Senior Year Info Class of 2023

Created by SEHS Counselors

This newsletter is intended to provide information that should be useful for your senior year. We also included links to the Junior year newsletter in case you missed it.

Checking your Graduation Status

When you receive your year long schedule please review it and make sure you're not missing a graduation requirement. You can do this by checking your Graduation Status Tab in StudentVue. If you see any gray bars indicated, you'll need to request an additional class.

If you discover you are missing a graduation requirement please come by during one of our counseling drop-in times or pay close attention to our SEHS Scheduling Department Website for the timeline and process to adjust your schedule.

Schedule a Senior Interview Fall Term

The purpose of the Senior Interview is to provide information that supports your goals for a successful and enjoyable senior year, and help launch you into life after high school.

  • The counselor would review how you read your Work in Progress transcript and make sure you don't have credits in the Need column. You will hear about this year's requirements for graduation.
  • We would review the process for requesting college materials from us.

  • You will hear about SEHS resources and activities that can support your plans for after high school.
  • Learn how you can locate scholarships and the FAFSA/ORSAA

  • Be introduced or reintroduced to organizations that are providing career exploration activities.

  • Answer any individual questions you may have.

Please schedule a Senior Interview, starting in October, with this scheduling system which can also be found on our SEHS Counselor Website.

Purple Packet for 4 Year College Applications

If you're planning to apply to college this year you'll likely need academic materials from SEHS. The Purple Packet is our way of gathering and tracking what you need from us. The form will walk you through how to get a counselor recommendations, a teacher recommendations and transcripts. Please do your best to complete this at least two weeks before your first college application deadline. You can pick up a Purple Packet from Leann before, during or after your Senior Interview.

Your counselor or our counseling secretary, Leann Hollenbeak, at 541-790-8013 or can help with anything regarding your college applications.

The Personalized Learning Requirements

The Senior Experience is one of two pathways seniors in the Classic South program can take to fulfill their personalized learning graduation requirement. If a Classic South student does not do a Career Technical Education project they will do a Senior Experience. The students in the International High school complete the IHS requirements. Each pathway will have unique activities and assignments that meet the State of Oregon’s Personalized Learning and Extended Application graduation requirements. The Senior Experience is similar to the former version of the Senior Project but it has been adapted to offer more flexibility and the final product is different.

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Transcript Request Form

Having an Initial transcript is sometimes a requirement for the college(s) you're applying to. For the initial transcript request we ask that you complete a transcript request form, which you could get form Leann Hollenbeak in the counseling office. The cost of transcripts are $2 and free if you qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. You will need to make sure you put college(s) in the "I'm applying to" section of Naviance in order for us to send them. Later in the year you might also need a mid-year school report which is just a transcript after Fall term grades are added. At the end of the school year you'll want to complete the form again to send your final transcript to the college you're planning to attend.

SEHS College & Career Center support including The Junior Project

The Essential Skills in reading, writing and math are not required for the class of 2023 but the Personalized Learning requirement has not been waived. The Junior Project is a big part of the Personalized Learning requirement and if you did not have a chance to complete that as a junior, you should as a senior. The Junior Project modules should still be available on your Canvas account.

If you have any questions about the specific components of the project please contact Lori Sauter at


The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) is now happening all year long. SAIL programs are FREE one-week summer programs hosted on the University of Oregon campus, where high school students learn about various subjects from distinguished University of Oregon faculty members through fun social and interactive activities. SAIL offers Day and Residential Programs. Information about the program and the application (usually opens in April) can be found here: SAIL Program. This would be a great CRLE.

Oregon State University

Your Future Starts Here: OSU Application, you can apply with Common App or with their unique application.

OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University’s online scholarship search and application system, which is hosted by ScholarshipUniverse. Over $11 million in scholarship funding is awarded through OSU ScholarDollars each academic year.


Elevate Lane County is a great resource to explore careers. Elevate Lane County's mission is to help Lane county students envision the pathway from school to their future career. They offer opportunities that include job shadows, paid internships and career development workshops. It's a great resource for finding Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs).

Lane Community College (LCC)

If your future includes Lane Community College, we recommend you apply by the spring of senior year. Check out this LCC Admissions Webpage for step by step directions on making the plan come true. Why Apply to Lane Community College YouTube video.

After you apply for admission it will be time to start thinking about funding for your LCC experience. The first step is to complete either the FAFSA or ORSAA.

A great resource for those attending a community college in Oregon is the Oregon Promise which helps eligible students pay for the first two years of tuition.

Another great website to go to is the LCC Foundation Scholarship Page. The deadline is usually March 1st of your senior year.

If you have a current 504 plan or IEP or would like to request accommodations at LCC, please check out this Center for Resources Webpage.

Complete LCC Bound Senior Task Handout

Junior Year Newsletter-Class of 2023

If you did not have a Junior Interview with your counselor we encourage you to check out the Class of 2023 Junior Newsletter.

Did you miss the Rising Senior Meeting April 29th?

This video will give you a quick overview of the important information shared at the Senior Rising April 29th. If you weren't able to attend this meeting, take a few minutes now to get up to speed.

The 3 slideshows below give you details that we presented on April 29th. Each will help you prepare for your senior year in different ways. Please take a few minutes to get the information you missed. You still have time to follow up with your counselor if you have questions!

Junior Year Wrap Up

Senior Year Preview

CTE vs Senior Experience

Counseling Department Support

Our counseling secretary, Leann Hollenbeak, can help you get signed up for your Senior Interview and give you a Purple Packet if you need it before your scheduled Senior Interview appointment. Stop on by.

If you would like to make an appointment please go to this scheduling site.

If you have a relatively quick thing you want to talk to your counselor about, please come to our drop-in periods as followed:

Monday: 1st Period Tuesday: 2nd Period

Wednesday: 3rd Period Thursday: 4th Period

Friday: 5th Period