School Counselor Update

August 2019

College and Career Presentations for Seniors

The school counselors will be meeting with students during their Senior English courses to discuss the college application process and career planning on August 22 and 23. Students will have lots of information and it's a perfect time to discuss their future plans.

College Admissions Parent Night

Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 6:30pm

12760 Troxler Avenue

Highland, IL

Please join us for our first parent night of the year. The counselors will be presenting on the college admission process and career opportunities. A panel of admission representatives and industry leaders will provide tips to help parents navigate successfully through this process. This parent night is designed primarily for Junior and Senior parents but all parents are welcome.

Transcripts

Transcripts will be sent electronically through parchment. Use the red "request a transcript" button on our school website to create an account and enter your request.


For questions call Sarah Wiegman at ext. 4107.

Want to take a college/career day?

Students are allowed to take a total of two college/career days during their junior and senior years. These must be scheduled at least one-week in advance. See your school counselor for forms and information.

Club Day- August 30

Looking for was to get involved? Clubs and teams will have information tables set up on Friday August 30th during all lunch periods. Students can sign up and learn more about how to get involved at HHS.

ASVAB Testing

The ASVAB will be given in the HHS Kennel on September 12th. It is a free military aptitude test. Please sign up in the School Counselor's office by September 5th or online: https://forms.gle/QRCE4CqoBwWWWQjAA



Need more info about the asvab test? Click here: http://official-asvab.com

Financial Aid night- FAFSA and more

HHS will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Wed. September 18th at 6:30pm. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about completing the FAFSA, grants, work study and scholarship opportunities available to students.


Our ISAC representative will also be available in Late October/ Early November in our Career Center to help students/parents complete their FAFSA online.

PSAT/NMSQT- Juniors only

The fall administration of the PSAT is a practice SAT test that can also qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship. The score is not used for college admission purposes. It is highly recommended that any junior in the top 10% take the test for scholarship qualifying purposes. The test is given at HHS on Wed. October 16, 2019. The cost of the PSAT/NMSQT is $20.00. Students may sign up in the school counseling office. Registration deadline is September 6th.

Tutor List in the works

School counselors are collecting information from students who are interested in tutoring. If your student is interested please have them come see a school counselor to sign up or use this link:

https://forms.gle/mM9uWKGzrHNLg1FL6


Typically tutors are paid by the hour- contact is made from the student or parent requesting the tutor. Payment and logistics should be discussed at that time.

Early Graduation

Seniors interested in graduating early will be required to complete all graduation requirements and an early graduation application. Applications will be available in mid-September and will be due to the school counselors on October 3rd.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Scores

Juniors and Sophomores: Your PSAT 8/9 or PSAT 10 scores from last spring are available through your College Board account at http://www.collegeboard.org

If you do not have an account, you can create one and use the Score Matching Tool. If you need a copy of your registration number, please contact your school counselor. If you need additional assistance, contact the College Board's help line at 866-315-6068.

State SAT Scores

Seniors: Scores from last April's School day SAT test are available via your collegeboard account: http://www.collegeboard.org

Please see your school counselor if you need your test registration number to access those scores. If you are still having trouble accessing your scores, please contact the SAT student hotline at 1-866-756-7346.


Students may chose to retake the SAT on a National Test date. Registration information can be found in a student's college board account.

AP Scores

AP scores were posted online in July. Students may set up their college board account at anytime on apscore.org

*It's best to provide the same information on your College Board account and each AP answer sheet.

*You will need your AP number from your student pack and the card you received during "bubble in" to receive this year's scores.

ACT National Test and Profile

National ACT test

Sign up online:http://actstudent.org/start


ACT Profile delivers powerful, personalized insights to inform individuals as they navigate through life's key decision points. Students are encouraged to utilize the act profile to help with their college search. Answers to your interest inventory can help you decide where to start.

http://www.act.org/profile

2018-2019 Events


  • August 27- College and Career Planning Parent Night 6:30pm
  • August 30- Club day at lunch
  • September 12th - ASVAB (Military Aptitude) Testing
  • September 18- Financial Aid/ FAFSA Overview Presentation 6:30pm
  • October 1- FAFSA application opens
  • October 3- Early graduation applications due
  • October 20- College Fair @ SLU
  • October 22- College Fair @ SIUE

HHS School Counselors

Mrs. Amber Spaeth- Student's Last Names: A-G

Mrs. Mary Jackson- Student's Last Names: H-M

Mrs. Carrie Lieberman- Student's Last Names: N-Z