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EHS. Welcome to Junior Parent Night EHS Counseling Department 402-289-1675. Mrs. Desiree Merrihew A - G [email protected] Mrs. Martha Dowd H - N [email protected] Mrs. Jeanne Hightower O - Z [email protected] TOP JUNIOR PRIORITIES.

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welcome to junior parent night ehs counseling department 402 289 1675


Welcome to Junior Parent NightEHS Counseling Department 402-289-1675

[email protected]

top junior priorities
  • College Entrance Exams (The ACT)
    • Most Elkhorn students take the ACT (March 8 DL)
    • Some students may choose to take the SAT
  • The College Search
  • College and Career Planning
    • College Application/Scholarships (Fall, senior year)
    • Sports
  • Registration/Rigorous Course Work for Senior Year
college entrance exams continued


College Entrance ExamsContinued…..
  • If taking ACT, determine if writing score is needed.
    • Call college of choice
    • www.actstudent.org - Follow link on “Writing Test” to see list of colleges requiring or recommending a writing score
  • Register online (www.actstudent.org)
    • Make sure to write down username and password for future reference.
    • A photo will need to be uploaded when registering for ACT
test prep resources


Test Prep Resources
  • Take challenging courses!
  • Full length practice tests available in counseling center
  • John Baylor Test Prep


  • Omaha Assistance League

-Call 402-342-4288 or pick up form in Counseling Center

  • Aim High Test Prep, Inc

www.goaimhigh.com or 491-0492

  • Kaplan Test Prep


  • Creighton’s Center for Professional Development

http://cpd.creighton.edu or


Visit websites:






Access Code: CBCJLLQz



2. The College Search

  • Plan a summer trip to visit top 3-4 choices
      • This can be done in the fall/winter of senior year also
  • Watch college websites for “Junior Days”
  • Representatives from many different colleges visit Elkhorn at least once a year.
    • Watch Naviance account for upcoming visitors and sign up if you would like additional information.
    • Students are excused from class but must sign up at least two days in advance.
3 college and career planning
3. College and Career Planning
  • Counseling Center Website:
    • www.elkhornweb.org: Click on Schools, Elkhorn High School, Counseling Center
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
    • www.educationquest.org
  • Naviance
    • http://connection.naviance.com/ehsne
      • See attached “Junior College and Career Planning worksheet”
Juniors completed a worksheet similar to the following. Please take some time to familiarize with the features of Naviance.
college applications scholarships

Next Fall


College Applications & Scholarships
  • Begin college application process next fall
  • Begin Scholarship application process next fall
    • Naviance: http://connection.naviance.com/ehsne
    • EPS Foundation: www.elkhornfoundation.org
    • EducationQuest : www.educationquest.org
    • The websites of the particular college
  • Be aware of scholarship scams – NEVER pay for a scholarship search
  • Be aware of deadlines
    • Note: For admission and scholarships, colleges look at GPA at the end of Junior year.
playing sports in college

Next Fall


Playing Sports in College?


Students interested in playing D1 or D2 sports-

  • Register/pay at www.eligibilitycenter.org by the end of junior year
  • Send ACT scores directly to NCAA (indicate on ACT registration)
    • Information about recruiting, resumes, and colleges is available on NCAA website
  • Request a transcript be sent to NCAA


Students interested in playing NAIA sports-

  • Register/pay at www.playnaia.org by the end of junior year
  • Send ACT scores directly to NAIA (indicate on ACT registration)

Contact Division 3 School for special instructions

4 registration rigorous course work for senior year
4. Registration/Rigorous Course Work for Senior Year
  • Finalize course selection based on college/career interests
  • Rigorous course work is encouraged
    • Students are more prepared for college/employment
    • Raises ACT/SAT scores
all juniors met with their counselor during third quarter for the junior audit
All juniors met with their counselor during third quarter for the…Junior Audit

Credit Status/Remaining Requirements

Post-Secondary Plans

Possible College Options

Senior Class Schedule

senior course registration sheet
Senior Course Registration Sheet

Please sign and return before leaving tonight.

If you are not ready to sign the form tonight, please return to the Counseling Center by February 22nd to reserve your student’s classes.

Please choose carefully as next year’s master schedule will be made based upon courses your student has currently selected.

next year at ehs


Next Year at EHS
  • Senior Planning Night
    • Late August
  • Financial Planning Night
    • January—hosted by EducationQuest

Please check with teachers if you have questions about specific classes or recommendations.

Counselors are available at their tables if you have any other questions!

Thank You!