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School Counseling Department

2400 Memorial Parkway  |  Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Phone: 859.781.5900  |  Fax: 859.442.4221


Laura Schnitzler | Grades 10-12, last names A-K
laura.schnitzler@fortthomas.kyschools.us
859.815.2622

Trinity Walsh | Grades 10-12, last names L-Z
trinity.walsh@fortthomas.kyschools.us
859.815.2605

Erica Thomas | Grade 9
erica.thomas@fortthomas.kyschools.us
859.815.2604

Melony Rickett | Secretary
melony.rickett@fortthomas.kyschools.us
859.815.2606


STUDENT/PARENT WINTER CONFERENCE

https://goo.gl/THwzSB

In a effort to educate and provide relevant information to all families, we have restructured our format for the Winter Student/Parent meeting. The meeting/conference will be on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 6:00pm-9:15pm. There will be informational sessions on: Scheduling for the upcoming school year, Financial Aid, KEES money, 2-Year Colleges, Military Options, Common App Overview, TorchPrep ACT Prep, Naviance, College to Career Coaching, and Career with College Pathways. In addition, there will be a mini-college fair which will start at 5:30pm and run throughout the evening. For more detailed information, please click on the schedule link HERE.

 

STUDENT/PARENT MEETINGS

 

Missed a Student/Parent Meeting? Click HERE to check out the information.

 

*Note: the Financial Aid Meeting Powerpoint is NOT available online, as this was a presentation given by an outside presenter and not the HHS Guidance staff.

 

ARE YOU A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE? DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE?

Check out this information on athletic scholarships for just about any sport imaginable. http://www.scholarshipstats.com/default.htm

 

HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOOL COUNSELING YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The School Counseling Office now has it's own YouTube Channel. Currently on this channel you can see introduction/about videos for several courses offered at Highlands. Not sure what to take? Want to know more about what they actually do in that class? Check it out! HHS YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

 

ACT BOOTCAMP CLASSES

Want to sign up for the bootcamp? Visit www.torchprep.com for more information on ACT Bootcamp classes.

 

Completing the FAFSA

Seniors and parents CLICK HERE for two very informative sheets regarding completing the FAFSA.

 

PSAT & SAT

All sophomores, and voluntary freshmen and juniors took the PSAT in October. In December students should receive an email alerting them when their scores are available and they can log in to CollegeBoard for their scores.

Want to practice PSAT/SAT with a personalized approach for FREE??? Check out this link to Khan Academy.

 

HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE IN COLLEGE BY TAKING AN AP CLASS?
Click on THIS LINK and check out some colleges AP credit to class conversions to see how much money you can save in college.

Or ... check out this handy SAVINGS CHART

 

COLLEGE PLANNING ONLINE
Sign up for a FREE online college planning resource. This new resource will help to connect counselors and students even more. Campus Steps' website and mobile solutions bring students on-demand college counseling, big data insights, and the country’s largest online college admissions network so they’re well-equipped for successful college and career outcomes. - See more and JOIN at: https://www.campussteps.com


KHAN ACADEMY
Have you heard of Khan Academy? Khan Academy has an entire section dedicated to college admissions. Have questions? Check this out: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions

 

STAY INFORMED

Want to stay up to date with the most recent Guidance Department events? You can do this several ways:

1. Join the Guidance Department Twitter Feed : @hhs_go

2. Sign up for text message reminders by class. Text the special code listed below to 81010.

  • Class of 2017 code = @08617
  • Class of 2018 code = @hhs2018rox
  • Class of 2019 code = @hhs2019rox
  • Class of 2020 code = @hhs2020rox

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

 

EXPLORER PROGRAM

The Explorer Program offers students a variety of opportunities to get involved and experience career fields. Explorer programs within different career fields have different meeting times, application times, and expectations. Each Explorer Program organizes their own way of offering career exploration opportunities within their field. Here are links to some of the Explorer Program opportunities from past years:

 

NAVIANCE

Naviance will be the "hub" for the Guidance Department! Students can log in to Naviance with their student ID # and their birthdate (MMDDYY). Scholarships, College Information, College Application Info, Interest Inventories, Personality Assesments, and much more is available on this site! Check it out!

You can get to NAVIANCE BY CLICKING HERE!
 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

"Rigor Makes the Difference"

 


 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Documents
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Links
 

Surveys
Most Used Important Links
 
 

Future Planning
 
Testing & Test Prep
SAT
PSAT

ACT Prep

SAT Prep
 
 
Scheduling Paperwork
 
Scholarship Listings
Financial Aid & College Costs
FAFSA

Cost Comparison Worksheets
Worksheet #1 (excel)
 
Summer Programs

Check out NAVIANCE
 
Community Service
 
Freshmen Mentoring Forms
 
 

 

Other Links

 


KYACAC Freshman Mentor Presentation Documents

2015-2016 Mentor Survey
2015-2016 Remind
     Text "@hhsm1516" to 81010