Troy School District 287

From the Desk of the THS Counselor

Shannon Morris
Counselor,Troy Junior Senior High School
smorris@troysd287.org 
(208) 835-2361 ext. 207
 
 
 


FROM THE COUNSELOR

 

It's hard to talk about spring with all the snow, but it is time to make sure all the college preparation details are taken care of as spring gets filled up quickly with lots of activities!  Be sure to add these important events and opportunities to your To Do list!  This is a critical time for Seniors to be finalizing their plans for next year, and an important time for Juniors to start preparing for their post-secondary plans. 


· College and Career Assistance (All Students)

Jessica Christensen is available to assist students with college applications, scholarship applications, job searches and applications, career explorations, and answer questions about college and career. If your student needs assistance please encourage him/her to come see Mrs. Christensen.

 
Scholarships (Seniors & Juniors)

The March scholarship list is now available. This is the time to be applying for outside scholarships. Some of these scholarships are also available for Juniors. Scholarship information can also be found online at the school website www.sd287.k12.id.us in the counselor section.

· Campus Visits (Seniors)

Most colleges will have some type of campus visit/orientation in the spring or summer. Check with the college you are going to attend and schedule a visit! Many colleges will have your student register for classes during these visits. You should be able to register for these visits on the college website.

· College Financial Aid (Seniors)

Your student should have received his or her financial aid letter from the university he or she plans to attend. Look over this carefully, and log into the student portal for the university to accept the financial aid. If you have questions, contact the financial aid office where your student will be attending college.

· Dual Credit (Seniors)

Colleges and universities will not transcript dual credits from a high school transcript. Therefore, your student will need to have an official transcript sent from each postsecondary school they have received credits from. This can be requested by going to National Student Clearinghouse to order transcripts, or to the website of the individual postsecondary institution. Each institution charges a fee to have a transcript sent, so make sure your student has completed all courses before ordering his or her transcript. If you need assistance with this process, feel free to contact Mrs. Christensen or Mrs. Morris.

· Idaho Higher Education Day (Juniors)

The Idaho Higher Education Day will be Wednesday, March 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the University of Idaho. The bus will leave at 8 am. Many of the high education institutions in Idaho will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to see what Idaho colleges have to offer. Even if your student does not plan to attend college in Idaho, this is a great event to learn about colleges that will give a basis of comparison when researching out of state colleges.

· SAT School Day (Juniors)

The School Day SAT will be given on April 9, 2019 to all juniors. Students are already registered! Students can start preparing now by going to https://www.khanacademy.org/sat and setting up a study program.

 
ACT/SAT (Junior)

If students need to take or retake the ACT or SAT assessment, these college entrance exams are given every couple of months. For the ACT you can find more information at www.act.org and for the SAT at collegeboard.org.

In addition to meeting with students, I am also available to meet with parents. Please feel free to contact me at any time during the school year if you would like to discuss your student’s needs, have concerns, need information, or need further resources.

 

Sincerely,

Shannon Morris

Troy School District Counselor

 
 

Troy Junior / Senior High School is dedicated to the empowerment of students to become responsible and productive members of society through education for a lifetime.


 


 


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102 W Fifth Street    PO Box 280
Troy, Idaho 83871    Phone: (208) 835-3791
Brad Malm, Superintendent    bmalm@troysd287.org

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