Ronnie BrooksCollege & Career Coach
Mr. Brooks is located in the Student Center.
Phone: 503-399-3080 Ext.501405

College & Career News

Seniors, College application month continues…

Don’t miss out on these great college visits, all taking place in the college & career center. Sign up with Mr Brooks today! 15th Monday- Chemeketa 10:30am (zoom)  16th Tuesday- Army 10:15am  17th Wednesday- Warner Pacific 8:45am, Johnny [...]

  • College App Month - 11-21

November is College Application Month

The following is a list of colleges coming to visit McKay. This is your chance to meet, learn, and explore options. Nov. 1st – OSU 1:30 Nov. 2nd – U of O 8:45 Nov. 3rd – [...]

2022 Senior Meeting #1

This is the information covered during the first Senior Class Meeting on October 11. If you missed it, you can review this video. Didn’t get your Jostens Graduation Merchandise envelope, they are in the [...]

College visits are beginning this month!

We have Portland State University Oct. 5th 9-11am, University of Oregon Oct. 6th 8:45am, Southern Oregon University Oct 12th 10am, Linfield University Oct 20th 9:30am, Corban University Oct 27th 8:45am All visits are happening *virtually* [...]

Virtual Financial Aid Workshop – September 20

Senior students and Parents please join us on September 20th at 6:30 pm for our virtual financial aid informational workshop. We would suggest that for you to preview the September 15th FAFSA Night (Found on [...]

FREE ACT & SAT Prep Resources

Junior & Seniors, As you prepare for the ACT & SAT check out these FREE resources and practice tests to ensure you’re prepared for the test.  

FAFSA Night September 15, 2021

“McKay Families, please join us for our first FAFSA event for the class of 2022. This event will be held virtually September 15th 6:30 in English and 7:30 in Spanish. Scan the QR code [...]

School House Connection Scholarship

 [Deadline to Apply: October 15, 2021, 11:59PM PST] Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program. Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy [...]

Prepare for the Job Interview Workshop

Virtual job interviews are real! We will host a job fair with a dozen companies who are looking for employees!  Are you ready for the interviews in the virtual world? Sign up now to [...]

Jiffy Lube® Teen Driver Scholarship

Jiffy Lube® Teen Driver Scholarship Application 2020-2021 Portland, Salem, Vancouver and Longview area High School Students One Overall $4,500 Scholarship Award and Three $1,500 Finalist Scholarship Awards

The Oregon Guarantee

The University of Oregon Guarantees Tuition Costs Stay the Same We know cost is a big factor when deciding where to attend college. To aid in that decision making, we’ve introduced Oregon Guarantee. [...]

Western Oregon Application Day & Fall Preview

Western Oregon University Invites YOU to apply! Learn more about the opportunities at WOU. First, we have an application workshop on November 10th. Up until now, I have only had 5 students register [...]

TRIO Programs at McKay

McKay High School has two TRIO programs, Talent Search and Upward Bound, both programs are federally funded college access programs through Chemeketa Community College. TRIO's mission is to assist low income and/or first generation [...]

  • Military Monday

Military Monday October 12, 2020

Come learn about options for a future with the military. All military branches will be presenting information. Is you prefer to attend virtually, simply join the Zoom meeting by clicking on the Zoom [...]

Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2020 youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications. Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2021 with up to $1,000 in [...]

  • Oregon Promise

Oregon Promise Adds Flexibility to Eligibility

OSAC is allowing students who would have otherwise raised their cumulative, unweighted GPA to 2.50 or higher to be considered for Oregon Promise as a result of school district actions relative to local or state [...]

Oregon Trade Schools

Information on Trade Schools in Oregon. If you would like more information, see Mr. Brooks in the Student Center


Monday December 9th, 41 students were accepted to OSU at their on-site admission event here at McKay High School. A few even received $3,000 scholarships to OSU. Way to go Scots!!

College Application Week!

November 4-8th is College Application week! Staff and mentors will be available all week in the library to help you with the college application process. (as well as FAFSA, ORSA help) Pick up a worksheet [...]

Senior Career & College Prep List

Senior Career & College Prep List 2019-2020 Review SAT or ACT scores if tests were taken last year, to determine if they need to be retaken. Register for SAT or ACT if not already taken [...]

Junior Career & College Preparation List

Review courses for this year and plan for senior year. Review high school transcript: Are you on track for graduation? Attend financial aid nights, workshops and events. Attend college/career fairs Attend college visitation events at [...]

Sophomore Career & College Preparation List

Tenth Grade College Preparation List Meet with your school counselor and mentor to discuss colleges and their requirements. Sign up SAT Practice Question of the Day Sign up SAT Practice Test Explore career possibilities in [...]

Ninth Grade College & Career-Preparation List

Take challenging classes in core academic subject. Most colleges require four years of English, three years of social studies, three years of mathematics, three years of science, and two years of a foreign language. Get [...]