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College Day Form

posted Sep 21, 2015, 6:53 AM by Brandon Stewart   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 6:53 AM ]


Each senior may have one college day. The student may take a full day to visit a school or university; however, the student is allowed only a half day to visit a junior college in the immediate area. The absence is considered to be an excused pre-arranged absence. Seniors are encouraged to attend open houses and tours on non­attendance days, such as Columbus Day or School Improvement days. Many colleges now host open houses on holidays in order to accommodate potential students' schedules.

The following procedure should be followed in order for the day to count as a pre-arranged absence day.

·      Visit with counselor to

ü  Discuss arrangements/appointments at the college

ü  Confirm date and times

ü Complete paperwork

v Return completed form(available at bottom of page) to counselor with parent signature

v Get a pre-arranged absence slip from secretary and show it to every teacher

v Visit college

ü Ask lots of questions

ü  Secure a letter stating your presence

·      Give letter to secretary for excused absence verification


posted Sep 3, 2015, 11:01 AM by Ladell Stewart   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 6:13 AM by Ryan Moore ]

For information on ACT Fee Waivers, see Am I eligible for a fee waiver?

Test fee per test option

ACT (No Writing)

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register). The $17.00 writing test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.
**See Non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

ACT: A Student Guide to Planning for Colleges and Careers    ACT Ebook

Scholarships and Apprenticeships

posted Mar 9, 2015, 8:43 AM by Ladell Stewart   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 11:46 AM by Matthew Borden ]

Arch City Granite Scholarship is now available
Click here for more information

Seniors: the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship is available
Due: July 31, 2018
Apply Here

Are you the child of a Norris Electric worker? Then you are eligible for these scholarships!
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office
or click here.

Kids Chance Inc. of Illinois
scholarship is available in the Guidance Office
If you are the child of someone who was seriously injured or killed on the job, then you may apply for this scholarship.
For more information, click here.

American Legion Auxilary Scholarship applications are now available
Contact Joanne Fitch
or Cheryl Bean (302-0695)
for details

Elks Club scholarship applications
available at Elks Scholarships

Illinois Masonic Scholarship
Applications available in the guidance office
*May require affiliation with the Mason organization

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