HHS School Counselor Update

February 2015

2015-2016 Registration update

Counselors have been busy meeting with students in the classroom to complete registration forms for the 2015-2016 school year. Next steps include: tally course request numbers , make staffing decisions and build of next year's schedules. Students will receive a list of which courses they will have in the summer. Current juniors will meet with school counselors one-on-one to finalize senior schedules in April. It's important that Juniors research potential college admission requirements so we can ensure they will be enrolled in needed courses.

AP Exams

Students currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement Course may choose to take the exam. Each exam is $91.00. Sign up will begin the first week of February. Deadline to sign up including first payment will be Friday March 6th. All payments are due Friday April 10th.

Be sure to research your college to see what score you need to qualify for credit there.

College Fair at SWIC

Sunday, Feb. 22nd, 1:30-3:30pm

2500 Carlyle Avenue

Belleville, IL

$$$ Scholarships- Deadlines approaching

There are lots of opportunities for students to get money to help pay for college. A scholarship database for those opportunities is available for seniors and another for juniors. These can be found on the counseling department webpage on the right hand side. Applications are available in the school counselors office or clicking the link in the database.

hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department

ACT testing for juniors

All Juniors will be completing the ACT plus writing on March 3rd as part of state testing. Students do NOT need to register for this test. Students will be given test prep login information during their English 3 courses the first week of February. Room assignments will be posted prior to testing. School counselors will meet with students in mid-February to complete the pre-test bubble in and review test day procedures. Students may leave when testing is complete as long as they have a signed note from a parent.

PARCC testing

Students in Algebra II and English III will be participating in the state PARCC testing. Dates are March 10-19 and April 27-30. More information will follow from administration.

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Why remind?

Remind is an easy way for us to get information out to parents about scholarships, class registration, parent nights and important dates.


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Class of 2015- for text messages: text @hsdogs2015 to 81010

for email: a message to hsdogs2015@mail.remind.com


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Class of 2018- for text messages: text @hsdogs2018 to 81010

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HHS School Counselors

Sherry Thomas- last names A-G

Mary Jackson-last names H-Pl

Staci Brown- last names Po-Z