Testing, Study Skills and Homework
Paying for School
Academic Development Standards
The Cibola Counseling Program, in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, is designed to meet the following academic development standards for all students
- Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the lifespan.
- Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
- Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and the community.
The New Mexico College Awareness Coalition (NMCAC) - The New Mexico College Awareness Coalition (NMCAC) is a group of college-oriented organizations who have joined together to increase college awareness by educating and inspiring New Mexico's students, parents, and educational personnel in a streamlined manner, avoiding duplication of effort.
Colleges Listed by State – Here you will find hundreds of Colleges and Universities listed by state with links to their web site. Apply online, request information or just a great way to begin collecting information about potential post secondary opportunities.
Campus Tours - This site provides prospective students with a visual tour of hundreds of college campuses. It is a great way to get a feel for the campus that might be too far away for a weekend drive. So check them out here before you fly!
Collegiate Choice Walking Tours – This website allows you to purchase student led campus tours.
Welcome To Your Future – This page offers links to college admissions offices, college search sites, links to all branches of Military services, Professional organizations that may be related to a planned college major or career as well as links to on-campus organizations. Check out 2 year colleges and vocational schools here too! A list of sites for special needs students is included.
College Source – College Source online features over 10,900 College Catalogs. This site also has information on assessment testing, careers, college applications, financial aid, college planning and much more.
Private Colleges – This site lets you find private colleges by clicking on the state you are interested in.
Two Year Colleges – You will find just about every two year college in the country on this web site.
Chiropractic Colleges – Interested in becoming a chiropractor? This is the website for you.
Historically Black Colleges – Lists and links to hundreds of historically black Colleges and Universities.
Black Excel – Great Information for African American students.
North American Society for Sports Management – Click here to do a search of sports management programs around the country.
Landmark College – This College is specifically designed to help students with learning disabilities and AD/HD to gain their associate degrees and the tools necessary to advance their education to a four year school.
US Military Colleges - or - US Military Opportunities (see individual branches for enlistment information) These pages have links to all branches of the military including the academies and ROTC. If you are interested in the military, it is all here.
My Majors.com - Have you decided that you want to go to college, but don't know what you want to major in? If you aren't sure, MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior or college freshman with your interests and achievements might do well in.
College Board - Register here for the SAT. This gigantic web site is full of all kinds of college planning information, including a college and scholarship search program, sample SAT and PSAT questions, how to find the right school for you, and financial aid and scholarship information. It even provides detailed information about SAT II Tests and helps you figure out, for example, which Math test you should take.
ACT - Register for the ACT, study and practice. This site also has financial aid and scholarship information as well as college search help.
ACT - Register online, take some practice test questions, check out the national test dates, and try their test prep program. Also have information about the PLAN test and other ACT information.
College Board - Register for the SAT online. Also, find a college search program, recommended high school courses for college, PSAT information and sample questions for both the SAT and PSAT. If you are taking SAT II tests in math, this site will tell you which one to take. This is your full service website for college planning.
Educational Testing Services - Information on AP tests, SAT, TOEFL & GMAT, GRE.
Kaplan Testing Services - A well known commercial test prep company that has classes all over the country for the ACT, SAT, and many other tests. They also have a parent newsletter that has tips for the entire college admissions/fin aid process.
AP Central - General information about the Advance Placement Program is available from this page.
AP Credit Policy - Find out what score is needed on your AP final exam to be credited for any university in the USA.
Yahooligans – Provides students with homework help in a variety of subjects.
HighBeam eLibrary Research - Search their extensive archive of more than 32 million documents from over 2,800 sources -- a vast collection of articles from leading publications, updated daily and going back as far as 20 years. Save your searches, save articles and set up alerts to save time and increase your efficiency.
The Math/Stat Learning Center – Algebra, Geometry, Calculus resources.
Ask and Expert - Askanexpert.com connects you with hundreds of real world experts, ranging from astronauts to zookeepers. These experts have volunteered to answer your questions for free!
