The attached document is what will be sent to colleges/universities on applications and/or with transcripts.
Guidance News 2012 - 2013
Guidance Center - Phone: 525-3106 - Room 104 (Mrs. McLaughlin-Schurman, Ms. Guerrero, Mr. Williams, Mr. Crum) and in room 153A, (Mrs. Povse).
Personal, college, career, athletic academic coaching and vocational guidance activities are found in this office.
Matters related to student class schedules, transcript requests and testing are also located in this area.
This is the office area for the SHS Guidance Administrators:
Freshmen - Mr. Williams
Sophomores - Mrs. McLaughlin-Schurman
Juniors - Ms. Guerrero
Seniors - Mr. Crum
Post Secondary Coach - Mrs. Povse
The secretaries are Mrs. Esela and Ms. Floyd.
AP Tests will be given May 6-17. There is an $89 fee per test for the exams (made payable to Springfield High). If the student qualifies for free and/or reduced lunch, see Mr. Crum about potential partial fee waivers. The Springfield High deadline is March 22, 2013 for registering. To register, students need to bring the check/cash to the Guidance Office and sign up. More information is available at http://www.collegeboard.org/ and look under the AP section.
Upcoming ACT Tests
In addition to the PSAE (which will give a day 1 ACT Test Score) given April 23rd and 24th. There are several additional test dates throughout the school year. Log on to http://www.actstudent.org to register online or pick up a registration packet in the guidance office. The school code is 143-975 when registering. If you qualify for free/reduced lunch, see Mr. Crum for ACT waivers.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline|
|September 8, 2012||August 17, 2012|
|October 27, 2012||September 21, 2012|
|December 8, 2012||November 2, 2012|
|February 9, 2013||January 11, 2013|
|April 13, 2013||March 8, 2013|
|June 8, 2013||May 3, 2013|
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 Jan. 1 of each year and can only be completed online, but should be completed as quickly as possible after the first of the year.
BE SURE TO GO TO THE WWW.FAFSA.GOV
Prairie State Achievement Exams 2013
This two-day statewide test will be administered to all juniors on Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th. Students will receive preparation for the exam in English and U.S. History classes. Please mark your calendar if you have a junior student. This exam is very important. Any student who misses the exam will have to make up the exam in May. JUNIOR STUDENTS THAT DO NOT TAKE THIS EXAM WILL REMAIN JUNIORS AS DETERMINED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. Students will register at school on April 15 during 6th and 7th hours.
Juniors and seniors are encouraged to visit colleges they may be considering attending after high school graduation. Students are permitted to take a half-day to visit a local college and a full day to make a visit out of the city. Students must call schools to make an appointment. They must also get a "college visit" form from their dean. A parent must call the attendance office if a student is going to be absent.
College Administrators Visit SHS
Just a reminder, juniors and seniors should take advantage of meeting with college administrators as they make their visits to SHS. Announcements are made letting students know of the visits. A list of the visiting schools can be found under College Visits on the Guidance web page. Students must get a pass from guidance at least the day before in order to be dismissed from class to visit with a college representative.
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.
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.