Polo Counseling and Career Center

Polo R-VII School District Guidance and Counseling Mission Statement

Trauma informed School and Bullying Protocol Policy Letter

The mission of Polo R-VII School District school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in Polo R-VII School District have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to be college and career ready and contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

Please click on this link to see the PowerPoint Presentation from the October 2019 Financial Aid and Scholarship Meeting

Financial Aid Scholarship Night PowerPoint

2020/2021 Financial Aid and Scholarship meeting is October 29th at 6:30PM in the Meeting Room 102 - This is the same night at Parent Teacher conferences

Check out the College Comparison Sheet Below!!!

School Comparison Worksheet.pdf

Seniors - You are allowed two college visit days during your Senior year. Take advantage of these by visiting colleges you are interested in TODAY!

Anyone needing to take the ACT on any available national dates please see Mrs. Walker to get available dates and locations

Check out the Projections for Occupation Needs/Shortages in Missouri


College Visits

MWSU - Mo West - Virtual Visit October 20th At 2:30PM in Counseling Office

FAFSA Opens 10/1

Financial Aid and Scholarship Meeting 6:30PM October 29th - Meeting Room

Check out the current scholarships on the 2020/2021 scholarship spreadsheet. Click the Scholarships tab at the top of the page to find the spreadsheet.

The counseling office has information on several different apprenticeship opportunities building trades. Come and see us if you are interested!

Learn more about Career options and college degrees... check out this website full of resources!


DUAL CREDITPlease see Mrs. Walker or click on the Dual Credit Tab above to get your registration forms and a list of courses available.

Purchase textbooks for MO Valley Dual Credit Courses in less than 10 minutes - it’s that easy!

Go to: www.vikingbookstore.com

    1. Find your course: Use the drop down menu to select your course.

    2. Choose to view course materials for that course only, or click +Save Course to build a personalized book list of all your courses.

    3. Choose your books: Choose from the new, used, marketplace, rental and eBook options available. Repeat these steps until you have added all required books to your cart.

    4. Checkout: Follow the on-screen checkout process. Financial aid vouchers can be applied during the payment section of checkout.

You are not limited to purchasing texts from www.vikingbookstore.com Shop around to find the best value!

The Scholarship Spreadsheet is updated daily!!! Please check it out by clicking on the Scholarship Tab on the left hand side of this Homepage

A Student Survey form is available via a link on the Scholarship Page for students who are needing recommendation letters for college applications and scholarships

Watch those Scholarship deadlines!!!