School Counselor Update
Highland High School- Summer 2019
2019 2020 Events
- July 1-22- Online Registration
- August 5-Ambassador's training at HHS
- August 6- Freshman Day 9:30-11:15am HHS
- August 7 & 8- Semester 1 schedules available
- August 13 - Back to School Open House
- August 14- 1st day of school
- August 27- College and Career Planning Parent Night 6:30pm
- September TBD - ASVAB (Military Aptitude) Testing
- September 6- Club Day- all lunches
- September 18- Financial Aid/ FAFSA Overview Presentation 6:30pm
- October 1- FAFSA application opens
- October 16- PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
- October 20- SLU College Fair
- October 22- SIUE College Fair
- October/November TBD- ISAC available for 1on1 FAFSA help
Caseload changes for the fall
Mrs. Amber Spaeth: Last Names A-G
Mrs. Mary Jackson: Last Names H-M
Mrs. Carrie Lieberman: Last Names: N-Z
ID and School pictures
There’s no cost for pictures, but if you’d like to purchase copies, a form is on the high school’s webpage: http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/
Students need a current picture for their student ID.
If you have questions, you can reach Voegele Studio at 654-7291.
The Greg Holthaus Memorial Fund is honored to partner with mCORE and Anderson Hospital to provide cardiac screenings and education to area youth ages 12-22. Screenings will be conducted:
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 11th & 12th
Times: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Location: Olde Wicks Factory (1100 5th Ave., Highland, IL 62249)
Cost: $34 (Normally $75. The Greg Holthaus Memorial fund is covering the remaining costs – 34 was Greg’s jersey #)
2019 Semester 1 Schedules
Due to online registration, students may pick up their class schedule in the High School Office on August 7th and 8th from 8:00am-3:00pm. Schedules will be available online through PowerSchool on August 9th. Students needing to make schedule changes can schedule an appointment for August 9th or see their school counselor the first two 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.
College and Career Parent Night
Transcripts- Class of 2020
College bound seniors will be requesting transcripts for both college and scholarship applications. We must have parental/guardian consent in order to release student transcripts and standardized test scores. Please look for the opportunity to provide consent when you are completing the online registration process in July.
Official transcripts may be withheld until all financial obligations to the district are satisfied. Transcripts will be sent electronically through parchment and can be requested online using this link: https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/10480/account
Financial Aid night- FAFSA and more
Our ISAC representative will also be available in Late October/ Early November in our Career Center to help students/parents complete their FAFSA online.
College fairs are a great opportunity for students at all grade levels to start researching and planning for life after high school. You can obtain information from a variety of colleges and programs all at one time. College representatives will also visit during lunch throughout the school year.
The Fall Regional College Fair will be held at SIUE on Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
The National College Fair will be held at SLU on Sunday October 20th, 2019 from 1-4pm.
The Spring Regional College Fair will be held at SWIC on Sunday February 23rd, 2020 from 1:30-3:30pm.
For tips on making the most of your college fair visit check out:
State SAT Scores
Please see your school counselor in the fall 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.
PSAT/NMSQT- Juniors only
PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Scores
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 in the fall. If you need additional assistance, contact the College Board's help line at 866-315-6068.
Dual Credit- SWIC and/or SLU
*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
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.