Encyclopedia Smithsonian - Encyclopedia Smithsonian helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.
My Homework.com – academic resources for high school students with hundreds of links to other homework help websites.
Information Please – Ask questions, initiate searches on a variety of topics. This day in History section.
Web Math - This site has over 100 instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, ready to help you get your math problem solved.
A Family Resource Center - This Resource Center is full of information for everyone in the family. They offer homework help in all subject areas: Mathematics, science, history, English, languages and various dictionaries. For the college-bound there is online help with SATs, financial aid and guides to choosing a college.
Writing Research Papers – Need some help knowing how to write a research paper…check out this web site.
School Work Ugh! – Hundreds of links by subject area.
Edsitement - The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Princeton Review.com - A superb college search site that allows you to set the parameters (your interests, majors, public or private school, size, etc.) and then gives you a list of schools that fit your profile.
C3 Apply - This is a very quick and easy, user friendly site that allows you to point and click the factors to consider in choosing a college. It is a wonderful college search program and lots of other information about college preparation.
CollegeNet - Here is a site that claims to find you the right college and then gives you an online application so you can apply instantly. Also has a free scholarship search program.
My College Guide - Another comprehensive web site for the college bound student. Rankings, searches, tips on admission essays, early admission advice...you can find it all here.
College Xpress - This site has a great college search program and overall it is a very comprehensive site for college bound students.
AnyCollege.net - This is a college search site that is simple and user friendly.
My College Options - a free college search site that matches your interests with colleges that fit those interests.
Kaplan's College Search - Here is another comprehensive site for the college bound student. They will, however try to sell you some of their test prep programs.
College Link – A very comprehensive website for the college bound student.
Schools in the USA - You can search schools by majors, get help with choosing a career and much more.
College Rankings – US News ranks Colleges and Universities around the country.
Kiplinger's - 100 best college values combining great academics and affordable tuitions.
Encarta - offers College rankings based on a variety of characteristics, i.e. quality of life, most accessible professors, etc
NCAA Clearinghouse - This website is for student-athletes who want to play in Division I and Division II schools. You can register online right here! (See the "Domestic Student Release Form" under "Prospective Student-Athletes").
NCAA Eligibility Guide - For the college bound athlete, this site has it all. Find out what your high school GPA and ACT scores need to be to play in Division I and Division II schools.
NAIA Eligibility Guide – If you are a student athlete and thinking of going to a smaller school, check out this website.
National Junior College Athletic Association - If you are interested in playing a sport at a junior college...click here
Study Skills Self Help – This may be the best study skills help on the web! Addresses time management, concentration methods, using acronyms, note taking and much more. Check it out! (From Virginia Tech)
Study Skills - Covers test taking strategies, effective listening & note taking, and how to get more out of studying. (From St John's in MN)
Study Skills Links from Columbia University – From links on study skills, to handouts and tutorials…it's all here.
Ten Traps – Discusses the 10 traps we fall into when we try to study and provides realistic suggestions to help.
Study Strategies –This site provides in depth coverage of study skills competencies. You can take a study skills survey, do a time audit, take the Myers Briggs, etc. This is a comprehensive Site.
College Prep 101 - Among lots of other topics of interest to the college bound and college student this site covers stress management, study skills and time management. (Oklahoma State)
Success in Mathematics - Tips on how to study mathematics, how to approach problem-solving, how to study for and take tests, and when and how to get help (From St. Louis University)
Calculus@Internet – This is exactly what it says; Calculus on the internet. You can ask questions, get help or look up information.
Paradigm Online Writing - This is an unbelievable tutorial on writing essays. The site takes you through the whole process step-by-step. If you need help with writing anything, take a look at this wonderful website. (From Boise State)
Education Index - This site provides an index of academic subject area websites
Welcome to Your Future – This page lists academic subject area links to some very cool sites... Art, interactive Language, Science, English, Math, History, Geography... all very cool. Links of this page are available for teachers as well as students from K-12.