School Counselor Connection
Shakopee High School 2018 Back-to-School Edition
We've Moved! (Again)
You will see three new counselors on our team this year. Tracy Caruso is moving to the High School after working at East Junior High for the past 3 years, and Vicky Haas has returned to the US after working as an International School Counselor in Bangkok, Thailand for the past 5 years.
Arts & Communication
Freshman Academy A-D
Freshman Academy E-K
Engineering & Manufacturing
Freshman Academy L-O
Science & Technology
Freshman Academy P-S
Business & Entrepreneurship
Freshman Academy T-Y
Freshman Academy Z
Counselor Events & Lessons
The Year at a Glance
While a School Counselor’s day-to-day tasks can be unpredictable and are ever-changing, there are certain School Counselor happenings that students and families can count on each year. Take a look at our yearly calendar below. The items in regular font take a good amount of counselor time, but will not be direct interactions with students. The items in bold are events and presentations that students can expect to see us face-to-face.
Fall Senior Meetings
The meeting focused on general information that seniors need while planning for the next year. Topics range from college applications and requesting transcripts to exploring all post-high school options and stress management. Please take a minute to look at the information we provide the seniors.
October is College Knowledge Month
College Knowledge Month Highlights
- FREE application week
- College gear Mondays
- Financial Aid Workshop
College & Career Readiness Day
College Life 101
Students listen to admission officers and current college students about daily life in college.
Recruiters, Active Duty Members, and Veterans share their experience with students.
Resumes, Interviewing & Networking
Students work in groups to practice professional skills.
College Life 101
College & Career Search Tools
MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System) is our new planning tool that offers a wealth of career, educational and labor market information. Each student will have an Individual MCIS account. MCIS includes learning styles, employability, interest and skill assessments and information on colleges, program requirements for various occupations and much more.
Using the Clever login system and this link, every student can build a personalized portfolio to plan and track progress toward your educational and career goals. Click here for instructions on logging into MCIS.
Parents, are you interested in looking at what MCIS has to offer? While we can't offer you a personalized portfolio to save to, you are welcome to login to our general account and use all the features! Login using
As you begin, continue, or complete your research, please ask a counselor if you're looking for a tool you can't find! We're always here to help.
Students should create an account and request transcripts through Parchment. There is a $5 fee for each transcript sent. Payments will be processed online with credit or debit cards.
If you are using the Common App, remember, we are NO LONGER a Naviance School.