SCPS College & Career Readiness

October 2019 Newsletter

FAFSA Completion Night

The FAFSA is open! If you are a senior and need help completing your FAFSA, we will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on Tuesday, October 1st from 5:00-7:00 @SCHS and October 8 from 5:00-7:00 @MLCHS. Please bring the following items:

  • Student Computer
  • 2018 Tax Returns and W-2s
  • Student and Guardian Social Security #
  • Student and Guardian FSA ID (this can be created beforehand. Click here)

Money from the FAFSA is first come, first served and is required by college and universities.

Dual-Credit Reminders

Dual-credit courses are half-way over! Students need to be checking their KCTCS email account and BlackBoard on a daily basis!

Registration for spring semester courses is happening at all high schools during the month of October. If you are currently enrolled in a Fall semester dual credit course, you likely have a place holder in your Spring high school schedule for another course! Please see Mrs. Burkhardt or your guidance counselor with questions about scheduling.

October 26th ACT

Good luck to everyone taking the ACT on Saturday, October 26th! Please be sure to arrive to your testing site NO LATER than 8AM. You must bring a printed copy of your ACT ticket and a photo ID. If you do not bring these things, you will not be allowed to test. Please also bring a calculator, #2 pencils and a snack to eat during your break.

Also, be sure your picture is uploaded to your ACT account by the time indicated by ACT. If you do not successfully upload your picture by this date, your registration will be cancelled and you will not be able to test.

December 9th ACT

The next ACT you can register for will be on Saturday, December 14th! You have until Friday, November 8th to register. All registration will need to be completed online at

Shelby County High School is the District ACT Testing Site. Be sure to sign-up early to secure your spot!

If you qualify for free/reduced meals at school, you are eligible for two free ACT tests (in addition to the school test given Jr. year). See guidance office or Mrs. Burkhardt for your waiver code--you will need it when you register online.


Please click this link for an updated list of scholarships available to Shelby County students! If you'd like to get text message updates about scholarships, text @scps123 to the number 81010!

Open House and Preview Days

The best way to decide which college is best for you is to go visit! Click this link to see an updated list of college Open House and Preview Days in our area!

Free ACT Workshops and Practice Exams

The best way for students to boost their ACT scores is to practice! The Louisville Free Public Library offers numerous free ACT Prep Workshops and Practice ACTs throughout the year. Click here for dates and times.

Need help registering for the ACT? Watch the video below!