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Senior Action Plan

Senior Spring Survey

Fall Action Plan

CLASS OF 2018 Seniors

  • MEET with the school counselor and/or your GEAR UP specialist to complete and submit college applications.
  • TESTING, check each college for specific admissions requirements.
  • Take or retake SAT, www.collegeboard.org; take or retake ACT, www.ACT.org.

ADMISSIONS

  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through WA-HI Career Center presentations, campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Make final list of colleges or programs. Use www.WOIS.org (WA-HI site key ADV295) and/orwww.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLYING

  • Complete Personal Statement early. Visit the WA-HI Academic Lab and the GEAR UP center for additional help and resources.
  • Be aware of application deadlines. Check out each college, program, or scholarship for deadline information.
  • Create a resume to use for college, scholarships, and job applications.

PAYING

  • Use the net price calculator at www.collegesavings.org to get an estimate on what you as a family might pay at a particular college.
  • Required FAFSA application opens October 1. Submit online as early as possible.

 Spring Action Plan

 CLASS OF 2018 Seniors

  • MEET with the school counselor and/or your GEAR UP Specialist to complete and submit college
  • TESTING - Check each college for specific admissions requirements
  • Take or retake SAT, www.collegeboard.org; take or retake ACT, www.ACT.org

ADMISSIONS

  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through WAHI Career Center presentations, campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Make final list of colleges or programs. Use www.WOIS.org (site key ADV295) and/or www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Create a student profile on www.thewashboard.org, an online scholarship matching tool for WA state students
  • Check out the Career Center or www.wahibluedevils.org/student resources for an updated list of local scholarships

APPLYING

  • Complete Personal Statement early. Visit the WAHI Academic Lab for additional help and resources.
  • Be aware of application deadlines. Check out each college, program, or scholarship for deadline information.
  • Create a resume' to use for college, scholarship, and job applications.

PAYING

  • Use the net price calculator at www.collegesavings.org to get an estimate on what you as a family might pay at a particular college.
  • Required FAFSA application opens January 1. Submit online as early as possible after January 1. Save the date for Family FAFSA Nights, Wednesday evenings in January.
  • Check out the CSS Profile on www.collegeboard.org if applying to private colleges.

 

Senior Packet Information

College to Do List

Colleges that change lives

Scholarship Resources

Washington State College Quick Guide

Writing your College Essay

FAFSA Myths and Facts

Senior students remember "hot scholarship" season runs from about mid-October through March 1st.

Be sure to make a weekly habit of going to the Career Center. Do not overlook scholarships that will mean a lot to you next fall when you begin college. For example, a $500 scholarship taking you 5 hours to complete pays you a $100 per hour in return (and most applications will not take you that long to complete). Deadlines will come and go so, do not miss out, begin your scholarship search this week! If you have questions, you may always talk with your counselor in the counseling center or with Ms. Clizer in the career center.

Junior Action Plan

Fall Action Plan

CLASS OF 2019 Juniors

  • MEET with the school counselor, Career Center, and/or GEAR UP Student Achievement Specialist to:
    • Make sure schedule and grades reflect your aspirations and/or plans for after high school.
    • Start the college search process.
    • Become familiar with individual college entrance requirements.
  • TESTING - Sign up and take the PSAT (offered at WA-HI)
  • ATTEND fall and spring conferences.  Check-in with teachers routinely.
  • MAKE grades count!
    • Check SKYWARD regularly to stay current on grades and cumulative GPA.
    • Visit the WA-HI Academic Lab for additional help and resources.

ADMISSIONS

  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through WA-HI Career Center presentations, campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Use www.WOIS.org (WA-HI site key ADV295) and/or www.bigfuture.collegeboard.orgfor comprehensive college search and comparison.

Spring Action Plan

CLASS OF 2017 Juniors

  • MEET with the school counselor, Career Center, and/or GEAR UP Student Achievement Specialist to:
    • Make sure schedule and grades reflect your aspirations and/or plans for after high school
    • Begin to engage in the college search process
    • Become familiar with individual college entrance requirements
  • TESTING - Sign up and take the PSAT (offered at WAHI)
  • ATTEND school conferences in Fall and Spring
  • MAKE grades count!
    • Check SKYWARD regularly to stay current on grades and cumulative GPA
    • Visit the WAHI Academic Lab for additional help and resources
  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through WAHI Career Center presentations, campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Use www.WOIS.org (site key ADV295) and/or www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

Sophomore Action Plan

Fall Action Plan

CLASS OF 2020Sophomores

  • MEET with school counselor and/or GEAR UP Student Achievement Specialist  to review college and career options. 
  • TAKE the most-appropriate classes for college and career goals.
  • MAKE grades count!
  • Check SKYWARD regularly to stay current on grades and cumulative GPA.
  • Visit the WA-HI Academic Lab for additional help and resources.
  • ATTEND fall and spring conferences.  Check-in with teachers routinely.
  • GET involved in WA-HI clubs, sports, activities, and events to help identify interest areas and stay engaged in school. 
  • USE the GEAR UP website:  www.yourcollegeandcareer.org to find out more about planning for College and Career.

