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Student Resources

A major part of our mission is making sure you have all the resources you need to succeed. Check out the links below for the latest and most helpful information we've found about paying for college, choosing a career, and more:

College bound

Whether you are a middle school student or a senior in high school, it's never too early to start preparing for college, and we've prepared a list of links to help you find the right college for you.

Preparing for College

Oklahoma College Start is a fantastic first resource to get you started in your college search. They offer specific advice tailored to your stage of life, whether you are a middle school student, high school student, parent, or teacher.

Another great resource comes from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Their site is full of helpful links to college assistance programs, financial aid opportunities, and Oklahoma universities.

The Student Debt Relief organization has put together a helpful list of resources for preparing for college. Whether you have a question about testing, college prep courses, or choosing a college, they're sure to have the answers you are looking for. It contains an abundance of information, so don't try to digest it all in one sitting!

The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard can be used to aid you in comparing and deciding on a university that fits your needs!

Paying for College-Scholarships

Every Oklahoma child should attempt to sign up for Oklahoma's Promise. It provides additional funds for the college bound student whose family makes $50,000, but not more than $100,000 when the student graduates. Sign up in the student's 8th-10th grade of school. The application must be complete before the end of the student's 10th grade year. 

The College Board offers many helpful tips about exploring a career. They also have advice on three steps to getting financial aid.

The LFYS Program Scholarship Resource Chart is a living document that hosts information on local, state, and national scholarships that are available. This chart is a resource for you as you research scholarships that you might be eligible for. This document is a "living" document, which means that we will continue to update it as we find out about new scholarships or delete ones that are no longer available. If you hear of any new scholarships that aren't on the list or any that are no longer available let us know and we will update the chart! 

In addition, the BHS counselor's web site contains excellent resources for financial information.  You might also want to check out Federal Student Aid and FastWeb. Both websites do a great job of explaining the different types of financial aid and guiding you through the process of applying.

Testing

Most colleges require applicants to take either the SAT or the ACT. You can find ACT test information here.

Most of you should qualify for a fee waiver, talk to your counselor at the High School. If not, the LFYS Program will pay for up to three ACTs and AP Tests for those who have not been on probation with the program. The LFYS Program will pay for the Test Information Release. The LFYS Program will not pay for the writing test; fees associated with this must be reimbursed. Visit the ACT Student website for more information or to sign up. If you are interested in preparing for the ACT, there are a list of resources that you can take advantage of here

If you are having some issues dealing with Test Anxiety, we have a list of resouces that you can use to help here

Career Search

What do you want to do with your career? Who do you want to become? These questions are exciting for students preparing for college but can also be a bit overwhelming. There are a couple of websites that have helpful career interest tests that can help you to see which careers/degrees align with your interests, and also what the outlook is for those careers. The three that we use most often are the ones at: College Start, Career Tech, and the one on the RSU webpage. Each of these websites have their own features that can aid students in finding careers that fit them. 

Tutoring

If a student is in need of tutoring, there are a variety of options that are available to the student consisting of both inside and outside of school tutoring. The LFYS Program has organized a prioritized tutoring resource list that includes the in school schedule for Highschool and other tutoring options. The prioritized list also includes a list of websites that can be used to supplement the student's educational needs and tutoring. 

One of the best and easiest-to-use resources for homework help is Merriam Webster's website. It includes a dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, and medical dictionary, and is the perfect resource for writing papers for school and for college application essays.

Students also have resources to help them with keeping track of their assignments. One of these is the Keeping Track of Assignments presentation which gives options for students to use, and also a sample filled out agenda page to show students one possibility of how to fill out an agenda. Finally, there is also the checklist on effective use of an agenda page.