School Counselor Update
March 2018- Highland High School
American Welding Society Show
March 22, 2018- 5:30-8:30pm
The Hill Bax Technical Center- CEE KAY SUPPLY
5835 Manchester Ave- St. Louis, Mo 63110
The American Welding Society- St. Louis Section's Mini-Weld Show has become an important AWS technical function. This event promotes the science of welding technology, showcasing the latest equipment, safety apparel and post weld testing equipment, plasma cutting, laser welding, positioning equipment and mechanical cutting systems. Factory representatives will be on hand to provide live demos and expertise. For more info: http://www.awssection.org/stlouis
They also offer scholarships. For more info: http://www.awssection.org/stlouis/scholarship
SAT Testing- Juniors
Testing will start at 7:40 and end at approximately 1pm.
For more information about the SAT: http://www.collegeboard.org
Practice tests and material is available free of charge at http://www.KhanAcademy.org/SAT
Be sure to get a good night's sleep and eat a filling breakfast to best prepare yourself for a good testing experience. More information will be coming out from Dr. Gauen soon.
PSAT Testing- Freshman and Sophomores
Testing will start at 7:40am. For more information visit: www.collegeboard.org
More information will be coming home from Dr. Gauen soon.
Seniors access the database here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uZcyJDTyALkDDBBRA6WogEMEnzoDlEw0YHr7ogzUcis/edit#gid=0
Junior level opportunities:
Remember also to send a Thank You note to those donors after you win.
Be sure to contact potential college admission representatives to find out required transfer scores. You can also utilize College Board's AP credit policy Search at: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies
All other students will receive a class list this summer. Schedule changes will occur the first three days of school. Changes can only be made if a student did not request the scheduled course. Level changes require approval from teacher and parent.
SWIC Dual Credit reminders
Students enrolled in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications or Statistics can earn dual credit at SWIC as long as they pass the appropriate portions of the ACCUPLACER test or receive the required SAT/ACT score.
ACCUPLACER testing will be offered to students requesting these courses for the 2018-2019 school year on March 27 and 28. Students must complete a New Student Enrollment form to obtain a SWIC ID in order to test. *Counselors will be meeting with students to help them complete this.
Practice test information can be found at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice
Senior Exit Meetings Coming Soon
Students who have taken a dual credit course will receive information on how to request a SWIC or SLU transcript
Final transcripts will be sent out as soon as grades are finalized, posted and transcripts are processed. This is typically completed by June 15th.
Summer- A Great Time to Visit Colleges
Set up a free account and "connect" with your HHS Counselor.
Many students choose to take a June test. Sign up early to secure a seat. Registration is due by May 4.
If you can't afford the registration fee for the ACT or ACT with writing, you may be eligible for an ACT fee waiver. See your school counselor for additional information.