- This page contains information about:
- Graduation Requirements
- Senior Courses
- Greater Altoona Career and Technical Center
- Dual Enrollment Courses
- College, military, and technical school deadlines
- Transcript request forms and college checklists
- SAT® & ACT® information
- ASVAB Testing
- Toefl Testing
- Scholarship information
- College Financial Aid
- The Common Application
- The Challenge Program
- Senior Survey
- NCAA Clearinghouse (For College Athletes)
- Selective Service
- Leadership Opportunities
- Helpful websites
The Common Application
The Common Application is an college application that students can use to apply to any of 517 different universities represented. The Common Application makes it easy for students to fill out one application that can be sent to a variety of schools. This application is lengthy and requires numerous steps to complete. Please be sure to start this application at least two months prior to the school's admissions deadline. BG teachers and counselor ask that when you submit their name as a reference you print the teacher recommendation/counselor form rather than email it to them, as we are unable to complete the form online. For more information or to see if the school you are interested in attending uses the common app click here.
The Challenge Program
The Challenge Programs provides an opportunity to our students, grades 10-12, to earn a $200 award for achievements throughout the school year. Award winners for the senior class are recognized during their senior banquet. The time frame for competition for the senior class run from August to March.
-Most improved GPA in the class
- Best overall GPA in the class
- STEM excellence (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics)
- Community Service*
* The community service award requires you to complete a challenge program service form for each volunteering opportunity. You may obtain the forms outside of the office of campus ministry or in the counseling office. Seniors must return this form to Mrs. Butler in the counseling office by no later than the end of the 3rd quarter.
Please use the following link to complete your senior survey: To be released in Spring 2017
Student Athletes: If you are interested in playing NCAA Division I or Division II athletics in college, you must register with the eligibilitycenter. You will need to notify the counseling office of your registration. An official transcript must be sent to the Clearinghouse to complete your registration.
Please note: Even if you have already committed to a school, you must complete the school's application packet for admission.
All male students who are US Citizens, you are required to register with the Selective Service within thirty days of turning 18 years old. Failure to do so could result in a jail sentence of 5 years, $250,000 dollars in fines, losing financial aid in college, and not being able to be employed by the federal government. To register, visit sss.gov or your local post office.
People to People-- This program allows students to do domestic or international travel where they challenge the youth to become more globally aware. To check out the programs click here.
College and career help: http://www.nextstepu.com and collegeboard.com
Scholarships: www.scholarships.com and fastweb.com
Rankings: US News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/
Selective Service: www.sss.gov (All U.S. Male students must register within 30 days after their 18th birthday)