College, Careers, and Curriculum

College Prep:
The home for information on the "other" test, the ACT Assessment. The ACT website provides valuable information about the ACT Assessment, including sample questions and test-taking strategies, an "Information for Parents" section with advice on choosing a college and applying for financial aid, a free online Financial Aid Need Estimator, and an online ACT registration page. Maintained by ACT, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa.
 
Register for the SAT...and find news, views, and practice do's (and don'ts) on preparing for the SAT and college application. Information and more for students, teachers, and parents. Brought to you by the people who bring you the SAT. Searchable.

CollegeNet provides interactive sections on college searching, scholarships and financial aid, college recruitment and resources, and virtual tours. Use ApplyWeb to apply to hundreds of colleges online! Sponsored by Universal Algorithms Inc.
  
FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page, provides a guide to student financial aid. It was created by Mark Kantrowitz, a noted financial aid and college planning author.

The expert staff of the MHS Department of School Counseling maintains this site of college prep links, New Jersey college links, career exploration links, and more.
This site provides information and resources for college preparation, selection, and application. Sponsored by Petersons, a Nelnet Company.
 
Use this US Department of Education site to access FAFSA and other college funding reasources. (BTW, FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid") With FAFSA on the Web, you can complete and submit an on-line aid application. Sponsored by the US Department of Education.
 
Career Links:

CareerOneStop is a comprehensive source of occupational and economic information to help you make informed career decisions. The Occupation Search section provides information on job descriptions, educational level requirements, and projected wages and trends...selected by occupation group and state. Maintained by US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

The College Board's Career Search helps you to investigate college majors and career profiles. Maintained by the College Board Online.

Facts on File Career Guidance Center
Choosing a career is a challenging decision. Many different professions can suit your skills, interests, and goals. Here you can learn about 94 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions to find the one right for you. 

Idealist
“Too many good ideas for making the world a better place go unheard or unrealized. Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration. …Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.” Find volunteer, internship, other opportunities with outreach or non-profit organizations. Sponsored by Action Without Borders.‚Äč
  
Search this online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The OOH provides vital information for over 250 different types of careers; including training, job outlook, earnings, and more. Maintained by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  
Occupation Explorer provides labor market information and employment opportunities for a host of occupations. You can search occupations, view employment & wage data by area.  Maintained by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Curriculum Links:

Facts on File Curriculum Resource Center
Curriculum Resource Center provides an electronic library of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This comprehensive collection features thousands of fact sheets, timelines, images, maps, full-color diagrams, experiments, math activities, and more.

EBSCO Explora - Educator's Edition
EBSCO's Explora - Educator's Edition is a tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.