March 2020 Counseling Updates

Dear Bronco Families,


We know this is a trying time for all as we adjust to our new normal for the next nine weeks. We wanted to provide you all with one spot to find all of the updated information that SHHS counseling office has at this time! 


Counseling Office Contact Info: The counseling office is still available for school counseling services. Please email your counselor to initiate contact and we will make arrangements to chat. Please keep in mind, our office hours are still 7:45am to 3:45pm Monday thru Friday. If you have an emergency please call 911, or local crisis resources listed under mental health resources.

Mrs. Debra Woofter, Counselor (Last names beginning with the letters A-G), woofterd@usd230.org

Mrs. Kimberly Divine (Last names beginning with the letters H-O) divinek@usd230.org

Mrs. Katie George, Counselor (Last names beginning with the letters P-Z), georgek@usd230.org

Mrs. Stephanie Baker, Social Worker, bakers@usd230.org

Mrs. Janet Taylor, Registrar and Secretary to Counselors, taylorj@usd230.org

Mr. Clay Frigon, Career and Tech Ed (CTE) Coordinator, frigonc@usd230.org


Transcripts: if you need a transcript sent, please fill out this form. Please email Mrs. Taylor at taylorj@usd230.org with any questions. Please be patient as we work through the details of this process. 


Mental Health Resources: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.

Spring Hill High School Mental Health   Resources


Social Work Resources: A variety of parent resources provided by our social worker can be found here


8th Grade Pre-Enrollment Info: All current 8th graders and parents will be emailed instructions on how to complete incoming freshman pre-enrollment. Here is a link to that information. 


Counseling Google Classroom Link/Code: Students can access a wealth of information on the counseling google classroom. The code to join it rwnkfot.


Scholarships: As always, our website contains helpful information concerning scholarship searching. Mrs. Woofter will be in contact soon about the specific procedures for this year’s local scholarships.


AP Courses/Tests: AP students and families were emailed this updated AP exam information. 


College Now Courses: College Now courses do not award credit based solely on the results of an exam, therefore the content and format will be decided by each individual teacher as directed by JCCC!:) Teachers will begin reaching out to students next week with the plan moving forward!;-)


Spring ACT Tests: The April ACT was moved to June 13th, 2020. Students who signed up will receive an email from ACT. In order to reschedule their test, all students who have registered will receive an email with instructions on what to do next. There is no need to contact the ACT directly, unless you have a specific question not answered by their instructional email. Students will be allowed to move to the June test date or another test date. However, if a student is not able to take the test on any of those dates, he or she will receive a full refund. Visit http://www.act.org/ for more information


As always, students may continue to use Method Test Prep to prepare for the ACT. It is free of charge and available on student’s Xello accounts. ACT also has free practice tests and expert tips through ACT Academy. There are also plenty of other test prep resources that come at a cost. However, the practice that they provide is much more extensive. Kaplan and The Princeton Review are both great platforms for students that are looking to get a little more out of their standardized test prep.


Spring SAT Tests:  As of now, the June 6, 2020, test date has NOT been cancelled; however, the College Board will assess whether or not it should remain on the calendar as the Coronavirus crisis in the country evolves. College Board will likely provide additional SAT testing opportunities for students to make up for the spring cancellations. If that is the case, these new test dates will probably not take place until after June 6. For those students that registered for the May 2 test (or any other make-up exams) can expect a full refund in the coming weeks. 

If you would like to register for the June 6 date, and you qualify for a fee waiver, you will have to call the Customer Service department of the College Board directly to register for the June exam.


The College Board has contacted all colleges and universities in the country to inform them of the cancellation. If students have further questions about how this cancellation could affect their admissions chances, they should contact the schools that they have or are considering applying to and speak with an admissions team member directly.


College Visits: While many colleges are cancelling their campus tours, open houses, and preview days, you can take a virtual tour on their site.


Look at their majors...do they have what you are interested in? What are the costs? Any scholarship opportunities? 

Questions to ask college reps

Sites for virtual college tours-search by your choice schools:

YouVisit 

Ecampus tours

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