Walled Lake Central-Outside Resources and Tutoring
Outside Resources & Tutoring
The WLCS Counseling Department acknowledges families who are seeking assistance in various areas. WLCS provides this information as a source for families to consider when looking for resources. WLCS does not endorse nor receive benefits from any of the agencies listed. WLCS encourages families to thoroughly research potential agencies and programs.
Interesting Articles to Read
Click on the links below to read interesting (short) articles that are of relevance for all teens and their parents.
Five Steps to Good Decision Making
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Teen Dating Contract
Ten Mistakes Parents Make with Teens
Help Ignite Your Teen's Strengths
Grades Are In and I'm Concerned
Parent Hosting Teenage Parties MUST READ THIS!
Concerned About Grades
I Need Help Studying
Cyberbullying-What is it??
Talking to Your Kid about Drugs & Alcohol
Signs & Symptoms of Drug Use
How to Handle High School Stress
Beware of 10 Common Test Taking Mistakes
Handling Test Stress
Taking Notes the Right Way
The Internet has a wealth of information for college bound students and their parents. It is possible to access just about any type of information related to college – the only problem you may have is not enough time to use all the sites! Below is a sampling of a few of the best sites in various categories. This should get you started, and will lead you to many links that can provide more information. Remember that you can always type in the name of a college or university in the ‘search’ box of AOL, Dogpile, Yahoo, AltaVista, etc. Colleges will often put their entire catalog on the web for you to review, along with all the admission and financial aid information you will need.
For General College information:
Brain Track - A comprehensive directory of United States colleges and universities, since 1996.
Collegeboard - This is home page of the College Board and contains a wealth of information for students, parents, counselors, teachers, admission staff, financial aid officers, etc. Links to the various programs College Board offers, including a college search engine, PSAT, SAT I &II, Advanced Placement testing, financial aid information, SAT prep., and much more. There is an “SAT Question of the Day” to help prepare daily for SAT tests.
Collegelink - Computerized application information, great stories about the college search written by students, financial aid information, etc.
College View - Not as complete as the CollegeView propriety program that many high schools purchase, but a good sample of multimedia college tours, a searchable database, and financial aid help.
Sourcepath - The college guides and aid home page – this site offers ranking and “star” evaluations of college admissions and financial aid resources.
My College Guide - College Guide with electronic links to colleges and admissions advice for students.
College Express - Admissions advice, search engine, financial aid advice, etc.
FIHE - Foundation for Independent Higher Education – college search for private colleges, admissions information, more
Campus Tours - Hundreds of schools’ interactive virtual tours.
Review.com - The Princeton Review, including an interactive counselor, ratings, etc.
Petersons - College search, admissions information, test prep, more. Lots of links.
US News - The famous list of ratings! Some critics do not agree with the criteria used, but this list makes big news every year. Pick a college and you can compare up to three others side by side to see the differences. Also test prep, admissions information, and more
NACAC - National Association for College Admission Counseling – student and parent information page, and a good place to find listings of national college fairs.
U.S. Department of Education - “Easy Access for Students and Institutions.” Collection of links that range from pre-college planning to repayment of loans.
embark.com - Another college search engine that surveys what you are looking for and generates a list of schools that meet your criteria.
ecola.com - Online researcher – can link to a college locator by state.
College Confidential - Extensive college-related articles, book reviews, recommendations, and forums.
College Possible - Introductory site for planning, choosing and paying for college.
For specific college information (by state or interest area):
Go to individual college and university homepages. You may also want to go to:
NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics regulation site. Gives information on how athletic scholarships work and how to qualify
Security on Campus.org - This page covers over 1,500 campuses and lists material from FBI crime reports and independent crime reports in neighborhoods surrounding colleges. Also links to many campus police department websites.
Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Student Loans
Remember to check with the Financial Aid office of each the colleges or universities you are interested in. They can help you get answers to specific questions. For general information, try:
Scholarships4school -The purpose of this free website is to provide students with the tools they need to make informed decisions about obtaining scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
fafsa.ed.gov - Interactive web version of the most important form needed to apply for financial aid -the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Fast Web - A free scholarship search database.
www.finaid.org - Extremely helpful site with links to many financial aid pages.
www.teri.org - Organization to help middle-income families afford a college education. Also has a database of 150 colleges describing programs for underrepresented populations, including students from low-income families or first-generation college students.
Sallie Mae - Another lender and source of student loans. Free access to CASHE (College Aid Sources for Higher Education) database.
College View - Link to the scholarship database section.
HACU - Scholarships and fellowships - this is the Hispanic association of colleges and universities site.
AIHEC The American Indian Higher Education Consortium – lists scholarship opportunities.
Scholarships.com - Free search for scholarships and financial aid.
Power Prep - Strategies for college testing; FAQ about testing
Collegeboard.com - As stated above, this has links to SAT I, II, PSAT, AP test information, dates, online registration, deadlines, etc.
act.org - Information, test dates, online registration, ACT test prep., etc.
Test Prep - SAT test prep site.
4tests.com - Free online practice tests for the SAT and ACT.
number2.com - Free SAT, ACT, GRE test preparation and vocabulary builder.
careers.com - Starting point for links to other career reference sites, organized by clusters, regions, alphabetically, etc.
Petersons.com - Go to their career channel to take a variety of career assessments
Careerbuilder.com - Go to the site’s college connection and browse some of the college career centers that are in hypertext.
Jobsmart.org - Guide to specific careers with links.
Collegeboard Careers - Part of College Board site using Expan career search database.
BLS - The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of U.S. Department of Labor, gives you all kinds of information on many careers, and writing resume and interviewing assistance.
monster.com - Information about thousands of jobs.
Academic Resources for Parents and Students
Mental Health Agencies and Therapist Information
Addictions - Agencies assisting with addiction
Domestic Violence - Agencies assisting with domestic violence
Eating Disorders - Agencies assisting with eating disorders
Emergency Psychiatric - Agencies assisting for psychological emergencies
Free or Low Cost Services - Free or Low Cost Service Agencies
Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual - Agencies assisting with sexual orientation
Grief & Trauma - Agencies assisting with grief & loss
Helpful Agencies - Agencies offering various services
Medical - Agencies assisting with medical topics
Self Injury - Agencies assisting with self injury
Suicide - Agencies assisting with suicide and suicide prevention
Midcourse Correction - For over 20 years Midcourse Correction has run a weekend outdoor challenge camp for at risk youth. Our primary objective is to help incorrigible youth develop self-confidence and a higher concern for the effect their choices have on others. The goal is to be a preventative wake up call for youth that are on a self-destructive path.