Resources for Parents

Opt-Out Notification for Military &/or Other Recruiters:

Federal law requires the school district to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the name, address and telephone number of each secondary school student unless the student or student’s parent has advised the district that this information is not to be disclosed.

You can read more about this on page 70 of the 2021-22 Student Handbook, and you can download a copy of the form here. Please note that forms must be returned by November 19, 2021.

Are you the parent of a future college student?

Check out this helpful guide which has links to lots of great resources.

Career Cruising

  • Website username: helena
  • Website password: bengals
  • Portfolio username: HSD1- ID¬†number (for example HSD1-12345)
  • Portfolio password: ID number+ cc (example 12345cc)

Click here to sign in to Career Cruising

MCIS-Montana Career Information System

Click here to access the Montana Career Information System (MCIS)  to learn about careers, search for scholarships, apply to colleges, financial aid information,  and more.

Before accessing this link, know the login name and password:

  • login: helenahigh
  • password: plan7ing

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Click here to access the Federal Student Aid FAFSA website to set-up your FSA ID, find out how much federal student aid you might receive and receive other information to help you and your student understand the financial aid and student loan process.

Reach Higher Montana

Reach Higher Montana’s mission is to provide students and families with the knowledge and tools to finance and pursue their post secondary education. The organization does this by offering a range of programs that include grants, community outreach, counseling and training on education finance planning. Click here to access their website.

ACT Test
The ACT¬ģ test assesses high school students‚Äô general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

  • The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
  • The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.

You will need the Helena High School High School code 270-455. Click here to register online for the ACT test.  Click here for FREE ONLINE PRACTICE ACT TEST.

SAT Test

The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test designed to measure the critical thinking skills that students will need for academic success in college. The SAT was developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization.

The SAT test is about 4 hours long and offers possible scores between 600 and 2400. The test is broken down into three main sections: critical reading, writing and math. Each section is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 points.

You will need the Helena High School High School code 270-455. Click here to register online for the SAT test.


Accredited Online Colleges

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