Guidance

ACT

Registering for the ACT is quick, easy, and may be completed online.
Before you can register for the ACT, you will need to create your free ACT Web account at www.actstudent.org. This account allows you to:

  • Register for the ACT
  • Change your Test Option, Test Date, or Test Center
  • Add, change, or delete college choices
  • Recieve e-mail updates from ACT about your registration
  • View your scores and score report at no charge
  • Request and pay for score reports to addition colleges after you test

The Oak Ridge High School ACT Code is 262-470.

View the ACT website for testing dates, fees, test centers, etc. www.act.org/

Practice for ACT by clicking HERE

If you have further questions, contact your school counselor.

PSAT/SAT

Contact the school counselor regarding application for the SAT. The Oak Ridge High School SAT Code is 262-470.

View the PSAT / SAT website for testing dates, fees, test centers, etc. HERE

Graduation Requirements

A Total of 24 Units are Required for Graduation. Click here for more information.

A+ Program

Oak Ridge High School has been selected by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as an A+ School. The A+ Schools grant provides the opportunity and funding for Oak Ridge to make basic changes designed to guide students in a rigorous program of academics and technical education that will prepare them for the workplace, post-secondary vocation/technical training, or community college education. Learn More

FAFSA

It is the time of year to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for those attending college.  Beware of sites like FAFSA.com or websites that take advantage of a typo, for example FASFA. These sites will collect your personal information for their own use and may even charge you money to do so! Scams such as this are called typosquatting. These websites depend on the user making a typographical error such as a misspelling or incorrect phrasing. They also take advantage of a simple mistake such as .com versus .gov.

Any time you utilize a website that requires personal information, double check to ensure you access the correct site. Watch for signs the website isn't legitimate, such as charging for a free service. When using a search engine don't automatically choose the first site in the search results. You may also want to bookmark sites that will be used again. 

Click here for authentic FAFSA site.

Scholarship Opportunities

Cape County Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship for those who intend to study agriculture or a related field - Must be a member of Farm Bureau - see Mr. Witvoet for applications.

Buick Achievers Scholarship for high interest in engineering, design or technology - Deadline February 29, 2016 - go HERE for application.

SEMO Teachers Association Scholarship for aspiring professional teachers - Deadline March 1, 2016 - see Mr. Witvoet for applications.

Arnsberg Farmers Mutual Insurance Scholarship - Deadline March 1, 2016 - applications are in the high school office.

Cape County Rotary Club $1000 Scholarship - Deadline March 1, 2016 - see Mr. Witvoet for applications.

MFA $2000 Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2016 - see Mr. Witvoet for applications.

First State Community Bank for an interest in business and/or banking careers as well as leadership - Deadline March 15, 2016 -see Mr. Witvoet for applications.

Oak Ridge Teacher Education $500 Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2016 - applications are in the high school office.

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - Deadline June 30, 2016 - go HERE for application. 

Additional Resources

ACT

Career Resource Center

College Board

College Net

College View

EdPhysician

FAFSA

Financial Aid

Medical/Health Care Jobs Page

The Monster Board

Nursing Net

Peterson's Education Center

Scholarship Search

Southeast Missouri State University

The Student Guide: Financial Aid, U.S. Dept. of Education

Student Loans

United States Department of Education