Spring Action Plan

CLASS OF 2018 Sophomores

  • MEET with school counselor and/or GEAR UP Student Achievement Specialist to review college and career
  • TAKE the most-appropriate classes for college and career goals.
  • MAKE grades count: Check them regularly on Skyward. Use the Academic Lab to stay current on assignments.
  • ATTEND fall and spring conferences. Check-in with teachers routinely.
  • GET involved in Wa-Hi clubs, sports, activities, and events to help identify interest areas and stay engaged in school. 
  • USE the GEAR UP website: www.yourcollegeandcareer.org.

Freshman Action Plan

Fall Action Plan

CLASS OF 2021 Freshman

  • MEET with school counselor  to review college and career options. 
  • MAKE grades count!
  • Check SKYWARD regularly to stay current on grades and cumulative GPA.
  • Visit the WA-HI Academic Lab for additional help and resources.
  • ATTEND fall and spring conferences.  Check-in with teachers routinely.
  • VISIT College websites.
  • RESEARCH Career Interests, use www.WOIS.org to build your career and college interest list.
  • GET involved in WA-HI clubs, sports, activities, and events to help identify interest areas and stay engaged in school. 
  • REVIEW 4-year high school coursework plan and community service hours.

Spring Action Plan

CLASS OF 2019 Freshman

  • MAKE grades count:
    •   Review grades and assignments weekly on SKYWARD.
    •   Use binder and planner daily!
  • ATTEND spring conferences.
  • ENCOURAGE student to attend Academic Lab Mon-Thur 2:00-3:30pm 
  • VISIT College websites
  • Apply for  Summer Programs at WA-HI, more information to come on what programs will be available.
  • RESEARCH Career Interests
  • FIND High School clubs, organizations, sports 
  • REVIEW 4-year high school coursework plan and community service hour

Testing & Academic Support

Testing and Testing Schedules

 

ACT and SAT Testing Schedules for Walla Walla High School Students

 ACT Testing dates and locations:

October 3rd. ALL Wa-Hi Seniors participated in the ACT test during their school day. Please check with your counselor for your test scores.

What do Scores mean for me?

Find out more about what test scores mean, what test I can expect to take or what test my student will need to take from elementary to graduation. 

State of Washington Office of Public Instruction 

Additional ACT Test dates. Register at www.act.org :
FEBRUARY 10, 2018. Registration deadline January 12, 2018

APRIL 14, 2018. Registration deadline March 9, 2018

JUNE 9, 2018. Registration deadline May 4, 2018

JULY 14, 2018. Registration deadline June 15, 2018

SAT Test Dates. Register at www.sat.org/register :

MARCH 10, 2018. Registration deadline February 9, 2018

MAY 5, 2018. Registration deadline April 6, 2018.

JUNE 2, 2018. Registraiton deadline May 3, 2018.

 

Want to know more about the Washington State Report Card? Check out the Washington State Report Card.  

 

Advanced Placement Information

2018 AP Testing schedule TBA

If you have any questions regarding the AP, please contact Carrie Lujan,

clujan@wwps.org  .

AP Testing 

Why should I take an AP class? Read this: AP classes Why they matter.

AP YouTube Channel 

Need more information about AP? EXPLORE AP Courses

In March, students in AP courses will be asked to identify which test(s) they will be taking and pay for the tests. This year the tests will run $93 for each test. Students with free and reduced lunches will pay an adjusted amount - check in with the ASB office for more information. 

Academic Support

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Set yourself up for success! Learn great studying habits for life....Study Smarter NOT harder!

Academic Lab NOW Open. Monday-Thursday 6th-8th period. Academic Lab Sign IN

Drop in Tuesday-Thursday for College Conversations in Academic Lab! Get help planning for and applying to college, brainstorming and editing college or scholarship essays, applying for financial aid, or talk to current college students about how they got to where they are now. Can’t make it but still have questions? Find Erik Arndt in the Career Center or contact him at earndt@wwps.org.

WWPS 6-12 Mathematics Pathways

A great way to visualize how your student can move through their math options towards Honors and AP course work.  

Whitman Enrichment

The Whitman Enrichment Program provides an opportunity to take courses at Whitman College tuition free. If a student is selected for this program, he/she will be allowed to enroll in one course per semester. If you plan to apply for the program, keep the following points in mind:

  • Whitman is interested in successful high school seniors, however, juniors who are academically successful are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • A student must have a 3.6 cumulative GPA
  • A student will be able to enroll only in those courses which are not offered at Wa-Hi.
  • While tuition for the course is waived, the cost of books and other required materials is the student's responsibility.

See your counselor or GEAR UP specialist for further information. 

 

 WWHS Academic Lab

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  • Academic Lab Information and Hours:

    • Walla Walla High School's Academic Lab is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15-3:45 in the classroom S22 (Mr. Hudiberg's class)
  • GEAR UP Tutors are in room S22 during each Academic Lab time and work directly with students in their respective disciplines.
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  • We want you to become a TUTOR!

    Contact Rachel Hicks for information on available hours and locations.

