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 the 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.


The ACT multiple-choice tests are based on what you're learning.  The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Every day you attend class you are preparing for the ACT. The harder you work in school, the more prepared you will be for the test.  Check the admission requirements of the colleges you are applying to in order to see if they require or accept the ACT.                                              


Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.                                                                                                                      


The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education.  Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High uses CIS to help meet the Oregon career related graduation standards.