School Counselor Update
Highland High School- September 2016
Semester grades are calculated and reported on a Student's Transcript.
Q1 (40%) + Q2 (40%) + Final Exam (20%)
If your student is struggling they should contact their teacher during Focused Tutor Time for additional support. If you are interested in hiring a tutor, please contact a school counselor for a list of tutors. You can access current grades by checking PowerSchool or contacting teachers via email.
FAFSA Opens Oct. 1st- NEW DATE
More info from our recent parent night: http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department
Click on 2016-17 Financial Aid Presentation in the Resources box
FAFSA/ College Application help during P/T Conferences
Use this link to request your transcript: http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department Click on the red "Request a Transcript" button
College Application Tips
Tips from our Admission Representatives Panel:
*Use your legal name on your application, not a nickname
*Meet your deadlines for both Admittance and Scholarships (sometimes the scholarship has a separate application)
*Out of State Residency Requirements vary by institution- work with that school's admission representative to clarify rules and requirements
*If completing a paper application-SIGN IT
* If completing an online application- make sure you answer all questions and have completed all steps including clicking any final submit buttons
*Check your "Portals" and Institutional email so you do not miss Financial Aid, Housing, Scholarship, etc. information or deadlines
*Make sure to use a valid and professional email address as most information is sent via email
Did you miss our parent night? Click the links under resources to the 2016-17 College Admissions Night powerpoint and 2016-17 College Admissions and Application process on our webpage: http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department
College Visits and search
Can't make it to campus? Don't know which campus to visit? Start your college search at a college fair or utilize Act profile.
http://www.actprofile.org is a great tool for college and career exploration. Students who create an account can complete interest inventories, search majors, college and compare schools. Students who create accounts are also encourage to "Connect" with their HHS Counselor.
SLU NACAC College Fair
Sunday, Oct. 16th, 1-4pm
1 North Grand
Saint Louis, MO
Parent Advisory Council needs you!
Club Day that was held on September 9th was an idea brought about during a Previous Parent Advisory Council meeting.
We are looking for parents from each grade level. If interested please contact Mrs. Jackson- 654-7131 ext. 4112 or email@example.com by October 13th.