School Counselor Update

Welcome back- August 2016

College and Career Presentations for Seniors

The school counselors will be meeting with students during their Senior English courses to discuss the college application process and career planning over the next few days. Students will have lots of information and it's a perfect time to discuss their future plans.
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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, colleges and compare schools. Students who create accounts can also connect with their HHS Counselors.


It's never to early to start researching college and career possibilities.

ASVAB Testing

The ASVAB will be given on Thursday Sept. 8th in the HHS Kennel. It is a free military aptitude test. Please sign up in the School Counselor's office by Sept. 2nd.


More info: http://official-asvab.com

Tutor List in the works

School counselors are collecting information from students who are interested in tutoring to compile our list. If your student is interested please have them come see a school counselor to sign up. Typically Tutors are paid by the hour- contact is made from the student or parent. Payment and logistics should be discussed at that time.
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Club day coming soon

Clubs and teams will have information tables set up on September 9th during all lunch periods. Students can sign up and learn more about each club during their lunch.

College Planning Parent Night

Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 6:30pm

12760 Troxler Avenue

Highland, IL

Please join us for our first parent night! The counselors will be presenting a brief overview of the college application process. The night will also include a panel of admissions representatives from five different colleges and universities. We are expecting: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Southwestern Illinois College, McKendree, University of Missouri--St. Louis, and Bradley. All parents and students are welcome to attend. We strongly encourage the parents of Juniors and Seniors.

PSAT/NMSQT sign up available

Sophomores and juniors interested in taking the Pre-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test may sign up in the office with Mrs. McGlasson, the counseling secretary. Cost is $18 per student. The test will be given on October 19th at HHS.


For more info: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

Transcript request available online

Need to request your transcript to complete your college application- complete our online request form:

http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department

Click the "request a transcript" red button on the right hand side


*Please allow 2 weeks for your transcript to be processed.

Financial aid/FAFSA Night

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 6:30pm

12760 Troxler Avenue

Highland, IL

Please join us in the HHS Kennel for a financial aid/ FAFSA overview parent night. Our Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) representative will be available to answer questions and share information about the changes made in the FAFSA Process this year. The FAFSA opens on October 1st!

Mark your calendar:

Aug. 30th- College Planning Parent night 6:30pm HHS

Sept. 2nd- ASVAB sign up deadline

Sept. 8th- ASVAB test date- HHS Kennel

Sept. 9th- Club day- HHS lunch periods

Sept. 16th- PSAT/NMSQT sign up deadline

Sept. 21st- Financial Aid overview Parent night 6:30pm HHS

Oct. 16th- College Fair at SLU

Oct. 18th- College Fair at SIUE

Oct. 19th- PSAT/NMSQT test date

Highland High School Counselors

Mrs. Mary Jackson- Students last names Hi-O

Mrs. Carrie Lieberman- Students last names P-Z

Mrs. Amber Spaeth- Students last names A-He