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.

    
ACT - Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
     
    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 is time to start applying for financial aid for college.   The financial aid application/information is now available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by March 1, 2015.

 A representative from Rend Lake College will be here on 1/27/15 from 1:00-3:00 to help senior students complete the FAFSA.

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

         

Scholarship Information


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 Illinois Conservation Police Lodge has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 2/6/15.

Farm Credit of Illinois has scholarships available to seniors planning to major in an agriculture related field. Applications are available online at www.farmcreditIL.com. The deadline is 2/27/15. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Rend Lake College Foundation scholarships are available to seniors planning to attend Rend Lake College in the fall of 2015. The application is available at https://www.rlc.edu/rlc-foundation. The deadline is 2/28/15. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

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.

The Township Officials of Illinois has a scholarship available to a senior with a 3.0 GPA and planning to attend a college/university in Illinois. The deadline is 3/1/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Illinois Elks Association has a scholarship available for seniors planning to major in physical or occupational therapy. The application is available at www.illinoiselksccc.org. The deadline is 3/13/15. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Illinois Elks Association has a scholarship available for seniors planning to become a physical or occupational therapy assistant. The application is available at www.illinoiselksccc.org. The deadline is 3/13/15. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

South East Illinois Health Education Center has a scholarship available for senior students planning to pursue a degree in any health science program. The deadline is 3/13/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Illinois Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans has a scholarship available to a student who is a descendant of a male who served honorable in the army, navy, judicial, executive, or civil service of the Confederate States of America. The deadline is 3/15/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.


The Sesser Junior Women's Club has a scholarship available to seniors. The deadline is 3/20/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The St. Christopher Knights of Columbus has a scholarship available to any senior. The deadline is 3/28/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary has a scholarship available for senior students planning to major in a healthcare field. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 3/31/15.

SIU Credit Union has a scholarship available to a SIU Credit Union member in good standing, or the applicant's legal guardian must be in good standing. The deadline is 3/31/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Sesser Ducks Unlimited has a scholarship available for any senior. The deadline is 4/1/15. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

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.