What is the College Career Center?
The South High College Career Center (CCC) is available to ALL Titans (9th-12th Grade) for help with career exploration, college exploration/applications, scholarships/financial aid, ACT/SAT registration/studying, finding community service, and gaining leadership experience. Students can request CCC help by emailing Ms. Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the Online Meeting Request, or through Teams (grade level support Teams are automatically generated and should appear in the students Microsoft Teams account when logged in with their USD 259 credentials). Also, please visit the Virtual College Career Center for a fun way to connect with CCC information.
The CCC on Teams:
I will be using Microsoft Teams to answer questions and post opportunities. This will be my main format for announcements about college visits, scholarships, internships, job openings, camps, conferences, and other opportunities. Teams for students are automatically generated and listed as South Freshmen Support, South Sophomore Support, South Junior Support, and South Senior Support based on their school enrollment status. Starting this year, South will also have an information Team for parents to join with the Join Code q254qa1. Please email Courtney Bell at email@example.com if you have technical difficulties.
I'm NOT a Senior...How Can the CCC Help Me?
"The future depends on what you do TODAY." Having a career or college goal in mind enhances your high school experience and generates more opportunities for you upon graduation. Let the CCC help you set goals, make a plan, study for relevant tests, and get involved in our school culture/community in order to increase scholarship and employment opportunities! A great tool to help you learn more about or discover your career and college goals is Xello, where you can save careers and colleges you are considering, learn about wages and training, and save your experiences throughout high school to help you when applying to jobs, colleges, or scholarships. Students can access Xello through their Class Links account with their school credentials.
I'm a Senior...Now What?
- Fill out the Online Meeting Request or send an email to make an individual appointment with Ms. Bell.
- Use Xello on your Class Links account to learn more about what training is required for the career options you are considering. Update your saved college and career choices, so they reflect your current interests.
- Visit colleges or training programs you are interested in attending.
- If you are interested in a four-year college and have not yet done so (or if you are unhappy with your score), plan on taking the ACT or SAT. The CCC provides fee waivers to eligible students, study materials, daily tutoring, and help with the registration process. Email Ms. Bell to get your ACT Fee Waiver code.
- Apply for any college, private or public, you might want to attend (do not worry about the cost of tuition at this point). Try to apply for at least three colleges. If you need to get the application fee to your college waived, please go to the CCC or email Ms. Bell.
- High school transcripts can be sent to colleges for free through Xello.
- Apply for any technical programs or apprenticeships in which you are interested.
- If you are interested in the military, speak to your recruiter and take the ASVAB test.
- Apply for scholarships at the colleges you applied to as well as outside scholarship for which you qualify. Scholarship lists can be found on Xello, in the links section on this webpage, and in our Senior Support Team. For help finding and applying for scholarships, contact Ms. Bell.
- First semester senior year, apply for financial aid (FAFSA). The application is being overhauled this year and should open in December. More information will be given when it becomes available.
- If you were not able to download your tax information directly into your FAFSA from the IRS, request a tax transcript in case you are selected for verification. Tax transcripts can be requested online at www.irs.gov or in person at the Wichita IRS office (call 1-844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment).
- If you do not receive a financial aid offer after filling out your FAFSA, check with the college to confirm they have all of the required documentation.
- Based on your area of study, future career plans, financial aid and scholarship package, and where you feel you will be most successful, choose a college or technical school.
- Be aware of deadlines to accept awards and/or to enroll in classes at the college you choose.
- Turn in housing contracts as soon as possible. When it comes to dorms, the best rooms go fast.
- Finally, participate in a Freshmen Orientation at your college, and enroll in your classes for the fall semester.
- Register for the ACT
- Register for the SAT
- Study for the ACT
- Study for the SAT
- Another ACT/SAT Study Tool
- Search for Scholarships on Fastweb
- Search Colleges
- Search Careers
- Apply for FAFSA (Seniors ONLY)
- First Generation College Students
- Give Back Careers (Freshmen and Sophomores)
- Find Community Service Opportunities
- More Scholarship Search Tools on Scholarships.com!
- Use Going Merry to search for scholarships!
- Try out Scholarship Owl!