MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017: State Mandated ACT +WritingAll Juniors across the state of Wisconsin will be taking the ACT+ Writing on this date
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017: WorkKeysAll Juniors across the state of Wisconsin will be taking the ACT WorkKeys assessment.
COLLEGE EXPLORATION DAYS
UW System Vist Days:
COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING
College Admission Testing
The ACT is America's most widely used college entrance exam in the midwest. College-bound juniors test once or more beginning with the early winter test dates junior year to the early fall dates senior year. The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. Some colleges require the Writing Test; others do not. You should check with the institutions to which you might apply, or with a school counselor, to decide whether you should take the Writing Test.
To mark test dates, locate test sites, register for the test, take practice tests, learn about the writing test option, or find test prep resources, go to:
The SAT is widely accepted across America for college admission purposes. Students do not need to take both the ACT and SAT, but may choose to take both, or select the one that is preferred by their college(s) of choice. A few highly selected colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, scholarship competition, or for course placement and to advise students about course selection.
Preliminary College Admission Testing
This pre-SAT and National Merit Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is for juniors.
Timeline: Suggestions for students and their families to help with college and career preparation.
TINA THORNTON, School Counselor Secretary
For Parents: WHAT IS CAREER CRUISING?
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:
World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles
Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs
Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles
COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships
Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job
An online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future
Integrated with the My Plan tool to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily
Allows you to view the information your child has stored in his or her Plan, learn more about the careers and schools that your child is interested in, and communicate with your child’s career advisor
To register for your Parent Portal account, go to
www.careercruising.com/Parent and enter your activation code. To receive an activation code, please contact your child’s school counselor.
WISCONSIN CAREER PATHWAYS WEBSITE
- Check out Evansville High School's Programs of Study
Simplifying the work! You can copy a Program of Study from EHS and personalize it. Your individualized Plan of Study can be saved in a secure place called MiLocker. Documents, links to favorite pathways, college programs, and careers can also be stored in MiLocker, and you are able to save your plans as Word documents.
- Take the Career Clusters Student Interest Inventory
Getting the total picture! Once completed, this interest inventory gives you a complete summary of how all 16 clusters rank for you personally.
- Research Colleges and Careers by Pathway
Exploring made easy! You can easily check out programs and majors of WI technical colleges, UW 2-year centers and 4-year campuses, and WI private colleges and universities along with a large amount of career information through O*Net and Wisconsin's WORKNet.
- Build an Extended Personal Plan of Study
Taking it further! A 9-12 high school plan is a great first step. By making a 9-14 or 9-16 plan, you can prepare for transition to postsecondary education.
Financial Aid Night Video
VIDEO: OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
YOUTH OPTIONS FORMS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2017 ARE DUE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE MARCH 1, 2017.
REGISTERING WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE
The law states that within 30 days of the 18th birthday, all males must register for Selective Service. Register using the link below, or completing an application at your local post office. Please note: if you fail to register, you cannot qualify for federal student grants or loans for college.
Online Scholarship Applications
Complete an essay on one of the following topics: How did your comprehensive school counseling program help you succeed in high school? 500 word minimum. OR How did your school counselor help you overcome barriers or obstacles in order to be successful in high school? 500 word minimum.
Deadline: November 1st