March 2016 Summary

HHS School Counseling Department

Students Total

508 Total number of Sign-in's from March 1st- March 31st (minus 6 days of Spring Break)

% by grade level

15%- 9th graders

21.5%- 10th graders

36.8%- 11th graders

26.8%- 12th graders

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Why students came in:

28.1%- Grades or schedule concerns

27.1%- Personal reasons

44.8%- College and Career Help

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Illinois School Counselors Association Presentation

46 attendees from the ISCA conference attended our presentation titled No more excuses! All three counselors and our intern shared information on how we collect data and utilize it to make purposeful and effective change in our program.

ACT junior sign up meetings

Counselors met with 97 students in small groups during FTT in 2 days to explain and encourage ACT sign up. We targeted those students who we had not received an ACT score from. Since the state no longer provides for a college admission test during the school day, we felt it was important to encourage students to take the test on a national test date.


115 students were placement tested using the COMPASS test to see if they would qualify for dual credit. This information is used in determining placement and dual credit options for their 2016-2017 course schedules.


84 students turned in their registration form for 123 total exams. Students will be testing in Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature and composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Studio Art: Drawing, and US History. Testing will take place the first two weeks of May. In April, students will compete the pre-registraion "Bubble- in" portion of their answer sheet.

Illinois State Scholars Opportunity

20 students were met with individually and encouraged to sign up for a National ACT test date before June 30, 2016. This was to remove a barrier for those students who could potentially be named an Illinois State Scholar. Additional informantion about Illinois State Scholars was also made available to them.