Check out colleges in the area and discover if they’re right for you. Students can pick up a college visitation form from the office before going to a college visitation. During the school year, juniors may use one day and seniors may use two days for these visitations. Students must complete the college visitation form and turn it into the office in order for the absence to be excused.
Colleges Near Apollo
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University/Lima Campus
Rhodes State College
University of Northwestern Ohio
College Credit Plus
If juniors are interested in participating in College Credit Plus during their senior year, they must see their home school district counselor prior to February of that school year for information and intent forms.
Lima/Allen County College Access
A representative is at Apollo weekly and is available to meet with students or parents about the college planning process and assist them in filling out the FAFSA. Call our Student Services office at 419-998-2921 to set up an appointment or students can visit the Student Services office during the school day.
Visit these two resources to learn more
*Scholarship opportunities are also shared with Apollo students through their Schoology account.
Each year millions of dollars are awarded to high school seniors planning on attending college the following fall. Scholarships are awarded nationally, locally, and by school district. Below we have listed some good websites to help you in your search for national scholarships. We also have included a list of some local scholarships available as well. In many instances, Apollo does not receive information on local scholarships and those specifically given only to students from a particular school district. So, we strongly encourage you to speak with your home school guidance counselor and check the guidance portion of your home school’s websites. Direct links to each member district’s guidance site are listed below.
Remember to be sure to check with any organization or company of which you and/or your parent(s) are affiliated. Many companies or unions have scholarship opportunities available for children of employees. In addition, if you as a student are employed, don’t forget to check with your employer. Many student employers have scholarship money available. For example, there are a number of scholarships for individuals who have worked as a golf caddie, etc. Also, be sure to explore scholarships in the following categories: Banks, churches, credit unions, clubs, unions, and volunteer organizations.
National Scholarship Search Engines
Fast Web – This web site offers you personalized matching for scholarships to your unique profile. It also has links to millions of available scholarships worth billions of dollars. New scholarships are added every day, all year long.
College Answer – Your search will provide access to an award database that contains more than 2.9 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars. The database is expanded and updated daily. Sallie Mae’s search combines superior search technology with highly accurate scholarship information.
United Negro College Fund – You can use this site to search through hundreds of scholarship and grant programs administered by the United Negro College Fund. You will have access to both UNCF scholarships and scholarships administered by many other organizations. Use the advanced search feature to find a scholarship program that matches your academic interests and career goals.
Adventures In Education – Provides a web site and other free resources to students, parents, counselors, and educators. AIE encourages individuals to discover and pursue educational opportunities.
More Opportunities – Our goal is to help you quickly and easily find and learn more about traditional colleges, online colleges, career schools, and/or graduate schools which best meet your individual educational needs.
Take the ACT for FREE!
Students now take the ACT for free in the spring of their junior year in high school.
How do students benefit from taking the ACT?
- The ACT is universally accepted for college admission.
- The ACT is curriculum-based. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
- The ACT is more than a test. The ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a student profile section that provides a comprehensive profile of a student’s work in high school and his or her future plans.
Register for the ACT
Any student currently receiving a free or reduced lunch is eligible to take the ACT at no charge. Fee waiver forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be signed by one of our counselors.
Preparing for the ACT
A free student preparation booklet available from most high schools and colleges includes test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt with sample essays. This PDF is 80 pages and 1,075KB. It’s FREE, so please take advantage of this resource.
ACT Practice on Ohio Means Jobs website.
www.4tests.com – For students who need to know what to expect and where to start.
www.number2.com – Offers math practice sessions that adapt to each student’s ability level.