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Ridgewood Elementary Open Houses
Monday, August 22 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 23 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ridgewood Middle School Open House
Tuesday, August 23 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 First Day of School for Students
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Ridgewood
Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
High School
602 Johnson Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6345: Phone
740-545-5311: Fax

Guidance Online Resources

Career Information

ASVAB Career Exploration Program
A Career exploration program that utilizes the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude scores and the Career Interest Survey results. Access Code available on student Summary Results Sheet. 

@ the U A one-stop virtual campus loaded with college resources, scholarships, and financial aid information. Create username and password online.

Considering College?  A twenty page publication for 8th, 9th and 10th grade students provided by The Ohio State University.

Making It Count!
A source for learning the skills necessary for success in your college career. Features a free scholarship search, interactive quizzes and more.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information. It is revised every two years and describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects. You can search by occupation, browse through occupational clusters, or use the A-Z Index.

Peterson's StudentEdge User Name and Password required. Ridgewood High School students are assigned an individual user name and password to use this online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.

The Princeton Review The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators deal responsibly with the increasingly competitive and complex process of admission to college. Online resources for students include Explore Schools, Raise Your Score, Online Applications, and Pay for School.

Selective Service System Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. Register online at this site.

usnews.com The education section of the U.S. News & World Report web site. It includes college, financial aid, and career information. Also includes forms to search or compare colleges, an applicatin organizer, college planner, and more.

 College Search

AnyCOLLEGE.com Resources include search tools, scholarship drawings, college information request forms, information on featured colleges and universities, and other resources for students, parents, and counselors.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program A Career exploration program that utilizes the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude scores and the Career Interest Survey results. Access Code available on student's Summary Results Cheet.

@ the U A one-stop virtual campus loaded with college resources, scholarships, and financial aid information. Create username and password online.

ACT The ACT test preparation site. It also includes college and career exploration information.

ACT: A Student Site for ACT Test Takers ACT website for students. Access to information on ACT registration, test preparation, test dates and deadlines, the new Writing Test option, costs and much more.

College Answer: The Planning for College Destination Pointers on the entire "Go-to-College" process from preparation to getting loans. College Answer also has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools and compare financial aid award letters. Promotional Cofe - KFC (9/07).

college.gov This site is being built by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students to help you reach your college dream.

College Parents A free newsletter for current and future college parents to help parents of seventh-graders through college seniors.  www.collegeparents.org/cpa/index.html

College PowerPrep
Programs to help you improve your ACT and SAT scores. It includes free software downloads.

collegeboard.com Advice on college admissions, financial aid, and testing. Created SAT and Advanced Placement Program.

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees Comprehensive information on Ohio colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, technical schools, vocational schools, and online degree programs.

CollegeView CollegeView has five major sections: College Search, Financial Aid, Application Process, Campus Life, and Careers & Majors.

EdRef College Search Directory Find information on minority colleges, universities, and trade schools.

Great Resources for College Bound Students A list of categorized resources from the National College Bound Program.

Making It Count! A source for learning the skills necessary for success in your college career. Features a free scholarship search, interactive quizzes and more.  

The NCAA News The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the organization through which the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletics matters at the national level. Includes rules and eligibility.

OfftoCollege.com - College Planning and Search Guide This site's Center for High School Students includes College Prep, College Search, a College Financial Aid Guide and more. It also contains Success Tools to help high school students plan, prepare and go to college.

Ohio Board of Regents The board governing Ohio's high education. It includes a Colleges and Universitites page and has a College Access Information Hotline at 1-877-I-ATTAIN (1-877-428-8246). The College Access Information Hotline helps Ohioans find out about college preparation, financial aid, and other information about colleges and universitites throughout the state. The hotline, run by the Ohio Board of Regents, is available to all Ohio residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Peterson's StudentEdge User Name and Password required. Ridgewood High School students are assigned an individual user name and password to use this online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.  

The Princeton Review The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators deal responsibly with the increasingly competitive and complex process of admission to college. Online resources for students include Explore Schools, Raise Your Score, Online Applications, and Pay for School.

Peterson's Peterson's commercial site has information about schools and college preparation in addition to their bookstore.

Scholarstuff.com Information on schools, financial aid, test preparation, study abroad, and college life.

The Study Hall Free information on improving test scores, vocabulary skills, speed reading, memory tips, and suggestions to help you get into college.

