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The Commonwealth has a number of community-based groups that help citizens gain access to higher education by assisting students through the often complicated process of planning for, applying to, and paying for college.  This State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has  developed a new online resource to help Virginia's students and parents locate these valuable community partners.  Visit:  https://www2.ed.gov/programs/cacg/index.html to see the new  interactive map.

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SAT & ACT Fee Waivers. What are they, and who is eligible?

A quick reference guide to critical dates and programs of the College Board.

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College Search Information
From this site you may select any Virginia higher education institution's Web page and click on tabs for information on admissions, tuition, enrollment, debt, success, wage, and other data. 

www.ed.gov: Portal for federal financial aid. Contains numerous booklets, pamphlets and publications providing information about a child’s education at all ages including the college-ready child.

www.collegeboard.com: Contains test calendars, information and preparation opportunities for PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP and CLEP; interactive college, major and career searches; reproducible articles; financial aid calculators and aid comparison tools.

www.act.org: This student site contains test calendars, information and preparation opportunities for the ACT. Also has quick links to comprehensive information about the ACT testing experience, a college search and financial aid estimator tools.

www.schoolcounselor.org: Contains reproducible and informative articles for parents about the role of the school counselor, as well as tips and resources about school counselor ethical and legal responsibilities.

www.edtrust.org: Contains easy- to- use searchable databases with reports on student achievement, educational opportunity and graduation rates at any four-year U.S. college or university and examples of high school courses that prepare high school students for college rigor.

www.finaid.com: Contains a student's financial aid checklist as well as comprehensive information about loans, scholarships, savings, military aid, multiple sources of aid, financial aid applications, calculators and other interactive tools.

www.edupass.com: Has specific information for international students, undocumented students and other non-U.S. citizen students; college admission resources, financial aid, visas, culture, scholarships and other forms of aid; links to international student office Web sites, embassies and miscellaneous guides.

www.nacacnet.org: Professional organization material for the counselor including the Statement of Principles of Good Practice, which delineates the ethics of college admission counseling; Steps to College newsletter reproducible for students and parents; listing of national college fairs. Selected materials offered in Spanish.


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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

1.     PURPOSE

Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us

2.      DEFINITION

HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 

3.      HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, dgulotta@hampton.k12.va.us, and/or the Director of Graphics, mhouser@hampton.k12.va.us.

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.

4.      SELF-MONITORING

HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.

5.       DISCLAIMER

HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as, as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.