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

Student Assessment

ACT - Juniors will need to sign up on to take the ACT exam.

SAT - All juniors will take the SAT on 04/05/2017. This is a state requirement.


Students wanting to retake the ACT should visit the ACT website at 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:

No college representatives are scheduled to visit S-V High at this time.


Seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of 2017 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 the financial aid application will be available starting OCTOBER 1, 2016.   The financial aid application/information will be available at  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by December 1, 2016.  THIS IS A NEW DATE FOR THE FAFSA. PLEASE COMPLETE IT IN OCTOBER.

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


Scholarship Information 

The CBAI Foundation has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 1/24/2017. Note-deadline has changed.

The Banister-Hill scholarship is available for senior students. The deadline is 2/24/17. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah has scholarships available to seniors with a "C" average GPA. Applications are available at the deadline is 2/28/17. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Rend Lake College Foundation scholarship is available to all seniors planning to attend Rend Lake College in the fall of 2017. Applications are available at The deadline is 2/28/17. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The South East Illinois AHEC network has a scholarship available for seniors planning to major in any health science program in the fall of 2017. In addition, you must have a 2.5 GPA and intend to practice in a rural, underserved setting upon completion of the program. The deadline is 3/1/17. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Crosswalk Community Action Agency has scholarships available to seniors who meet the income guidelines. See Mrs. Henry for the income guideline sheet from CAA. The deadline is 4/1/17.  See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

Student Scheduling

Click here for the 15-16 senior schedule sheet.

Click here for the 15-16 junior schedule sheet.

Click here for the 15-16 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.