Seniors

Benson seniors! This page is for you. Here you can find information you need on graduating, internships, colleges, financial aid, and anything else senior-related. Remember to check that you meet all the graduation requirements and that you have a plan for after high school. Check out the Naviance Site and get started on college applications and scholarships!

Not sure what you should be doing right now? Use this handy Senior Task List!

Graduation Requirements:


Subject Credit Requirment
English 4 Credits
Mathematics 3 Credits
Science 3 Credits
Social Studies 3 Credits
Physical Education 1 Credits
Health Education 1 Credits
Fine Arts (or 3rd year WL) 1 Credits
Career and Tech Ed 3 Credits
World Language (same) 2 Credits
Other Electives 3 Credits

TOTAL CREDITS

24 CREDITS

Essential Skill Requirements: Reading and Writing and Math

Personal Ed Plan: Career Related Learning Experience, Resume, and Career Exploration

Online "Tutoring" Resources

Khan Academy - khanacademy.org

Students can make use of the extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Over 3400 videos, covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a disgestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

Webmath.com

This site allows you to enter equations and have it solve them and show you the solution! The automated problem solver may include some irrelevant information, but the sophistication of the site, at no charge, is pretty cool. The site covers a wide ranger of math subjects. I used it with some of my son's 7th grade algebra homework, and it was spot on.

Onlinemathlearning.com

This site provides helpful explanations and illustrations of math concepts in a wide range of math subjects. Some of their help pages include instructional videos.

Alleyoop.com

Alleyoop quicly understands how you learn and guides you to the stuff you need, featuring 1,000s of videos, practice quizzes and challenges from experts like National Science Foundation and NASA eClips™

Job Market and Career Research Sites


www.oregoncis.uoregon.edu user name = benson                                 password = techpep                                   OR use your own account.
www.pcc.edu/pavtec/pathways Good place to help you from your career interest
www.stepitupinc.org Find internships to get work experience
www.handsonportland.orgwww.volunteermatch.orgvolunteering and community service

Trades and Apprenticeships


www.pcc.edu/programs/apprenticeship/pre-trades.html Portland Community College apprenticeships
http://www.boli.state.or.us/BOLI/ATD/index.shtml Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries site
www.tradeswomen.net For women planning a career in the trades
www.stcventurescholars.org Scholarship for training programs lasting 1 to 3 years and leading to a career. For community college or trade school.

Colleges (Find and bookmark sites for your colleges you are applying to)


www.gocollege.com Very popular site for sorting college options
www.collegeboard.com Register for the SAT test. Track scores. Send scores to college. Search colleges and financial aid.
www.actstudent.org Similar site for the ACT test. Also has a career planner.
www.commonapp.org This "common application" is accepted by many colleges.
www.centerforstudentsuccess.org The NELA homepage.

Financial Aid for College


www.fafsa.ed.gov The free application for federal student aid. Required. Get your parents tax infor and file your fafsa as soon as you can after January 1st. You can start now using their fafsa forecaster.
www.getcollegefunds.org/Oregon Student Assistance Commission. Your master application for many scholarships and the electronic applicatoin (eapp). You must file this by March 1st.
www.finaid.org Detailed information about all types of aid and many related topics. Aid calculartor. Fafsa video and tax form match up.
www.nela.net/Centers/Pages/CenterHome.aspx -NELA branch. Covers many aspects of college.
www.fastweb.com Popular scholarship serach website. You can build a personal profile and this site will find matching scholarships. Make your own account.
www.ed.gov/funding.html US Department of Education guide to accessing money for college.
www.zinch.com Scholarship match, college sort tol. Make your own account.
http://wiche.edu/wue for colleges in the western US but outside Oregon.

Miscellaneous College Sites


Hispanic:www.hacu.net     www.hmccoregon.com
Asian:www.uspaacc.com/programs/college-scholarships
Native American:www.aihec.org     www.nayapdx.org/

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