School Counselor Update
Highland High School- Jan. 2020
2020-2021 Registration Update
Class of 2022-forms are due 1/21/20
Class of 2023- forms are due 1/28/20
Next steps include: tally course request numbers, making staffing decisions and building next year's schedules. Students will receive their courses this summer. Current juniors will meet with school counselors one-on-one to finalize senior schedules in April. It's important that juniors research potential college admission requirements so we can ensure they will be enrolled in needed courses.
SWIC College Fair
Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 1:30-3:30pm
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Local families are invited to browse approximately 100 local, state, and national colleges and universities, as well as attend workshops on financial aid. Students can make the most of their time at the fair by signing up for a Strive Scan barcode in advance to collect college rep information in seconds.
For more information and a list of participating colleges click this link:
$$$ Scholarships- Deadlines Approaching
It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to research scholarships they are eligible for and complete the applications on time.
Use this link to find the scholarship database:
SWIC Running Start
Highland Juniors and Seniors who are interested in starting their college experience early may participate in SWIC's running start program. Students must meet placement test requirements, have successfully completed Algebra 2, and earned a cumulative GPA of 4.2.
For more info about the program: http://www.swic.edu/running-start/
SWIC will also be hosting an information meeting at the Belleville Campus on Jan. 28th. Information was sent to students who qualify for the program. Please RSVP with SWIC if you plan to attend the parent night: https://swic.tfaforms.net/217746
SWIC Dual Credit
All courses require students to complete online enrollment forms to obtain a SWIC ID number. Some courses require successful completion of a placement test.
SLU 1818 Dual Credit
For more information regarding SLU's program: http://www.slu.edu/1818-advanced-college-credit-program
For more information about the AP (advanced placement) program: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
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. There will be a parent night at HHS on Tuesday Feb. 18th at 6:30pm for anyone wanting additional information.
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.
Class of 2021- Start researching college options so you are ready to apply at the beginning of your senior year.
Juniors: SAT Test coming in April
How will my AP Exam Score Transfer?
Check out https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies for more info about scores and how they transfer to different colleges and universities.
ACT Testing- Juniors
If you can't afford the registration fee for the ACT or ACT with writing, you may be eligible for an ACT fee waiver. See your school counselor for additional information.
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week is Feb. 3-7, 2020
Thanks to all the parents, staff and administration for supporting us and our programs.
Mark your calendar
Jan 24th- Class of 2023 Signed Registration forms due
Jan 28th- SWIC Running Start Parent night at SWIC
Jan 29th- 8th grade parent night
Feb 23rd- SWIC College Fair
April 14th- State SAT/ PSAT Test day
HHS School Counselors
Mrs. Mary Jackson- last names H-M
Mrs. Carrie Lieberman- last names N-Z