SDMyLife is an online career exploration and academic planning program for South Dakota 6-12 grade students. Log in to SDMyLife to learn how your interests and skills align with careers and explore over 600 career profiles! Students can log in with their school email (K12) credentials or request their username from an educator or school counselor at their school.

SD Opportunity Scholarship Resources

South Dakota high school graduates can earn up to $7,500 (over four years) through the SD Opportunity Scholarship – but they need to be sure to they qualify!   Find curriculum requirements, approved coursework for high school courses and Dual Credit coursework (NEW!), informational documents and answers to your frequently asked questions here!

Junior’s Guide to College Prep Booklet

As you cross off tasks on your list, Our Dakota Dreams will be by your side every step of the way.

Fall Counselor Workshop Resources

School counselors can find the resources referenced during the Fall Counselor Workshops hosted by CCASD.

College Prep Checklist for 12th Grade

Congratulations! You are officially a senior in high school, which means graduation is getting closer and closer! With that comes the extra importance of staying on top of the college prep checklist for 12th graders and completing the necessary tasks to help make your Dakota Dreams come true.

College Prep Checklist for 11th Grade

With only two years left of high school, make sure you are taking advantage of all your opportunities by addressing the tasks on our college prep checklist for 11th grade students.

College Prep Checklist for 10th Grade

Use the college prep checklist for 10th grade students to ensure you are approaching your future prepared and knowledgeable about the many opportunities available.

College Prep Checklist for 9th Grade

Your first year of high school is the perfect time to consider your future. Use the college prep checklist for 9th grade students to start preparing.

Sample Financial Aid Offer Letter

Financial aid offers will be shared with you after you’ve completed the FAFSA and been accepted to a college. These offer letters, sent from the colleges to which you’ve been accepted, outline how much the college will cost and what kind of financial aid package you’ll receive for one year. This information will help you determine which college is your best choice. See a sample financial aid letter to preview the type of information you’ll receive.

Sample Technical College Application

Review a sample technical college application to prepare for the application process.