School Counselor Update
Highland High School
Semester 2 Schedules
Schedule changes will take place the first 2 days of the semester. Changes are only for students who have a hole in their schedule, a class they have already taken or a level change where parent and teacher have discussed and approved.
Registration- 2019- 2020 School Year
Counselors will be meeting with students individually to talk about career and college plans and request courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Appointment times will be randomly assigned. Students will bring home forms that require a parent signature. Below are dates that forms with a signature are due. Forms may be turned in early. Failure to turn the form in by the due date will force the student's priority number for scheduling to move to the end of their grade level.
Class of 2020- Tues Dec. 4th
Class of 2021- Wed Jan. 23
Class of 2022- Wed Jan 30
SWIC Running Start
Before entering, a Junior should have passed the following courses at HHS: English- 2 credits; Geometry-1 credit; Algebra 2- 1 credit; Health- .5 credit, Science- 2 credits, and World History- 1 credit.
A Senior should have passed everything listed above as well as US History- 1 credit; Math- 1 credit (3 total), English- 1 credit (3 total).
More information about signing up will be given out in the spring. Contact your HHS School Counselor if interested.
Representatives from SWIC will be here on Wednesday Feb. 20th at 6:30pm for a parent night.
Collinsville Area Vocational Center
Students may take courses in the following career tracks:
Auto body Repair
Clinical Health Occupations
For additional information: http://www.kahoks.org/schools/collinsville-area-vocational/
An application is required. Please see your school counselor if interested.
A parent informational meeting is being scheduled for early 2019.
Illinois Career Information System
The Illinois Career Information System is a great tool for college and career exploration. Students can complete interest inventories, search majors, colleges and compare schools.
It's never to early to start researching college and career possibilities.
SAT testing and prep
Juniors will be taking the SAT as part of State testing in April. College board accounts can be used for Khan Academy practice and to see and send scores. These accounts are free. See your school counselor if you need help setting one up. Students who took the PSAT will be provided their registration number to link their scores with their account as soon as we receive those. http://www.collegeboard.org
For testing dates, registration deadlines and more information visit http://www.actstudent.org
Semester Exams count for 20% of a students semester grade.
Dec. 19th- Final exams periods 1, 2 and 3
Dec. 20th- Final exams periods 4 and 5
Dec. 21st- Final exams periods 6 and 7
Mark your calendar
Dec. 1st- SLU1818 Tuition payment due to SLU
Dec. 4th- Class of 2020 Signed Registration Forms due
Dec. 18th- S2 Schedules handed outJan. 8th- Semester 2 begins
Jan. 8th and 9th- S2 Schedule changes
Jan 23rd- Class of 2021 Signed Registration Forms due
Jan 30th- 8th grade parent night
Jan 30th- Class of 2022 Signed Registration Forms due
Feb 24th- SWIC College Fair
February- Advanced Placement Test sign up