Underclassmen Newsletter

Shawnee High School

A Note From Guidance

We have created this newsletter to be a guide to the resources students need to be successful throughout high school. Our goal is to get students thinking and planning ahead for life after high school. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions. Go Tribe!

A Guide To the College Admissions Process - Parent Presentation

Volume up! Click the link below to watch this presentation with audio about the College Admissions Process.

Junior/PSAT Presentation

Juniors viewed this presentation during Connections on Wednesday, September 22nd. Volume up! Click the link below to watch this presentation with audio to see what your Junior should be doing this school year to prepare for their Senior year and life after high school.

Freshman Orientation Presentation

On Wednesday, September 29th, the school counselors are meeting with the freshmen class to go over important information to be successful in high school. Click the link below to see what we will be discussing!


Click here to see the testing calendar for this school year.


  • Final grades are based upon final percentages for the year.
  • Keep track of grades on ProgressBook.

Graduation Requirements

Beginning with the Class of 2023, students must earn at least one state defined seal and one local defined seal OR two state defined seals in order to meet the graduation requirement of earning two diploma seals. Through earning seals, students are demonstrating readiness for success in their chosen post-high school paths. All activities must take place during High School. Click the links below to find out more information regarding the state defined and local defined seals.



Apollo Career Center

Apollo Career Center offers more than 20 career-technical programs that take two years to complete. The students have the opportunity to experience hands-on training and college prep academics to prepare students for their futures after high school. Students from eleven area districts attend Apollo , giving students the chance to meet new people, be exposed to a diverse population, and meet peers who share the same goals and interests. To be admitted to Apollo after their 10th grade year, students need a minimum of eight credits: two English credits, two Math credits, one Science credit, one Social Studies credit, and two additional credits (Health, Fine Art, etc.). The Apollo application typically becomes available in late November/early December. We will notify students when the application is open.

Please see your school counselor for further questions! Check out Apollo's website.

Google Classroom

Students, if you have not joined your Google Classroom for your grade level, please do so ASAP. The guidance department will be posting information and updates in your grade level classrooms throughout the school year.

Class of 2023 code: g3uvy7n

Class of 2024 code: 4maw57v

Class of 2025 code: ilbhj45

Guidance Website

The Shawnee High School Guidance website is full of additional resources to help with college search, career planning, scholarships, etc.

Guidance Department

Mrs. Jeri Downard

Guidance Secretary

Ms. Abby Wood

Students A-Go

Mrs. Sharla Murphy

Students Gr-Pe

Mrs. Angie Rex

Students Pf-Z