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Waukesha South High School Fall 2014 SENIOR MEETINGS. The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time. ~Abraham Lincoln. High School Graduation Requirements. All students must complete the following credits to obtain a diploma from the School District of Waukesha:

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The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time abraham lincoln

Waukesha South High School

Fall 2014


The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.~Abraham Lincoln

High school graduation requirements
High School Graduation Requirements

  • All students must complete the following credits to obtain a diploma from the School District of Waukesha:

  • English 4.0 credits

  • Mathematics 3.0 credits

  • Social Studies 3.5 credits

  • Science 3.0 credits

  • Physical Education 1.5 credits

  • Health .5 credits

  • Electives 9.5 credits

  • Total required credits 25.00

Youth options program
Youth Options Program

  • This program allows students to enroll in a college, university or technical school during the school year and take courses for credit towards high school graduation.

  • Seniors may participate for no more than two consecutive semesters. January grads are not eligible for the spring semester classes.

  • Completed request forms are due in the Guidance Office by Oct. 15th for the 2015 spring semester.


Senior class meetings
Senior Class Meetings

  • Guidance Bulletin Boards

  • Scholarship information

  • Senior Information sheets

  • Transcript release forms

  • Application Process

  • ACT/SAT test dates

  • Check out

  • Spotlight; newsletter

  • WSGuidance - Twitter

Test dates fall 2014

  • ACT

  • October 25, 2014

  • December 13, 2014

  • February 7, 2015

    All test dates are offered at all 3 high schools

  • SAT

  • October 11, 2014

  • November 8, 2014

  • December 6, 2014

    * SAT testing is NOT offered in the district

Act prep courses

  • ACT Prep Plus

    • 262-255-9580


    • Available March 2015

    • Waukesha North 6:30-9:00 p.m.


  • WCTC

    • 262-691-5318

  • UW-Waukesha

    • 262-521-5200

    • IN ADDITION: Waukesha North has an ACT Boot Camp course. $100. 20 students per course. Course runs 5-6 weeks prior to each ACT test date. Pay at South.

    • (link to sign-up)

Students ask about the act
Students Ask about the ACT:

  • Do applications and ACT scores have to be sent at the same time?

  • What if I have not taken the ACT yet?

  • What if the retake score is lower than the first time?

  • Is the application deadline affected if the ACT has to be retaken?

  • How long does it take to get ACT scores?

  • Is there a cost to send ACT scores?

  • Should I take the Writing test?

Senior portfolios
SENIOR Portfolios

  • Use wiscareers.wisc.eduto update your personal portfolio which can include:

    • Academic achievements

    • Extracurricular/volunteer activities

    • Work history

    • Career goals and college choices

    • Honors, awards and recognitions

    • Personal Interest Inventory

    • Personal website resources


    • “Register”; code is: shs-c526

College and university admissions and applications
College and University Admissions and Applications

  • University of Wisconsin Admission Requirements: (AP Classes A+)

  • 4 units English

  • 3 units Social Studies

  • 3 units Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry & algebra II)

  • 3 units Science (Biology and Physical Sciences)

  • 4 unitsOther academic options; fine arts; foreign language

    17 units

    *These are MINIMUM requirements

Foreign languages
Foreign Languages

  • The following UW schools REQUIRE a minimum of two years of a single foreign language for admissions:

  • UW- Madison

  • UW- Eau Claire

  • Marquette; major dependent

  • Please check carefully the requirements for private and out of state schools

Requirements for athletes
Requirements forAthletes

  • Division I & II prospective athletes must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the beginning of their senior year.

  • Go to:

  • -click on prospective student-athletes

    -click on domestic student release form

    complete form -print copy - bring to Guidance Office with $5 to send a transcript or

Parchment e transcripts
Parchment- e-transcripts

  • Go to

  • Click on “sign up”

  • Set up an account (e-mail required)

  • Pick destination by clicking on highlighted word “Deliver”

  • Specify “current transcript” or “next grading period”

  • Cost $3.00 payment with credit card

  • Once account has been set up just click on “My transcript” then “deliver” to order additional transcripts

  • Questions contact Mrs. Blackburn in guidance (262-970-3703) or email at

  • Mrs. Blackburn is contacted and releases information for the transcript to be sent out.

  • You should receive a confirmation e-mail that your request is being processed.

Uw application process

Colleges prefer online applications. Go to www.uwhelp.wisconsin.eduOR

Application fee can be paid online ($44.00)

Personal statement helps to personalize the application

Transcripts and any other inclusions can be sent by the Guidance office

You must have a transcript release form on file for printed copies

Records are maintained as to where transcripts are sent

ACT results have to be sent to colleges directly from ACT, not South

UW Application Process

Students ask about applications letters of recommendations
Students ask about Applications & Letters of Recommendations:

  • If I do not declare a major does it impact my acceptance?

