Guidance
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GE Counseling Services

The Jacksonville High School Counseling Department offers comprehensive services and programs including information on scholarships, college choices, technical schools, financial aid information, career choices,  graduation requirements and personal counseling.  Student needs may be met through large group, small group, or individual counseling.  Referral services may also be provided through the guidance department.  The counseling office consists of two counselors and is located in the main office.

The counselors will be meeting with students during the course of the school year to assist with planning a path to graduation and to initiate post-secondary planning for their futures.  Career counseling, technical school, college options and graduation status information will be continually reviewed.

If you have questions concerning your child, please contact us.

 

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College search information and scholarships - http://www.achievealabama.org

CollegeCovered.com - A free resource provided by DISCOVER to assist students and families in preparing for college.

 

ACT Test Information

Students register for the ACT online by creating a student account at http://www.actstudent.org/.

Juniors and seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch may see the counselor for an ACT Fee Waiver (maximum of two) to be used to cover the cost of taking the ACT two times.  Students must be juniors or seniors to qualify for fee waivers.

March 2 Success is a FREE, no obligation tool that provides educational content to help anyone improve their knowledge and test scores in the areas of Language Arts, Math, and Science.  The website provides materials to help improve scores on standardized tests such as ACT, SAT, and ASVAB.  The selection of content includes course material from middle and high school level lessons, SAT and ACT practice tests, an SAT/ACT prep game, and vocabulary and math flashcards.  CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE at http://www.march2success.com/.

StudentEdge is a free online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.http://www.studentedge.com/studentedge/default.aspx

Student & Parent Resources

ACT Online Prep:

https://actonlineprep.act.org/ePrep/

 

This web site features free e-newsletters to help parents navigate the college selection, application, and financing process; detailed information from saving for college and finding scholarships to financing strategies; easy-to-understand loan information and quick online credit pre-approval; and more! 

http://www.CollegeAnswer.com/parent

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

http://www.college-scholarships.com/

http://www.studentscholarships.org

http://www.collegecovered.com

https://www.fafsa.ed.gov  This is the official website of the federal government students should use when applying for financial aid through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)

 

Please see "News" under "Counseling and Career" for a listing of all scholarships for which we receive information.  Directions and specifics for each scholarship will be found there.