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Lead Counselors :
Linda Cummings 576-8365
George Moran 576-7392

Secretary :
Lisa Salgado 576-7329

Counselors :
Wayne Brown 576-8070
Steve Campos 576-8251
Jay Silverman 576-7395
Connie Dougherty 576-8366
Chris Morrone 332-7107
Lynn Dayton 332-1878

Internet Resources

Achieva.com A comprehensive online college prep service for middle and high school students. Achieva's online courses provide students with strategies and tools they need to improve academic performance, standardized test scores, and to gain acceptance to college.

ACT Online registration and other information.

American Association of Community Colleges In addition to providing easy access to the addresses, phone numbers, and Web sites of some 2,000 community colleges in the United States, the AACC site also includes a wealth of information on all aspects of two year colleges, including historical background, recent news items, relevant legislative issues, statistics, events calendar, job openings, grants, and even a list of members of Congress with community college backgrounds.

CampusSafety.org This site supplies information on campus crime and prevention for current and prospective students, parents, and community members.

College Board Online From the people who administer the SAT and Advanced Placement examinations, find schedules, register for exams, get tips on applying for financial aid, look up high school and college codes, take sample SAT and PSAT exams to identify your weak spots and get pointers to help you improve, and even search for college and scholarship information.

The Coin Career Community A career and curriculum connection with an online portfolio and resume builder. A guide to successful career planning; Kindergarten through high school, and even into the adult market.

CollegeLink Apply on line using actual applications from the College of you choice. Find links to college Web sites, financial aid information and a US News College Search.

CollegeNET CollegeNET is a well-designed and rated source of information about colleges, scholarships, and financial aid that is made available by Universal Algorithms Inc.

College View Search a database of two and four years colleges, learn about study abroad programs as well as scholarships.

2001 College-Scholarships This site compiles contact information for US universities, scholarship offices, standardized test preparation resources including e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and snail mail info. The online database is organized by state, helping users get several steps closer to a college education.

The Common Application View and download the application here.

Community College Web A searchable directory of more than 930 community colleges in the US, Canada, and seven other countries worldwide.

COOL: College Opportunities On-Line The National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. provides a direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States as well as arts colleges, specialized colleges, community colleges, career or technical colleges and trade schools.

Educational Testing Service Information and practice test questions for the SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and LSAT.

Embark This site is for high school/secondary school, international and transfer students who want to find the right college or university and inform the right college about themselves. Plus, information and guidance on scholarships, careers, majors, financial aid and more!

Essay Edge College admissions editing services. Fee based. Edited essays returned in 24 to 48 hours.

FAFSA On The Web Use this online form to apply for federal student aid.

Fastweb.com Scholarship search site. Create your own financial aid profile for scholarships that will be made available to you when you sign on with a password.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid. It is maintained by Mark Kantrowitz, author of The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students, and is sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Go College The collegiate Web source. A free search through a database with over 5000,000 scholarships and a free profile matching college search program.

Infoseek @Go.com Complete listing of colleges and universities listed by region as well as links to their online applications. A comprehensive site.

John Templeton Foundation College and Character-The Templeton Guide: Colleges that encourage character development. Resource guides for parents, students and educators.

Mapping Your Future At this site, you will find information to help you plan your career, select a school, and pay for your education. It is sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and are committed to providing information about higher education and career opportunities.

MOLIS Minority On-Line Information Service - Scholarship Searches

MyEssay.com Essay review service, sample essays, application kits, tools, advice and a FAQ section.

National Catholic College Admission Association A site that produces a list of Catholic colleges and universities along with a search function to assist students during the college process.

NCAA Information and college sports links.

Number2.com Free SAT and GRE test preparation tips, sample test questions and feedback.

O*Net A site listing about 1,000 job categories. Replaces the Department of Labor's "Dictionary of Occupational Titles".

Online College Fair New online Fair sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). 180 NACAC-member schools participated in the association's first-ever Fair in October. More Fairs are scheduled; check Web site for listings and further information.

Peterson's Education and Career Center Here are online, searchable versions of the popular Peterson's educational guides including private college-preparatory schools, undergraduate colleges, graduate and professional study and summer programs for kids and teenagers.

Princeton Review Applications online, admissions information, tips on choosing a college and more.

Scholastic Registry Internet-based database that allows individuals to create their own electronic profile so colleges can "search for, market to, and recruit" potential students.

Schools In The USA.com In depth information on business, engineering, fine and performing arts, teaching, as well as nursing and health programs.

Send Your Child to College An annotated directory and helpful articles covering all aspects of the college application process. For parents and students.

Snowball College A comprehensive for high school and college students. Everything from Financial aid, college searches to selecting college courses and internships.

students.gov A government-wide Web Portal that makes it easy for college students to find any kind of federal service or information they need. A "one-stop-shopping" giving students access to information about financial aid, career development, education planning, consumer protection and other topics.

The Student Guide The US Department of Education has placed online the 2000-2001 edition of its comprehensive Student Guide for Financial Aid. The three major aid programs of the Department, Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans, account for a full 70 percent of all student financial aid disbursed in the US.

Technical Careers Free site with job listings, salary Information, and job search Tips.

Think College A Department of Education Web site. For high school, middle school students and adults. Colleges, community colleges, careers, vocational schools all with a click of your mouse. Financial Aid, College Planning and much more.

TOEFL The official Web site for "Test of English as a Foreign Language" programs and services. Includes tutorials and practice questions.

Unified Application for (Music)Conservatory Admissions Eight premier Conservatories accepting one universal online application.

US News & World Report Rankings US News Online provides its rankings for American universities, liberal arts colleges, regional schools, public universities and colleges, and specialty schools. Hyperlinks to basic information about each institution are also provided.

usnews.com A comprehensive offering from US News Online that includes information on everything from choosing a college or graduate school and test preparation to finding a job when you've graduated. It includes a personal organizer for students and a guide for parents with financial aid data.

U-Wire News from college and university newspapers around the country.

Vocational School Database A Department of Education Web Site. A State by State listing with links to vocational post secondary schools.

Technical Careers Free site with job listings, salary Information, and job search Tips.

Wells Fargo Education Financial Services An online destination for college-bound students and parents; Interactive financial aid calculator and savings solutions.

XAP Gives students a start on the admissions process, starting in eighth grade, by leading them through questions about high school courses and the types of colleges they would like to attend.
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