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LAVILLE JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE INFORMATION FOR SENIORS 2013-2014. Mrs. Mosson – Guidance Counselor Mrs. Flynn – Guidance Secretary. Guidance Bulletin Board & Website. Scholarship Opportunities Colleges Campus Visit Dates Military Information Employment Testing dates (SAT,ACT).

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Laville jr sr high school guidance information for seniors 2013 2014


Mrs. Mosson – Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Flynn – Guidance Secretary

Guidance bulletin board website
Guidance Bulletin Board & Website

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Colleges

  • Campus Visit Dates

  • Military Information

  • Employment

  • Testing dates (SAT,ACT)

Daily announcements
Daily Announcements

  • Pay attention every day

  • Visits to LaVille by college admission offices

  • Job opportunities

  • Updated scholarships

Counselor assistance
Counselor Assistance

  • Mrs. Mosson is available to answer questions, help with college and scholarship applications or anything that comes up during your senior year.

  • Senior year can be stressful

Mrs. Mosson

Senior interview
Senior Interview

  • Every senior will have a one-on-one conference with Mrs. Mosson

  • To discuss graduation progress and post-secondary transition plan, to provide information and to answer questions.

Post secondary transition plan
Post-Secondary Transition Plan

  • Every senior required to completely fill one out

  • Link to pdf. File on Guidance Department web page

  • Save it and then email it to Mrs. Mosson

  • [email protected]

  • Due by Monday September 9

High school activities accomplishments
High School Activities/Accomplishments

  • List all sport, clubs, activities

  • Achievements (honor roll, perfect attendance, Most Improved Softball, etc)

  • High School and community (4-H, Girl Scouts, employment)

  • Church and volunteer (Youth group)

  • Select a nice format

  • Keep it and include it when asked for our helpful on for scholarships and college applications

Letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation

  • You WILL need them

  • Use the Recommendation Letter Checklist AND Recommendation Letter Fact Sheet (link to pdf. on website)

  • Letters must be from non-relative adults

  • I must have a copy of the “Recommendation Letter Fact Sheet” for my file

College applications
College Applications

  • Check admissions requirements before you apply (look on websites)

  • Pay close attention to deadlines

  • Will submit all applications online

  • Must request that your transcript be sent electronically by using PARCHMENT

  • Students who have used a waiver for the SAT can use a Waiver for some college applications

Electronic transcripts with parchment
Electronic Transcripts with Parchment

  • MUST create an account

  • MUST have an email account other than school


  • Click on students

  • Select “High School Transcripts”

  • Begin to fill out

  • 2010 was the year you started high school

College representatives military
College Representatives/Military

  • Lunch Room Visits

  • Watch Senior Bulletin board

  • September 3: Marines

  • Sept 11: Grace College

  • October 15: Manchester University

  • October 18: Saint Mary’s College

College visit days
College Visit Days

  • Each senior gets two days (don’t count against attendance)

  • Students with attendance problems will not be permitted to go

  • Paperwork must be picked up from the Guidance Office at least 1 week prior to visit

  • Requires parent signature

  • Must bring form back with College documentation of your visit (or will be an absence)

  • Call the admissions office of the school to schedule your visit

  • Take a parent with you

College fairs
College Fairs

  • Watch Senior Bulletin Board

  • Very helpful to see many colleges at once

  • September 30 Christian College Fair Bethel College

  • October 2 St. Joe County College Fair, Century Center

  • October 10 Plymouth High School College Fair 6:30-8:00

Sat i act

  • SAT Reasoning I Test or the ACT plus writing is required by most colleges for admission

  • Register on line for the SAT at for a cost of $51

  • Students on Free/Reduced lunch may use a waiver to take the test for free (waivers available from Mrs. Mosson)

  • Send your scores…colleges requires scores to be sent directly from the College Board

  • Select 4 colleges to receive your SAT scores for free…additional scores at that time or later cost $11 each

  • Register for the ACT at for a cost of $52.50 (fee waivers available for free/reduced lunch students)

  • Make sure you register for the ACT plus writing

  • Send 4 scores for free additional scores are $12 each

  • Next test October 26 register by September 27

Laville ceeb code
LaVille CEEB Code

  • 151-970

  • Must use when register for the ACT or SAT.

