Street Family Health Services employees and Board members are not eligible to receive the scholarship. Interview may be requested.

Please log on to www.tsfhs.org  for more information.

 

University of Cincinnati - Dual Admission Program (College of Medicine)

DAP is a non-accelerated BS/MD program.  4 years undergraduate degree followed by four years at UC's College of Medicine.  This is a nationally ranked competitive program.

   

University of Mount Union Minority Achievement Award

Applicants must be high school seniors and should be admitted to Mount Union.

Tier I: Min class rank of 20% or minimum cum GP A of 3.5/4.0 scale or minimum ACT score of 25 or minimum Sat-I score of 1130 (excludes writing section) Based on the competition results, the University will select five recipients to receive an award of $12,000.00.

Tier II: Minimum cum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale. Based on the competition results, the University may select recipients to receive an award of $5,000.00

QUESTIONS?? 330.823.2590 OR 800.334-6682 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR www.mountunion.edu/minority-achievement-award

 

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

College of Business and Innovation is proud to announce the Kinsey Determination Scholarship for FULL TUITION. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE CRITERIA!. 

 

Ursuline College

Uruline is offering a 3-year BSN program.

Learn more at www.ursuline.edu/BSNin3. Disover Nursing Day.

 

William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc.

15 scholarships are being offered to Ohio Seniors this year. Scholarship awards amount is $3,000.00 per year. They are renewable for a total of up to $12,000. Applications will be accepted from 2/1 until 4/6.

REQUIREMENTS: Eligibility is primarily based upon financial. The EFC on your FAFSA SAR must be less than 48,000 to apply. Applicants must al;ready know their career goal. Be highly motivated and have good character. Applicants mus show academic promise; minimum 3.20 Cum GPA.

www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org

 

Wright State University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) program

The National Board Scholarship is a Four-Year Scholarship av ailable for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. This scholarship includes: Tuition and all required fees: $1200 per year for books (cadets receive $600 per semester, except nursing cadets who receive full amount in the fall semester); a monthly tax-free tiered stipend starting at $300 for freshman that increases each subsequent year with seniors receiving $500 per month during the school year.

To apply, go to: www.goarmy.com (under Career & Jobs tab click ROTC scholarships / Apply now).

Students may also compete for campus-based scholarships through our office.

 
       

*If you need testing accommodations due to a learning disability, please see your counselor in SSC.

Surviving SENIORITIS………Tips for keeping seniors on track

  • Maintain a challenging course load. Urge them to take the most rigorous courses available, including AP courses (for which they can earn credit at many colleges).
  • Enjoy their senior experience—responsibly. Celebrate the last year of school: You may enjoy attending football games; going to the prom; and participating in graduation festivities, clubs, sports, and volunteer work.
  • Commit to an internship or career-focused job, these things may help you make informed decisions about your education and career goals; or try out college early by taking a class at a local college in a subject that interests you or in which you may excel.
  • Keep a calendar of their activities and deadlines(tests, college applications, senior-year events, extracurricular, and so on). Caution DO NOT overextend yourselves.
  • Not obsess over the admissions process to the point that everything else, including grades, suffer. It's all about balance and making the right choices.

Websites that you may find to be helpful:

www.fastweb.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.zinch.com (College and Scholarship Search)

www.scholarships.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.college-scholarships.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

http://schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory (Scholarships)

www.fafsa.ed.gov (Official FAFSA website)

www.ncaa.org (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

www.naia.org (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

http://www.debt.org/students/playing-the-financial-aid-game-infographic/

http://www.debt.org/students/

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

PLEASE READ!!!!!

  • Any student who wants consideration for financial aid MUST complete the FAFSA. Even people who do NOT think they’ll qualify for aid are encouraged to complete the FAFSA in case their circumstances should change and to secure federal subsidized low-interest loans.  
  • The FAFSA OPENING DATE IS NOW OCTOBER 1ST. The FAFSA is now based on the " prior-prior year"  taxes for this year, 2015.   Remember you must meet college deadlines if you want them to consider you for campus aid.
  • It’s a good idea to have college applications filed prior to filing the FAFSA. Financial Aid information is sent directly from the government to the college financial aid office.
  • To inform you of the financial aid process, to answer your questions, and to assist you with completing the FAFSA, a financial aid meeting is scheduled for  Nov. 8TH , 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The meeting will last approximately 1 hour.   A college financial aid officer will be our key note speaker.  This meeting is an excellent opportunity to understand the financial aid process and to alleviate any anxiety associated with it.
  • You can complete the FAFSA electronically, by filling out FAFSA on the Web or you can fill out the paper FAFSA. 99%+ of all FAFSA’s are submitted electronically.

