College Preparation and Resources

College Preparation and Resources:

It is a goal of Redding Christian School to assist our students in their discerning of God’s call and possible pursuit of higher education. To help facilitate this, RCS offers several resources.

Juniors and Seniors are able to enroll in concurrent courses with a college or university. This works by taking the regular/normal high school class which is approved as a college level class, and registering for the class with a cooperating university.

RCS offers AP courses. Students who complete AP coursework are eligible to take the AP test for that course. Students who pass the AP test may be given college credit for the course provided the university of their choice accepts AP test scores.

Scholarship Resources:

It is never too early in your high school career to begin your college and scholarship search. We are fortunate to have free access to College Options, a local grant-funded organization dedicated to helping north state high school students attend college or university. They assist in many areas, including college applications and financial aid. You can access them at http://www.collegeoptions.org/.

College Options schedules information nights especially for parents of private school and charter school students.  This meeting offers information on finances for college as well as FAFSA information.  Check http://www.collegeoptions.org/ for this year’s schedule.

Other helpful resources can be found at www.scholarships.com, a website that offers assistance in finding scholarships and other valuable financial aid information at no cost, and http://www.StudentScholarships.org

Each year RCS gives two scholarships to graduating seniors, the Board Scholarship and the Founder’s Scholarship. As various scholarship information comes through the Guidance Counselor’s Office it is passed along to students along with important dates for SAT and ACT testing.