School Counselor Update
Highland High School- Jan. 2019
SWIC College Fair
Sunday, Feb. 24th, 1:30-3:30pm
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Looking for tips on making the most from the college fair? Check this out: https://www.smore.com/k0539
Seniors- SWIC ACCUPLACER Testing and onsite registration
$$$ Scholarships- Deadlines Approaching
It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to research scholarships they are eligible for and complete the applications on time.
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/
We will also be hosting an information meeting at HHS on Tuesday Feb.20th at 6:30pm. Information was sent to students who qualify for the program.
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. Students who requested courses for 19-20 will be tested in March. School Counselors will be working with them to obtain SWIC ID's soon.
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
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
Check out https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies for more info.
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.
Mark your calendar
Feb 20th- SWIC Running Start Parent Meeting- HHS
Feb 24th- SWIC College Fair
Feb. 28th- Running Start sign up due
March 15th- AP Sign up due
March 20th- ACCUPLACER Testing at HHS
April 9th- SAT/ PSAT testing freshman- juniors
April 9th- College/ Career Visit Day for seniors