Create a FSA ID:

  • An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Once you have created your FSA ID, you can use it immediately to sign. Be sure to only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member.  Mis-representation of your identity to the federal government could result in criminal or civil penalties.
  • To create your own personal FSA ID, you must answer the following questions: List your current email address, enter a username and password, be 13+ years of age and enter responses to the challenge questions in case your forget your username and/or password.
  • Keep your FSA ID in a safe place; it serves as your electronic signature on FAFSA on the Web and will be useful for other purposes later.                               

FACTS REGARDING THE FAFSA:

  • Because most high school students need to report their parents’ information on the FAFSA, one of your parents will also sign the FAFSA. So if you plan to fill out the FAFSA on the Web, one (or both) of your parents should obtain his/her own FSA ID.
  • On the FAFSA, you can list up to ten schools you want to attend. FAFSA information will automatically go to the schools you list.By filling out the FAFSA, you are automatically applying for grants. The FAFSA will ask whether you also want to apply for loans and work-study. Answer yes.
  • There is NO FEE for completing the FAFSA!
  • The government does social security matches. Make sure the student’s name appears on the FAFSA as it appears on your social security card. Also, make sure the student’s social security number is correct! Social Security numbers cannot be corrected electronically.
  • Federal Student Aid Information Center: 1-800-4-FEDAID or www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Another excellent website is that of the Federal Department of Education www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Where can I find FAFSA forms?

 If you would like to complete the paper FAFSA, you can and request a paper FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243.

What’s the advantage to applying electronically?

Approximately 99%+ of all FAFSA’s are completed electronically. The electronic application can save you several weeks in the application process, because it is much more likely to be correct on the first try. The electronic application checks for errors and inconsistencies while you’re filling it out, so that those mistakes can be fixed before the application is processed.

How do I calculate the EFC?

The EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is the dollar amount that a family is expected to pay toward a student’s educational cost. Cost of Attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, books, etc) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need. The formula does NOT measure willingness to pay! This federal calculation is based on family earnings, assets, number of students in college, and family size. A need comparison worksheet is attached to help serve as a guide to calculate a student expenses when comparing colleges. If filing electronically, after you submit your information your EFC will be provided immediately!

How do I know what the FAFSA priority deadlines are for different colleges?

Deadlines vary from school to school. If you have a question, contact the school directly! Most schools will have deadlines of February 15, March 1 and/or March 15. It is the students’ responsibility to know their deadlines!!!!!!!!

*SAVE THE DATE*

Lexington High School Financial Aid Night will be Nov. 8th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. A college financial aid officer will provide an overview of the financial aid process and a review of the FAFSA.

College Goal Sunday – TBA   at The Ohio State Mansfield Campus.

College Goal Sunday offers students and parents free, professional help in filling out the FAFSA, line by line. Financial aid professionals from Ohio colleges and universities will walk students and parents through the financial aid application process. This is required in order to apply for federal financial assistance for higher education opportunities. THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM. Register online at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org.  

Special Notes:

Good luck with the financial aid process. If you have a question or need help, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Lexington Student Services

419-884-3454

 

 Senior Year Timeline

September

  • Begin filling out college applications.  Pay attention to application deadlines.
  • Attend your SENIOR INTERVIEW with your counselor during the first week of school.  This may occur during your early release period.
  • Attend the OSU-Mansfield - NCSC College Fair
  • Register to take the September or October ACT.   Pay attention to the registration deadline.  Register at www.actstudent.org.
  • Register to take the SAT if needed.  You may also need to take SAT Subject Tests.
  • If your college application requires recommendation letters, please allow your teachers 1-2 weeks to complete your recommendation. 
  • Continue to visit colleges and schedule interviews.
  • Pay attention to the MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES.

October

  • Bring college applications and school counselor forms/college prep forms to student services for completion as well as requests for official transcript requests.
  • Apply for Early Action or Early Decision.  Your other applications are also welcomed early!
  • Have official test scores sent to colleges on your list if needed (ACT will send your scores to “4” colleges” FREE!)
  • Complete the FAFSA either online or the paper version as soon as possible. If filing online, register for your PIN. Some merit scholarships require that you submit the FAFSA!
  • After completing your FAFSA for financial aid, you will receive an SAR (Student Aid Report) within four weeks.  Review this document for accuracy very carefully.

