The Academic/Guidance Center's purpose is to help students:
Academic Center — Room 122
Guidance Center/College Room— Room 114 & Room 221 (Library)
Ms. Wolff, Administrative Assistant — 525.3073 ext. 470,
House B and House D
College Visit Scheduling
Mrs. Burtle, Registrar — 525.3073 ext. 426
House A and House C
Upcoming ACT Test Dates
The Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) consists of two days of required state testing for all junior-level students. After taking this state test, junior students currently receive an ACT score, which contributes toward their overall performance score. There are several additional ACT testing dates throughout the school year that students may register for independently. Log on to http://www.actstudent.org to register online. The high school code is 143-960 when registering. If you qualify for free/reduced lunch, see Ms. Vogt for ACT waivers.
ACT Test Dates 2012 - 2013
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Required|
|Sep. 8, 2012||Aug. 17, 2012||August 18 - 24, 2012|
|Oct. 27, 2012||Sep. 21, 2012||Sept. 22 - Oct. 5, 2012|
|Dec. 8, 2012||Nov. 2, 2012||November 3 - 16, 2012|
|Feb. 9, 2013||Jan. 11, 2013||January 12 - 18, 2013|
|Apr. 13, 2013||Mar. 8, 2013||March 9 - 22, 2012|
|Jun. 8, 2013||May 3, 2013||May 4 - 17, 2013|
PSAT Test -- October 17, 2012
The PSAT test will be given on October 17, 2012, and the deadline for registering is September 20, 2012.The PSAT will be given to interested sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, from 8:24 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Any sophomore or junior who wishes to take the PSAT can sign up in the Guidance Office. There is a $14.00 fee (cash or check made payable to Lanphier High School). See Ms. Vogt in August/September for more information regarding test registration.
AP Tests will be given during the first two weeks of May. AP classes will receive information about upcoming AP tests during the month of February. Students who are interested in taking one or more of the AP tests should speak to their AP teachers, and they must also register for the tests with Ms. Vogt in the Guidance Office (Rm. 114). There is an $87 fee per test for the exams (made payable to Lanphier High School). Students who qualify for student fee waivers and/or free/reduced lunch programs may be eligible for AP test fee waivers. The Lanphier High School AP Testing Registration/Payment Deadline is March 15, 2013. Please see Ms. Vogt with any questions. More information is available at http://www.collegeboard.org — under the AP section.
Prairie State Achievement Exam 2013
This two-day statewide test will be administered to all juniors on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Students receive preparation for the exam throughout their various curricular areas, as well as during enrichment. Please mark your calendar if you have a student who is a junior because state law mandates that any student who misses the exam must take the test at a later date. THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAINTAINS THAT ANY JUNIOR WHO DOES NOT TAKE THE PSAE EXAM WILL REMAIN CLASSIFIED AT THE JUNIOR GRADE LEVEL UNTIL HE/SHE HAS MET THIS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Students will register at school on April 15, 2013.
Juniors and seniors are encouraged to visit the College Room in the library to learn more about colleges that they may be considering attending after high school graduation. In addition, students are permitted to take a half-day to visit a local college and a full day to make a visit outside of city limits. Students must call colleges to make an appointment, and they must also get a "college visit" form from their dean. REMINDER: Parents must notify the attendance office if a student is going to be absent due to a college visit.
College Representatives Visit Lanphier
Just a reminder, juniors and seniors should take advantage of meeting with college representatives, as they make their visits to Lanphier. Announcements are made letting students know of the visits, and a list of the visiting schools can be found under College Visits on the Guidance web page. Students must get a pass from the College Room/Guidance Office at least one day prior to the college visit in order to be dismissed from class.
College Bound Juniors
Juniors who are planning on attending/making application to four-year colleges/universities after high school graduation should be registering to take either the ACT or SAT I college entrance test. The registration information can be obtained from the guidance office or online at Collegeboard.com and ACTstudent.org.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in the financial aid process for post-secondary institutions. These financial aid forms cannot be completed before January 1, of each year. This application can only be completed online, and should be completed as quickly as possible after the first of the year. FAFSA completion workshops are usually held in February. Please contact the College Room in the library for more information.
Juniors who are interested in applying to any of the military academies need to begin the process now. Applications to military academies involve many steps. Among them are determining whether you meet the basic requirements, applying to a congressman for nomination, completing ACT and SAT tests, as well as medical and physical tests. Please see your dean for further details.