Ten Steps to Successful College Selection RTF file. Most word processors should be able to open it. Ten Steps to Successful College Selection from Davis & Elkins College.

ULinks.com A search and find database with over 2200 links to colleges, universities, tradeschools, and more. Listed by category, state, and alphabet.

The University System of Ohio Ohio's network of public colleges and universities includes 13 universities with 24 branch campuses, a public medical school, and 23 two-year technical and community colleges working in a collaborative, cooperative environment across the state.

usnews.com The education section of the U.S. News & World Report web site. It includes college, financial aid, and career information. Also includes forms to search or compare colleges, an applicatin organizer, college planner, and more.

yourfuture.org At this site you'll find the tools you need to communicate your academic and educational preferences and unique interests to colleges and universities nationwide. As a part of the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) web site, you'll also find helpful resources for your parents, information about financial aid, facts and myths about college, and educational opportunities.

Financial Aid

@ the U A one-stop virtual campus loaded with college resources, scholarships, and financial aid information. Create username and password online.

College Answer: The Planning for College Destination Pointers on the entire "Go-to-College" process from preparation to getting loans. College Answer also has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools and compare financial aid award letters.

CollegeAdvantage A 529 Savings Plan Features tax advantages and investment options for parents who plan to send their children to college.

collegeboard.com Advice on college admissions, financial aid, and testing. Created SAT and Advanced Placement Program.

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees Comprehensive information on Ohio colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, technical schools, vocational schools, and online degree programs.

CollegeView Hobson's College View has five major sections: College Search, Financial Aid, Application Process, Campus Life, and Careers & Majors.

EdRef College Search Directory Find information on minority colleges, universities, and trade schools.

FAFSA On the Web Online Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) web site. The U.S. Department of Education's newest and fastest way to apply for Federal student aid.

FSA: Federal Student Aid Information about federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education

FinAid A guide to financial aid that includes loans, scholarships, military aid, and other types of aid. It also includes aid calculators and information on testing, college admissions, and jobs.

FinaidFacts.org An up-to-date financial aid resource guide for students on the Internet. It is updated every month with the latest news in financial aid. FinaidFacts.org is a product of the combined efforts of several financial aid counselors.

FinancialAidTips.org This website is by a former financial aid counselor that has the unique perspective of having worked as a loan officer for a major student loan provider and also as a financial aid counselor for a major university. He has written this site as a free public service to students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds who may not be aware of all the resources available to them.

OfftoCollege.com - College Planning and Search Guide This site's Center for High School Students includes College Prep, College Search, a College Financial Aid Guide and more. It also contains Success Tools to help high school students plan, prepare and go to college.

Ohio Board of Regents The board governing Ohio's high education. It includes a State Grants & Scholarships/Financial Aid page and has a College Access Information Hotline at 1-877-I-ATTAIN (1-877-428-8246). The College Access Information Hotline helps Ohioans find out about college preparation, financial aid, and other information about colleges and universitites throughout the state. The hotline, run by the Ohio Board of Regents, is available to all Ohio residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Peterson's StudentEdge Username and Password required. Ridgewood High School students are assigned an individual user name and password to use this online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.

petersons.com Peterson's commercial site has information about schools and college preparation in addition to their bookstore.

The Princeton Review The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators deal responsibly with the increasingly competitive and complex process of admission to college. Online resources for students include Explore Schools, Raise Your Score, Online Applications, and Pay for School.

SCHOLARAID.COM Free college scholarship search & financial aid information resource, connecting students & parents with college funding opportunities.

ScholarshipHelp.org This website explains how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them. The goal of this website is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid.

Scholarstuff.com Information on schools, financial aid, test preparation, study abroad, and college life.

School Grants, College Scholarships, Financial Aid and More Helping you with School Grants, Loans, Financial Aid, Scholarships and other educational needs.
 
ULinks.com A search and find database with over 2200 links to colleges, universities, tradeschools, and more. Listed by category, state, and alphabet.

yourfuture.org At this site you'll find the tools you need to communicate your academic and educational preferences and unique interests to colleges and universities nationwide. As a part of the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) web site, you'll also find helpful resources for your parents, information about financial aid, facts and myths about college, and educational opportunities.

Scholarship Search

@ the U A one-stop virtual campus loaded with college resources, scholarships, and financial aid information. Create username and password online.