November

  • Keep your grades up!  Some schools will request a mid-year report in January!
  • Continue completing applications and checking for scholarship eligibility.
  • Double check deadlines for your college applications.

 December

  • Attend the Financial Aid Night at Lexington High School 

January

  • Your half way to graduation!  Keep working in your classes!

February

  • Monitor all of your college applications and keep track of your notifications and deadlines.
  • Continue to complete scholarship applications.

March/April

  • You will have all of your college application acceptance letters by April 1st.  Review your college options and financial aid packages very carefully as you make your “final” decision. 

   May

  • By May 1, decide on the “one” college that you will attend.  Send in your tuition deposit to that college.  Notify the other schools to whom you were accepted that you will NOT be attending. 
  • Take AP Exams.  Register in to take exams in Student Services.  Cost is approximately $80.00
  • Notify Student Services where you will be attending college in the fall so that your final transcript can be sent!
  • Relax and Enjoy you have SURVIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Junior Year Timeline

Welcome to the beginning of the college selection process.  Attend college fairs and informational meetings to learn as much as you can about this complex process of finding what school fits your goals and dreams!

 September

  • Register for the October PSATNMSQ in Student Services!
  • Maintain your co-curricular record.
  • Make sure you are meeting NCAA requirements if you want to continue to play sports in college.
  • Attend the Lexington High School College Fair.  Remember that you have “2” college visitation days that you may use, plan accordingly.

 October

  • Junior year PSATNMSQ scores may qualify a student for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Even though these scores may not be used for college admission, it is a good idea to take the PSAT.  The PSAT is great practice and should be a part of a college bound junior’s testing plan.
  • Continue to formulate your college list and visit college/university websites to research and answer any questions that you may have.

 November

  • Junior year grades are very important in the college admission process.  Stay on top of your grades.  They could determine which colleges you are accepted to and the amount of scholarship money that you may receive.
  • Research and discuss the financial component of your college education.

 December

  • Review your PSAT score report.  Identify your testing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Register and/or plan your college testing schedule for the rest of your junior year and pay especially close attention to testing registration deadlines.

 January 

  • Keep revising and updating your preliminary list of colleges and continue to research and seek correct information.

 February

  • Register to take the ACT or SAT test.  You can register online at www.actstudent.org.  When registering to take the ACT, be advised that most Ohio public universities and some private colleges are requiring the WRITING Test.  Be sure to plan accordingly. 
  • When registering for classes remember to challenge yourself academically.  Colleges are increasing the amount of weight they give to your senior course schedule during the admission process.

  March

  • Begin requesting information from your colleges on your list.
  • Begin planning your college visits.  Remember you may take “2” college visits during your junior and senior year.

 April/May

  • Continue to evaluate your college list. Add or drop schools as they gain or lose your interest.
  • Think about summer volunteer or academic enrichment opportunities.  Colleges love to see students using their knowledge and developing skills and interests.
  • Register to take the June ACT.

 June/July/August

  • Visit colleges and continue to refine your list.
  • If you are planning to play intercollegiate athletics, contact coaches at schools which interest you.
  • Begin to look into scholarships at colleges that are on your list.  Also, register at www.fastweb.com.  It’s a free scholarship tool that profiles your specific needs.

Sophomore Year Timeline

Concentrate on academic preparation and continue to develop basic skills and co-curricular interests.

September

  • Consult your counselor about registering for the PSAT.  The PSAT is essentially a practice test to help you prepare for the SAT .
  • Take NCAA approved courses if you want to participate in collegiate athletics.

 October

  • Take the PSAT.
  • Keep a record of your co-curricular involvement, volunteer work and employment.

 November

  • Make sure that you are “on top” of your academic work!  If necessary, meet with your teachers for additional academic help!
  • All sophomores are required to take the PLAN test (English, Mathematics, Reading and Science). The PLAN tests measures skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and the ACT Assessment.  All students will receive their results during a classroom presentation during their American History II classes in January.

December

  • Receive your PSAT scores.  You will receive both the score report and the actual test that you completed so you will be able to see your strengths and weaknesses.

