HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Here is a list of schools that will be open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM providing up to 2 “grab and go” meals while schools are closed.
- PECO: No services will be cut off and there will be no late payment fees until May 30th. Click here for resources to help pay your bill.
- PGW: No services will be cut off and there will be no late payments until further notice. Click here for resources to help pay your bill.
- Internet/Cable (Verizon subscribers): Due to economic circumstances related to the coronavirus and to keep customers connected during this economic and global crisis; Verizon waives late fees for those impacted by COVID-19.
If they are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you may be eligible for Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation benefits. Please visit this website for more information to check eligibility and to apply.
Check out the Social Care Network. All you have to do is type in your zip code, and you will find over 2,800 programs in Philadelphia that provide support in a variety of ways (health, housing, transit, food, and legal services)
Does a family member have a computer you could borrow? If not, consider using your smartphone to access a variety of online academic resources. If you don’t have access to a smartphone, can you borrow one from a family member?
Here is a list of websites that offer online classes, videos, and academic resources so you can continue to focus on your academics while schools are closed:
Scholastic has a service for students in grades K-6. If you have siblings at home with you, this service might be a great way to keep them engaged in academics.
Here is a very large list of over 100 online, academic resources for students.
The AP Program is finalizing streamlined AP Exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. They are working to give every AP student the opportunity to claim the college credit they’ve earned. The AP Program will communicate the details of these additional solutions to educators and students by March 20.
Check out this great resource (available in 9 languages!) that helps both students and adults understand and complete their FAFSA.
Here is a great video that walks you through the FAFSA in 12 minutes!
This page, run by Federal Student Aid, is a robus, “one-stop-shop” filled with FAFSA & financial aid resources.
Visit this page to learn more about the PHEAA PA State Grant application and how to apply.
We have a great resource with lots of scholarships. Check it out!
College Decisions & Deposits
Yes, everyday colleges are announcing changes in their May 1st enrollment deposit deadline. Click here for the most up-to-date list of colleges with a new deposit deadline of June 1st or later.
Reach out to your admissions representative and explain your circumstances. Ask them if they offer to reduce or waive enrollment deposits. Many colleges will be announcing policies given the current situation with COVID-19, so it’s important to check the websites of the colleges you are considering for the most accurate information.
Many colleges offer virtual tours and videos on their website so you can see what campus looks like. Try this website and search the schools you are interested in to get a virtual tour or watch some videos about campus life.
Resources for High School Juniors
Check out all of our resources and a timeline to begin preparing for your post-secondary journey.
Most of the spring test dates have been postponed due to COVID-19. It’s important to keep checking the specific websites below for updates about rescheduled tests.
SAT: This is the website where you will register to take the SAT, and there are many free practice resources and tests on the website, as well as SAT Problems of the Day.
Khan Academy: Official and FREE SAT prep resources. It will create a personalized study plan for you!
ACT: This is the website where you will register to take the ACT, and it also has free practice materials.
ACT Academy: Official and FREE ACT prep resources including free assessments, videos, fames and personalized practice.
ASVAB : The ASVAB is required for people planning to enlist in the military. This is the website where you can learn more about the ASVAB and see some sample questions and practice.
Many colleges offer virtual tours and videos on their website so you can see what campus looks like. Try this website and search the schools you are interested in to get a virtual tour or watch some videos about campus life!