College and Military Information

Paducah Public Schools Updates for March 16 - April 17 Closing
March 30
 Paducah Public Schools to Continue Non-Traditional Instruction and Tornado Takeout Through Spring Break, April 6-10
March 26
Students who have paper packets of assignments will turn in their completed assignments and pick up a new packet Friday, March 27. See the news summary below for bus schedules and specific instructions. 
March 20
In keeping with Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all Kentucky Schools stop in-person instruction, Paducah Public Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days will be extended through Friday, April 17, 2020. This closure is a proactive approach to limit exposure to COVID-19 within our community.
Here is the schedule for the coming weeks:
March 23 – March 27 NTI Days
March 30 – April 3 NTI Days
April 6 - April 10  NTI Days
April 13 – April 17 NTI Days

As a school district, we are prepared to provide continuity of services for both learning and nutrition. Teachers will be providing instructional services using Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Our food service staff will continue preparing meals for delivery according to the schedule that is already in place.

Please see the district web site at  for the latest announcements regarding this developing situation.
March 18
If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page. 
March 17
Paper packets will be delivered to students Wednesday, March 18 at the building where they attend schools. Online students will not receive paper packets. For a complete list of instructions and bus stops, see the link in the news summary below. 
March 14, 2020
Paducah Public Schools will offer takeout meal delivery beginning Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice – buses will be at all stops from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.

All sites will serve breakfast and lunch. See the news summary below for a link to a list of Tornado Takeout stops.
March 13, 2020
Information over the coming days/weeks will be sent to you via email and text message to the contact information in Infinite Campus, so having correct email and phone numbers for you is crucial.

If you are not receiving either text messages or e-mails from Paducah Public Schools, please access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal as soon as possible and update your contact information.  Click here to connect to the Campus Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a Parent Portal account, send an e-mail requesting your login information to: [email protected]

If you do not have email, please call 270-444-5600. 
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College and Military Information

Apply to several colleges at once.  See list of particpating colleges on the website. 
Apply to several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) at once. See list of particpating colleges on the website.
This website helps first generation college students and students with great financial need  with college advising online tools. Students may apply to the member institutions who help students with financial programs to meet the cost of college.
This program helps match students who have excelled academically but faced financial challenges with full four year college scholarships with participating colleges. Students must be ranked in the top 10% of their class and have a minimum of a 28 ACT composite. The deadline to apply for the Questbridge scholarship program is usually in late September.
Use this College Board resource to search for colleges, learn about the application process, financial aid, and much more. 
Use this ACT resource to learn which career may fit you best, what colleges offer that major, and much more! 
This website has valuable tools for middle and high school students as they explore college and what they need to do in high school to be on track.  Great resources for adults who want attend college too. 
This website provides a list accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. The closest HBCU's are the following:  Kentucky State University (Frankfort), Simmons College of Kentucky (Louisville), Tennessee State University (Nashville), Fisk University (Nashville), Lane College (Jackson, TN), Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis, MO), Le Moyne-Owen College (Memphis).
If you are planning on playing sports in college, you must register on the appropriate eligibility center website at the end of your junior year in high school.  You will need to request a transcript be sent to the eligibility center where your registered.  Forms available in the guidance office.  When you take the ACT, you should "bubble" the codes for the NCAA and/or NAIA so that your test scores are sent directly from the testing agency. What is on your transcript is not acceptable to the eligibility centers.   You should also download the student handbooks for each eligibility center to make sure you are completing all tasks on time.    There is a cost to register with each eligibility center, but fee waivers are available for those who qualify.  Qualification information will be available as you create your account.  The counselors will check your fee waiver eligibility and approve the request through their counselor account.
ACT Code:   9999
NCAA requires that you meet certain core course, GPA, and ACT requirements to be eligible.  Check the NCAA website for the list of approved core courses that we offer at PTHS.  The NCAA does not accept online credit recovery courses. I
ACT Code:  9876 
The NAIA requires a certain ACT and GPA to be eligible. 
Junior colleges and community colleges offer a variety of college athletics.  Are your ACT scores or GPA an obstacle with NAIA or NCAA eligibility?  These colleges might be the answer for you. Many junior colleges do an excellent job at helping students transfer to four year universities to continue their education and playing career.
The process for applying to military academies starts in spring of your junior year in high school.   
This is the test the military uses to see if you qualify for entry and placement in your career area. 
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