Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology College & Career Center
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.
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
Spring Break - March 16th - March 27th
April 15th - TMCC Accuplacer Testing in the Compass Career Center 8am to 10:30am
May 20th - Scholarships and Awards Ceremony 6pm at AACT
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.
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.
Learn about No Essay scholarships, click here.
Scholarships are added weekly to the AACT Scholarship web page!
Community Foundation of Western Nevada – Due dates vary depending on scholarship (2/10-4/30/20)
Multiple scholarships are available. Review now and see what you are eligible for. Interested in Medical School, are you an athlete, pursing teaching degree, want to work in the field of geriatrics, or maybe you are interested in an AA degree or certificate from a vocational school. There are many open scholarship opportunities listed at https://nevadafund.org/scholarships/.
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.
NEVADA FUND SCHOLARSHIPS: Open to all seniors from Northern Nevada High Schools. Application deadlines vary. Click here for more information and to apply.
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.
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.