Resources for Students & Parents


    Crisis/Medical/Mental Health Resources:


    • SEARHC 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-877-294-0074



    • National Sexual Assault Hotline - A website and 24/7 hotline dedicated to helping those dealing with sexual assault. 1-800-656-HOPE


    • SEARHC - Provider of physical and mental health services to the Prince of Wales community and southeast Alaska


    • Community Connections - Provider of mental health services to the Prince of Wales community and southeast Alaska



    Drugs & Alcohol Resources:


    • SEARHC--Provider of physical and mental health services to the Prince of Wales communities and southeast Alaska


    Parenting Resources:


    • MVParents - A site designed for parents by the SEARCH Institute with great parenting tips and information on the 40 developmental assets






    • Council for Exceptional Children - Information on gifted students, students with disabilities, and students with exceptionalities


    • National Parent-Teacher Association - Website for the National Parent-Teacher Association



    Career Resources:


    • AKCIS - Alaska Career Information System--career and post-secondary information for high school students and adults. Also available at this site: AKCIS Jr.--AKCIS site targeted at elementary and junior high students



    • KeyTrain/Career Ready 101 - A website for students to help with exploring careers and their skill requirements, building workplace skills, and creating life-literacy with such skills as financial awareness and job searching. See Ms. Moore for username and password help.


    • Vocational Information Center - Information for those interested in career and technical education schools and programs




    College Resources:


    • College Prowler - A website with tons of student feedback on colleges around the country on all aspects of the college experience



    • Going to College in Alaska - A website about college and financial aid opportunities within Alaska


    • College Board - Get all kinds of information about how to plan for life after high school here includes College MatchMaker, a very useful tool to get an initial list of schools to look at, includes both 4-year and 2-year colleges and career and technical schools.


    • The Common Application - The Common Application allows you to create one application and send electronically send it to any of the 300+ participating colleges and universities. It is very useful if you are applying to many schools.


    • Cappex - A college information website that allows you to compare yourself to a college's typical applicant pool



    • Peterson's - A post-secondary planning resource for college, graduate school, continuing education, etc.



    • Any College - Provides information for students and parents on college opportunities and scholarships. Random drawings for $1,000 scholarships are held.




    Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources:


    • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid--All you need to know about Federal Student Aid can be found here. After January 1st, the FAFSA is available for the following school year. Anyone interested in federal financial aid needs to fill this out.


    • Alaskadvantage - Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education--Website discussing several of the post-secondary loans and grants available to Alaska residents



    • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) - Allows students from several Western states (including Alaska) to attend college in other Western states for 150% of the in-state tuition






    Testing Resources:


    • Alaska Dept. of Education & Early Development Assessments - Information on all of the Alaska state assessments (SBAs, Terranova, HSGQE, Kindergarten Developmental profile, Alternate Assessment, etc.)



    • ACT - College planning website with information on the ACT/ PLAN/Workkeys tests and ACT registration


    • Testing and Education Reference Center - A wide variety of free test-prep materials for many career/college-related assessments, plus additional planning information. Click on Education, then Testing & Education Reference Center to access.




    Study Skills Resources:





    • Univ. of Northern Iowa Sites to Promote Academic Success - A link to websites to help you manage your time, take better notes and study more effectively, work on your memory, take tests, handle academic stress, and explore your learning style.


    Youth Opportunities:



    • Youth for Understanding - International exchange program for high school students


    • Alaska Job Corps - Located in Palmer, a program for economically disadvantaged youth 16-24 focusing on career and technical education skills.




    • Rural Alaska Honors Institute - Summer program at UAF for Alaskan juniors and seniors to help with the high school/college transition. College credits can be earned.




    • BYU Correspondence Program - High school correspondence courses that can be used to make up missing credits


    • All-Alaska Academy - Week-long academy classes in Juneau held throughout the year in areas of construction, career exploration, government, and transitions