School Counselor Update
Highland High School- October 2019
Seniors: FAFSA is now Available
The FAFSA requires students and parents to each complete a portion.
What you need to complete your FAFSA:
-Social Security Number
-Your Alien Registration Number, if you (student) are not a US Citizen
-Your 2018 federal tax returns, W-2's and other records of income
- Banking statements and records of investments (if applicable)
-Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
-An FSA ID to sign electronically
- List of colleges.
The earlier you complete your FAFSA the earlier you will get award letters from the colleges regarding grants, loans and work study. This info can help you make your college decision. Listing a college on your FAFSA does not mean you have applied there. Be sure to complete each School's application as well.
Seniors- College Application deadlines approaching
SLU National College Fair
Sunday, Oct. 20th, 1-4pm
1 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
Free and Open to the public
Click the link for more info and a list of participating schools:https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/st.-louis-national-college-fair/
college changes everything raffle and college mondays
In an effort to raise awareness about completing college applications and the FAFSA early, staff at HHS will be participating in College Mondays throughout October. Staff will be wearing college T-shirts and briefly discussing our favorite colleges and universities.
Seniors- when you complete a college application or your FAFSA online, bring in proof and be entered for a chance to win gift cards or other college prizes. The more applications you complete the greater your chance to win!
Q1 ends Oct. 11th
Semester grades are calculated and reported on a Student's Transcript.
Q1 (40%) + Q2 (40%) + Final Exam (20%)
If your student is struggling they should contact their teacher during Focused Tutor Time for additional support. If you are interested in hiring a tutor, please contact a school counselor for our updated list.
You may also want to schedule a Parent- Teacher Conference on Oct. 24 or 25. Please call the HHS Office to schedule.
Semester 2 schedules
Schedule changes will take place the first 3 days of the semester only.
Junior College and Career Appointments This Week
If you want to take a career or college day and miss school see your school counselor for a form. Students get 2 days total to be used either Junior or Senior year.
Can't make it to campus? Don't know which campus to visit? Utilize the Illinois Career Information System to gather more info: https://ilcis.intocareers.org/default.aspx
PSAT/ SAT Testing
These accounts will be used to see and send scores later. Please keep track of username and password- we do not have access to those.
For testing dates, registration deadlines and more information visit http://www.actstudent.org