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! http://gearup.ous.edu/
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