School Counselor Update
Highland High School- December 2019
Congrats to our Illinois State Scholars
Semester Exams count for 20% of a students semester grade. Semester grades get reported on student transcripts.
Dec. 18th- Final exams periods 1, 2 and 3
Dec. 19th- Final exams periods 4 and 5
Dec. 20th- Final exams periods 6 and 7
Semester 2 Schedules
Schedule changes will take place the first 2 days of the semester. Changes are only for students who have a hole in their schedule, a class they have already taken or a level change where parent and teacher have discussed and approved.
Registration- 2020- 2021 School Year
Counselors will be meeting with students individually to talk about career and college plans and request courses for the 2020-2021 school year. Appointment times will be randomly assigned. If you miss your appointment you need to see your counselor to reschedule. Students will bring home forms that require a parent signature. Below are dates that forms with a signature are due. Forms may be turned in early. Failure to turn the form in by the due date will force the student's priority number for scheduling to move to the end of their grade level.
Class of 2022- Wed Jan. 17th
Class of 2023- Wed Jan 24
SWIC Running Start
Before entering, a Junior should have passed the following courses at HHS: English- 2 credits; Geometry-1 credit; Algebra 2- 1 credit; Health- .5 credit, Science- 2 credits, and World History- 1 credit.
A Senior should have passed everything listed above as well as US History- 1 credit; Math- 1 credit (3 total), English- 1 credit (3 total).
SWIC will be hosting a parent night for qualified students on Jan. 28th at the Belleville Campus.
Collinsville Area Vocational Center
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.
A parent informational meeting is being scheduled for February 2020.
Illinois Career Information System
The Illinois Career Information System is a great tool for college and career exploration. Students can complete interest inventories, search majors, colleges and compare schools.
It's never to early to start researching college and career possibilities.
SAT testing and prep
Juniors will be taking the SAT as part of State testing in April. College board accounts can be used for Khan Academy practice and to see and send scores. These accounts are free. See your school counselor if you need help setting one up. http://www.collegeboard.org
For testing dates, registration deadlines and more information visit http://www.actstudent.org