Thursday, October 18, 2018


Cost: $110 for general registration, 20% discount for children of UM employees and for students receiving free and reduced lunch.
• Includes lunch and a snack
• Covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing
• Each participant will receive a copy of the official ACT Test Prep book, a math review card and other goodies

Register today at
Questions? Contact Sarah Hendren at 205-665-6077 or

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

College App Week - Participating Schools APP Fee Waiver

College App Week - Participating Schools APP Fee Waiver

Alabama Department of Education Sponsored College Application Week is October 29-November 2.  Students that apply to participating colleges and universities during College app week, can get application fees waived.  The attached list includes all colleges and universities that are participating in waiving Application Fees during College App Week.
Click HERE for list of colleges and universities!


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Get Cash for College: A Webinar for High School Seniors and Their Families

Get Cash for College: A Webinar for High School Seniors and Their Families

When: Thursday, October 18, at 7pm!
Who: This webinar is for high school seniors and their families from across Alabama
Why: To learn how to get financial aid to pay for academic and technical credentials after high school.
How: To join the Facebook LIVE event, go to at 7pm on October 18. The stream will appear at the top of the page once it begins.
You will learn:
  • How to file your FAFSA on or the new mobile app, myStudentAid.
  • Which papers and documents you will need to complete the FAFSA.
  • About different types of financial aid and what you use it to pay for.

Learn more and let us know if you’ll join us at our Facebook Event Page, and don’t forget to tune in to @CashforCollegeAL on October 18 at 7pm!

Information for Duke Summer Session for High School Students 2019 programs is now available!  Choose from three transformative programs next summer:
Summer College – A four-week, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th– 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.

Summer Academy – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.

Accelerated STEM Academy
– A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, tours of Duke’s research facilities, faculty lectures, and workshops.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018



Join us at OGHS today from 1-6 to get help from BSCC completing your FAFSA!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Explorer Post with Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency!

Explorer Post with Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency!

What: Students in this program will interact with a variety of agencies throughout Jefferson County, including Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS, and the National Weather Service. In addition to learning about a variety of career options, participants will train for certification as an emergency response unit that can be called into service to support the EMA in carrying out its mission in times of community crisis.
When:  Thursday, October 11th, 6:30 p.m
Where:  Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters (located at 709 19th Street North 35203 – in the basement of the Jefferson County Courthouse)

You can help better prepare for our Open House by letting us know if you plan to attend.  You can reply to us by email at or you can call our office at 205-254-2039.

For more information go to and click on the Exploring Icon.
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FAFSA Mobile Form

FAFSA Mobile Form:

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The 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is available—and with it, we’re making history. Students can complete and submit the FAFSA form using their phones by accessing the redesigned or downloading the new myStudentAid mobile app.

Why does mobile matter? A mobile-ready FAFSA form means students can apply for federal student aid from virtually anywhere, using nothing more than the phone in their pocket.

To fill out the FAFSA form, students can simply:
-Download the myStudentAid app (iOS or Android) and fill it out from a mobile device, or
-Visit and fill out the form using the device of their choice, including a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Tommy Smith Scholarship

The Tommy Smith Scholarship

Who Can Enter for the Tommy Smith $1000 Scholarship?

     -Current college or university students
     -High school seniors who have been accepted into a college or university

What is the Deadline to Enter?

-May 31, 2019 How to Enter?
     -To enter for a chance to receive the $1000 Tommy Smith Scholarship you have to write an essay
  answering, If you could start any business while in college or afterward what would it be and why?

Click HERE to Apply!


Friday, September 21, 2018

Military Academy Nominations

Military Academy Nominations:

     -Age - 17
     -US Citizen
     -3 Letters of Recommendation

Deadline: 11/2/2018

Click HERE for more details.

Smith Scholarship Program

Smith Scholarship Program

The Smith Scholarship Foundation Program is an Accountability Scholarship Program providing assistance to High School Seniors who have “given back” to their community through volunteer activities or by caring for family while overcoming financial and personal challenges.




-Proof of Filing FASFA must be submitted with SSF Scholarship Application.

Click the link below for more Information.


Senior Trip to UAB/JefCoEd College Fair

Senior Trip to UAB/JefCoEd College Fair

All Seniors attending the College Fair:

-Lunch is $8, Please pay Mrs. Harris before Thursday, September 27th.

-If you have not turned in a permission slip form, turn that into the Counseling Office ASAP.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship

Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, Wendy’s will be awarding over $60,000 in college scholarships.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes two winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.
  • 90 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship
  • Eight National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship
  • Two National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.
Click on the link below for more information and to apply.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Troy University Student /Parent Night

UWA Preview Days

UWA Preview Days:

2018 Preview Days will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 and Saturday, November 10, 2018. For additional information, please visit UWA's Preview Day webpage.

Tentative Preview Day Schedule :
-10:00 AM Check In

-10:30 AM Welcome
-10:45 PM UWA Essentials

-11:30 AM Academic Session

-12:00 PM Campus Tour

-1:00 PM Lunch

-2:00 PM UWA Football Game

We hope to see you soon! Contact the UWA Admissions Office at 1-800-621-8044 for more information.
Click HERE to Register.

SAT Test Info:

SAT Test Info:

Click HERE to read the Student Brochure.

Samford Preview Days

Samford Preview Days

Experience life at Samford during one of our Preview Days! We can’t wait for you to explore campus with student tour guides, talk with students and faculty in your academic interest area and meet other prospective students as you envision life at Samford.

Register at:

Fall Senior Preview Days
September 15 - Register

October 13 - Register