January

  • KEEP STUDYING!!!
  • Look for volunteer activities to help develop your interests and abilities.

February

  • Begin to research colleges.  Feel free to come in and browse through the college brochures in Student Services.
  • PCTC visitation.
  • Attend the Sophomore Planning Night

 March

  • Register for your courses for next year.  Make sure that your academic needs are met and that you are on track for graduation.
  • Pass the OGT!  In order to receive your diploma you must have passed the OGT and have earned at least 21.0 credits!
  • Continue to research career options and consider possible college majors to help you get there.  Remember to use OCIS (Ohio Career Information Systems) online at http://ocis.ode.state.oh.us (Username- lexingt   Password- ohiocis03). 

 April/May/June

  • Plan now for wise use of your summer.  Consider volunteer activities.
  • Register now if you are planning any special summer programs
  • Make your summer production.  Continue to READ, READ, READ!!!!!!

FRESHMAN YEAR TIMELINE

   It's never too early to starting planning!

  • Build strong academic, language, mathematics, and critical thinking by taking challenging coursework.
  • Complete the CAPS testing during your freshman year.
  • Study hard and work towards the best grades you can earn.
  • Strengthen your vocabulary by increasing your reading.
  • Become involved!  Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities are ideal avenues to pursue.
  •  Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your plans for the next four years.
  • Research possible careers.
  • Talk to your parents about your future plans for life “after” high school.

       

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

  1. Earn 21 Credits
  2. 10 end-of-course exams

               

Department

Total Units/Credits

Specific Courses

English

4

Eng. 9,10,11,12; 

Mathematics

4

Algebra, Geometry, 3rd higher credit

Science

3

Int. Science, Biology, and Chemistry or Anatomy, or Int. Ecology/Geology.  Physics for those who plan to pursue a science related major

Social Studies

4

Am. History, World Studies, Economics, and Government

 Fine Arts  1.0 Art, vocal or instrumental music
Living Skills        .50  

Health

0.50

 

Physical Education

0.50

2 semesters

Elective Credits

3.5

To complete the required coursework, students will have a variety of courses to select from.  One credit must be from one of the following areas:  Business/Technology, Foreign Language, and/or Fine Arts.

                * Algebra I and Level I Foreign Language taken during 8th grade counts toward credit for graduation as well as toward your high school GPA!

Testing

 Tests for the College Bound

Our high school code is 362-955
Our test site code is 212700.

ACT and SAT Most two-year and all four-year colleges require one of these tests.  Eastern schools generally prefer the SAT, whereas most Ohio schools prefer the ACT.  These tests are scheduled 5 times a year.  The ACT assesses English, reading, math, and science reasoning.  An optional writing test will be offered.  Some colleges will use this test as part of the admissions decision.  The new SAT will test the areas of critical reading, math and writing.  The SAT writing test is a required portion of the test.

SAT II  These were formerly called Subject tests and are required by some competitive schools.  Which one(s) you take varies, based on your intended major and the school's requirements.

Registration for ACT and SAT/II is online and you must upload a picture prior to sitting for the exam. SAT registration is at www.collegeboard.com.  ACT registration is at the www.actstudent.org Both require you to have a credit card in hand. Lexington is a test center for the ACT.  

As you know, the ACT exam is one of the most important factors in college acceptance. We are excited to offer to all of our Lexington High School students a FREE resource to help prepare for this test. TutorMe.COMis an online test prep program that was started by USC and Stanford grads looking to change education.This prep course offers 10 hours of fully-animated content, along with 500+ practice problems covering all concepts tested on the ACT. This course normally costs $79, but is being offered to youFREE.
To access this course, sign up atwww.act.tutorme.com and enter coupon code “LOH”on the checkout page for a 100% discount. You will have 6 months of full access after signing up. The results have been overwhelmingly positive! Any questions, see your counselor.

ACT DATES

Test Date

Registration Deadline

September 10, 2016

August 5, 2016

October 22, 2016

September 16, 2016

December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016

February 11, 2017

January 13, 2017

April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017

June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

NOTE:  Lexington High School is a test site!  Our site code is 212700. Register on the ACT Website.   The Mansfield test site number is 182550.  Cost is $39.50 w/o Writing; $56.50 w/ Writing

SAT Dates

Test Date:

Registration Deadline:

October 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

November 5, 2016

October 7, 2016

December 3, 2016

November 3, 2016

January 23, 2017

December 21, 2016

March 11, 2017

*NO Subject Tests offered

February 10, 2017

May 6, 2017 

April 7, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

 

Mansfield Test Site (36-454).  Remember that the "Madison" listed is NOT in our area.  Check the SAT booklet for other test sites on the dates in black.  Cost is $57 for the SAT with writing, $45 without writing, and $26.00 for Subject Tests.


