Counseling & Support
Community Support & Resources
Local District Homeless Liaison
Karen Lesh: [email protected],
Ada & Canyon County Rescue Manual:
Eastern Idaho Community Resources:
North Idaho Community Resources:
Sliding Scale Medical Care:
Central District Health:
Idaho Care Line 2-1-1:
- Windows to our Children – by Violet Oaklander
- Movers, Dreamers, and Risk Takers – by Kevin J. Roberts. This book helps shed light on the positive side of ADHD.
- Brain Rules – by John Medina
- Inspirational Quotes – Values.com
- Boys Adrift – by Leanard Sax, Five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men.
- The Gift of Fear – by Gavin de Becker about survival signals that protect us from violence.
- Kitchen Table Wisdom – by Rachel Naomi Remen MD. Stories that heal.
- Strengthening Your Stepfamily – by Elizabeth Einstein
- The Mind Body Prescription – by John E. Sarno MD. healing the body healing the pain.
- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul – 101 stories of life, love, and learning.
Tough Love A non-profit organization dedicated to providing ongoing education and support through empowering parents and youth to accept responsibility for their actions.
Because I Love You BILY, a non-profit organization that provides support for parents with troubled children of any age.
Family Education Parenting information on raising teens, family challenges and discipline.
Idaho Care Line 2-1-1 A free, statewide community information and referral service.
Drug & Alcohol Information
High School Seniors Resources
Next Steps Idaho
Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a career technical program, or the military, we’re here to help. Find more information about your Next Steps here: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/
Scholarship & Grant Information
- Idaho Scholarships – Idaho Department of Education’s scholarship information
- PGA Scholarship Program – Awarded on academic achievement, community & extracurricular activities, leadership, & contributions to the game of golf
- Scholarship Opportunities; CWI – Search engine
- Abbott & Fenner Scholarship – Essay Contest (500-100 words, 11-12th grades)
- AES Scholarship – Essay Contest (500-1000 words, 9-12th grades)
- Alert Magazine Scholarship – Essay Contest (650-800 words, 12th grade)
- BSU “CAMP” Scholarship – (12th grade students of migrant or seasonal farm workers, accepted at BSU)
- Buckle Up for Bobby Scholarships – (12th grade)
- Fondo Futuro Scholarship – (12th grade students of Hispanic ethnicity, any college, university, trade school)
- Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund – (12th grade students of military personnel who have become permanently disabled in the line of duty)
- Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships – (12th grade)
- ITT Opportunity Scholarship – (12th grade)
- McDonald’s Scholarship Program – (9th – 12th, McDonald’s employees only – you can contact your employer also)
- Odenza Vacations Scholarship – Essay Contest (ages 17-24)
- SportQuest “Playing with Purpose” Scholarship – (12th grade, Faith-based scholarships for athletes at varsity level in one or more sport)
- Fastweb! – Scholarship search engine
- College Tools – Tools developed by the Department of Education to help students and families choose a college that’s the best fit for them
- U.S. Department of Education – Scholarship search engine
- Bigfuture Scholarship Search – Scholarship search engine
- FAFSA – Need help paying for college, fill out the free financial aid application.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook – This is nationally recognized guide that is updated every two years and can help assist you in making decisions about your future career.
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter – This is 70 question inventory that can help you discover your personality type, which can then help lead you to discover what careers you are most interested in.
- Idaho Career Information System – CIS is a helpful tool where you may explore many different careers, training, and education programs. You will also have access to various types of assessments pertaining to financial aid/scholarships, schools, and occupations.
Senior To-Do List
- Start your senior year by finalizing your college list.
- Now that you have an idea of where you want to go, visit prospective colleges and get a feel for the campuses.
- Consider options for early action and your recommendation letters.
- Register for required tests, it’s your last chance to take the SAT, ACT, or SAT subject tests!
- Fill out and complete your college applications before the deadlines arrive.
- Make an appointment with your guidance counselor to ensure all your colleges get what they need.
- Start working on your college application essay; it’s a crucial part of your application.
- Explore your prospective schools’ financial aid requirements to plan your college budget.
- Schedule your college interviews to finish up the admissions process.
- Complete your FAFSA so you can get the most possible financial assistance for college.
- Cross everything off this post-application checklist.
- Continue your hunt for scholarships and apply for scholarships.
- Once you’ve received all of your responses from colleges, make your final decision!
- Verify your financial aid before you make any college budget decisions.
- Follow our last admissions checklist: Send your final transcripts to your college and meet housing deadlines.
- Prepare for your AP exams and complete your AP tests before summer.
- Cross everything off your graduation checklist and graduate!
- Start your last ever high school summer job.
- Attend your college’s summer orientation to get the lay of the land before school starts.
- Apply for student housing and get matched with a great roommate.
- There’s no time to waste, being preparing for your college coursework now.
- Get ready for a new world of student organizations, on-campus living, and college life by learning more about what your school has to offer.