Welcome to the Reno HS College & Career Center

  • Welcome to the Feroah Center/Career Center (formerly called The Cube)!   

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!”― Henry David Thoreau 

    Varying DUE DATES: College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. This summer, UNR is excited to offer Virtual Engineering Everywhere Camps, Level 1 camp for 12-14-year-olds and a Virtual Engineering Exploration, Level 2 camp for 15-18-year-olds. These camps are introductions to engineering and include many of our engineering majors. We utilize Zoom, FlipGrid, pre-recorded videos, and live interactive sessions for participants.  CAMPS OFFER:  Focused-Learning Time: 5 hours of virtual interaction with live instruction.  Community Builders & Breaks: Our day includes icebreakers, energizers, and breaks to keep campers engaged!  High-Quality Instruction: Content is developed by University of Nevada, Reno engineering faculty and engineering students.  Social Interaction: Campers will participate in group discussions and icebreaker activities. 

    Camp costs $200 and students can register below: 

    Virtual Engineering Everywhere! For ages 12-14:  

    Virtual Engineering Exploration! For ages 15-18: 

    UNR offers financial aid to campers on a case-by-case basis. To qualify for financial aid, campers must be from a household with a cumulative income of less than $40,000 a year. To apply for financial aid, please write a short letter/paragraph stating the need and why your child is interested in our camps, and submit a letter of reference from a teacher answering the following statements; 

    1. Describe what kind of student they are (personality, attendance, attitude, etc.) 
    2. What academic settings or types of assignments makes this student thrive. 
    1. What subjects interest this student the most. 

    Letters can be sent to Samantha Bickert at sbickert@unr.edu. The financial aid is limited and based upon available funds.

    Are you interested in becoming a licensed drone pilot? For Free? NVBAA is providing this FREE Part 107 training for young adults (16-25), high school educators, public safety officers, and military veterans. Consider taking part in this training program and obtain your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot’s Certificate. Apply here: https://www.nvbaa.org/next-generation-drone-pilots-program/

    Have plans to attend TMCC this fall? Are you a Nevada Promise Scholarship candidate that has questions? Need help with your application or do you have questions about how to apply? After school on Wednesday (2 pm to 2:30 pm) we will have a Zoom meeting with our TMCC/Reno HS Recruiter Jennifer Zarco, 775-258-2556 text only. Feel free to drop in and say hi, ask questions, or learn how to fill out an application for admission.

    WHEN: Wednesday at 2pm: 5/12 at 2pm: https://tmcc-edu.zoom.us/j/96927030108?pwd=czFVWGc2SHNwSDd3QnVNTzVyTHMzQT09

    WHERE: On any device that can access Zoom- from home or at school


    TMCC Virtual Info Night: Mark your calendar! Are considering attending TMCC? Do you have a backup plan? 

    DATE: May 19, 2021, 6 - 7 p.m. 

    LOCATION: Online 

    CONTACT: Yuli Chavez  775-673-8236 

    TMCC Welcomes You! TMCC is home to 15,000 students pursuing over 160 different degrees and certificate options. Prospective students and families are invited to join our community of Mighty Lizards and access our affordable tuition, flexible schedules, and vibrant college life.  TMCC's Virtual Info Night will provide you tips and information to navigate the steps to enroll and give you the opportunity to ask questions LIVE! Visit TMCC https://www.tmcc.edu/calendar/2021/01/20/tmcc-virtual-info-night   

    Next one June 16, 2021 https://www.tmcc.edu/calendar/2021/06/16/tmcc-virtual-info-night



    Live Interactive Parent Nights with Quentin 

    Text: Quentin Owens at 775-204-3505 to set-up a phone appt or Zoom appt

    Nevada Bound Live, Virtual Campus Visit

    A virtual visit program for prospective high school juniors or seniors and college transfer students, with a selection of information sessions that match your interests.

    • A welcome from the Director of Admissions
    • Presentation from the Office of Admissions and Records
    • Presentation from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Live student discussion panels
    • Virtual campus and housing tours
    • Student Services virtual information fair

    Sign-up at https://www.unr.edu/visit


    FAFSA 12th grade checklist

    HOW TO APPLY FOR FAFSA   https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa    Opens October 1st, 2020   

    Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Watch the video below for further information and how to apply.





      • Try to submit applications as least one week before the due date.  Online servers can get overloaded and stop working properly when everyone submits them on the last day.  In addition, remember to account for delivery time if mailing an application.
      • DEADLINES!!!!! The majority of free money is first-come, first served. September through January is a great time to seek funds and determine what is due when.
      • NEVER NEVER pay to submit a scholarship application.
      • Always spell check and proof-read applications.
      • Make sure you have submitted everything requested and answered all the questions.
      • Don't submit anything that isn't asked for, and stay under the required word count.
      • Photocopy everything before you submit it, in case your application gets lost and needs to be re-submitted.
      • Professionalize your online presence, remove potentially embarrassing content from social media.  Use an appropriate email address.
    • What Should College Bound Seniors be Doing? 

      • Letters of recommendation requests: Many (not all) colleges require a recommendation letter from your counselor and 1-2 teachers. Identify which teacher/teachers (ideally from your junior or senior year) know you the best, have taught you in a core subject, and can speak to how you show up in the classroom. Ask what they need from you to write an effective letter. And, GIVE THEM A MINIMUM OF 2-3 WEEKS! Respect their time.
      • Request your counselor recommendation online for Common Application schools NOW! Your counselor will upload your transcript for COMMON APPLICATION schools only!! 
      • Official transcriptsfor all other schools to be ordered at https://washoeschoolsnv.scriborder.com/  
      • Apply! Applications are open. Don’t procrastinate.
      • How will you be paying for college? Have those critical conversations now. Fill out the NET PRICE CALCULATORS for the schools that you are applying to. They give you an estimate of your family’s EFC (what it is going to cost you to go there). 
      • FAFSA:Becomes available for the Class of 2021 on October 1st! It uses your 2019 tax information. For more information go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/  
      • Get good grades!Your grades matter for scholarships, college entrance and work readiness.  




    COVID-19 Update

    Sadly, this worldwide pandemic has disrupted so much in our lives and created so much uncertainty. That does not mean, however, that you need to stop planning for your exciting future after high school...it will require faith and an extra dose of resilience. There are many opportunities out there and your job is to use this time wisely: continue to learn more about yourself (which will lead to clarity around your goals for your future), find ways to stay healthy (mentally and physically) and give to those around you. Focus on what  you can control: how you spend this time and remain hopeful about your future.

    Employers and colleges are also facing uncertainty, excercising the same qualities of reslilience that are being asked of you. This website has been updated to give you resources to reliable information about college and career planning in our COVID world.

    Don't know what you want to pursue in the future? Check out the assessment resources under

    "College and Career Resources"

    Wondering how COVID will impact your college plans? Check out the new "COVID College Resources" page

    Want to research colleges? College Greenlight remains a great research tool (college cost comparisons, graduation rates, majors, admittance statistics, scholarship matching) that allows you to control your privacy settings on your dashboard under "Account Settings"

    Anxious about paying for college? Get the facts on our "Scholarships and Financial Aid" page

    Questions about TMCC Dual Credit classes? BYU? Your high school academics? see our Counseling website

    We will get through this!