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NCHS Counselors’ Report NCHS Counseling Office – October 12, 2016

NCHS Counselors’ Report NCHS Counseling Office

Important First Quarter Date: The end of first quarter will be October 14.

Illinois School of Architecture Career/Firm Open House: Students who are interested in the architecture are encouraged to attend a Career/Firm Open House at PGAV Destinations in St. Louis on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This event provides students opportunity to learn more about career options in architecture along with touring a firm and networking with Illinois School of Architecture faculty, students, and alumni. If interested, RSVP to

Kaskaskia College Cosmetology Overview Day: Kaskaskia College’s Cosmetology Department will be hosting college visit day for junior and senior students on October 26th from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Information provided will include an overview of the cosmetology profession, information about the cosmetology department at KC, a campus tour, and financial aid information (FAFSA, loan, and scholarship info). Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to

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:

Southeast Missouri State University: October 26

St. Louis College of Pharmacy: October 27

Murray State University: October 27

College Fairs: As we encourage students to apply early to college, we also encourage parents and students to be educated about their decisions. An excellent avenue to find out about various colleges is a college fair. Listed below is the next college fair in our region.

Mater Dei College Night

Mater Dei Catholic High School

900 N. Mater Dei Drive

Breese, IL 62230

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


St. Louis National College Fair

St. Louis University

Simon Recreation Center

3639 Laclede Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Illinois Regional College Fair

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

70 Hairpin Dr.

Edwardsville, IL 62026

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


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.

ACT Prep Class:

* Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE): A five-week class is available beginning on 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:

* Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC): A three-week class is available beginning on Saturday, October 29. The class is held for three weeks on Saturday 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.

SAT Prep Class: Webster University will be hosting a one day workshop on Saturday, February 25 from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM.  Cost is $50.  For more information, call 314-246-4214 or 1-800-753-6765 or email

ACT Testing Dates: The next ACT with open registration is December 10. Registration is due by November 4. Additional testing dates this year are February 11, April 8, and June 10. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Students may register at Our high school code is 143-110.

SAT Testing Dates: The next SAT with open registration is December 3. Deadline for registration is November 5. Additional SAT testing dates for the year are 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 Our high school code is 143-110.