The College and Career Center provides information and assistance with academic progress, course selection, careers, college searches, scholarships, financial aid, and other post-secondary opportunities. Individual guidance and classroom group instruction are provided to assist students in making educational and vocational/career plans.
If you need to meet with your counselor, we will facilitate face-to-face or virtual TEAMS meetings by appointment. Please email your counselor to schedule an appointment today.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT—TIME TO ORDER EXAMS (10/6-11/4)!
AP courses offer students the opportunity to get a head start on college while in the supportive environment of a high school classroom. Students can earn college credit or placement by taking the AP exam at the end of the school year, while at the same time achieving a higher level of learning. (https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies).
Taking an AP exam is optional, but we encourage students to consider the opportunity.
Please review the steps below to ensure that you are registered for your AP exam(s) or that you have communicated your desire to not take an AP exam.
Step 1: Make sure you have joined your AP class section on College Board; an exam CANNOT be ordered for you if you don’t join your class section!
a. College Board profiles are the same accounts used to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one. If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account on http://myap.collegeboard.org.
b. Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you received from your teacher for each of your subjects. Join Codes are subject, teacher and class period specific.
c. ALL Students need to complete the Join step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP, and for exam registration. The default is set to ‘YES’ for taking the exam (your registration will be complete once payment is made).
If a student is opting out of the exam, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name and the exam(s) you are NOT taking.
Step 2: Pay your exam fee $100 per exam by November 4.
a. Pay online at https://helenaschools.revtrak.net/.
b. If you are on free/reduced lunch, the fee is $47 per exam (you will indicate this in the RevTrak system)
How will the AP exams be administered this year?
The 2023 AP Exams will be full-length, paper and pencil only administered in schools (locations TBD).
When will the AP exams be administered?
May 1-5 and May 8-12, 2023. See AP exam calendar for complete schedule https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-calendar
What if I miss the November 4 deadline for payment?
It is CRUCIAL to meet the deadline so that we may secure a test for you. If you order an exam past the November 4 deadline, you will be subject to a late order fee of $40 per exam.
What if I can’t pay by the November 4 deadline?
Please work back with your school counselor if payment of fees creates a financial hardship.
Will I be able to cancel my exam?
A $40 cancellation fee will be applied to any refunds requested after November 15. To cancel, email email@example.com and include your full name and the title of the exam(s) to cancel.
If you have any questions regarding AP registration and payment, please contact Capital High School’s AP Coordinator:
What you can expect from your Capital High School Counselors . . .
We use a systematic approach to accomplish these goals with all students and families. . .
All services provided by your school counselors are free, voluntary and completely confidential, except as required by law to the students, families, teachers and school staff in the Helena Public Schools.
Helena School District has partnered with Intermountain to offer a free mental health screening for its students. The following letter and consent form can be returned to your student’s counselor and a screening with take place.
The Big Sky Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is offering two scholarships to two deserving area students.
Applicant must be currently employed (or have a parent employed) by Glacier Bancorp (at the time the first award check is issued)
Applicant must plan or be currently enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution, (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
Applicant must be a Montana High School graduate and be a Montana resident
Applicant must be a member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Applicant must be a member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation
Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is currently employed by the Montana Highway Patrol.
Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is currently employed by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a Game Warden.
To apply for this scholarship, create a profile on the Montana Community Foundation site. Click “apply online” and create an account, and enter the scholarship Access Code (22DADF) on the Dashboard.
This award is for Native American students. Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
The mission of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is to Honor Marines by Educating Their Children. If you have confirmed your eligibility (mcsf.org/eligibility) and read the FAQs (mcsf.org/scholarship-faqs), follow this link (mcsf.scholarshipapps.org) to submit your application for a scholarship award.
The Helena Job Service Employers Committee (JSEC) is soliciting applications for the Mike Bullock Scholarship. Mike Bullock was a teacher in Helena who worked with young adults and overcome adversity in completing high school.
This scholarship is available for High School Seniors. Applicants must be attending an in state school.
As in the past, Clearwater Credit Union will be awarding 7 scholarships to high school seniors who are members of the Credit Union.
The Big Sky State Games has teamed up with the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition and Kenco Security and Technology to recognize the importance of sportsmanship and character in Montana student Athletes.
The Montana Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association announces the availability of two $1500.00 Scholarships to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is seeking a career in local law enforcement.
The Cyndi Forbes Memorial Scholarship Lewis & Clark Republican Women Deadline: April 1, 2022 Amount: $1,000 The Cyndi Forbes Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to two femaile high school seniors, high school graduates or equivalent who is a resident of Lewis & Clark, Broadwater or Jefferson Counties and is either entering, currently enrolled or is returning to an institution of higher education in Montana.
