Counselor’s Corner

If you need help deciding what to do after high school, or want help with applications or forms, please stop by to see Joy Wintersteen, GILA counselor, or Clarice Essex, SHS counselor.  We are here to help make school a little better for you.  If you are sad, upset, or fighting with your friends or family and need someone to talk to, please feel free to visit us.

SAT 2018 Test Dates & Deadlines  

Test Date: March 10, 2018
Registration Deadline: Feb. 9, 2018
Scores Available: Mar. 23, 2018

Test Date: May 5, 2018
Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018
Scores Available: May 18, 2018

Test Date: June 2, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 3, 2018
Scores Available: Jul. 11, 2018

ACT 2018 Test Dates & Deadlines  

Test Date: Feb. 10, 2018
Registration Deadline: Jan. 12, 2018
Scores Available: Feb. 21, 2018

Test Date: April 14, 2018
Registration Deadline: Mar. 9, 2018
Scores Available: Apr. 24, 2018

Test Date: June 9, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 4, 2018
Scores Available: Jun. 19, 2018

Test Date: July 14, 2018
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2018
Scores Available: July 24, 2018

Career Exploration Resources

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Create a profile, explore careers, colleges, develop your resume and much more!

Your initial login will be:  galenaila
Your initial password will be: 4Student

Occupational Outlook Handbook

ASVAB Resources

College & other Post-Secondary Education 

Financial Aid Opportunities

How to Pay for College

You can get grants, loans, and scholarships by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  You will need your parents to help you fill this out.  Both you and your parent will first need to create a FSA ID.  The FSA ID is how you will be able to save the FAFSA once you create it, as well as sign the application electronically.

For the FAFSA, you and your parents will need your social security numbers, and your parents tax information to fill it out. The FAFSA website  ( is a fantastic place to start learning about colleges, financial aid, careers, and steps to take to go to college.  Spend some time clicking on the tabs.


Alaska Performance Scholarship

Arctic Education Foundation Scholarship

Denali Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Denali Federal Credit Union annually offers three $5,000 scholarships to three high school seniors with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or above.
You can download an application here.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
Horatio Alger Association offers many different scholarship programs including national, state, and even career and technical scholarships.