  • Insures that LaVille will get your scores

Sat ii subject tests
SAT II: Subject Tests

  • Measure your knowledge in a particular subject.

  • Are often used to determine college level placement

  • Students planning on majoring in Math, Science or a World Language might want to consider a subject test.

  • Check to see if your college choices require the SAT II

Sat prep
SAT Prep

  • Holy Cross SAT Prep Class: $104 per course

  • SAT Math Sep. 16, 23,30 OR Nov 19, 26, Dec 3

  • SAT English Sep. 19, 26, Oct 3 OR Nov 14, 28, Dec 5

  • Each class is 5:00-7:30

  • Online Prep:

Asvab armed services vocational aptitude battery
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

  • All students planning on entering the military are required to take the ASVAB.

  • If you didn’t take as a junior you may take as a senior

  • We will be giving it here at LaVille on February 12, 2014

Selective service registration
Selective Service Registration

  • Federal Law requires all males to register with the selective service within 30 days of their 18th birthday

  • click Register Online

  • Male students must be registered in order to be eligible for Financial Aid

  • Failure to register is a felony

Class rank grade point average permanent records
Class Rank/ Grade Point Average/Permanent Records

  • GPA is figured only using final semester grades

  • Class rank is assigned at the end of each semester

  • Transcripts contain the record of all your high school courses semester grades, attendance, standardized test results and vaccination records

  • Official copies will be sent electronically to colleges

  • Students and parents can not have an official copy only an unofficial copy of transcripts

Ncaa eligibility
NCAA Eligibility

  • IF you plan on participating in Varsity athletics in college you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse


  • SAT / ACT scores must be sent directly to clearinghouse

  • NAIA requires similar steps

Learn more indiana
Learn More Indiana

  • Excellent web site for inform, encourage, and support education and career development.


Financial aid night
Financial Aid Night

  • January 13, 2014 7pm

  • Plan on attending with your parents

  • Local College Financial Aid officer will conduct seminar and answer questions about financial aid.


  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid


  • Used to determine all state and federal financial aid

  • Cannot be filed until after January 1, 2014

  • Deadline is March 10, 2014

  • You will put college codes on your application so they will get your information

  • Has required parent financial information

Css financial aid profile
CSS/Financial Aid Profile

  • Some schools require an additional application called the CSS Profile

  • Check with the colleges you are interested in to see if they require the Profile (or ask Mrs. Mosson)

  • There is a charge to file the Profile

  • Students on Free/Reduced Lunch can get a waiver



  • Each month the Guidance Department will issue a list of scholarships that are due the following month.

  • Hard copies will be available on the Senior Bulletin Board the list will also appear on the Guidance web page.

  • These are only scholarships that we are aware of….some are local some are state and national…there are many others


  • Potential Scholarship Sources to keep in mind

    • Organizations your parents belong to

    • Your Parent’s or your employers

    • Church membership

    • Labor unions

    • Fraternities / sororities

    • Civic groups (Elks, Kiwanis, Rotary etc)

    • 4-H

    • Organizations related to your potential major

Scholarships cont
Scholarships (cont)

  • Search scholarships on the internet




Don’t EVER pay for a scholarship search

College goal sunday
College Goal Sunday

  • February 23, 2014 from 2:00-4:00

  • Financial Aid professionals will be available at sites around the state to help fill out the FAFSA


College financial aid package
College Financial Aid Package

  • Once you have been accepted to a school and applied for financial aid you will get your award letter

  • Read it carefully

  • You will have to accept or refuse each item of package

College go week
College GO Week

  • September 23-27

  • Might be a good time for college visits

  • A few schools waive application fee if apply during this week (IPFW is one)

Class of 2014
Class of 2014

  • Be organized

  • Study hard

  • Make plans

  • Ask questions

  • Believe in yourself

  • Ask Questions

  • Stay focused

  • Enjoy the year

  • Ask Questions