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Amy Locke, Registrar Phone Icon (256) 721-4291 Email Icon Email
  Katie Clark Middle School Counselor Phone Icon (256) 721-4291 Email Icon Email

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Tutoring/Study Skills Enhancement
New Renaissance Academy
The New Renaissance Academy was started in 2003 as an after school tutoring and college preparation program. Tutoring is available for children 5 - 18+ in: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Study Skills, Phonics, Vocabulary, Test Prep, and SAT/PSAT/ACT preparation. Most individual subjects are covered as well. Contact Richard and Lori Hall at 256-874-5359 for more information.
http://newrenaissanceacademy.com

Testing
SAT/AP/PSAT
Info on SAT and PSAT tests. On-line regisrtation available. Practice items.
http://www.collegboard.com

ACT
Info on ACT test. On-line registration available. Practice items. On-line score reporting.
http://www.act.org

ACT Test Scoring Breakdown
http://www.rea.com/ftp/actch1intro.pdf

Colleges and Universities
Alabama A & M
http://www.aamu.edu

Auburn University
http://www.auburn.edu

Calhoun Community College
http://www.calhoun.edu

JF Drake State Technical College
http://www.dstc.cc.al.us

Samford University
http://www.samford.edu

Troy State University
http://www.troyst.edu

University of Alabama
http://www.ua.edu

University of Montevallo
http://www.montevallo.edu

University of South Alabama
http://www.southalabama.edu

Virginia College
http://www.vc.edu

Wallace State College at Hanceville
http://www.wallacestate.edu

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply online for Pell grants, government and state aid-based grants and scholarships, and qualify for federal loan progrms to finance your college education.
http://fafsa.com

College Source Online
AN ONLINE LIBRARY REPRESENTING 44,815 COLLEGE CATALOGS AND OVER 37,600,000 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS! This website provides access to full cover-to-cover, original-page format college catalogs with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. A subscription is required, and you may sign up for a free trial.
http://www.collegesource.org/

Career Guidance
Schools in the USA website
This website matches students with the college and university academic programs in which they are interested.
http://www.schoolsintheusa.com/

Considerations for Seniors When Choosing a College or University
(1) Affordability - How will you pay for college? (2) Location - How far or close to home do you want to be? (3) Environment - Is the college/university in a rural, suburban, or city environment? (4) Your Interests - College/University offerings in regard to academic majors, faculty-student ratio, fraternities/sororities, religious/military affiliation, rigor of academic programs, and reputation of the college/university (5) Can you get into the specific schools of your choice (medicine, business, education, nursing, pharmacy, law, dentistry, engineering, veterinary, etc.)? (6) Research your school choices (academic reputation and placement rate of graduates in specific occupational areas). (7) What are the ACT/SAT requirements, application and scholarship deadlines, and ancillary fees associated with the college/university? (8) What is the school policy regarding having a car on campus (some schools do not allow freshmen to have cars on campus the first year), living arrangements (dorms, apartments, gender-based/coed housing, etc.)? (9) Make a campus visit with your parents! (10) Choose, Apply, and Enroll!
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University of Alabama E-MAP Summer Program
The University of Alabama with the National Science Foundation is offering a new summer program to build math skills for students entering engineering, science, and math majors. E-MAP Engineering Math Advancement Program) is a 5-week summer residence class held on the Alabama campus, and it addresses math prerequisites for degrees that require higher math skills. Entering freshmen enrolled for engineering, science or math degrees at UA must take the math placement test to determine eligibility. For more information, Email kboykin@eng.ua.edu, phone (205) 348-4008, or visit the listed website.
http://emap.ua.edu

O*NET Occupational Network
This website provides detailed information for all occupational fields, including educational requirements, job descriptions, future occupational outlook/forecasts, and salary ranges. O*NET is considered as the primarly occupational information database in the United States.
http://www.onetonline.org/

UA Early College Information for Students and Parents
UA Early College Information
Who Can Apply?
All 10th-12th grade high school students with an overall 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply! Students may apply between the spring of their 10th grade year and the fall of their 12th grade year. Additionally, students may attend courses on the University of Alabama campus during the summer term. Students may earn up to 30 college hours by the time they graduate from high school, and these hours are offered at a prorated cost due to the fact that UA Early College provides automatic, built-in scholarships to UA Early College students as an enrollment incentive. This makes the basic cost per class no greater than the cost of a college course taken in the Alabama community/junior college system. Parents and students are required to attend an on-campus, weekend-length Gateway course (2.0 credit hours) upon entrance to the UA Early College program. Students receive a UA student ID card and gain access to the UA library system, professor communication, and all of UA's academic resources while in the program.
http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu/qa.html

UA Early College Information for Students and Parents
Who Can Apply?
All 10th-12th grade high school students with an overall 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply! Students may apply between the spring of their 10th grade year and the fall of their 12th grade year. Additionally, students may attend courses on the University of Alabama campus during the summer term. Students may earn up to 30 college hours by the time they graduate from high school, and these hours are offered at a prorated cost due to the fact that UA Early College provides automatic, built-in scholarships to UA Early College students as an enrollment incentive. This makes the basic cost per class no greater than the cost of a college course taken in the Alabama community/junior college system. Parents and students are required to attend an on-campus, weekend-length Gateway course (2.0 credit hours) upon entrance to the UA Early College program. Students receive a UA student ID card and gain access to the UA library system, professor communication, and all of UA's academic resources while in the program.
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