A some selective colleges require the SAT II subject tests.  These tests are given on the same test dates as the regular SAT I, but in the afternoon.  You must plan ahead to take these SAT tests on two separate dates so you don't end up testing all day.  You may take up to three SAT II:  Subject Tests on the same day.  Check here for subject test offerings and register online!

Preparation Resources:

ACT Question of the Day

SAT Question of the Day

 Advanced Placement Tests- Test dates are set by the AP testing board.  This year's test dates are May 1-5 and May 8-12, 2017. The cost per exam is $84.00. Students sign up in Student Services with exact cash or check made out to Lexington High School. Students wanting to sign up for an AP exam must do so by March 18 with their exam fee. We administer the AP Exams at our high school during the school day. Click here for the AP website. Click here for the AP test schedule.

*If your student receives testing accomodations, see Mrs. McPeek by January 20, 2017 to apply for accomodations through the CollegeBoard.

2017 Testing schedule:

Monday, May 1 @ 8:00 a.m.-Chemistry

Wednesday, May 3 @ 8:00 a.m. - English Literature & Comp

Thursday, May 4 @ 8:00 a.m.-U.S. Government & Politics

Friday, May 5 @ 8:00a.m. - U.S. History

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Monday, May 8 @ 8:00 a.m. - Biology

Tuesday, May 9 @ 8:00 a.m. - Calculus AB

Wednesday, May 10 @ 8:00 a.m.- English Language & Comp

CollegeBoard has sample test questions available for students to practice for these exams. Click the links below for a course description. Practice questions will be under the Exam section, Sample Multiple Choice and Sample Free Response:

AP Calculus AB

AP Chemistry

AP US Government & Politics

AP US History

 Varsity Tutors - FREE practice tests, flashcards, question of the day

 

Tests for Graduation

OGT-The Ohio Graduation Test will be offered to students who still need to pass portions for graduation (Class of 2017).

End of Course Exams-These tests will replace the OGT. Student will be tested at the end of the school year in a testing window from April 4-May 13. Students will take tests in Englsih, Math, Science and Social Studies.

Class of 2018 and Beyond- End-of-Course tests in English 9 and 10, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, or Physical Science (class of 2018 only), American History, American Government.

Class of 2017- Ohio Graduation Tests and end-of-course tests in American History and American Government. Applies to any student who began ninth grade on July 1, 2014 or later.

 

Tests for Juniors

P.S.A.T./NMSQT    This is a practice opportunity for college admissions testing for juniors and is also used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and many private companies for scholarship competition. The PSAT is the qualifying test to become a National Merit Scholar or Commended Scholar.  This test is only given once a year.  Lexington will administer the test during the school day on Wednesday, October 19th to those students (9-11) who register.  Students must register to take this test and pay a testing fee of $15.00.  Registration will be in Student Services from Monday, September 8th - Tuesday, October 18th. A student may take the test more than once, but it is only counted towards National Merit Scholarship program juniors year. All honor roll juniors are highly encouraged to take this test.

PSAT Results/Understanding your Results

PSAT/NMSQT scores are reported on a scale of 160 to 760. Benchmark scores for juniors are 460 in Evidence-Based Reading and writing, and 510 in Mathematics. The benchmark scores for tenth graders are 430 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 480 in Mathematics.

Also listed on the score report is the Selection Index, which is used to determine eligibility in National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs (NMSC). The Selection Index ranges from 48 to 228. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships. NMSC uses the Selection Index score to gesignate groups of students to receive recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.Note: Only students in eleventh grade are eligible to enter NMSC scholarship programs.

Finally, score reports include national percentiles, which allow students to compare their scores with other students in their grade level who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT. If students take the PSAT/NMSQT in the eleventh grade, they receive junior percentiles. If students take the PSAT/NMSQT in tenth grade or younger, they will receive sophomore percentiles. For example, a student in eleventh grade with a percentile of 55 has earned a score better than 55 percent of all eleventh graders. Another way to understand percentiles is to imagine 100 students lined up from the lowest (or 1st) percentile at the end of the line to the highest (or 99th) percentile at the front of the line. If the student is at the 55th percentile, that student would be the 56th person in line, ahead of 55 people in the line and behind 44.

Go to Score Report Plus for more information about the students’ score report.

Taken from www.collegeboard.com

Additionally, this video gives insight into the PSAT. The one aspect not mentioned in the video is that there is a .25 point penalty for incorrect answers so it is to your advantage not to answer if it is truly a random guess.

Helpful Internet Sites for Test Practice

College Power Prep including SAT and ACT labs and tips of the week

College Prep Quiz at the High School Hub

Number 2 dot com--In the past, all you needed was a number 2 pencil--now you have a dot com!

LearningExpress Library -- Prepare for the ACT, COMPAS, SAT and AP tests in one place! (Click on College Prep Center)

Quality ACT Prep -- $95 for lessons in each subject and test taking strategies.

Varsity Tutors - Free practice for ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP!!

Free Test Prep -- Free ACT & SAT practice, college essay tips.

 TEN TIPS FOR TAKING A STANDARDIZED EXAM

1. Get plenty of sleep the night before the test.

2. If you feel nervous before beginning, try to relax by taking a few deep breaths.

3. Maintain confidence in your abilities and plan to do your best. Your attitude can affect your performance.

4. Listen carefully to all instructions and ask questions if you hear something you don't understand.

5. Focus your attention entirely on your work.

6. Position your answer sheet next to your test booklet so you can mark answers quickly and accurately.

7. Before answering each question, read it completely, as well as all the possible responses.

8. When you are unsure of an answer, choose the one you think is best and go on to the next question. Besure to answer every question. There is no penalty for guessing.

9. Pace yourself throughout the test by occasionally checking the time.

10. If you complete the test before your time is up, reread the questions and check your answers.

(ACT, 2013)

 

The 10 Study Habits of Successful Students:

Successful students have good study habits. They apply these habits to all of their classes. Read about each study habit below and work to develop any study habit that you do not currently use. I’m sure that you will see a pay off when you look at your grade card!

1. Try not to do too much studying at one time. If you try to do too much studying at one time, you will tire and your studying will not be every effective. Space the work you have to do over shorter periods of time. Taking short breaks will restore your mental energy.

2. Plan specific times for studying.  Study time is any time you are doing something related to schoolwork. It can be completing assigned readying, working on a paper or project, or studying for a test. Schedule specific times throughout the week for your study time.

3. Set specific goals for study times. Goals will help you stay focused and monitor your progress. Simply sitting down to study has LITTLE value. You must be clear about what you want to accomplish during your study time

4. Try to study at the same times each day. Studying at the same times each day establishes a routine that becomes a regular part of your life, just like sleeping and eating. When a scheduled study time comes up during the day, you will be mentally prepared to begin studying.

5. Start studying when planned.  You may delay starting your studying because you don’t like an assignment or think it is too hard. A delay in studying is called “PROCRASTINATION.” If you procrastinate for any reason, you will find it difficult to get everything done when you need to. You may rush to make up the time you wasted getting started, resulting in careless work and errors.

6. Work on the assignment you find most difficult first. Your most difficult assignment will require the most effort. Start with your most difficult assignment since this is when you have the most mental energy.

7. Review notes before beginning an assignment. Reviewing your notes can help you make sure you are doing an assignment correctly. Also, your notes may include information that will help you complete an assignment.

8. Avoid interruptions when studying.  When friends call or text you during your study times, your work is interrupted and it’s not that easy to get back on track. Better to turn off your cell phone and concentrate on what work you have to do.

9. Call another student when you have difficulty with an assignment. This is a case where “two heads may be better than one.”

10. Review schoolwork over the weekend. Weekends should be fun but there is also time to do some review. This will help you be ready to go on Monday morning when another school week begins.

These 10 study habits can help you throughout your education. Make sure they are your study habits.

 Get organized!

ü  Use an agenda book to keep track of assignments. This is a great way to stay organized and keep track of deadlines.

ü  Keep track of long term tests and assignments so that you are planning your study time.

 ü  Have specific binders and folders for each class.

 ü  Be at school every day. Attendance is vital to your school success.

 ü  Check Progress Book to monitor your assignments and grades.

 ü  Take advantage of your resources. Ask parents, teachers and peers for help when you need it.

