Counselors’ Report NCHS Counseling Office
Transition Visits: There are excellent opportunities in the next months for students to make transition visits. Students interested in technical schools, junior colleges, armed services, universities, etc.. should consider the following days when Nashville High School is not in session or dismisses early: Friday, September 2 (11:30 Dismissal – Teacher In-Service); Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day); Wednesday, October 19 (School-Wide Testing Day – Seniors will not be in attendance); Thursday, October 20 (11:30 Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences); Friday, October 23 (No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences); Friday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day), Wednesday, November 23 (Teacher Institute). If you need assistance scheduling a visit, please contact Mrs. Maschhoff or Mrs. Luessenheide in the Counseling Office.
All students are encouraged to make transition visits. It is never too early to make visits, but juniors and seniors should especially take advantage of these days. As a reminder, if students are going to miss any school time for visits, they MUST fill out a “Request to Visit” form and return it to the Counseling Office at least two days in advance of the visit. “Request to Visit” forms may be obtained in the Counseling Office or from the school website on the Counseling Office page.
College Representative Visits at NCHS: Students who are interested in visiting with college representatives should come to the Counseling Office to sign up. Currently scheduled college representative visits:
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville – September 19
University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana – September 22
ACT Prep Classes: Listed below are various ACT prep classes being offered in our area to help students prepare for the ACT. Contact Mrs. Luessenheide or Mrs. Maschhoff for more specific information.
* Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) – Two different five-week classes are available. September session begins Saturday, September 17 and meets for 5 weeks on Saturdays from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. November session begins Saturday, November 5 and meets on Saturdays for 5 weeks from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. The cost per session is $175 and includes a pre-test, study guide, handouts, and practice tests. To register contact: https://www.siue.edu/educationaloutreach/act-prep.shtml.
* Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) – Two different three-week classes are available this year. Session 1 begins on October 1, and session 2 on October 29. Each class is held for three weeks from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. The cost is $162. Additional book fee is $20.40. To register, call: 618-235-2700, ext. 5393 or 5618.
ACT Testing Dates: The next ACT with open registration is October 22. Registration is due by September 16. Additional ACT testing dates for the year are December 10, February 11, April 8, and June 10. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Students may register at www.ACTStudent.org. Our high school code is 143-110.
SAT Testing Dates: The next SAT is October 1. Registration is due by September 1. Additional SAT testing dates for the year are November 5, December 3, January 21, March 11, May 6, and June 3. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Student may register at www.collegeboard.org. Our high school code is 143-110.