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

    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:  

    Scrub Camp at Yankton:  Explore and learn about healthcare careers, Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in the Professional Office Pavillion on the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Campus at 501 Summit St., Yankton, SD 57078. Applications in Guidance Office. Deadline to submit registrations to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


    U.S. Marines: September 25, 2017 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. visit in the Commons


    Augustana University:  October 2, 2017 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. visit in the Commons


    USD (University of South Dakota): October 4, 2017 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. visit in the Commons


    WITCC (Western IA Tech Community College: November 2, 2017 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. visit in the Commons


    Northern State University: November 9, 2017 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. visit in the Commons


    University of Nebraska: November 13, 2017 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. visit in the Commons


    Mitchell Technical Institute: November 16, 2017 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. visit in the Commons