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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.

Historically Black Colleges – Lists and links to hundreds of historically black Colleges and Universities.

Black Excel – Great Information for African American students.

Art Institutes – If you are interested in attending an art institute this is website for you. Find links to all art institutes in 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 – Links to all branches of the military including the academies and ROTC.

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 Search Websites

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.

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

College Rankings – US News ranks Colleges and Universities around the country.

Kiplinger's - 100 best college values combining great academics and affordable tuitions.

College Entrance Exams

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 .

Testing Information

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.

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.

Homework Help

Yahoo Kids – 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.

Purdue's online writing Lab

The Internet Public Library

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

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.

Athlete Information

National Junior College Athletic Association - If you are interested in playing a sport at a junior college.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Schools closed Nov. 26-28; administrative offices closed Nov. 27-28.
This Holiday Season, Don't Forget Our Neediest Kids
The APS Community Clothing Bank is taking monetary donations as well as new socks, undergarments and shoes so students can have the basic essentials.
Remember the APS Foundation on #GivingTuesday
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now there’s Giving Tuesday, a chance to help non-profits like the APS Education Foundation give back.
2015-2016 APS Calendar
The traditional and alternative calendars for next school year were approved by the Board of Education at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
APS Hosts Job Fair to Recruit Special Education Teachers
Hiring fair set for 1-3 p.m., Dec. 2, at APS City Center