MPHS Counseling Office

Oregon GEAR UP

Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High School has been fortunate to receive an Oregon Gear Up grant.  The goal of Oregon Gear Up "is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary programs."  We have partnered with Gear Up to help us create a "College Going Environment" for our students.  Through the Gear Up grant we have been able to offer a wide variety of activities for our students including: career day, college campus visits, college application week, and much more.

Check out the Oregon Gear Up website for valuable information about college readiness!                 


Seniors planning to apply for scholarships and to colleges need to apply for their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This application determines if you are eligible for grants, work study, student loans, or parent loans.  Many private scholarships now require that you complete your FAFSA in order to apply.  This application requires tax information for both student and parents.  All students and parents that plan to apply must go online and file for a FAFSA ID prior to being allowed to file the FAFSA.  The FAFSA application opens October 1st.  It is important that it gets filed by November.  Filing the FAFSA early will ensure that students get their student aid money in time for fall term courses.  It also lets them know how much money they will receive for aid and scholarships so that they can make a decision about which school to attend.  We will be doing activities September 27th-30th in advisory to assist students with getting FAFSA IDs.  They will need their social security numbers to do this.  We will also be holding a workshop to help parents and students fill out the FAFSA on October 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the counseling office.  Pizza will be provided!                                                                                         


Jessica Nickerson
Fax: 541-572-1269