Parents and students please review this page for the latest information regarding scholarship opportunities, competitions, ACT and PSAT test dates and college deadlines.
Preparing for College
ACT – Make sure you have taken and sent your scores to the colleges you are interested in.
Register and receive more information regarding the ACT here: http://www.actstudent.org/
Free ACT Workshops are available through the Get 2 College Center in Jackson. Website – www.get2college.org Address – 2600 Lakeland Terrace, Jackson, MS 39216 Phone – 601-321-5533
Paying for College
Mississippi students are eligible for grants and subsidies if you qualify and you apply. All families should plan to complete the FASFA, which begins January 1 of each calendar year.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) – https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Mississippi students are eligible for grants and subsidies if you qualify and you apply.
Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) http://riseupms.com/state-aid/mtag/
Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) http://riseupms.com/state-aid/mesg/
Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) http://riseupms.com/state-aid/help/
Helpful websites for tuition assistance and college searches –
The Jackson Get 2 College Center has a lot to offer. Check out their website http://get2college.org/
Rise Up Mississippi is a user-friendly site http://riseupms.com/
Canton Academy requires a total of 22 Carnegie Units for a student to graduate
ENGLISH 4 CARNEGIE UNITS English I, Ii, IiI, IV, AP
MATHEMATICS 4 CARNEGIE UNITS Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II + one unit
SCIENCE 4 CARNEGIE UNITS Biology I, Chemistry I + two comparable units
SOCIAL STUDIES 4 CARNEIGE UNITS World History, US History, Introduction to World Geography, MS Studies, Government and Economics
FINE ARTS 1 CARNEIGE UNIT Visual or performing art credit
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 CARNEIGE UNITS Two units (I and II) of a foreign language
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 1 CARNEIGE UNIT
ADVANCED ELECTIVES CARNEIGE UNITS depend on credits Courses related to student’s interests
PRE-HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVES Algebra I, first year foreign language, or Computer Applications
Canton Academy requires a total of 22 Carnegie Units for a student to graduate.