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Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District 196
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
The PSAT is a practice SAT and a NMSQT scholarship qualifying test for juniors. The test fee is $14.00. There are 20 test spots available. See Mrs. Henry to sign up to take the test by September 13, 2013. More information about the test is available at
. Scores will be reported in December.
The Explore test is given to all freshmen students. More information about the Explore test is available at
The Plan test is given to all sophomore students. More information about the Plan test is available at
ACT/PSAE - April 23 & 24, 2014
The ACT/PSAE test is given to all juniors.
Seniors 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 tests will be in May. Register now to reserve your test. The test fee is $89 per test. The deposit of $15 per test is due by February 28, 2014. The final payment is due by March 28, 2014.
Representatives from the following colleges/universities will be conducting informational meetings at Sesser-Valier High School:
There are no representatives scheduled to visit at this time.
Seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of 2014 need to start applying for admission.
Rend Lake College
will be here on
March 26, 2014
to register seniors for fall classes. They will also register students that will be juniors or senior next year for summer classes. Sign up in the high school office if you would like to meet with them.
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 - Apply Now!
Seniors it is time to start applying for financial aid for college. The financial aid application/information is available at
. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by March 1, 2014.
for information that is needed to complete the FAFSA.
The Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association Educational Foundation has a scholarship available to senior students planning to major in the lumber and building materials field. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 3/14/14.
The South East Illinois AHEC Network has a scholarship available to a senior planning to major in any health science program and currently has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 3/15/14.
The Illinois Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans has a scholarship available to seniors who are a descendant of a male who served honorably in the Army, Navy, Judicial, Executive, or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America. Lineal or collateral family lines must be documented genealogically with a descendency chart. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 3/15/14.
The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary has two scholarships available for senior students planning to major in the healthcare field. Applications are available at
under the auxiliary page. The deadline is 3/21/14.
The Tom Mygatt Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application is available at
or in the guidance office. The deadline is 3/2/14.
The Christopher Knights of Columbus has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 3/29/14.
The SIU Credit Union has a scholarship available to seniors who are a member of the SIU Credit Union or the applicant's guardian is a member of the SIU Credit Union. Applications are available at
. The deadline is 3/31/14.
The Nick and Sandy Laur Future Educator Scholarship is available to a senior planning to major in the field of education. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/1/14.
St. Mary's Good Samaritan has a scholarship available to senior students planning to major in a health care field. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/1/14.
Sesser Ducks Unlimited has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/1/14.
The Sesser Junior Woman's Club has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/4/14.
for the 14-15 senior schedule sheet.
for the 14-15 junior schedule sheet.
for the 14-15 sophomore schedule sheet.
Turn in scheduling request sheets to the high school office.
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
Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District #196
4626 State Highway 154
Sesser, IL 62884
Phone 618-625-5105 | Fax 618-625-6696
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