Heritage High School Counseling Department

Welcome to our Counseling & Career Center Webpage!

2018-2019 School Year Events

Oct 16th & 17th: Order – cap and gown, graduation announcements and class rings during both lunches

Oct. 18th: High School Beyond Plan due through www.careercruising.com

Oct. 18th: Healthy Youth Survey all 10th and 12th grades.

Oct. 29th: Financial Aid Night in the auditorium 6pm - 8pm

Oct. 30th: Picture re-take day

Nov. 9th: Senior portraits for the yearbook are due. Submit electronically to www.hjeshare.com. Enter school code: heritage. Please provide a senior quote in the description field.

Nov. 12th: No school

Monthly Newsletter from the Career Center by Grade Level





financial aid flyer.docx
FAFSA Family Days.docx

PSAT/NMSQT & Khan Academy

Make sure students who took the October PSAT/NMSQT create and connect their College Board and Khan Academy accounts. That way, when they get their PSAT/NMSQT scores on December 12, they can log in to Khan Academy and get a personalized SAT practice plan. In January, we'll be making a special effort to encourage students to connect their accounts. Watch for details in next month’s newsletter.

College Planning Tips:

Grades 9-10

Students who take STEM courses learn how to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information—all vital skills for the global workforce. Help your school implement STEM courses such as AP Calculus AB and BC and AP Computer Science Principles and prepare your students for career success.

Grades 11-12

Learn about new scholarship opportunities connected to the SAT Suite of Assessments. Advise your students to check out My College Dollars and Scholarship Search to get help finding scholarships, financial aid, and internships. Share other cost-reducing strategies and help students and parents avoid financial aid scams.

In addition to free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school, students who qualify for the Free or Reduced Meal program may receive these additional benefits:

Access to Heritage's Invest Ed fund which may be able to cover some course fees

A free bus pass (sticker on your ID) for use on C-Tran bus services through August

A free membership to either Firstenburg or Marshall Centers free workouts, climbing wall, swimming, etc.

Fee waivers to take the SAT and ACT college admissions tests for free (up to 2 times each test)

Fee waivers to cover college application fees (which are typically $25 to $75 per college)

Reduced fees for Advanced Placement (AP) exams (some years this has been as low as $10)

For Running Start students - may be eligible for text books for Clark classes

Also: Heritage, as a school, may qualify for financial assistance, like grants for specific purposes or groups of students

Heritage High School

7825 NE 130th Ave

Vancouver, WA 98682

School Code: 481-492