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
        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 http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html. Scores will be reported in December.

    Explore Test
        The Explore test is given to all freshmen students. More information about the Explore test is available at http://www.act.org/explorestudent/.

    Plan Test
        The Plan test is given to all sophomore students. More information about the Plan test is available at http://www.act.org/planstudent/.

     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  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. 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.
  
College Information

    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.

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    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 - Apply Now!

  Seniors it is time to start applying for financial aid for college.   The financial aid application/information is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.   It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by March 1, 2014.

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

         

Scholarship Information

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.

The Masonic Lodge has a scholarship available to senior scholar bowl members. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The Dan Hayes Memorial Scholarship is available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The Black Diamond Scholarship is available to any senior planning to attend Rend Lake College. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The EOA/SICA Scholarship is available to any senior who played sports during their senior year. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The First Baptist Church of Sesser has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The Jamie Dorris Phoenix Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors planning to major in business or accounting. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The Dan Williams' Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/11/14.

The Willard & Brandon Dame Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduating senior that is a member of the Outdoorsmen Club and is in good standing. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 4/15/14.

Southern Illinois Healthcare has scholarships available to seniors planning to major in nursing or physical therapy. Applications are available at http://www.sih.net/careers/scholarships/.  The deadline is 5/1/2014.


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.

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 click here.