Students should register for the ACT College Admissions Exam as soon as they are ready upon entering the 9th grade. The College and Career Readiness Program will help students to prepare for this exam. Students who are eligible could receive the exam for free; see your school counselor for more details.
The College and Career Readiness Program is available to all FSPS students in 9-12 grade. The student must be registered for the ACT and then sign up for the free class by click here. During these study sessions, students receive free materials for studying for the ACT exam, participate in career exploration activities, listen to guest speakers, and visit a college campus.
The Arkansas Works website is a free career planning tool for both students and parents. Students create accounts in the Career Development class in the 8th grade. They participate in an interest inventory, skills assessment, and works value assessment. There is information about colleges, careers, and various other subjects. Parents can create their own account as well.
Tasseltime is another great resource for both students and parents. The login information is available in the counseling office or media center of each school.
Western Arkansas Technical Center is another way for students to become college and career ready by taking career specific courses. The WATC classes are free and allow students to take college credited courses while still in high school.