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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

Mrs. Samantha Leake
School Social Worker
Email: sleake@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 2023/2024 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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2024/2025 Registration Guide

The registration guide includes all courses offered for the 2024/2025 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 - DUE FEBRUARY 9TH

IVCC Placement Testing

Job Fair

College and Career Night - October 10th register here

Senior Year Timeline

Enrollment Checklist - All the steps you need to take if you plan on attending IVCC

Nursing Information - Explains the major, what is needed to apply, and information sessions explaining how to apply.

Academic Programs

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 - Opens October 1st.

College Fair

JJC Parent Page - This is a new resurce that is made specifically for parents to help guide, support, and inform their teens twowards a great future at Joliet Junior College!

Next Steps for New Students - This will take you through all of the steps you need to take after you apply to JJC.

Discover JJC - Click here to RSVP for an Admissions Information Session

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

Nursing Information - Explains the major, what is needed to apply, and information sessions explaining how to apply.

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 Application Timeline

Common App - A website where you complete one application and you can send it to multiple schools.

Applying to College FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Find out how your AP credit will transfer to your college

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 document provides quick facts on all of our public colleges in IL.

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

What's Next - This is a document that lists steps and provides resources for if you are going into a four year college, community college, trade school, military, or straight to work.

College Deadlines, Top Majors, and More - This chart shows colleges priority deadlines (best chance of getting in and getting scholarships), application fees, top majors, and requirements for admissions.

Still Can't Decide Where to Go - Try this! This is an article that gives great tips on how to figure out which college on your list to go to.

Free Aplication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to Prepare for the New FAFSA - Great resource to view all the changes coming for the new FAFSA (2023-2024 school year, 2024-2025 FAFSA year)

FAFSA Opt Out Form - Please fill this out if you do not plan to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Either filing your FAFSA or filling out the opt in form is required for graduation in the state of Illinois.

How To Avoid Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams - Going to college, vocational school, or a certificate program can often help you move up in your career and make more money — but it can also be expensive. Scammers take advantage of that, saying they’ll help you get financial aid or scholarships to pay your tuition bills. Really, they’re just trying to take your money or steal your personal information.

Financial Aid Help Videos

2022-2023 FAFSA Worksheet

What to Expect When Filling Out The FAFSA - This goes over what documents are needed and what steps you should take before filling out the FAFSA.

Virtual College Tours - Each episode of the award-winning TV series, The College Tour, shares the story of a single college or university through the authentic lens of its current students. Learn from real students about their real experiences on campus, as they offer viewers an insider’s perspective on college life and college culture. This TV Series is a comprehensive guide to aid your college research, helping you answer the ultimate question: ‘What college is best for me?




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

Naviance - Type in school email and hit enter. This will sign you in, no password is needed.

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 Guide for Career and Technical Education - Explore dozens of career options that are in high demand.

Job/Career Search - IDES can help you find your next career. Visit IllinoisJobLink.com today to search 100,000+ jobs. If you've applied for unemployment benefits, you already have an IllinoisJobLink.com account!

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.

List of Illinois Valley Building Trades Union Information

Illinois Valley Qualifications and Requirements for Unions

How to Become a Carpenter in Illinois - This lists information about schools, apprenticeships, costs, and more.

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

How to Create a Resume

Videos About Different Jobs In The Trades - Manufacturing, carpenter, entrepreneurship, being a pilot, airplane mechanic, apprenticeship information, and so much more.

Educators of Beauty

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

Mental Health Resources for Ottawa, Peru, Streator

Crisis Hotline Numbers

Crisis Hotline Numbers (Spanish)

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” or “Hablar” to 552020 for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.

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.

Seneca High School Profile

FAFSA Opt Out Form - please fill this out if you do not plan to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Either filing your FAFSA or filling out the opt in form is required for graduation in the state of Illinois.

Letter of Recommendation Form

College Visit Form

Work Release - Seniors Only

Early Graduate Form - Seniors Only

Transfer In Form

Transfer Out Form

Incoming Freshmen Registration Parent Meeting PowerPoint - Notes for 8th grade parents to learn more about high school

Step Up Day Presentation - This is the presentation given on Step Up Day for those who couldn't make it