    Rachel Hicks 509-526-8621

    rhicks@wwps.org 

Paying For College

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Scholarship Opportunity 

Walla Walla High School Scholarship listing

7th and 8th periods - Open Library Time for financial aid and scholarship workshop

 US NEWS and World Report College Resources

 Walla Walla High School Scholarship listing

Information for College Bound Scholars 

 

 

FAFSA

  • StudentAid.gov
  • FAFSA 4caster; not ready to fill out the FAFSA but want to estimate what kind of aid you may be able to receive? Use this great tool to give you a sneek peek at your possible available student aid.
  • College Navigator; want to know how much the school of your dreams may cost to attend? Use this tool to help you navigate the cost, hidden and upfront of colleges across the nation.
  • FAFSA Checklist. What you need before you apply!
  • FAFSA Checklist (Spanish)

Financial Planning

Scholarships

  • More scholarships at Blue Devil Homepage - College Scholarships. View or download the list. Many still available and new ones recently added!

Washington State Deadlines

College Bound Scholars

Additional Resources

Events

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Upcoming Events

  •  November 7th 5:00-7:30 Walla Walla High School

  • December 4th 5:00-7:30 Walla Walla High School 

FAFSA/WASFA Nights

Come join us in the Wa-Hi library from 5:30-7:30 for one on one help filling out and filing your 2018-2019 FAFSA or WASFA. 

85% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS GET MONEY FROM FILING THE
FAFSA. YOUR CHANCES FOR GETTING FUNDS FOR SCHOOL ARE
VERY, VERY GOOD.

Here is what you need to bring:

• Your Social Security number for parents and student if you have one - WASFA filers do not need a SS # or work permit (or permanent resident number)
• Date of birth of parents and student
• Your 2016 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
• Bank statements for checking, savings and other asset accounts
• Investment records, including 529 plans or other prepaid college plans (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (such as child support received and untaxed pensions)
• An FSA ID. A new FSA ID must be created for both the student and one parent. If you have
difficulty creating the IDs, we can help you during the event, but it’s best if you can create
them in advance.

On site admission days!

  • December 11th Central Washington University

  • December 13th Eastern Washington University

Sign up in advance! Check in with the GEAR UP office in A33 for more information and find out what to bring! 

 

 

 

Campus Visits

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 High School Visits and Camps

Sign up in the GEAR UP office at Wa-Hi classroom A33 to attend these FREE trips!

CBC Health Science College Visit. DATE TBD - check in at GEAR UP offices for more information! 

 

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 College Visitation Schedules

College Visits:

College Representatives visit the Wa-Hi campus throughout the fall and winter to speak with students in small groups to help you decide just the right fit for you!

Sign-up in the Career Center or e-mail cclizer@wwps.org to attend

 COLLEGES ON CAMPUS:

  • 11/13 College of Idaho - Career Center 11:30 am
  • 11/17 Evergreen State College – Career Center 1:06 pm

 After School Opportunities offered by 21st Century!

Contact Andrew Sayers for a full listing of offerings @ asayer@wwps.org 
 
 

 

 

 

College and Career Planning

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High School College Visit Schedules: All college visits are in the career center of the library

 

 

Walla Walla High School Career Center

Claircy Clizer

509-526-8680 cclizer@wwps.org 

Looking for money for college? Be sure and start your profile NOW!

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Looking for scholarships? theWashBoard.org makes it simple.
We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers€¦.for FREE.

Whether you’ll be attending in state or out, you save time by entering your profile once and letting us find the scholarship opportunities that fit. theWashBoard.org is spam-free and will never sell your information.

Middle School and High School Resources

  • WOIS The Career Information System to explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools to help you achieve your dreams.
  • NACACNET.ORGNational Association for College Admission Counseling.

    NACAC’s 2012 State of College Admission report is based on 10 years of surveys of school counselors and colleges and universities nationwide. The report presents information on a variety of topics related to the transition to college and the counseling and admission professions. 

  • HEC Board Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. Information on higher education throughout Washington State. Helping students plan and pay for college.
  • BIG FUTURE Find the right college, download great application tools, check-off list and organization tools for students and parents. 
  • Collegeboard.org promotes excellence and equity in education through programs for K–12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships.
  • Whitehouse College Scorecard: Help make decision on what school fits your family best. Colleges across the country are rated on graduation rates, cost, future employements, and loan payback percentages. 
  • Thewashboard.org smarter scholarship matching service. Create a unique profile and view scholarship matches based on your specific talents and resources.
  • DACA and Dream Act Information
  • DACA and Dream Act Information in Spanish
  • Local Resource Hernandez Immigration Law
  • College Bound Scholarship; the College Bound Scholarship program encourages low-income, middle school students to choose a path that will lead to educational success after high school.
  • TGSLC Texas Guaranteed (TG) Student Loan Corporation promotes educational access and success. TG offers resources to help students and families prepare for college, learn money management and repay their student loans.

Walla Walla High School Career Center

Claircy Clizer

509-526-8680

cclizer@wwps.org

Walla Walla High School

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