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 - A practice ACT will be given on 11/23/16 for those juniors that signed up to take it.

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:

Morthland - 11/29/16 at 10am. Sign up in the high school office if you would like to meet with the Morthland representative.


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 Elks National Foundation has a scholarship available to any senior. The application is available at The deadline is 11/30/2016. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative has two scholarships available. One is for a senior who is part of the cooperative and one is for a senior planning to attend lineworker school. Applications are available at See Mrs. Henry for if you have any questions. The deadline is 12/31/2016.

The CBAI Foundation has a scholarship available to any senior. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 2/1/2017.

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.

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.