The VHS Counseling Office will use the Remind App to send out important reminders to VHS students and parents this year. To receive messages via text, text @vhscounse to 81010.  Or click on the following link: http://www.remind.com/join/vhscounse
 
(You can opt out of text messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @vhscounse')
 
Method Test Prep - Free online ACT Prep Program 

You’ve signed up for the ACT.   A solid score can mean qualifying for the reduced tuition dual credit program, scholarships, and being accepted at your top choice school.  Instead of spending the time before the test searching for four-leaf clovers and other lucky charms, how about spending a little time on Method Test Prep?

Method Test Prep is a FREE online ACT Prep program available to all VHS students through their SD MyLife portal.   Students can access the self-paced program anywhere they have an internet connection.  Mrs. Larsen provided a short demo of the program to students and parents of the “What?” “Where?” and “How?” of Method Test Prep during Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

Links to the presentation and to the Method Test Prep Student User Guide (for iPad) are located below:

 
 
ATTENTION SENIORS:  - New FSA ID:  In May, the Department of Education implemented a new FSA ID to replace the FSA PIN as the login process for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Seniors and their parents need to create a FSA ID and are encouraged to do it now.  It's also important that students and parents create their own FSA ID as they will need them to sign and complete the FAFSA each year the student plans to apply for financial aid.  The following PDF walks through the steps for creating the new FSA ID needed to log into the FAFSA website.  Creating FSA ID

NEW THIS YEAR!! Students attending college in 2017-2018 will be able to file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. For more information, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

College Camps, Fairs and Visits:  
 
Academy Introduction Mission (AIM): Three sessions in July. Tuition $475 (Scholarships available). For six action packed days immerse yourself in Coast Guard tradition and Academy life with Cadet leaders: in the engineering lab, on the playing fields, on the parade grounds and on the water. For more information, visit: www.uscga.edu/AIM or call 860-444-8503. Deadline: April 1, 2017 
 
USD Healthcare Careers Camp 2017:  June 18-23, 2017. For students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors fall of 2017 and have an interest in pursuing careers in healthcare. Camp tuition will be $100 and includes meals, lodging and all education/recreational activities. Classroom presentation, hands-on experiences, field trips to area medical facilities, Gross Anatomy Lab tour, Sanford USD Medical Center tour, become certified in CPR and much more. Applications in Guidance Office or online at: www.usd.edu/med/health-careers-camp.cfm  Application Deadline: April 1, 2017.
 
Law Enforcement Orientation Day: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Minnesota West Worthington, Minnesota Campus Room 203. Register for classes, complete law enforcement packet, meet the instructors, tour the campus and program facilities, order uniforms and take the Accuplacer test. For More information contact Ron Schwint at 507-372-3405 or ronald.schwint@mnwest.edu. 
 
USD Beacom School of Business Summer Accounting Institute: Sunday, July 9 - Thursday, July 13, 2017. For students currently enrolled as high school sophomores and juniors who have an interest in accounting as a professional career and earn college credit at the same time. For more information, contact Erin Cornelsen 605-677-5499 or email: Erin.Cornelsen@usd.edu  Registration Deadline: May 15, 2017. 
 


Staff:

Counselors: 

Len Griffith, len.griffith@k12.sd.us  

Patty Larsen, patty.larsen@k12.sd.us 

Secretary:

Maureen Lee,  maureen.lee@k12.sd.us

 

Phone:  605-677-7033

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