Realms High School

College and Careers

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Our School to College and Career Program at Realms High School works with students in their crews to become future ready. We provide a variety of opportunities for students throughout their high school career that includes career fairs, job shadows, internships, career events, presentations and community career field trips. We also help students learn job skills such as resume building and interviewing skills. We work in partnership with local organizations and businesses to provide career and college readiness experiences. We also attend and host events that help students explore colleges and meet college representatives for their post-graduation path.

CAREER

Exploring Your Future

  • CIS (Career Interest Exploration)

Training For Your Future

Realms High School is proud to partner with the Bend Chamber of Commerce and EDCO as part of their internship and job shadow program for students. Students will experience career hands-on learning through internships as juniors or seniors. Students will set up an account, then be ready to search for internship opportunities. Internships may be posted on the Career and College Board. The partnership will take requests and make matches for students in our community.

  • Paid Internship – 144 hours
  • Unpaid Internship – 65 hours (8 to 12 weeks)
  • Job Shadow – 3 to 6 hours (1 to 2 weeks)
  • Internships and Job Shadows (0.5 - 1 credit)
  • Camp Tamarack Student Leader - 1 week (0.5 credit)

Cadet Experience (0.5 credit per semester)

Teaching – Perfect for students interested in Education, Childcare, or Psychology.

  • Semester long during school day
  • Work in middle or elementary school classrooms
  • Mix of one-on-one, tutoring, small group, administrative, grading, etc.

Care Giving – Perfect for students interested in Healthcare.

  • Rotations program with lecture and lab component
  • After school, Wednesdays, for half of the school year
  • Job shadow in a wide variety of St. Charles Medical Center and The Center, work with the elderly

Rotations Experience (0.5 credit PER Rotation)

(scheduled Wednesdays 130-330 for 8 to 12 weeks, generally for juniors and seniors)

Engineering – Perfect for students interested in all types of Engineering.

Emerging Tech – Perfect for students interested in Technology and Computer Science.

Build It Construction – Perfect for students interested in any part of construction

Dental – Perfect for students interested in dental hygiene or dentistry.

Field Trips, Tours, and Speakers

A variety of field trip and tours are coordinated by our School to College and Career Program and in partnership with the other area Bend High Schools. Upcoming events will be posted on our board and mentioned in announcements and in crew. If you can provide expertise in a specific area and would like to speak at Realms High School, please contact us.

Volunteering

Community Service is a great way to gain experience and to give back. These opportunities look great on your college, scholarship and job applications. 75% of all scholarships for college ask for a list of volunteer activities.

Apprenticeship Experience (mainly Skilled Trades)

Gap Year/ Study Abroad

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COLLEGE

Preparing For Your Future

National Tests

  • ACT - Tests English, Math, Science with an optional Writing section.
  • SAT - Tests Reading and Writing, Math with an optional Essay section.
  • SAT II - Offers multiple subject tests in the areas of English, Science, Math, History and Foreign Language.Most students don't have to take the SAT II. Of those that do need the SAT II most only take 2 subject tests (1-Humanities-based, 1-Science/Math-based). Engineering students might take 3 tests with emphasis on Math and Science.
  • The difference between the old SAT and new SAT
  • Test prep websites
  • ASVAB - Armed Services Vocation and Aptitude Battery - Tests Verbal, Math, Science, Automotive and Shop Electronics and Mechanical Comprehension. Required for military enlistment.
  • Offered at Summit HS in December and Mountain View HS in April. Recruiting offices offer the test on a regular basis.

Exploring Your Educational Future

Applying For Your Educational Future

Military and academies

Tips
  • Application Tips (Coming Soon!)
  • Sending your transcript through Parchment
  • Tips on Writing an Essay
  • College and scholarship applications usually ask about community service experiences. Remember, it's better to have a deep commitment to one or two causes than to spread yourself thin with an hour here and another there.

Funding Your Future

Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • FAFSA opens October 1, 2018, for students entering college fall 2019 - more info
    • grants, scholarships, loans, work study
    • FSA ID: electronic fsignature for both student and parent
    • Guide to completing FAFSA

  • Oregon Promise
    • Almost free community college tuition at Oregon 2-year institutions
    • Available to families who have an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution/FAFSA) of less than $18,000
    • Minimum GPA: 2.5 unweighted

  • Western Undergraduate Exchange
    • Generally offers 150% of in-state tuition for specific state institutions in the West
    • Criteria and deadlines are individual to each university
    • Public university "scholarship"

Resources FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

  • You can go to college.
  • You can access student aid by attending college in Oregon.

Contact

School to Career Program Manager:

Jen Rule
541-355-5524
Email