• Vermillion High School Guidance Department, Phone: 605-677-7033, Fax: 605-677-7042
     
    Jana Tufty, Counselor                      
    Jana.Tufty@k12.sd.us                                    
     
    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
     
     

    FAFSA - Students attending college in 2018-2019 will be able to file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2017, rather than beginning on January 1, 2018. For more information, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

     
     
    College Camps, Fairs and Visits:  
     

    Scrub Camp at Vermillion:  Explore and learn about healthcare careers, Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at the University of South Dakota. Applications in Guidance Office. Only 90 spots for event and it fills fast, so please complete the applications and return them as soon as possible!!!

     

    Youth Business Adventure (YBA): USD in Vermillion June 17-22, 2018. If selected, $250 nonrefundable registration fee is due to the YBA office. Financial Aid is available to attend YBA - please contact the Jasper at the YBA Office for information 605-224-6161. Opportunity for Sophomores or Juniors interested in actively participating in a program geared toward planning for a future business. YBA is a co-ed program that includes competive games, speakers, panel discussions, films, onsite business tours, dance, rock wall climbing, swimming to name a few. Applications in Guidance Office or online at yba-sd.org. Deadline: February 23, 2018.