College Planning

Preparing for the next steps after high school can seem daunting.  This section will provide useful information, presentations, and links for those wanting to continue their education after high school.  However, parents and students are advised to also check out Naviance Family Connections for the most up-to-date scholarship lists and resources.  As always, please feel free to contact your students' CCR Counselor for further information and details.

College Events

Please continue to check this page for future info about college events!  The events are also shared out via Naviance!

Paying for College Info:  Click HERE for info about scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.

Medical Assistant Info:  Looking to work in this field.  Check out the information found HERE.

Accredited Colleges Data Based:  Search HERE for a list of 3,539 accredited learning institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and other accreditation agencies.

 

Want to Reduce the Cost of College?

The John Baylor College Prep Show:  Along with implementing a new ACT Test prep program at DPHS, we want to make you aware of the other college planning resource.  Click HERE to see the webisodes!  

Also, consider the following:

- Earning course credit through Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs):
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/college-for-free/your-guide-to-pla-credit-popular-exams-online-schools-that-accept-them/

- Guide to selected online programs in a range of subject areas (e.g. Accounting, Engineering, etc.) from reputable schools, with low cost per credit hour:
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/

- Over 10,000 words of advice and insights into competency-based education. MOOCs, PLAs and other independent-learning opportunities are becoming the new "course credits," and that all students (regardless of age!) can earn a quality degree at an affordable price:
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/blog/competency-based-education-why-moocs-and-independent-learning-are-tomorrows-course-credits/

More Planning Resources?

Looking for an online college?  Consider the following:

- 2 College Tips in 2 Minutes Videos

Best Colleges:  http://www.bestcolleges.com/ is an online website that will help you search for colleges that match your goals.

For Hispanic Students:  Affordable Colleges Online has a new guide to higher education and financial aid for Hispanic students.   Click:  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/making-college-affordable-online-guide-for-hispanic-students/

A guide to higher education in Ohio and other college resources on OEDb.org. Click here: http://oedb.org/ohio/

CollegeXpress:  Lots of different resources available for college exploration can be found HERE.

I'm First is an organization that seeks to bring free college counseling to first-generation college-bound students across the country through InstaEDU. All registered students on ImFirst.org—nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity's online community providing first-generation, low-income college students with inspiration, information, and support on the path to and through college—are eligible to receive two free hours of on-demand college counseling on InstaEDU.  Go to Imfirst.org for more information.

Zinch  is a free service for college-bound high school students looking to find and pay for best-fit colleges. Goto Zinch.com for more information.

 

 

Financial Aid Night

This years event date and time will be posted shortly.  In the meantime, view a previous year's program  HERE. Also, click HERE to be taken to the FAFSA site. 

You can also follow this link to learn about affordable online colleges and unversities:  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/ohio/ 

You can also get access to information that was presented at last year's College Goal Sunday event by going to:  http://www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org/index.html

 

Academic Planning at DPHS

These links will help guide the student and family toward being fully prepared for college.  Students should be accomplishing specific tasks at different grade levels in order to have a well-rounded college application ready for submission.  Please click the links below for this important information.

Click on the topic headings listed below to be taken directly to that section:

Scholarships

Summer Programs

Presentations

Applying for College

Important Forms & Websites

 

Scholarship Info

Parents and Students,  
Students receive information on current scholarships via their Naviance Family Connections account. Their account is the most updated reference point.  If you are curious as to what is available, please ask your student to log in with you.  

Note: Scholarships are available via Deer Park Board of Education. Interested seniors can obtain copies from Mr. Hubbard or Ms. Madden.

 

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Summer Programs & Opportunities

Colleges offer programming in the summer that allow students to try out areas of study.  At the top of this list is the info we are receiving about currently offered programs.  Below is a list of events that were held last year and may be promoted again this year.  Check them out!

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Miami University's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member.   Click HERE for more details.

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Duke University has already started advertising for next year's summer youth program.  Info found at:   http://www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth/

The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders (TL2), a highly competitive 3-week summer program for high school students, grades 10-12.  During the program, students will:
Tour several highly successful Cincinnati companies such as: Luxottica and Ethicon - a Johnson & Johnson Company, Kings Island, and Cincinnati Reds.
Earn college economics credit in only three weeks!
Network with current UC students who can give advice and tips for a successful  college experience.
Meet other high school students around the region that have similar interest.
Program Dates:  June 8, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Application Deadline*:  May 26, 2015
Go to: www.economicscenter.org/TL2 to apply.

Miami University Hamilton:  Hosting a Summer Workshop called Play-To-Cure to be held at Miami University-Hamilton Campus.  Learn how to create Apps to promote health care!   See your Counselor for info!

University of Cincinnati:  The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders (TL2), a highly competitive 3-week summer program for high school students, grades 10-12.  During the program, students will:

Tour several highly successful Cincinnati companies such as: Luxottica and Ethicon - a Johnson & Johnson Company, Kings Island, and Cincinnati Reds.
Earn college economics credit in only three weeks!
Network with current UC students who can give advice and tips for a successful  college experience.
Meet other high school students around the region that have similar interest.
Talk with college admission representatives.
Got to http://www.economicscenter.org/media/482945/fy15_tl2_flyer.pdf for more info.

Cincinnati State Free Classes!  Check of Cincinnati State's free opportunity to take some free classes at http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/pages/3-and-a-book

Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp:  June 7th - 12th!  Info and registration at www.ohioforest.org

Duke University:  Duke University has extended its application deadline to the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students until May 1, 2015.  Go to http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy for more info. 

Teen Ambassador Board:  The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is once again accepting applications for our Teen Ambassador Board. The Teen Ambassador Board is an excellent opportunity for your rising high school juniors and seniors to engage in law and government. Students will have the opportunity to solve issues affecting Ohio’s teens, work with our Assistant Attorneys General, attend regional events, and much more.  The application can also be found here:http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/…/2014-15-TAB-Applicatio…. Again, all rising juniors and seniors are welcome to apply, and applications are due by April 30.

Camp Cardiac:  Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Cardiac Cincinnati 2015!  Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in 22 cities nationwide, is a 1-week summer day camp open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. Students may learn more and apply by visiting www.campcardiac.org.

The Ohio State University Presents the Buckeye Vet Prep Camp

June 14th - 19th and open to all HS students.  Info can be found at vet.osu.edu/VetCamp

Xavier University:  The High School Junior Program provides students the opportunity to select one of our freshman level classes and attend class along with other college students, except the HS Junior pays a discounted tuition rate—$80 per credit hour.  Same academic instruction, lower tuition rate! Students can earn college credit that can be applied to Xavier or any other college.  

The application process is open with a soft deadline of March 23, 2015.  Info found at: http://www.xavier.edu/summer/high-school-programs/
 

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s Policy Committee is seeking a student representative to join the committee.  This is a unique opportunity for a high school junior or senior to see first hand how a government agency works, while learning more about Hamilton County environmental issues.  Check out the flier here!

 

We will continue to post summer 2015 programs and opportunities.  The CCR Department wants you to be aware of these  awesome opportunities!  You can also take a look at some of the 2014 program listed in the link below and try doing some early contacting to see if they we be offered again!

Summer 2014 Opportunities

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Presentations

The presentations linked below can help you navigate the world of college applications, financial aid, and AP/Dual Enrollment classes.  Please click the links below to learn more about these important topics.

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Applying for College

Many colleges and universities use the Common Application for their admissions process (this should be confirmed by the student when considering a specific college or university).  Click on the links below to read about the Common Application and be directed to the Common Application Website.

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Important Forms and Websites

The links below will provide you with forms and lists to assist with the college planning process. 

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