Career Center

  • Patty Stapleton, Career Center Specialist
    Room
    B208
    Phone: 360-563-4045
    Fax: 360-563-4194

     

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

    The Career Center is open to all students and their parents and provides, but not limited to such services as career exploration, college planning, college visits and applications, scholarship information, financial aid, job board listings, Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, ACT/SAT and assistance with any of these items.

     

    Other Scholarship Opportunities

    https://gearup.wa.gov/educators/scholarships

    A Plan for SAT/PSAT and ACT in 2020

    Due to the coronavirus, June SAT test cancelled. September 26th SAT added to testing schedule.

    https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

    Next ACT test scheduled for June 13th. See more helpful information below:

    https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid19.html#student-parent

    College Visits & Applications Impacted by Covid-19

    College Visits

    Many colleges have canceled upcoming visit days and weekends. The information is often being shared virtually. Please check individual college websites for the most up to date information. This resource can help you with your virtual college visitsand has a list of Washington colleges that are offering virtual tours.

    Transcripts 

    End of Year Final Transcript First- we ask you to confirm that we have your legal name spelled correctly in Skyward. Check and double check. If you have a preferred name also listed in Skyward, verify that it is spelled correctly as well. This will go on your transcript and high school diploma and it is very important that we get the correct spelling that matches your birth certificate or other proof of identity. Future employers and higher educational organizations will need your final transcripts to match your legal name. If you find errors, please email our registrar, Anna Adams (anna.adams@sno.wednet.edu) to ensure this information is corrected.

    If you are attending college and/or continuing your education in the fall, you will need to submit a request to send your final, end of the year transcript to the appropriate organization. Please click the link below to submit your request. The final, end of the year transcript includes your graduation date as well as final grades. This includes those of you attending community colleges and trade schools.

    Final Transcripts will be sent in June after graduation and final grades are posted.

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=jPKRUGKrBEyMrT4eT5futIgcmMNLsUBPlCVf0MirfSJUQTExSElXUlkwR1cwVEw0QzkzM05XNjBTOS4u

     

    Regular Transcript 

    Please use this link to order your free transcript through Parchment: (this is not for end of year senior final transcript)

    https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/25347/account

     

     Deadlines

    Many colleges have extended their application and decision deadlines. Some students are wishing to stay closer to home, or have had difficulties during these uncertain times. Please visit individual college websites for the most up to date information.  

     

    For This Year's College-Bound, The Future Is in Turmoil The admissions calendar, upended. Included in this article is a list of over 200 schools that have changed their decision deadline from May 1 to June 1.  

     

    Free Test Preparation Tools

    ACCUPLACER: (For community and technical colleges)  accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice

    ACT: (For 4-year colleges)  www.act.org/academy

    Preparing For The ACT  https://pages.act.org/rs/480-GCQ-034/images/Preparing-for-the-ACT-2019-2020.pdf?aliId=eyJpIjoiRWt0WXNrbXlUNXhkaDBDXC8iLCJ0IjoiblZxc3NpYURrZjJ4N2FBUklIcE82Zz09In0%253D

    ASVAB: (For the military) official-asvab.com/applicants.htm

    SAT: (For 4-year colleges) www.khanacademy.org/sat

    Khan Academy for SAT and ACT:  https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/making-high-school-count#standardized-tests

    College visits
    During the months of September, October and November students have the opportunity to attend presentations put on by different college admission counselors. Students need to sign-up in the Career Center to receive a pass to attend these college visits. See the bulletin for the current week's colleges. The "College Visits" calendar is posted in the Career Center and on the calendar outside the Career Center. 

    College Application Deadlines (These deadlines may have changed for fall 2020)

    Seniors, make sure you are aware of the application deadline and FAFSA deadline of the college you are applying to!

    Financial aid
    The FAFSA is the financial aid form for accessing grants, federal student loans and work-study funds. Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is one of the most important steps students and their families can take to pay for college. 

    How to begin the FAFSA.

    Scholarships 
    For scholarship opportunities please search Scholarship Opportunities, read the bulletin weekly and check the bulletin board outside the Career Center for new updated scholarship listings.

    Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center

    If you are a sophomore or junior and interested in attending Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center next year, please sign-up in the Career Center to hear the Sno-Isle presentation on  Dec. 10th on their programs, application and interview process.

    The Sno-Isle TECH application for the 2020-21 school year will be available online starting in February. Only current Sophomores and Juniors can apply. 

    Sno-Isle TECH offers a 2-3 Open House events a year. This event is open to the public. Meet teachers and current students from the 22 Career and Technical Education Classes and get your questions answered.

    Local Scholarship Notebook

    The Local Scholarship Notebook will be available starting on December 20th. This one process allows you to apply for multiple local scholarships. Decisions will be emailed to applicants on May 5, 2020.

    Beyond High School Career & College Fair
    The Beyond High School Career & College Fair was held on October 16, from 8:10-10:25 a.m. in the Main Gym. 9th through 12th grade students attended. There were parents and community members that also attended. 

    ASVAB (Career Assessment test)

    The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) career assessment test is provided at least once a year at SHS, at no charge to students. The duration of the test will last for 1-3 hours, depending on the student. For students that are considering college or tech school, or not planning on continued education after high school, this test can be helpful. Results may spur the students into a specific program of study at an institution or guide them into a career pathway. The test is divided into sections, much like the ACT/SAT. The sections are divided into Math, English and Vocational. The results will be interpreted with ASVAB Career Exploration Program personnel at SHS a few weeks after the test. For students considering a military career, this test is also used as an assessment tool for job placement. Military personnel are involved in administering this test. Contact the Career Center for more information.