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Guidance
Contact:
Jon Stackhouse Phone Icon (660) 694-3422 x. 2107 Email Icon Email

Links

Mental Health Resources
Royal Oaks (Windsor, MO)
http://compasshealthnetwork.org/about-us/royal-oaks-hospital/

Pathways (Clinton, MO)
http://compasshealthnetwork.org/about-us/pathways-community-health/

Suicide Hotline

Suicide Hotline Number:  1-800-273-8255


https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis/Suicide Text Line

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. 

Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

https://www.crisistextline.org/

Mental Health Information
Teen Mental Health

Information for parents and students about a variety of mental illnesses, as well as information regarding head injuries, teenage behaviors, stress, self-harm, and suicide.  A wonderful source for students and parents!


http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/

Handling Stress
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-teens.aspx

Anxiety in Teens and Children
https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children#

Finding Success
http://99u.adobe.com/articles/7072/why-success-always-starts-with-failure

Dual Credit
SFCCMO Application

All new dual credit students MUST apply online through this link to qualify for Dual Credit.

https://starssb.sfccmo.edu/PROD/dual_credit.student_app

Writing Lab

Need help writing/formatting a paper?  This website helps students format their papers, following the most up-to-date standards for MLA and APA writing.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Khan Academy

A great resource for students trying to learn a tough subject (like college-level math).  Has a lot of free courses for students that want to learn something new as well.

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Basic Financial Aid Information

Basic information regarding Financial Aid for students.  Please note the FAFSA video is out of date, with the new opening date for FAFSA being October 1st!

https://prezi.com/la9nerb2l0wr/financial-aid-basics/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

FAFSA Application Website

Click here to get started on your FAFSA!  You will need the following information to complete your FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.                                                                          (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

More Student Financial Aid Info
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

Scholarship Websites (After completing your FAFSA)
Chegg Scholarships

Also a good place to find college/dual credit textbooks.

https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

Fastweb Scholarships

For this website, you may want to create a new email (sends A LOT of messages).

https://www.fastweb.com/

Scholarship Points

Earn points by completing an assortment of activities (reading a blog, playing a computer game, etc.), then use those points to enter into scholarship drawings.

https://www.scholarshippoints.com/

Cappex

Also can be used to help find the right college/university for you.

https://www.cappex.com/

Scholarships
https://www.scholarships.com/

ACT Test Prep
March 2 Success Program

Free ACT test prep, offering free ACT practice tests.  Can also be used to improve ability in any STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

https://www.march2success.com/

ACT Sign up

ACT is no longer required for every high school student.  However, it is still a required test for most colleges and universities.  This site provides information about upcoming test dates and will allow you to register for an upcoming test.  You will need to make an account with ACT in order to register for a test.  For more help, please contact the counselor.

http://act.org

CollegeBoard

More testing help, including ACT and SAT.

https://www.collegeboard.org/

College/ Career Planning
Missouri Connections

All Calhoun students should have access to a Missouri Connections account.  If you are unsure of your username of password, please contact the counselor for the needed information.

This site includes career cluster inventories and interest profilers to help students answer the question, "What career is right for me?"

The site also includes a large inventory of all jobs in the state of Missouri, including the salary of each job, what education is needed, and a description of the job.

Students can also access the resume builder to help develop a resume for their future careers.

https://portal.missouriconnections.org/

My Next Move

Another free resource with interest profiles and surveys to help students identify potential careers.

https://www.mynextmove.org/

Resume Builder

Free resume builder (must make an account) that provides free templates with examples to students for assistance.

https://www.visualcv.com/

How to Pick a College?

Choosing the right college for you can be a difficult choice.  Here are some tips to helping you pick a college.

https://www.npr.org/2010/12/08/7506102/how-to-choose-a-college-that-s-right-for-you

Job Hunting Resources
Indeed Job Search Database

Helpful tool to find open jobs in the local areas.  Can be used for students (finding a part-time job), recent graduates (entry-level career positions), as well as adults.

https://www.indeed.com/

Missouri Jobs

Provides students with access to available careers in Missouri, as well as information for "Job Skills" workshops and Missouri Career Centers.

https://jobs.mo.gov/

Missouri Apprenticeship Program

Missouri's Registered Youth Apprenticeship program allows students across the state the opportunity to participate in a structured combination of school-based and work-based learning. The Registered Youth Apprenticeship program addresses the dual role of both preparing career-ready students while also providing Missouri with a highly skilled, technologically competitive workforce.

In order to be eligible for an Apprenticeship program, students must go to one of the following Missouri Job Centers:

Clinton Job Center 9.11 mi Main Office Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
117 W Franklin
Clinton, MO 64735
Phone: 660-885-5541
Toll-free: 1-888-728-5627
Fax: 660-885-8541
clinton@ded.mo.gov
Sedalia Job Center 28.45 mi Main Office Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
515 S. Kentucky
Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone: 660-530-5627
Toll-free: 1-888-728-5627
Fax: 660-530-5633
sedalia@ded.mo.gov

**Most apprenticeships require students to be at least 18 years old before beginning.**

https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/career-education/registered-youth-apprenticeships-parents-and-students

LinkedIn

Like "Facebook," but for careers.  Students can use this site to connect with job recruiters in their areas.  Students can also put in their current job experience, and the site will look for job postings similar to their former jobs.

https://www.linkedin.com

College Visits
Northwest Missouri State University
https://www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/campusvisits/index.htm

University of Central Missouri
https://www.ucmo.edu/undergrad/visit/

State Fair Community College (Sedalia)
https://www.sfccmo.edu/admissions-financial-aid/admissions/visit-sfcc/

Missouri Southern State University
https://www.mssu.edu/advancement/admissions/campus-tours/index.php

Missouri Valley College
http://www.moval.edu/admissions-financial-aid/visit-missouri-valley/

Pitt State University
https://admission.pittstate.edu/visit-campus.html

Missouri Western State University
https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/visit/

Missouri State University
https://apps.missouristate.edu/admissions/secure/schedulevisit.asp

Southwest Baptist University
https://www.sbuniv.edu/admissions/visit-campus.php

College of the Ozarks (Hard Work U)
https://www.cofo.edu/content/visiting.aspx?myID=1564

University of Missouri (Mizzou)
https://admissions.missouri.edu/visit/