NSHS Resources

NSHS resource guide is designed to help students and parents with tutoring, college readiness, Senior timeline and much more. Other useful resources maybe found on our Athletics page for college athletes, Counseling for mental health and family aid resources, Scholarships for college scholarship resources and Parents page for volunteer opportunities and parent support. 

College Resources

Admissions Tests

ACT test – A test for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT

Advanced Placement (AP) tests – Information about AP testing

collegeboard – SAT subject test requirements at different schools

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – About the CLEP program

ISEE – Independent School Entrance Exam – Often used for entrance into private high schools

PLAN test – Generally administered fall of Sophomore year

PSAT -Preliminary SAT preparation Test

SAT Calendar – Suggested to take at end of Junior Year

ACT Calendar – Suggested to take at end of Junior Year

Useful Links

Avoid Scholarship Scams – Tips to avoid Scholarship Scams

College and University Rankings – Different ranking sites

The Princeton Review – General college information

US Dept. of Education – Search for student aid resources by state

Lifehack  – Useful College apps

College checklist – Dorm Checklist 

College Search Information

National Center for Education -Links to colleges and universities

Online Education and College Degrees – Online education and degree program information

Peterson’s – Find colleges by degree programs of interest

ecampustours – Virtual campus tours

campustours  virtual campus tours

collegiatechoice – Non promotional videos of colleges

Go4college – College acceptance predictor

Collegedata – College acceptance predictor

Two Year College Resources

Community College Review – Profiles of community and junior colleges

American Assoc. of Community Colleges 

Chemeketa Community College – Salem based Community College

Financial Aid Links

Finaid – Student aid resource site

FAFSA – Online FAFSA application

Studentaid – Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)

Finaid – Financial aid calculator

ACT calc – Calculator on the ACT website

Online Education Links

BYU Online  – High school and College online courses

Capella University – Degree programs listed by professional focus

Kaplan University – Includes financial aid info

University of Phoenix – Includes links to all campus locations

Westwood College – Technical program available

College Aid for Minority, Low-Income and First Generation Students – Black Excel: The College Help Network – Jewish resource for colleges  Gates Millennium Scholars Fund – Hispanic scholarships  Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – Journal of Blacks in Higher Education  – Quality Education for Minorities  Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education – Minority Student aid site – Hispanic resource for college aid  United Negro College Fund – Universal black pages – American Indian fund – American Institute for Managing Diversity – American Indian Higher Education Consortium  Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs – The Black Collegian

Career Readiness

Personality and Career Assessment

Military Careers – Military -Army – Navy – Coast Guard – Marines  Air Force


Additional support

Health and Safety for Students

Affordable Health Insurance – Student health insurance quotes and plans

Centers for Disease Control – Learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!

Gyms and Fitness Clubs – Gym and health club directory.

Oregon Addiction Treatment Centers – Drug and Alcohol

Prevention Services Salem Prevention Services

Students With Disabilities -Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) – Attention Deficit Disorder Association – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders – Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) – Learning Disability Resources – National Center for Learning Disabilities – Federation for Children with Special Needs  Learning Disabilities Online

Test Prep/Tutoring – Online video tutorials – Stanford Testing Systems – Online registration and prep for ACT – Fun ways to improve your vocabulary

Sylvan Center – Tutoring services


Cap and Gown  – Jostens

Need to know dates:

Senior Class Meeting 4.10.17