College Answer: The Planning for College Destination Pointers on the entire "Go-to-College" process from preparation to getting loans. College Answer also has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools and compare financial aid award letters.

collegeboard.com Advice on college admissions, financial aid, and testing. Created SAT and Advanced Placement Program.

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees Comprehensive information on Ohio colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, technical schools, vocational schools, and online degree programs.

fastweb.com A free Internet scholarship search site with 400,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans. Create email username and password online.

FinAid A guide to financial aid that includes loans, scholarships, military aid, and other types of aid. It also includes aid calculators and information on testing, college admissions, and jobs.

FinancialAidTips.org This website is by a former financial aid counselor that has the unique perspective of having worked as a loan officer for a major student loan provider and also as a financial aid counselor for a major university. He has written this site as a free public service to students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds who may not be aware of all the resources available to them. It also contains scholarship information.

Ohio Board of Regents The board governing Ohio's high education. It includes a State Grants & Scholarships/Financial Aid page and has a College Access Information Hotline at 1-877-I-ATTAIN (1-877-428-8246). The College Access Information Hotline helps Ohioans find out about college preparation, financial aid, and other information about colleges and universitites throughout the state. The hotline, run by the Ohio Board of Regents, is available to all Ohio residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Princeton Review The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators deal responsibly with the increasingly competitive and complex process of admission to college. Online resources for students include Explore Schools, Raise Your Score, Online Applications, and Pay for School.

Peterson's StudentEdge User Name and Password required. Ridgewood High School students are assigned an individual user name and password to use this online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.

petersons.com Peterson's commercial site has information about schools and college preparation in addition to their bookstore.

Ridgewood High School Scholarships A list of scholarships available to Ridgewood High School students. New additions are added to top of the list.

SCHOLARAID.COM Free college scholarship search & financial aid information resource, connecting students & parents with college funding opportunities.

ScholarshipHelp.org This website explains how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them. The goal of this website is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid.

Scholarstuff.com Information on schools, financial aid, test preparation, study abroad, and college life.

School Grants, College Scholarships, Financial Aid and More Helping you with School Grants, Loans, Financial Aid, Scholarships and other educational needs.
 
ULinks.com A search and find database with over 2200 links to colleges, universities, tradeschools, and more. Listed by category, state, and alphabet.

Test Prep

@ the U A one-stop virtual campus loaded with college resources, scholarships, and financial aid information. Create username and password online.

ACT The ACT test preparation site. It also includes college and career exploration information.

ACT: A Student Site for ACT Test Takers ACT website for students. Access to information on ACT registration, test preparation, test dates and deadlines, the new Writing Test option, costs and much more.

College Answer: The Planning for College Destination Pointers on the entire "Go-to-College" process from preparation to getting loans. College Answer also has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools and compare financial aid award letters.

College PowerPrep Programs to help you improve your ACT and SAT scores. It includes free software downloads.

collegeboard.com Advice on college admissions, financial aid, and testing. Created SAT and Advanced Placement Program.

Number 2.com Free SAT and ACT tesp prep site. It contains in-depth tutorials, practice sessions tailored to each student's ability level, and a vocabulary builder. This site not only tells you if your answer is right or wrong, it tells you why.

Peterson's StudentEdge User Name and Password required. Ridgewood High School students are assigned an individual user name and password to use this online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.

petersons.com Peterson's commercial site has information about schools and college preparation in addition to their bookstore.

The Princeton Review The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators deal responsibly with the increasingly competitive and complex process of admission to college. Online resources for students include Explore Schools, Raise Your Score, Online Applications, and Pay for School.  

SAT Preparation A vocabulary oriented website that will help high school students prepare for the vocabulary section of the new SAT exam. The site is also useful to anyone that would like to improve their English vocabulary. There are over 3,000 multiple choice questions divided into 21 groups. There is also a database browser to review and print the questions and the correct answers.

Scholarstuff.com Information on schools, financial aid, test preparation, study abroad, and college life.

The Study Guide Zone This site represents the efforts of educators in Minnesota and is made possible by a generous grant from the McNamara Educational Trust. Together they have developed a series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment.

The Study Hall Free information on improving test scores, vocabulary skills, speed reading, memory tips, and suggestions to help you get into college.

Test Prep Review: Your Source for Free Practice Tests! Practice tests for ACT, SAT, and many other standardized tests. Click the link above and then click oan a listed test, or click the following for ACT Practice or SAT Practice