Allen High School

Summer Youth Program



The 2022 program will be offered virtually to participants age 14-15.

This program provides workforce training and experience to youth ages 14 to 21. Creating a SMART Workforce, the Toksali (to work) SMART (Successful Mindsets with Attitude and Readiness for Tomorrow) program encourages students to develop productive work patterns and behaviors in real-world environments. Innovative partnerships with a variety of community resources provide youth with meaningful job experiences, strengthening the community workforce.

Experiences may include job shadowing, mentoring, leadership opportunities, job training and more.

Paid training sessions are provided as part of the program.

SMART Benefits:

  • Earn wages while performing on-the-job training

  • Attain work experience while exploring career opportunities

  • Gain exposure to a variety of training

  • Developed confidence, competence and workplace skills in a real-world environment

  • Experience a variety of trades based on future goals and interests

This is just a snippet of the website. The link is below.


https://chickasaw.net/Services/Education-Training/Summer-Youth-Program.aspx


Thank you,

Gina Alcaida


2021-2022 jh/hs INFORMATION

New Information is now posted

STUDENT HANDBOOK and CHROMEBOOK POLIcy/PROTECTION PLAN

Click on the following links to read our "Student Handbook" and our new "Chromebook Policy and Protection Plan". Each student, in grades 6-12, will be issued a chromebook to use for the school year. We want to emphasize the importance of issuing these to our students--it is vital that each student has his/her chromebook as soon as possible. Please read the contract, sign it and return it, so we can issue one to your student. If you cannot print the contract, it is available at the high school office. We also have printed copies of the handbook available. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grimm or Mrs. Costner. The chromebook policy/protection plan is included in the handbook. Also if you student must take medication at school, please fill out the appropriate form and send it to the main office.

2021-2022 Student Handbook--Grades 6-12


ART CONTEST

OKC Zoo Statewide Art Contest for Oklahoma K-12 Students

The Oklahoma City Zoo is calling on all Oklahoma K-12 students to "get creative for conservation" by participating in the zoo's annual Pepsi Vending Machine Art Contest.

Incorporating the contest theme "Make Oklahoma Litter Free for Wildlife," students are asked to use their artistic talents to express ideas for eliminating litter through art and awareness.

All entries are due April 16.

For official entry forms and contest details, visit okczoo.org/pepsicontest.


jh/HS FOOD PANTRY

Please take advantage of this program if you need assistance. Allen JH/HS is teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with the help of the Chickasaw Nation to provide a food pantry for students in grades 6-12. The purpose of the Food Pantry is to provide students with extra food for the weekend who might not otherwise have food when they cannot eat at school. We served up to 60 students when we were first hit with the pandemic in March and continued through May. We have been able to replenish our pantry and are ready to help out anyone in need. We also have toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal products and a few other items that people in our community have donated to help our students out. Please answer the following questionnaire if you think that your student(s) may qualify for this program. Again, we want to help and this is confidential. (If you know of a student in need, you may recommend them using this same survey.) The questionnaire is sent only to Mrs. Costner. You must meet the criteria of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to receive food. The toiletries are not part of the Food Bank. Once your application is received, you will be contacted. Please click on the link below.

JH/HS Food Pantry Application

The Allen FCCLA Chapter collected a total of 682 pair of socks for Citizens Caring for Children who help foster children in need.



Scholarship links

My main communication to students about scholarships is through school email. I always forward what I receive to students and parents. I will post as many links as possible to this page. You must be proactive in searching for scholarships--I don't receive information on all of them, but I will post as many as possible.

Fastweb--Scholarship Search

OKCollegestart Scholarship Search--Great Search for Oklahoma Scholarships

Scholarship List

7th Graders--Cooke Young Scholars Program (Scholarship)

Scholarship Opportunities

It is never too early to start searching for scholarships. There are many scholarships that can help students pave a way towards their future success. Below are a few websites to help students and families get started on their scholarship journey.

Oklahoma Edge

OKedge.com offers Financial Aid & Scholarships resources to help connect students to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Oklahoma CareerTech

Students may apply for several types of aid including scholarships, grants, long-term loans, and work-study assistance. For more information, visit: Scholarship Collection.

OKcollegestart.org

OKcollegestart.org offers a Scholarship Profile and Scholarship Corner for students to find financial aid and monthly scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com offers over 3.7 million college scholarships and grants. You can even search for scholarships by month. To search scholarships by deadlines, click here

Need to find a College?

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  • Applying for college

  • Paying for college

  • Rankings and much more...

For more information, visit: www.usnews.com/best-colleges.