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Student Services

The Guidance department is here to help with class scheduling, college and career interests, testing and many more things. Stop in and lets see how we can help you or your student succeeded in both high school and after high school choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Jessica Holman
Guidance (A-K)
Email: jholman@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5018

Mr. Chris Jackson
Guidance (L-Z)
Email: cjackson@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5019

Ms. Joan Lockridge
Student Success Counselor
Email: jlockridge@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5093

Mrs. Karen Ruder
Guidance Office Secretary
Email: kruder@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5040

Mrs. Jill Rockrohr
School Psychologist
Email: jrockrohr@senecahs.org
Phone: 815-357-5085

 

 

 

Current 2020/2021 Scholarships

Students are reminded to check the bulletin board outside the guidance office for the most updated scholarship information. The guidance counselors are available for any questions.
If a link is not attached see the guidance office for an application.

If you print an application please let your counselor look it over and put it in the mail with a pre-stamped card.

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2021/2022 Registration Guide

The registration guide includes all courses offered for the 2021/22 school year, graduation requirements, suggested program of study for college prep, vocational and general education.

Student registration sheets can be found on pages 9 and 10.



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Important Links

Apply to IVCC

IVCC Scholarships

IVCC Placement Testing

Important Dates and Events

2020 Academic Programs

2020 Virtual Nursing Information Session

Parent College 101- This is a recorded information session for parents about all things college related (IVCC) such as financial aid, the college application process, housing, and more.

Two-Year Colleges- This powerpoint explains the benefits of attending a 2 year college, how to figure out which one you can attend, and what degrees are offered.

Apply to JJC

Important JJC Spring 2021 Dates

JJC Virtual Experiences- explore JJC, admissions sessions, tours, and many more informational sessions.

Nursing Information

JJC Scholarships

JJC Degrees and Certificates

JJC Placement Testing

Two-Year Colleges- This powerpoint explains the benefits of attending a 2 year college, how to figure out which one you can attend, and what degrees are offered.

College/University Information- This document has information about colleges/universities summary about their school provided by their school, sports division, ranked majors, admission requirements, top-ranked programs, popular programs, affordability commitment, admissions counselor’s contact information, and links to virtual tours.

How to Choose A College- This PowerPoint gives tips on how to choose the college for you.

All About Applying to College- This PowerPoint explains the application process and gives tips along the way.

Example of Resume- Use this template to create your own high school resume.

State University Updates- This folder contains updates from all Illinois State Universities. It will tell you what’s new for this year, highlight some things about their college, and provide admission requirements or data from last year's admitted freshmen. This document provides quick notes on how to visit our State Universities, if they require SAT/ACT testing for acceptance or scholarships, and what GPA will get you automatically accepted.

12 Reasons to Stay in Illinois - This document is an admissions guide for the state universities in Illinois.

State Universities at a Glance- This document provides a summary of minimum high school course requirements for admission of freshman to Illinois public universities.

State Universities in Illinois at a Glance Majors- This document provides a summary of majors at Illinois public universities.

College Representative Visits

List of Test Optional Schools- This article explains that test optional college means sending test scores is optional and they will not penalize you for that and lists the colleges that have gone test optional.

What's Next- This PowerPoint gives tips on how to choose the college for you.

College Deadlines, Top Majors, and More- This PowerPoint gives tips on how to choose the college for you.

List of 700+ Small Colleges- This PowerPoint gives tips on how to choose the college for you.

Free Aplication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial Aid 101 Presentation

2020-2021 FAFSA Worksheet

Applying for Financial Aid Help Videos- Includes videos such as: How to Create Your FSA ID, Applying for Financial Aid: Beginner FAFSA Tips, and Applying for Financial Aid: 2021-2022 FAFSA Walkthrough

2021-2022 Financial Aid Information Sheet- Includes information on what families need to get started and how they can schedule a virtual appointment with JJC for financial aid application assistance.

Virtual College Tours- This is a list of hundreds of colleges and universities with links to virtual tours and multiple facts about each one.

YouVisit

CampusTours

YOUniversity

CampusReel

College Athletics- This powerpoint explains how and when to apply to the NCAA clearinghouse or NAIA clearinghouse. It also explains all the requirements for DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA.

NCAA Eligibility Center- This is where athletes will register to participate in DI and DII athletics.

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

NAIA Eligibility Center- This is where athletes will register to participate in NAIA athletics.

NAIA Eligibility Guide for Parents

Register for SAT

SAT Test Prep

Register for ACT

MyACT.org- create an account to get scores, study materials, and more.

ACT Test Prep

Entering the Workforce- This powerpoint helps prepare you to go straight into the workforce after high school. There are some great tips for resume writing and interviewing.

Career Cruising- Username: seneca307 Password: irish

Career Explorer- U of I's career exploration through Holland Code. This will bring up majors that relate to your Holland Code.

Career Coach- This is a great assessment that matches your interest with a career/major. This will also allow you to browse or search for careers and we will give you relevant data on wages, employment, and the training you need; browse or search for the available Programs that lead to the career you want; and help you create a professional resume.

Skilled Union Jobs- This powerpoint will explain apprenticeships, provide multiple resources for many union jobs and how to get them, and how much each you can earn.

Tech Schools- This powerpoint lists many great tech schools around the area.

How to Create a Resume

All About Joining the Military- This is a powerpoint explaining the basics of the military, the general requirements for all branches, also the requirements for each branch, how to become an officer, service academies, and much more.

U.S. Army

U.S. Army National Guard

U.S. Airforce

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marines

U.S. Coast Guard

ASVAB- (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Test

Which Branch is Best for You?- This document lists the requirements for all military branches and provides information about each branch.

Selective Service- This is a powerpoint that explains the legal requirement of selective service and how to register.

Counseling Resources- Link to mental health resources within the area

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- Call 1-800-273-8255

National Sexual Assault Hotline- Call 1-800-656-4673

Child Abuse Hotline- Call 1-800-252-2873

National Domestic Violence Hotline- Call 1-800-799-7233

Call 4 Calm- Text “TALK” to 552020 or “HABLAR” for service in Spanish to the same number 552020. This is a free emotional support text line where you can speak with a mental health professional.

National Helpline | SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services- Call 1-800-622-4357 (HELP). Free and confidential treatment referral and information service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

National Runaway Safeline- Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or text: 66008. This 24-hour 7 day a week national Safeline is for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help.

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Calendar Week of May 2 - May 8, 2021