DEADLINE: The application and all required documents must be received at MFPE headquarters by Monday, March 14, 2022. Click here for more information. The Montana Federation of Public Employees Scholarship is awarded to a student who has met all of the requirements in either Category 1 or Category 2 and who has demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and/or extracurricular activity.
Due: March 15th Click here to Apply In 2001, Farmers State Bank established a scholarship fund to assist qualifying high school seniors continue their education. Each year, a $10,000 scholarship has been awarded to a student from a participating high school in Darby, Hamilton, Corvallis, Victor, Stevensville, Florence, Missoula, Helena and Kalispell. We have also opened up the scholarship to public, private and homeschooled students.
The Capital High School Alumni Class of 1981 Memorial Scholarship (awarding $1,000 in 2022) was founded to honor the memory of our classmates who are no longer with us. These classmates achieved a diverse array of professional accomplishments. They pursued careers in Education, Business, Construction, Religion, Sports, Project Management, Agriculture, and more. Our classmates’ educational backgrounds were just as varied as their career paths.
The Angel Fund will grant multiple $1,000 to $2,000 post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors at Access to Success, Capital High School, Helena High School and PAL to help defray tuition expenses at a Montana college or university freshman year. Application available Feb. 1, 2022
The program, administered by the Horatio Alger Association, is specifically for students who have confronted and overcome adversity in their young lives. Students from across Montana will be selected to each receive a $15,000 scholarship and have the honor of being named as a Horatio Alger Montana Scholar. Deadline: March 15, 2022
Competition is open to high school and college students in print, graphic communications, marketing and related studies in the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Utah, and Wyoming. Deadline, April 8, 2022
Graduating Montana high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or less are eligible. Several $500 scholarships will be offered. Deadline: March 15, 2022
Applicant must be going on to college to study (STEM) science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or healthcare. Selection is based on financial need. Deadline: March 19, 2022
Applicant must be a graduating senior or have graduated from a Montana high school GPA must be 3.5 or above. Applicant must have graduated in the upper 21% of their class. Deadline: March 19, 2022
MFPE will award two 2022 – 2023 academic year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. The students must be MFPE members or dependents of MFPE members. Deadline: March 14, 2022
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Capital High School. Deadline: March 19, 2022
Selection is based on the following additional criteria: extracurricular activities, life goals and expectations, and exceptional circumstances. Deadline: March 19, 2022
Applicant must be a graduating senior from Helena High School or Capital High School in Lewis and Clark County. Deadline: March 19, 2022
Two, $500 scholarships will be awarded. Applicant must currently be enrolled in an accredited or equivalent high school and must currently be a senior and will graduate in the spring of 2022. Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022
Applicant must submit a video on what they plan on doing in 10 years OR how their college/career counselor has helped them in finding the right college fit. Deadline: March 1, 2022
This scholarship is available for current year high school graduates who have had childhood cancer and are residents of Colorado and Montana. Deadline: March 15, 2022
Students must be enrolled full time as a high school junior and demonstrate critical financial need. Deadline: March 15, 2022
MYSA High School Senior Scholarship is $500. Each season Montana Youth Soccer awards our High School Senior Scholarship to ten applicants from across the state. Deadline: January 31, 2022
Open to high school seniors and college students. Nominees should be associated with the food industry through employment or family relations within the food industry. Deadline: March 18, 2022
Up to 83 high school seniors will be selected to receive a $1,200 scholarship for their volunteer service in their respective communities. Qualifying Students will have completed 50 hours or more of volunteer service within the last 12 months. Deadline: January 31, 2022
Open to graduating high school seniors, these awards are designed to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. Deadline: March 15, 2022
Open to eligible graduating high school seniors, this award is a 4-year renewable scholarship which waives tuition when used at an eligible campus. Deadline: March 15, 2022
Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in the Helena School District. Students who apply must have an interest in college/university studies related to habitat protection, conservation, and/or restoration of value to avian and other wildlife species. Deadline: April 15, 2022
This scholarship is open to graduating seniors who have been involved with golf on a high school team or in a junior program and need not be presently participating. This scholarship is NOT based on golf skill. Deadline: March 15, 2022
This $1,000 grant is open to high school senior girls who have participated in HGSA for a minimum of two seasons. Deadline: February 15, 2022
Black Mountain Software will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors in Montana. Deadline: April 15, 2022
Do you identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning? And do you live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a scholarship! Deadline: January 7th, 2022
This scholarship is being offered in memory of Joseph Michael “Joey” McKeon who graduated from Helena High School in June 2009 and who died as a result of an automobile accident Sunday, November 22, 2009. Joey was an avid swimmer, swimming competitively for the Helena Lions Swim Team and the Helena High Bengals from 1995 through his senior year 2009. Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2022.
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The scholarship program will grant $250,000 in financial assistance to high school seniors and graduates entering or currently enrolled in building construction trade programs.
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