  • What is the importance of class rank and GPA vs. the rigor of the classes taken?

    Who do I ask for letters?

    Are letters needed for scholarships?

Application checklist
Application Checklist Recommendations:


  • Check that all work is done neatly and spelling is correct and all parts are filled out completely; correct school

  • Add extra pages for personal statement or activities if needed.

  • Many applications, personal statements etc. are also used for school scholarships

  • Letters of recommendation (request 2-3 weeks)

  • Include application fee or pay online

  • Due dates for UW systems vary so check college website

  • Please submit all materials to guidance at least one week before admission deadlines!!

Midwest student exchange program
Midwest Student Exchange Program Recommendations:

  • Website:

  • Further information is available via the UW helpline at

  • Colleges in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, N. Dakota & Wisconsin have reached a tuition agreement where tuition is not to exceed 150% of in state tuition

  • Check website to see which colleges are participating!

  • NOTE: This is not the same program as the standard Minnesota/Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement.

Technical colleges wisconsin

Admission requirements:

Graduation from high school

  • Apply online at the college of your choice

    at by March 1st; earlier if possible

  • Select your desired program of study

  • Submit the $30 application fee

  • Contact regarding financial aid

    *WCTC High School Night(s)

    *WCTC Career Exploration Nights (s)


The paper trail
THE PAPER TRAIL Recommendations:

It is important to keep:

  • A copy of all applications

  • Contacts and communications with the college or lending institution

  • Copy of the FAFSA form

  • Scholarship applications and essays

  • Letters of reference

Financial aid night
Financial Aid Night Recommendations:

  • Wed., Dec. 3, 6:30 – 7:30p.m.

  • North High School

  • Guest speaker will outline:

    • FAFSA form (

    • Scholarships, grants and loans

    • Working with college financial aid office

    • Answer parent questions

*UW Waukesha College Goal Day, February 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Watch for info. in the Spotlight

SCHOLARSHIPS Recommendations:

  • Show Me The Money!

  • College financial aid offices

  • FAFSA (

  • Internet Websites

  • Employers

  • Community Agencies

  • South Guidance Department Website for Scholarship

  • Do I Qualify for the $??

  • ACT score

  • Via application process

  • GPA and class rank

  • School Activities

  • Community Activities

  • Volunteer Service

  • Major

  • Post Secondary Plans

Scholarship application process
Scholarship Application Process Recommendations:

  • Go to or the direct website for a particular scholarship.

  • Check bulletin board; Mrs. Blackburn

  • Ask teachers for letters of recommendation if required. Guidance will keep letters on file, but will only send them upon your request.

  • Provide a copy of transcript or ACT scores if needed.

  • YOU are responsible for mailing

    all applications.

  • Deadlines are FINAL.

Career center
CAREER CENTER Recommendations:

  • Located off of the Guidance Office

  • Materials Available for viewing

    • 4 year college, tech. school, military, and private school guide books

  • Computers available for use for wiscareersaccess, college applications, career searching, military research, etc. during study halls, before or after school in the library (most applications are online)

College fairs
College Fairs Recommendations:

Wisconsin Education Fairs

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Where: New Berlin West H.S.

Time: 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. or

Military Recommendations:

  • Boys must register for the Selective Service when they turn 18.

  • Parent release of information to recruiters

  • Students can meet with recruiters at school

  • Military Academies

  • Process should have begun in Junior year

  • Complete ASVAB tests

Students ask about recruiters
Students ask about Recruiters: Recommendations:

Where can I meet with a college or military recruiter?

Are college reps at South all day?

Do I need to make an appointment to meet with a college rep?

Do I have to contact Guidance before going on college visits?

Guidance office calendar
Guidance Office Calendar Recommendations:

  • Located near Mrs. Blackburn’s desk or outside of the Guidance Office on the bulletin board in the hallway

  • Information about college and military recruiters, upcoming ACT and SAT exams, on-campus admission counselor visits, and other important school events

  • If you’d like to see a college or military recruiter, please speak with Mrs. Blackburn; mblackbu@waukesha.k12.wi.usor 262-970-3703

Internet resources
Internet Resources Recommendations:

The following websites provide useful information for

careers, colleges & financial aid:

There are many other resources available via the internet.

Finally graduation
FINALLY Recommendations:…GRADUATION!!


* Wednesday, May 27, 7:00PM

Senior Honors Night

* Friday, June 5st 9:00AM

Graduation Rehearsal

* Final Exams June 8-12

* Saturday, June 13th 2:00PM

Graduation; door open at 1:00