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Scholarship Information

4 months ago

Announcements
Financial Aid and FAFSA Night
Nov. 6, 2017
For all 9-12th grade and parents
6-7:30pm
HHS- room: TBD
See below for details, especially for FAFSA

Financial Aid Information
All 9-12 and their parents
6:00-6:45pm
Informative presentation with a Q and A session about why to start thinking and planning early for your child’s future beyond HS.

FAFSA Completion
6:45-7:30pm
For all graduating students and their parents
Bring with you:
Taxes - last year’s (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) and W-2’s
Computer
Social security numbers (parents’ and student’s)
Driver’s license
FSA ID- see below to apply for one. (FSA ID has replaced the PIN since May 2015)
THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE you can do the FAFSA!
Student AND parent will EACH need their own FSA ID
Create one at fsaid.ed.gov

There will be a financial aid expert from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education here this evening presenting and answering questions about financial aid planning and to assist with filling out the FAFSA.

***In the event of poor weather and if our presenter is unable to attend, this event will STILL happen via webinar at the school OR online from the safety of your home. Information will be posted on the Counselor page at hbsd.net and on the Glacier Bears FaceBook page.***


ACT test dates for 2017-18

December 9, 2017
April 14, 2017
REGISTER at ACT.org

SAT test dates for 2017-18

November 04, 2017
December 02, 2017
March 10, 2018
June 02, 2018
REGISTER at SAT.org

Meet the Counselor

4 months ago

Kristen Brumfield - School Counselor


kbrumfield@hbsd.net

Hours for Help: 8am- 4pm or by appointment

Pro Bio: Hi there, My name is Kristen Brumfield and I am so excited to be returning to HBSD as the K-12 School Counselor! Having grown up in Iowa and then living 19 years in Colorado, I am happy to be continuing to have the opportunity to learn about Alaska. I have my MA in School Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Counselor. I am also a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the Colorado School Counselor  Association (CSCA), and the Alaska School Counselor Association (AkSCA). I look forward to continuing to serve the children and families of this community. It has been so wonderful meeting and getting to know you all! I enjoy that so much!

Kristen

Kristen Brumfield portrait
 

Resources Links

8 months ago

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Crisis/Medical/Mental Health 

Drugs & Alcohol 

Parenting 

Career 

College 

Financial Aid & Scholarships 

Testing

Study Skills 

Youth Opportunities

Crisis/Medical/Mental Health Resources:

Drugs & Alcohol Resources:

  • Lynn Canal Counseling--Local counseling agency providing mental health and substance abuse counseling. http://www.lynncanalcounseling.org
  • SEARHC--Provider of physical and mental health services to the Haines community and southeast Alaska http://www.searhc.org
  • Al-Anon/Alateen--A support group for families and friends of alcoholics. The Haines Al-Anon/Alateen group meets on Sundays from 4-5pm in the Gateway Building (2nd Floor). Call Victoria at 766-3504 or Debra 766-2046 for more information. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
  • Elks National Drug Awareness Program--A website with information on the Elks Drug Awareness program http://www.elks.org/dap/Default.cfm

Parenting Resources:

Career Resources:

  • AKCIS--Alaska Career Information System--career and post-secondary information for high school students and adults (username: haines /password: 4akcis) Also available at this site: AKCIS Jr.--AKCIS site targeted at elementary and junior high students http://akcis.intocareers.org
  • Alaska Career Ready--See what the state of Alaska is doing to help you or your child find a career that fits. http://www.careerready.alaska.gov
  • 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. http://www.careerready101.com/
  • Vocational Information Center--Information for those interested in career and technical education schools and programs http://www.khake.com
  • Students.gov--Information about careers, college, military, financial aid, etc. from the US government http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public

College Resources:

  • MyMajors.com--A website to help you figure out what might be a good course of study for you after high school and includes a college major interest quiz http://haines.mymajors.com/
  • College Prowler--A website with tons of student feedback on colleges around the country on all aspects of the college experience http://www.collegeprowler.com
  • College Week Live--A website for students to connect with colleges around the country featuring virtual college fairs http://www.collegeweeklive.com/
  • Going to College in Alaska--A website about college and financial aid opportunities within Alaska http://www.gtciak.com/
  • 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. http://www.collegeboard.com
  • 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. http://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx
  • Cappex--A college information website that allows you to compare yourself to a college's typical applicant pool http://www.cappex.com
  • Zinch--A college and scholarship information website http://www.zinch.com
  • Peterson's--A post-secondary planning resource for college, graduate school, continuing education, etc. http://www.petersons.com
  • My College Options--Match yourself with colleges, universities and other career or educational opportunities. http://www.mycollegeoptions.org
  • Any College--Provides information for students and parents on college opportunities and scholarships. Random drawings for $1,000 scholarships are held. http://www.anycollege.com
  • MatchCollege--Information on colleges, degrees, and careers http://www.matchcollege.com
  • NCAA Eligibility Center--Look here for important information on college athletics eligibility for NCAA DI or DII sports. http://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/

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. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Alaskadvantage--Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education--Website discussing several of the post-secondary loans and grants available to Alaska residents http://alaskadvantage.state.ak.us/
  • Dept. of Education College Planning and Financial Aid--College planning and financial aid help, learning resources, and college guides http://www.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml
  • 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 http://wue.wiche.edu/
  • College Answer by SallieMae--This is a website designed to help families understand the college financial aid process. http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp
  • FastWeb--Scholarship search engine http://www.fastweb.com/
  • Scholarships.com--Scholarship search and financial aid info can be found here http://www.scholarships.com
  • Weekly Scholarship Alert--Register here to receive a weekly email with 5-10 scholarships you may be eligible to apply for http://weeklyscholarshipalert.com

Testing Resources:

Study Skills Resources:

Youth Opportunities: