Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology College & Career Center
Events & Important Dates
Tuesday, September 29th at 11am - Virtual (Zoom) Information Session with UNR! Email Mrs. Ginn at Heather.Ginn@WashoeSchools.net for RSVP
Wednesday, September 30th at 10:45 to 11:25am: Virtual (Zoom) Information Session with TMCC! Email Mrs. Ginn at Heather.Ginn@WashoeSchools.net for RSVP
Nevada Promise Scholarship is available until October 31st. Click here to start your application. Note: It's a good idea to apply to the community college you plan to attend, like TMCC, before applying to Nevada Promise. See Mrs. Ginn in the Compass if you have questions. :)
Oct. 5th through Oct. 9th: FASTOBER at TMCC - Get help from the experts at TMCC! FASTOBER is virtual and reservation times will fill up fast! Click here to view the flyer!
Wednesday, October 14th at 10:45 to 11:25am: Virtual (Zoom) Information Session with TMCC! Email Mrs. Ginn at Heather.Ginn@WashoeSchools.net for RSVP
Wednesday, October 21: WACAC’s Annual College Fair
WACAC’s Annual College Fairs provides students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country and beyond. Visit WACA's web page for the schedule.
October 31: Nevada Promise Scholarship is closed.
Fall 2020 Test Dates for ACT -
Visit https://www.act.org/content/act/en.html. Testing locations: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/test-center-locator.html
Fall 2020 Test Dates for SAT -
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines . Testing locations:
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.
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.
Learn about No Essay scholarships, click here.
Visit the AACT Scholarship web page- last updated September 17. 2020.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
UNR and TMCC Applications
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
How to Apply for an FSA ID
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Watch the video below for further information.