Resources for Students amp Parents

Resources for Students & Parents
    • Crisis/Medical/Mental Health 
    • Drugs & Alcohol 
    • Parenting 
    • Career 
    • College 
    • Financial Aid & Scholarships 
    • Jobs
    • Testing
    • Study Skills 
    • Youth Opportunities



Crisis/Medical/Mental Health Resources:


Drugs & Alcohol Resources:


Parenting Resources:


Career Resources:

  • AKCIS--Alaska Career Information System--career and post-secondary information for high school students and adults. Also available at this site: AKCIS Jr.--AKCIS site targeted at elementary and junior high students
  • Alaska Career Ready--See what the state of Alaska is doing to help you or your child find a career that fits.
  • KeyTrain/Career Ready 101--A website for students to help with exploring careers and their skill requirements, building workplace skills, and creating life-literacy with such skills as financial awareness and job searching. See Ms. Moore for username and password help.
  • Vocational Information Center--Information for those interested in career and technical education schools and programs
  • about careers, college, military, financial aid, etc. from the US government
  • Jobs for Teens Headquarters is dedicated to helping teens find jobs. Lots of great tips and information:


College Resources:

  • College Prowler--A website with tons of student feedback on colleges around the country on all aspects of the college experience
  • College Week Live--A website for students to connect with colleges around the country featuring virtual college fairs
  • Going to College in Alaska--A website about college and financial aid opportunities within Alaska
  • College Board--Get all kinds of information about how to plan for life after high school here includes College MatchMaker, a very useful tool to get an initial list of schools to look at, includes both 4-year and 2-year colleges and career and technical schools.
  • The Common Application--The Common Application allows you to create one application and send electronically send it to any of the 300+ participating colleges and universities. It is very useful if you are applying to many schools.
  • Cappex--A college information website that allows you to compare yourself to a college's typical applicant pool
  • Zinch--A college and scholarship information website
  • Peterson's--A post-secondary planning resource for college, graduate school, continuing education, etc.
  • My College Options--Match yourself with colleges, universities and other career or educational opportunities.
  • Any College--Provides information for students and parents on college opportunities and scholarships. Random drawings for $1,000 scholarships are held.
  • MatchCollege--Information on colleges, degrees, and careers
  • NCAA Eligibility Center--Look here for important information on college athletics eligibility for NCAA DI or DII sports.


Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

  • FAFSA--Free Application for Federal Student Aid--All you need to know about Federal Student Aid can be found here. After January 1st, the FAFSA is available for the following school year. Anyone interested in federal financial aid needs to fill this out.
  • Alaskadvantage--Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education--Website discussing several of the post-secondary loans and grants available to Alaska residents
  • Dept. of Education College Planning and Financial Aid--College planning and financial aid help, learning resources, and college guides
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)--Allows students from several Western states (including Alaska) to attend college in other Western states for 150% of the in-state tuition
  • College Answer by SallieMae--This is a website designed to help families understand the college financial aid process.
  • FastWeb--Scholarship search engine
  • search and financial aid info can be found here
  • Weekly Scholarship Alert--Register here to receive a weekly email with 5-10 scholarships you may be eligible to apply for


Testing Resources:

  • Alaska Dept. of Education & Early Development Assessments--Information on all of the Alaska state assessments (SBAs, Terranova, HSGQE, Kindergarten Developmental profile, Alternate Assessment, etc.)
  • College Board--PSAT information and SAT information/registration found here.
  • ACT--College planning website with information on the ACT/ PLAN/Workkeys tests and ACT registration
  • Testing and Education Reference Center--A wide variety of free test-prep materials for many career/college-related assessments, plus additional planning information. Click on Education, then Testing & Education Reference Center to access.
  • Test Prep Practice-- Free GRE, SAT, LSAT, GED, TOEFL, MCAT, ACT, IELTS, GMAT, and PSAT Practice Tests
  • 4Tests--Test prep for a variety of college, high school, graduate school, and career exams


Study Skills Resources:


Youth Opportunities: