Calendar and Resources

Academic Year Calendar

AY Calendar Feb-May

Preliminary Summer 2018 Calendar

Summer Basic Calendar


Academic Assistance Websites

  • Learning Express Library
    Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.

ACT Registration and Prep Websites

  • ACT
    Register for the ACT, send your scores, complete practice tests
  • Number 2’s online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student’s ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more

College Prep Websites

  • Know How 2 Go
    In order to turn students’ college dreams into action-oriented goals, the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council launched the KnowHow2GO campaign in January 2007. This multiyear, multimedia effort includes televisionradio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college using four simple steps.
  • Iowa College Access Network- ICAN

Financial Aid Resources

Scholarship Sources

  • FastWeb
    A free service which matches students to scholarships, internships, grants, and loans from various sources.
  • Scholarship America
    One of the nation’s largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organizations.
  • College Board/How to Pay for College
    The College Board site offers a scholarship search tool as well as college planning and SAT information.
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
    UNCF raises funds and distributes scholarships and fellowships to help minorities attend college.
  • Hispanic College Fund
    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides the Latino community with college scholarships and educational support.

Career Exploration

  • I Have a Plan Iowa
    Create an account to explore careers, create resumes and thank-you letters, polish your interview skills and get help finding jobs in your area.
  • O*NET
    The Occupational Information Network is an advanced-technology database system developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). It identifies and describes important information about occupations, worker skills, training, and education requirements. O*NET is expected to become a national benchmark, providing a common language for all users of occupational information.