School Counselor Update

Highland High School- April 2019

Summer School Info

Driver's Education and English are being offered this summer at HHS.

Students interested in Driver's Education must be 15 on or before June 14th, 2019.

English is a great opportunity for students who need to recover credit.

Registration information is available on the HHS website:

https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school

SWIC and SLU Transcript requests

Seniors who have earned dual credit need to have their transcripts from each institution sent where they would like it transferred.


To request a SWIC transcript use this link:https://www.swic.edu/students/services/enrollment-services/registration/transcripts/


To request a SLU transcript use this link: http://www.slu.edu/registrar/services/transcripts.php

Scholarships

Thousands of scholarship dollars are awarded in April and May. Winners are reminded to take a minute to hand write a Thank You note to those scholarship committees and sponsors. HHS students are extremely lucky to have a supportive community that values the diversity in our student population- there is money available to everyone. If you need help on what to write please see your school counselor.


Still looking for scholarship money? Check out the scholarship database on the counseling department of our website:

https://www.highlandcusd5.org/o/highland-high-school

Registration for 2019-2020

Counselors will be meeting with current juniors to finalize their schedules for senior year soon. All other students will receive their schedule in August. Schedule changes will ONLY 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.

Senior Exit Meetings

Seniors can request FREE final transcripts through their parchment accounts until July 31. Beginning August 1 they will be charged a nominal fee.


School Counselors met with Seniors this week to complete their exit interview. At this meeting seniors reported plans for after high school and created parchment accounts. If you missed your meeting, please see your school counselor asap.

SWIC Tech Ed Day

Representatives from SWIC's Tech Ed department will be available during lunch on Friday May 3rd. Learn more about programs in:


- Aviation Maintenance

· Precision Machining/Industrial Maintenance/Industrial Electricity

· Computer Aided Drafting

· Construction Management Technology

· Heating, Ventilation, A/C and Refrigeration

· Aviation Pilot Training

· Welding

· General Admissions

· Early Childhood Education

· Sign Language Studies

· Health Information Technology/Medical Billing & Coding

· Respiratory Care

· Medical Assistant

· Health Sciences

· Medical Laboratory

AP Testing

AP testing is the first two weeks of May. Scores will be posted online only 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.

SAT test

The Junior class completed the State SAT at HHS on April 9th. It is our understanding that scores will be available this summer via your collegeboard online account. These can be created at any time. Please be sure to use the same address you entered on your answer sheet as when you create your account. This is how college board will link scores.


Anyone wanting to set up their account or retake the SAT can register at http://www.collegeboard.org

HHS CEEB Code for ACT or SAT: 142265

PSAT9 and PSAT10

Freshman and Sophomore students participated in the PSAT 9 or PSAT 10 on April 9th during State testing. Test results will be available through a students college board account. These can be created at any time at collegeboard.org. Please be sure to use the same address you entered on your answer sheet as when you create your account. This is how college board will link scores.

http://www.collegeboard.org

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

Illinois Career Information System

https://ilcis.intocareers.org is a great website to start your career and college search.

1. Select the IL Resident Folder on the bottom right

2. Click "CIS HS/COLLEGE"

2. Enter your city and zipcode under IL residents

3. Hover over the "Assessments" folder and use any of the tools under "how do my interests relate to occupations" on the right hand side


There are a lot of fun tools including a reality check and skills inventories available on this website.

Senior Signing Day

Stay tuned for information about Senior Signing Day- Help us celebrate everyone's future plans- career, college, academic, athletic, apprenticeships, enlistment or employment!

Mark your calendar

  • April 26 -ISA Science Testing
  • April 25- Mock Crash
  • April 27- Prom
  • April 29-May 3: Junior Registration 1 on 1 appointments
  • May 3- SWIC Tech Ed Day
  • May 6- 10; 13-17- AP Exams
  • May 19- Graduation
  • May 23- English Summer School starts
  • May 23- English Driver's Ed Starts

HHS School Counselors

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

Mrs. Mary Jackson- Student's Last Names: Hi-O

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