Resources for Parents/Guardians and Students

21st Century Scholars – Apply by end of Grade 8!

The Twenty-first Century Scholars Program began in 1990 as Indiana’s way of raising the educational aspirations of low- and moderate-income families. The program aims to ensure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children.

Income-eligible 6th, 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are guaranteed the cost of four years of undergraduate college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If the student attends a private institution, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a public institution. If the student attends a participating proprietary school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College.

Click here to apply (link to: https://scholars.in.gov/parents/enroll/)

The school counseling program at West understands that parenting a middle schooler is a tough job!  Parents experience the most parenting stress and isolation when their child is in middle school.  Mrs. Power & Miss Sutter are always here to help!  Below we have included a list of resources that may be of assistance on a variety of topics.

Academic

High School Scheduling 
Franklin Central 19-20 Course Catalog 

2019-2020 Freshman Course Descriptions
Diploma Requirements
8th Grade Parent Info (updated 2018)

Studying
Ask Rose – Homework Help!
A Teacher’s 10 Study Tips for Middle School Students

College & Career

Scholarship Opportunities
21st Century Scholars
(NOTE: Students must apply by end of 8th grade!)

LGBTQ

Student Experience Guide

Scholarships

Social/Emotional

Anger/Defiance:
Empowering Parents 

Anxiety/Depression
Empowering Parents
Mindfulness Techniques (from Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety by Dr. Christopher Willard)

Bullying
Empowering Parents- Bullying

Stop Bullying
Stomp Out Bullying
The Bully Project

Divorce/Blended Families
I Am A Child of Divorce
Blended Families

Grief Counseling
Brooke’s Place for Grieving Children

LGBTQ
GLSN
The Trevor Project
Indiana Youth Group
Safe Schools Coalition
Parents of LGBTQ Students

Mindfulness
Grounding technique 1
Grounding technique 2
Mindfulness Techniques 
(from Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety by Dr. Christopher Willard)

Peer Conflict/Social Relational Aggression
Very Well Family

Coaching Children in Handling Everyday Conflicts

Self-Injury
Help Guide
Cornell Study on Self Injury

Social Media/Cybersafety
Wait Till 8th
Netsmartz

Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse in Teens
Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Suicide Prevention
Help Guide
SPRC
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
AFSP
Crisis TextLine Information

Save.Org

Trauma
TED Talk: Treating the Core Problem of Childhood Trauma
RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline
Eskenazi Health Center of Hope

Local Resources

211
Handbook of Help
Parenting Strategies and Techniques

Local Counseling Resources
Family Works
Healing Hearts of Indy
Reach for Youth
Central Indiana Mental Health Help