Guidance/Counseling
Sesser-Valier High School maintains an active guidance & counseling program.  The information listed below is intended to help SVHS students and parents keep informed about student assessments, college entrance/registration/application requirements, scholarships (applications, deadlines, etc.), student scheduling, and how to request academic records.

The Sesser-Valier High School Guidance Counselor is Kerri Henry.  She can be contacted by phone at (618) 625-5105, Ext. 103 (Direct Office).  Her e-mail address is khenry@sv196.org.

Student Assessment

    PSAT- October 15, 2014
        The PSAT is a practice SAT and a NMSQT scholarship qualifying test for juniors. The test fee is $14.00. See Mrs. Henry to sign up to take the test by September 12, 2014. More information about the test is available at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html. Scores will be reported in December.

    

     
    Seniors wanting to retake the ACT should visit the ACT website at  www.act.org to register to take the test. Test dates and information regarding the test are available on the ACT website. 

AP Testing - AP tests will be in May.
  
College Information

    Representatives from the following colleges/universities will be conducting informational meetings at Sesser-Valier High School:

 
There are no college representatives scheduled to visit Sesser-Valier at this time.
        

Seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of 2015 need to start applying for admission. Also, check college websites for open house dates. Open houses are a great way to gain a lot of information about each college/university.


      
    College/Military Visitation

        A senior is permitted two visits to a college or university of his/her choice providing the following requirements are met: (1) the student notifies his or her teachers prior to leaving and completes the necessary forms. Even though the student is not in attendance, he/she shall not be counted absent. (2) A student must be eligible to  graduate in order to secure a college visit. (3) All visitations should be prior to the 
month of May, and one visit shall be on the first day of the Prairie State Exam. (A 
third college or university visit may be approved by school administration if a senior must complete an on-campus college exam for admission, must complete and on-campus task for receipt of a scholarship, or must attend a required orientation day.
       
    Financial Aid 

  Seniors it will soon be time to start applying for financial aid for college.   The financial aid application/information will available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ after January 1, 2015.  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by March 1, 2015.

Click here for information that is needed to complete the FAFSA.

         

Scholarship Information


The Elks National Foundation has a Most Valuable Student scholarship available to seniors. The application is available at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. The deadline is 12/5/14. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative has five scholarships that will be awarded to high school seniors who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative member receiving service from the cooperative. A sixth scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative director or employee. Three additional scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college who are the sons or daughters of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors. High school seniors pursuing a college education are eligible to participate in the program.  Candidates are judged on the basis of grade point average, college entrance exam scores, work and volunteer experience, school and civic activities, and a short essay, which demonstrates their knowledge of electric cooperatives.  The deadline for applications is December 31, 2014. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Elks National Foundation has a Legacy scholarship available to children or grandchildren of an Elks member. The application is available at
http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/legacy.cfm. The deadline is 1/30/15. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The CBAI Foundation has a scholarship available to seniors (excluding immediate family members of CBAI bank employees). The deadline is 2/4/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Illinois has a scholarship available to seniors. The application is available at
www.ioof-il.org. The deadline is 3/1/15. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

Student Scheduling

Click here for the 14-15 senior schedule sheet.

Click here for the 14-15 junior schedule sheet.

Click here for the 14-15 sophomore schedule sheet.




Requesting Academic Records

To request a transcript from Sesser-Valier High School please complete and mail form to:
    
    Sesser-Valier High School 
    4626 State Hwy 154
    Sesser, IL 62884

For Sesser-Valier High School transcript request form click here.