Senior Photos Due January 31, 2021

Attention all seniors!
We need your SENIOR PHOTOS for the yearbook!

The deadline for senior pictures will be January 31st 2021.

Walsworth is handling our yearbook this year. Click on the link below to go to the McKay yearbook page and upload your senior photo.

2020-11-18T16:25:04-08:00November 18th, 2020|

KPNW Scholarship Date Change

Application Deadline Changed to December 30, 2020!

The deadline to apply for the KPNW Health Care Career Scholarship is Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Application registration will close on December 23 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Contact Mr. Brooks if you have questions.

2020-10-05T12:26:23-08:00October 5th, 2020|

FAFSA Checklist: What Information do I need?

Informational Checklist for FAFSA 2021-22

Lista de verificación informativa para FAFSA 2021-22

FAFSA Checklist-English
FAFSA Checklist-Spanish
2020-10-02T09:53:32-08:00October 2nd, 2020|

¡Avanza! – A virtual event for U of I- Nov 17-19, 2020

University of Idaho is hosting Avanza Virtually this year, November 17, 18 and 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. MT.

It is our specialty event for Hispanic/Latinx high school seniors and their families.

Avanza is a great opportunity for Hispanic/Latinx seniors to discover how U of I will help them achieve their goals. They’ll meet our staff and alumni, learn about the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and get one-on-one help with their admission application and FAFSA before our December 1 priority date (the early consideration date for our diversity scholarships). All services at Avanza for parents and students are offered in Spanish and English.

Students who attend Avanza will be interviewed for a chance to win one of twenty $500 scholarships provided by Idaho Central Credit Union.

Students can register for the event at

Contact Mr. Brooks with questions.

2020-09-30T10:30:25-08:00September 30th, 2020|

Virtual College Visits @ McKay

Salem Keizer School District is hosting Virtual College visits this fall.

There is  a 300 person limit for each virtual visit.  Each student needs to sign up for the workshops.

Sign up for virtual college visits here.

Here are the upcoming virtual visits:

Virtual College Visits
2020-10-02T15:12:54-08:00September 14th, 2020|

Considering Early Graduation?

There are important things to consider!

Financial aid/Scholarships

How does graduating early affect receiving the Oregon Promise Grant or Chemeketa Scholars Award? CLICK HERE For more information

2020-09-14T10:52:17-08:00September 14th, 2020|

Oregon College Admissions Corona Virus Updates:

VIRTUAL OREGON COLLEGE TOURS, information on ACT/SAT Testing and more. CLICK HERE Coronavirus has changed daily life as we know it, but one thing it hasn’t changed is that it is still a good time for high school juniors/seniors to explore colleges and stay on track. How you do that will be different this year, but you can still do it.

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATIONS/TOURS from institutions across the nation CLICK HERE

SALEM-KEIZER ADMISSION COLLEGE/MILITARY VISITS – Each fall/winter colleges/universities from all over the state/country come to McNary. Students sign up to attend these college/military visit presentations to help you learn more about their institutions and opportunities they offer. This year the Salem-Keizer College and Career team will be hosting VIRTUAL VISITS offered to ALL students throughout the district. Sign Up for Visits HERE

Specific College Timeline – Deadlines for many Oregon College Applications for early action/early decision/regular, specific institutional scholarships, priority deadlines for financial aid, etc) Changes may be made by each institution without notice, this tool is to be used as a guide, knowing it’s always important to double check on college websites. If you are considering an out-of-state school, go directly to their college admissions page to find important deadlines.

2020-09-14T10:44:43-08:00September 14th, 2020|

Important College and Testing Updates


Google Doc: It’s A Plan College Workbook – Stay organized with your post-high school plans! This Google Doc workbook has tabs for college and scholarship application information, deadlines, and more. Using the link above prompts users to create a copy in their Google Drive so it’s ready to use.

Oregon Goes to College App – YES! Stay on track and store the information you need, including a secure area for passwords and Social Security numbers. There’s an app for that! Available for iOS and Android.

VIRTUAL NACAC COLLEGE FAIRS: The National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) invites high school juniors and seniors to connect with colleges and universities online. REGISTER TODAY!

  • Sunday, September 13 – 12 PM – 8 PM
  • Monday, October 12 – 1 PM – 9 PM
  • Sunday, October 18 – 12 PM – 8 PM
  • Sunday, November 8 – 2 PM – 10 PM

VIRTUAL FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATIONS – Free paying for college event/presentation is accessible to anyone with an Internet or strong cell phone connection. Participants will be able to personally and privately interact with financial aid officers from across Oregon via a secure chat room to ensure they can receive information about their specific questions.

SAT: SAT Registration and Upcoming SAT Test Dates

  • SAT Khan Academy – FREE – Use Khan Academy to create personalized practice tests for the SAT

ACT: ACT Registration and Upcoming ACT Test Dates

  • ACT Academy – FREE – Personalized practice tests for ACT Test Preparation
  • NEW CHANGES to ACT TEST in 2020 – Find out more HERE

***Many colleges/universities across the nation are not requiring college testing scores. HOWEVER, please check with each institution about their requirements. Many may not require SAT/ACT score for admission, yet may use them to decide scholarship awards. I would still encourage students to take an ACT/SAT this year.

2020-09-14T09:53:50-08:00September 14th, 2020|

Financial Aid Workshop – September 16


FAFSA Workshop 9-20

Free paying for college event/presentation is accessible to anyone with an Internet or strong cell phone connection. Participants will be able to personally and privately interact with financial aid officers from across Oregon via a secure chat room to ensure they can receive information about their specific questions.

These are links for registration:

September 16-at 6:00 pm-In English

16 de septiembre-6:00-En Español

2020-09-10T14:39:00-08:00September 10th, 2020|
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