• Cano Freshman Academy - 9th Grade College & Career Readiness Plan

    These are some steps you can take as a 9th grader to make sure you're on the right track for success.  This list will help you navigate throiugh the college and career planning process.  At CFA, student success is our #1 Priority! 

    These are a few things you can do your freshman year to help you prepare for your future - visit colleges/universities over the next 4 years, attend college & career fairs on your campus, monitor your grades and class rank regularly, research different colleges and universities, talk to your college advisor about different career and military options, and identify your likes & dislikes - this will help you find the perfect job and institution of higher education.

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  • Freshmen Scholarships - National

    A scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.  As a freshmen, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities out there - you just have to look!  Check out these scholarship opportunities. 

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  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in making an impact in your community?  Volunteer!  Volunteering is a rewarding experience where you can put your character to good use to help others throughout your community.  From church activities to beach clean-up, there are hundreds of activities that you can participate in that will look great on a resume when you're applying for a job or to colleges and universities.  

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  • College & Career Resource Websites

    This document includes various websites that will help you smoothly transition from high school to college or the job market. 

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  • Community Service/Volunteer Hour Tracking Log

    It's very important to keep track of your community service and volunteer hours.  Most colleges & universities evaluate student resumes and extra activities to determine if a student is eligible for admission.  Make sure you stand out in a pool of applicants!  Students can use this document to keep track of their community service or volunteer hours.  Once the form has been filled out, students can return it to their College & Career Advisor to be kept on file.  

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  • Creating your ApplyTexas Profile

    ApplyTexas.org is an online application portal for high school seniors that are applying to different colleges and universities in Texas.  Creating your account is free and can be done as early as your freshman year! Don't wait - complete yours today, it only takes 10 minutes!  It'll be one less thing to worry about your senior year. 

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  • Creating your FSA ID

    An FSA ID is a username and password, created by a parent & a student to electronically sign their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.  There is no cost to create an FSA ID or to complete a FAFSA.  The FSA ID is also used to access certain student portals within the U.S. Department of Education websites.  Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and all federal student aid documents. 

    This step-by-step guide can help you register for an FSA ID, today!  Make sure to save the information in a safe place so that you can refer to it your senior year! 

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  • Institutions With No Essay Requirement

    Writing an admissions essay for a college or university can be stressful and time consuming, however; these institutions do not require an essay for admissions purposes!  

    Note: Essays may be required for scholarship applications. 

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  • Ivy League Schools - Tuition Assistance

    It takes hard work, dedication, and a pristine academic record to be accepted into an Ivy League Institution.  These insitutions pride themselves in academic excellence, social elitism and selectivity in admissions.  Although Ivy League colleges & universities are some of the most expensive in the nation, many offer free tuition for families that are below their annual income threshold.  

    Source - College Raptor

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  • Resume Builder - Worksheet

    The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is a quick advertisement of who you are. It is a "snapshot" of you with the intent of getting you accepted to an institution of higher education or a job interview. It is not an autobiography. Since your resume is a primary tool in your job search and college admission, it needs to be carefully written and proofread.

    It's very important to keep track of your volunteer hours, internship experience, employment history, awards and honors, and skills.  They will come in handy in writing a resume.  Afterall, you were born to stand out!

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