The CCC is located in room 1123 (west building) just south of the Wood Commons. Our location is best accessed from the outside by way of the Forum Entrance off parking lot B.PLANNING YOUR FUTURE FOR SOPHOMORE FAMILIES
This program will give an introduction to our online career and college resource, Naviance, and give insight to the college search and selection process. There will be some time for Q&A that should leave you much better prepared for your junior and senior years.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS
Due to the generosity of local businesses and families, we are able to award numerous scholarships to members of your class. They are as follows: Stevenson High School Education Teacher Association Scholarship, Nancy Nichols Service Scholarship, Kathy Westerberg-Viravec Scholarship, Suzanne E. Hannon Memorial Scholarship, Sodexo Scholarship, District 96 Foundation-Mr. Marc E. Spivak Service Scholarships and Dr. Thomas W. Many Educational Scholarship, Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 "Universal Values of Integrity" Scholarship and the Jeffrey C. Newman Leadership and Service Scholarship, Dr. Richard Du Four Leadership Scholarship, Geri Getlin Foundation Scholarship, Orchestra Parents Association String Orchestra Scholarship, American Association of University Women Scholarship, Edward A. Dillon Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Timothy Kanold Scholarship, Parker-Hannifin Corporation Scholarship, Cannon Design Scholarship, Stevenson Support Staff Association Scholarship, Tamarak Day Camp & Country Day School Scholarship for Child Development & Education, Rebecca Gayle Berger Memorial Music Fund Scholarship and District 103 Learning Fund Foundation's "Lincolnshire Rotary Scholarship".
Four newly added scholarships are the Howe Precision Industrial Inc. and CAN Community Center Scholarship, Mary K. Layco Reach for the Stars Scholarship, The Lisa Klitzky Foundation Scholarship and the Gordon S. Hirsch Memorial Scholarship. Every scholarship has different criteria!
The Local Scholarship applications are now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Deadline to return these completed applications to the College/Career Center is Thursday, March 13th.
NARROWING YOUR OPTIONS UPDATE
UPCOMING CLC COLLEGE FAIR
The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, in cooperation with area high schools, is hosting the College of Lake County College Fair on Tuesday, March 11th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information, visit: http://www.clcillinois.edu/collegenight/
Please note that NYO appointments are currently being scheduled for late April. Once a College Planning Worksheet is returned to the CCC, we will call the phone number listed to schedule the appointment in the order it is received.
SEVENTH SEMESTER TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
Calling all Seniors! Now is the time to request 7th semester [or mid-year] transcripts from Parchment.
If you filed the Common Application, you do not
need to do anything to have your mid-year transcript sent to your college[s]. Your counselor will send a transcript to Common Application on your behalf.
In the fall, if you sent your transcript use Parchment [non-Common Application], you need to now request a mid-year transcript be sent to any college who has requested one
. To request your 7th semester transcript, go to www.parchment.com
and order a "current transcript." All requests received will contain 7th semester grades; SHS will begin processing these requests on January 31st.
We urge you to request your mid-year transcript as soon as possible in order to meet many schools' early February 1 deadlines.
If you have any questions, please see your counselor, a college counselor in the College/Career Center, or Mrs. Micheli in Room 2414.
NARROWING YOUR OPTIONS MEETING UPDATE
All Junior Parents should have received a message from the College/Career Center. We have just discovered that our December mailing to you about our "Narrowing Your Options" program that invites you to schedule an individual college counseling appointment with one of the SHS college counselors has been lost in transit.
Our first available appointment is January 28th. A copy of the the letter mailed home to Junior families can be accessed here
. In order to schedule your appointment, please access the College Planning Worksheet
before we finalize an appointment date
. A completed College Planning Worksheet can be e-mailed to Mrs. Hedberg at email@example.com
Special Education families can also access the mailed letter from Special Education Transition Counselor Ms. Sullivan here
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA ADMISSIONS UPDATE
The University of Iowa Office of Admissions has developed alternative criteria for admitting nonresident students from non-ranking high schools. Nonresident students who present the following credentials will be offered admission, so long as they have completed the required 15 units of core high school course work:
- 25 ACT (1130 SAT) or higher and GPA of 3.00 or higher
- 24 ACT (1090 SAT) and GPA of 3.10 or higher
- 23 ACT (1050 SAT) and GPA of 3.20 or higher
- 22 ACT (1040 SAT) and GPA of 3.30 or higher
Students who may fall outside these parameters are invited to submit their high school transcript and a personal statement in addition to the online application.
NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS NEW WAYS TO HELP YOU
While we are enjoying the gifts of summer, we want to share with you the many programs and activities designed to make your college search and selection more efficient and effective. Please take a minute to read about our upcoming programs and mark your calendars for upcoming events.
2013-14 COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER CALENDAR
As you look ahead to the new school year, make a note of these evening programs that are designed to help families navigate the college admission maze:
Sophomore "Planning Your Future" – 7:00-8:15 pm
This program will give an introduction to our online career and college program, Naviance, give insight to the college search and selection process and will allow some time for Q & A that should leave you much better prepared for your junior and senior years.
Looking Ahead: Getting from Here to There" – 7:00- 8:15 pm --for Freshman Families
This program explains how students can best utilize the various services here at Stevenson to plan for their future after graduation. A school counselor will join the college counselors to detail what students can do to keep all their post-secondary options open.
Each of the above programs will take place in the Performing Arts Center.
Stevenson High School sends transcripts electronically through Parchment. Families need to first register with Parchment and then may send transcripts to any college, the NCAA and other destinations. [exception: SHS counselors send transcripts for students filing the Common Application]
To register, go to www.parchment.com and follow directions to "Sign In".
-If the student is younger than 18, we suggest the parent set up the Parchment account; if the student is 18, s/he may set up a student account.
-Transcripts sent within a 12-state region are free; there is a $2.55 fee charged for any other transcripts.
-Parchment also offers a College Discovery, Newsletter and Discussion Board service. As student information could be provided to third parties such as colleges, test prep companies, etc , we advise you to opt out of these services.