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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017: State Mandated ACT +Writing
    All Juniors across the state of Wisconsin will be taking the ACT+ Writing on this date
  • Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017: WorkKeys
    All Juniors across the state of Wisconsin will be taking the ACT WorkKeys assessment.
 

COLLEGE EXPLORATION DAYS

 

SCHOOL PROFILE

 

COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING

College Admission Testing

ACT

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:

www.actstudent.org

 

SAT

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.

http://sat.collegeboard.org/

 

 

Preliminary College Admission Testing

PSAT

This pre-SAT and National Merit Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is for juniors.

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

 

 

 

TIMELINE

Timeline: Suggestions for students and their families to help with college and career preparation.

Freshmen/Sophomores:
  • Attend an individual planning conference with your parents and school counselor to discuss your talents and strengths, goals, four year plan, extra-curricular activities, standardized tests, requirements for graduation and college admissions, and Career Cruising.
  • Challenge yourself by taking rigorous courses. This way, you will be better prepared to take the ACT and/or SAT, and be competitive for college admission.
  • Join clubs and activities. Take on a leadership role, if possible.
  • Talk about saving money for college with your parents.
  • Keep a list of all activities in which you participate--including community service opportunities and leadership positions. Maintain the list throughout high school.
  • Volunteer.
  • Look into summer programs.
  • Consider a job shadow and explore career interests.
  • Login to your Career Cruising account. Discover what careers match your interests by taking various assessments, and start building your electronic portfolio.
Juniors:
  • Attend an individual planning conference with your parents and school counselor to discuss your talents and goals, careers, college admissions, financial aid, standardized tests, and Career Cruising.
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October. This is a practice SAT and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
  • Prepare for the ACT.
  • Take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring.
  • Visit colleges and meet with college representatives when they visit EHS.
  • Continue job shadowing and volunteering.
  • Explore colleges and occupations on Career Cruising.  
Seniors:
  • Visit colleges in the summer.
  • Apply for colleges early in the fall.
  • Request letters of recommendation if needed and remember to allow teachers at least two weeks to complete the letter.
  • Prepare your personal statement and ask a teacher or counselor to proof read it.
  • Begin searching for scholarships and check the Scholarship Box in the Guidance office regularly.
  • Attend Financial Aid Night in January with your parents.
  • Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Males who are 18 years of age or older must register for the Selective Service in order to receive federal financial aid.
  • Apply for local scholarships in March.
  • Keep copies of all college and scholarship applications that you send.
 

WELCOME

Welcome to the EHS School Counseling Department Website
 
 
The school counseling staff is honored to help Evansville students and their families navigate academic, personal and social development during the high school years. Our mission is to maximize the potential of all students to help them become successful, responsible members of society.
Be proactive; speak with us often!
 
 
AIMEE SWARTWOUT, School Counselor (students whose last names begin with A-P)
MARISSA HANSEN, School Counselor (students whose last names begin with Q-Z)

 TINA THORNTON, School Counselor Secretary
 

CAREER CRUISING

http://www2.careercruising.com

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:

ASSESSMENTS

World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles

CAREER PROFILES

Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs

MULTIMEDIA INTERVIEWS

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

EMPLOYMENT GUIDE

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

MY PLAN

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

RESUME BUILDER

Integrated with the My Plan tool to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily

PARENT PORTAL

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

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  • 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.

 WICareerPathways.org/Students

 

Financial Aid Night Video

 

VIDEO: OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOUTH OPTIONS FORMS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2017 ARE DUE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE MARCH 1, 2017.

 

COUNSELING RESOURCES

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

Career Cruising Essay Scholarship

   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

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