 FYI:

Shortage of Professions: For those of you still undecided about the career path you want to choose, you may want to consider careers that are in high demand. Two of the main professions that are currently experiencing growth include: health care professions and education professions.

Health Care Professions that are in-demand are:          Education Professions that are in-demand are:

  • Home Health Aids                                                          Education Administrators
  • Medical Assistants                                                         Preschool Teachers
  • Physician Assistants                                                       Elementary Teachers
  • Physical Therapist Assistants                                        Special Ed. Teachers
  • Dental Hygienists                                                           Middle School Teachers
  • Physical Therapists                                                         High School Teachers
  • Occupational Therapists                                                 School Counselors
  • Sonographers                                                                  Professors
  • Registered Nurses                                                          Teacher Assistants and Aides

Five Hot College Majors: The following are the top 5 most in-demand college majors:

  1. Accounting
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Business Administration
  5. Economics

Websites that you may find to be helpful:

www.fastweb.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.zinch.com (College and Scholarship Search)

www.scholarships.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.finaid.org (Financial Aid Information)

http://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement

www.testprepreview.com (Test prep)

www.sat.collegeboard.com/practice (SAT practice questions)

www.studyguidezone.com/actttest.htm (ACT practice website)

 

The 10 Study Habits of Successful Students:

Successful students have good study habits. They apply these habits to all of their classes. Read about each study habit below and work to develop any study habit that you do not currently use. I’m sure that you will see a pay off when you look at your grade card!

1. Try not to do too much studying at one time. If you try to do too much studying at one time, you will tire and your studying will not be every effective. Space the work you have to do over shorter periods of time. Taking short breaks will restore your mental energy.

2. Plan specific times for studying. Study time is any time you are doing something related to schoolwork. It can be completing assigned readying, working on a paper or project, or studying for a test. Schedule specific times throughout the week for your study time.

3. Try to study at the same times each day.

4. Set specific goals for study times. Studying at the same times each day establishes a routine that becomes a regular part of your life, just like sleeping and eating. When a scheduled study time comes up during the day, you will be mentally prepared to begin studying. Goals will help you stay focused and monitor your progress. Simply sitting down to study has LITTLE value. You must be clear about what you want to accomplish during your study times.

5. Start studying when planned.  You may delay starting your studying because you don’t like an assignment or think it is too hard. A delay in studying is called “PROCRASTINATION.” If you procrastinate for any reason, you will find it difficult to get everything done when you need to. You may rush to make up the time you wasted getting started, resulting in careless work and errors.

6. Work on the assignment you find most difficult first. Your most difficult assignment will require the most effort. Start with your most difficult assignment since this is when you have the most mental energy.

7. Review notes before beginning an assignment. Reviewing your notes can help you make sure you are doing an assignment correctly. Also, your notes may include information that will help you complete an assignment.

8. Avoid interruptions when studying. When friends call or text you during your study times, your work is interrupted and it’s not that easy to get back on track. Better to turn off your cell phone and concentrate on what work you have to do.

9. Call another student when you have difficulty with an assignment. This is a case where “two heads may be better than one.”

10.Review schoolwork over the weekend. Weekends should be fun but there is also time to do some review. This will help you be ready to go on Monday morning when another school week begins.

These 10 study habits can help you throughout your education. Make sure they are your study habits.

FYI:

Unsure of what you want to major in………….. Check out these resources, it may be just what you need!  www.mymajors.com  

NCAA Clearinghouse – If you are considering participating in Division I or II athletics at the college level, you must register with the Clearinghouse. SSC must send a transcript BUT YOU MUST LET US KNOW that you registered. To register go to http://eligibilitycenter.org. The cost is $70.00

NAIA Clearinghouse – If you are considering participating in NAIA athletics at the college level, you now must register with the NAIA Clearinghouse. To register go to http://playnaia.org. the cost is $70.00.

Get organized!

ü  Use an agenda book to keep track of assignments. This is a great way to stay organized and keep track of deadlines.

ü  Keep track of long term tests and assignments so that you are planning your study time.

ü  Have specific binders and folders for each class.

ü  Be at school every day. Attendance is vital to your school success.

ü  Check Progress Book to monitor your assignments and grades.

ü  Take advantage of your resources. Ask parents, teachers and peers for help when you need it.

