EGHS & Beyond: Resource Guide


The college exploration process should be a fun and exciting time in a students high school career. It should not become an overwhelming or stressful experience. The Elk Grove High School and Beyond Student and Parent Resource Guide is meant to assist families in having a positive experience and guide families through the entire post high school planning process. It is organized chronologically, from the early stages of college planning, and walks families through senior year. This resource guide will help students plan for their future if they take advantage of all the resources that are available to them.

The goal of this guide is to help students evaluate their abilities, interests, and goals which will result in them finding the "RIGHT FIT" which is the ultimate goal for future success. 

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Chapter 1: Life Beyond Elk Grove 

  • Career Planning and Post High School Options
  • Career Planning Questions
  • Employment Skills
  • Career Questions
  • Career Clusters

Chapter 2: Choices

  • Community College
  • Art and Design Schools
  • Vocational Schools
  • Military
  • Types of Schools

Chapter 3: Preparing for Life After Elk Grove

  • Parent Checklist
  • Student Checklist
  • Planning Calendar
  • College and Military Representatives
  • Campus Visits
  • Students Rights and Responsibilities

Chapter 4: How to Research Post High School Options

  • Factors To Consider When Choosing A College
  • Common Mistakes
  • Myths 
  • Formula For Success

Chapter 5: What Are Colleges Looking For?

  • The Top 10 List
  • Academic Prep Guide
  • Testing
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Activities Resume
  • Essay
  • Interview

Chapter 6: Admission Decision 

  • Types of Decisions
  • Admission Competition Categories

Chapter 7: Money

  • Cost Saving Alternatives
  • Financial Aid
  • Terms To Know
  • Myths About Financial Aid
  • Scholarship Information

Glossary of Terms