Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology Compass Career Center
Events & Important Dates
June 12th at 8:30am, AACT Graduation
Join AACT Career Center Remind Groups
To join the Senior AACT Career Center Remind group, go to https://www.remind.com/join and type in "2022aact" in the Find Your Class text box. When you type in your information be sure to use your full name because I check the names in Infinite Campus.
Washoe County School District: Review your transcript to ensure accuracy and that you are meeting college requirements, Visit https://washoeschoolsnv.scriborder.com/ to request high school transcript. It takes 10 business days to receive copies after the request.
TMCC Transcript Request Form: https://nshe.onbaseonline.com/FormsAppNet/UnityForm.aspx?key=UFKey
What Are Your Goals for the Year?
Each student should be familiar with their goals, or at least what they should be achieving with each academic year. Use the links below to learn what every student should be working toward as they move through high school.
EBSCO Learning Express
The state subscribes to some great databases and Learning Express is great for access anytime, anywhere to college and career readiness information like AP, ACT, and SAT practice tests, information regarding pretty much any occupation (level of education needed, job descriptions, and more,) resume writing tips, etc.
Visit https://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/learningexpresslibrary/libraryhome to register. NOTE: The first time you log in and register, you must be using a school district computer.
Sending ACT Scores
You can have your ACT scores sent to other colleges and scholarship agencies, even after you test. Requests are processed after your tests have been scored and all scores for your test option—the ACT or the ACT with writing.
Go to ACT,org to send your ACT scores.
Dual Credit Courses
WCSD students may enroll in a course at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Sierra Nevada College (SNC), Western Nevada College (WNC), or University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and receive both high school and college credit. Click here for the district’s page on dual credit opportunities, with information on how to apply, and a list of the dozens of college courses recognized by WCSD as offering dual credit. If the link is broken go to www.washoeschools.net and search for “dual credit.”
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and FSA ID
An FSA ID is a username and password that gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm .
You and a parent or guardian must have you own FSA ID before starting your FAFSA application.
The new 2022-23 FAFSA form will be available on October 1, 2021! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage.
After you have submitted your FAFSA:
What is a Parent Plus Loan?
Direct PLUS Loans are federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for college or career school. PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
Didn't Get Enough Financial Aid For College? You Can Ask For More Money
A student's financial aid package might not be enough to cover their costs because of the way the federal aid system is set up: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA — the form which determines a student's eligibility for financial aid for college — uses tax data from two previous tax years. So what do you do?
Nevada Career Explorer
Start your career exploration by setting up an account with Nevada Career Explorer! Go to https://wcsd.nv.headed2.com . Note: You will need to sign up for this program on the WCSD network. Once your account is established at the AACT building, you can log in anywhere. :) Questions? Email Ms. Ginn .
Learn about No Essay scholarships, click here.
Visit the AACT Scholarship web page- last updated June 7, 2021.
Nevada Promise Scholarship is due October 31st!
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): With WUE, out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools, compared with nonresident rates that can exceed 300% of in-state rates. Go to WUE.
Scholarships for Early Education by Early Discovery, Childhood EDU: This web site it a resource for student seeking careers in early childhood education and teaching careers. Click here to learn more about scholarships for certifications, associates degrees and bachelors degree in education.
Local Scholarship List 2020-21: This list is for students graduating from either Nevada, Northern Nevada or Washoe County. The dates may change each year, but check the organizational websites to find the new application dates.
UNR, TMCC and UNLV Applications
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) - If you would like to apply to go to UNR, click here for the application. Last day to apply is June 1st, 2021.
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) - If you would like to apply to go to TMCC, click here for the application.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) - If you would like to apply to UNLV, click here for the application. Last day to apply is June 1st, 2021.
AP Exams for UNR and TMCC Credit
Hybrid Five Courses at TMCC
College & Career Center Location
AACT Compass (Career Center & Library)
380 Edison Way, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 327-3920 ext. 35516
Compass Career Center and Library
The College & Career Center (CCC) is located in AACT's Library (Compass) before school, after school, during lunch, during their free period or with teacher permission (a pass). Students can use the CCC for studying, homework, computer use, and research. The CCC provides assistance for college applications, finding scholarships, registering for the ACT/SAT, resumes and filling out the FAFSA. There is also information about various colleges, the ACT/SAT, the FAFSA, scholarship and job searches and military. Parents are also welcome! Have a career or college question? Email Mrs. Ginn here.
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.