Websites that you may find to be helpful:

www.fastweb.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.zinch.com (College and Scholarship Search)

http://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement

www.scholarships.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.fafsa.ed.gov (Official FAFSA website)

www.finaid.org (Financial Aid Information)

www.testprepreview.com (Test prep)

www.sat.collegeboard.com/practice (SAT practice questions)

www.studyguidezone.com/actttest.htm (ACT practice website)

www.ncaa.org (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

www.naia.org (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

www.commonapp.org (Common Application)

 http://www.debt.org/students/

 

FYI:

UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMY SEMINARS - Interested in learning more about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchang Marine Academies?  Join us at one our the informational sessions held across Ohio.  Click here to open the schedule.

Ohio Colleges that require official test scores: 

State Schools: University of Cincinnati, Miami University, The Ohio State University. Prefer - University of Akron, Kent State, Ohio University & Wright State University.

Private Schools: Case Western Reserve, Cedarville University, Denison University, University of Dayton, Franciscan University, Heidelberg University, Kettering College, Lake Erie College, Malone University, Oberlin College, Ohio Christian University, Rio Grande, Urbana University, College of Wooster

Colleges that require ACT with Writing:

State Schools: University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, University of Toledo. Prefer: Akron, Wright State.

Private Schools: Case Western Reserve, University of Findlay, Mercy College, Oberlin College, Wilberforce University

 

TESTING INFORMATION:  Lexington HS Code – 362-955

 

Register online at www.actstudent.org

 

Cost: ACT (No Writing) $39.50; ACT (w/Writing) $56.50

 

~Fee waivers are available – see your counselor for details~

 

REMINDER – WE WOULD LIKE ALL JUNIORS TO TAKE THE ACT AT LEAST TWICE THIS YEAR!!

 

Test Date

Regular Registration Deadline

September 4

August 7, 2015

October 16

September 18, 2015

December 12

November 6, 2015

February 6

January 8, 2016

 April 9

March 4, 2016 

 June 11

May 6 

 

Remember you should be planning your college visits.  You have two college visits during your junior year.  Use them or lose them.  Not visiting colleges during your junior year is only setting yourself up for STRESS during your senior year.  Start planning today.  If you need help please stop in Student Services and see your counselor.

 

NCAA Clearinghouse – If you are considering participating in Division I or II athletics at the college level, you must register with the Clearinghouse. SSC must send a transcript BUT YOU MUST LET US KNOW that you registered. To register go to http://eligibilitycenter.org. The cost is $70.00. View a presentation of the academic requirements and registration/certification process. 

NAIA Clearinghouse – If you are considering participating in NAIA athletics at the college level, you now must register with the NAIA Clearinghouse. To register go to http://playnaia.org. the cost is $75.00.

If you are interested in enlisting in the military, recruiters will begin coming in at lunch to talk w/ you. A list of military recruiters names and phone numbers are available in Student Services, stop in if you are interested.

Unsure of what you want to major in………….. Check out these resources, it may be just what you need!

www.mymajors.com  

Six Hot NEW College Majors:

  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Health Information/Information Management
  3. Computer Game Design
  4. Sustainability/Enviornmental Studies
  5. Economics
  6. Homeland Security

Shortage of Professions: For those of you still undecided about the career path you want to choose, you may want to consider careers that are in high demand. Two of the main professions that are currently experiencing growth include: health care professions and education professions.

Health Care Professions that are in-demand are:     Education Professions that are in-demand are:

  • Home Health Aids                                                 -Education Administrators
  • Medical Assistants                                                -Preschool Teachers
  • Physician Assistants                                             -Elementary Teachers
  • Physical Therapist Assistants                               -Middle School Teachers
  • Dental Hygienists                                                  -High School Teachers
  • Physical Therapists                                               -Professors
  • Occupational Therapists                                       -Special Education Teachers
  • Sonographers                                                       -School Counselors
  • Registered Nurses                                                -Teacher Assistants and Aides

 

Helpful Websites:

www.fastweb.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.zinch.com (College and Scholarship Search)

http://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement

www.scholarships.com (Free Scholarship Search Service)

www.fafsa.ed.gov (Official FAFSA website)

www.finaid.org (Financial Aid Information)

www.testprepreview.com (Test prep)

www.sat.collegeboard.com/practice (SAT practice questions) 

www.studyguidezone.com/actttest.htm (ACT practice website)

www.ncaa.org (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

www.naia.org (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) 

www.commonapp.org (Common Application) 

 http://www.debt.org/students/