WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
|MR. STECKELBERG (A-K)||MRS. DAVIS (L-Z)|
GUIDANCE OFFICE ASSISTANT
ACT/SAT CODE: 164550
NEEDING HELP WITH THE FAFSA ?
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Contact the financial aid office of the college you are planning to attend
or call the COLLEGE PLANNING CENTER at 1-877-CPC-IOWA.
COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AID, & CAREER INFO.
|COLLEGE INFORMATION||SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID|
We have a variety of college viewbooks available in the guidance office.
Local scholarships applications are often available in the guidance office.
Scholarships are also publicized in daily student bulletin
|College Planning Center 1-877-CPC-IOWA||Waverly-Shell Rock High School Bulletin (under "Announcements")|
|Iowa Colleges and Universities||FAFSA on the Web|
|Peterson's||Peterson's (under "Parents")|
|Choices Planner||Fastweb--free scholarship search|
|NCAA Clearinghouse Standards-check this if planning on competing in athletics at Div. I or II||College Planning Center|
|College Search||Iowa College Student Aid Commission|
|College Answer||College Answer|
|School Soup||Volunteer Service Award|
|NCAA Clearinghouse Application||State and National Scholarships|
|Occupational Outlook Handbook (good for researching different careers)|
|I Have A Plan|
|Monster (job hunting site)|
|My Future (military)|
ENTRANCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
These are links to the course requirement pages for the three State Universities. Use them as a guide in course selection.
|University of Northern Iowa|
|University of Iowa|
|Iowa State University|
NEW ADMISSIONS STANDARDS to STATE UNIVERSITIES
(Beginning with students entering college in the Fall of 2009)
UPCOMING COLLEGE/POSTSECONDARY REP. VISITS
(subject to change---listen to daily bulletin)
|Tuesday, September 11th, @ 9:10 am - U.S.
Tuesday, September 11th, @ 1:00 pm - Kirkwood CC
|Thursday, September 13th @ 10:45 am UNI|
|Monday, September 17th, @ 1:00 pm Bradley University|
|Tuesday, September 18th, @ 1:00 pm - St. Ambrose University|
|Monday, September 24th, @ 9:10 am - Wartburg|
|Tuesday, September 25th, @ 1:00 pm - Des Moines Area CC|
|Thursday, October 4th @ 9:10 am -
Thursday, October 4th. @ 10:50 am - Simpson
|Tuesday, October 9th, @ 1:00 pm - Coe|
|Monday, October 15th @ 1:00 pm - Capri - Cindy Lampe|
|Thursday, October 18th @ 10:00 am - La 'James - Mason City|
|Monday, October 29th @ 10:50 am - NIACC|
|Thursday, November 8th, @ 2:40 pm - Buena Vista University|
ACT/SAT: Required (by most 4-year colleges and universities) for admission. Students are encouraged to take the ACT/SAT at the end of their junior year or during their senior year. They may retake the test as many times as they would like. Students should check with individual colleges as to which test(s) to take. REGISTRATION: Registration packets for both tests are available in the guidance office for students to pick up. Students may also register online by clicking on the ACT or SAT (College Board) icons below. Please note: Deadlines for registration are usually 6 weeks prior to the test date, and it does take about 30-45 minutes to complete the registration process (especially the paper form).
ACT Prep Classes: Some W-SR teachers may offer ACT Prep Classes prior to the April test date. Students should listen to the student bulletin to learn when these classes are held.
STUDY GUIDE/PRACTICE TEST SITES
Includes ACT and SAT practice tests!
ACT: Used by most midwestern colleges and universities.
SAT: Used by many colleges on the east and west coasts.
|Test date||Registration deadline (postmark)||Test date||Registration deadline (postmark)|
|September 8, 2012||August 17, 2012||October 6, 2012||September 7, 2012|
|October 27, 2012||September 21, 2012||November 3, 2012||October 19, 2012|
|December 8, 2012||November 2, 2012||December 1, 2012||November 1, 2012|
|February 9, 2013||January 11, 2013||January 26, 2013||December 28, 2013|
|April 13, 2013||March 8, 2013||March 9, 2013||February 8, 2013|
|June 8, 2013||May 3, 2013||May 4, 2013||April 5, 2013|
|June 1, 2013||May 2, 2013|
PSAT: This test, a preliminary SAT, is a voluntary test administered to students in the fall of their junior year. Fall of 2010: October 13th. It is used in some scholarship programs such as the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sign-up for the PSAT is announced several times in the daily student bulletin starting in early September. Visit www.collegeboard.com (look under "For Students") for information relating to the PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Strong Interest Inventory: This test, which measures a student's interests in a variety of occupational areas, is given to seniors in the fall during their Physical Education class. Results are interpreted for seniors during their annual senior conference held during the student's first semester.
Iowa Assessments, formerly known as Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED): These tests, mandated by the federal government, are administered to 9th-11th graders in October (2012: Oct. 22 & 23) of each year. Results are used to monitor academic performance and in some cases, determine appropriate class placement.
PLAN: This test is a pre-ACT. This test will be given on December 1, 2010, and is highly recommended for all sophomores who are planning on attending a 4-year college. The test will provide valuable information and identify strengths and "need areas" to help you prepare for the ACT that you will take your junior or senior year.
All 9th-11th grade students are presented with registration information during February/March of the school year. Included in the presentation are topics and items such as the Waverly-Shell Rock High School graduation requirements, a course description booklet, and an actual registration sheet, which must be signed by a parent/guardian prior to being handed in.
Course Description Booklet: Use this book to learn more about the courses offered at Waverly-Shell Rock High School.
Schedule Changes: Students are able to change their schedules up to 5 days after the beginning of the semester. See the Student Handbook for specific details concerning this policy.
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 4-YEAR PLANNING SHEET
W-SR MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
2010-2011 COURSE REGISTRATION SHEET
Social/Emotional Links for Students, Parents, and Educators
***Disclaimer: The content of this website is to be used as a guide for students and parents during the high school years. When possible, updates are made to content to provide accuracy. If you have more detailed questions, your student is encouraged to contact his/her student's guidance counselor or to contact the appropriate organization (i.e. specific ACT questions can be answered by visiting the ACT website). Also, this page contains many external links. W-SR maintains no responsibility for the accurateness of those sites.
HAVE A NICE DAY!!!
09/10/2012 03:10 PM
page created by A. Denholm Copyright 2006
updated by C. Steckelberg and B. Davis 2008, 2009, 2010