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Counselors’ Report – NCHS Counseling Office

Attention Senior Parents – Financial Aid: One of the first steps of the college financial aid process is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

The FAFSA enables students who qualify to receive federal/state grants, scholarships, as well as to participate in work-studies programs. This form was available for submission on October 1.

ALL senior parents are reminded to fill out and submit their FAFSA form as soon as possible! Time is running out!

Additional financial aid websites to check out are:,, and

Second Semester Schedule Changes: If a student would like to make a request for a second semester schedule change, the request must be turned into the counseling office by the close of school on Friday, December 2. Students are encouraged to talk to their counselor about any schedule change requests to ensure graduation requirements are being met. Always remember, there is no guarantee changes will be made for every request.

To make a request for a schedule change a student must obtain a green Request to Change form from the counseling office. To complete the form, be sure to include the following information:

1. Reason for the request

2. If requesting to leave a full year class, student must get teacher initials.

3. Parent Signature

4. Student Signature

Kaskaskia Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation scholarship application is open and ready for students to start applying!

Follow the link below to get started:

Students will need to create a log in and after that it will take them to the same screen where they apply to be a student.  On the right hand side is the scholarship application button.  Students will need their KC ID numbers for their application.

End of Semester Reminders

1. Students will be given second semester schedules before they leave for winter break.

2. Students who fail required classes for the first semester should contact the Counseling Office about repeating the course!

3. Semester Exam Schedule:

a. Monday, December 19, Period 1 exam

b. Tuesday, December 20, Periods 2, 3, and 4 exams

c. Wednesday, December 21, Periods 5, 6 and 7 exams

4. The second semester begins on Tuesday, January 3..

Scholarships: As we receive information on scholarships, they will posted on the Counseling Office webpage at:

Scholarships are now being added. Please check the list once a week.

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.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair

Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave.

Belleville, IL 62221

Sunday, February 26, 2016: College Fair: 1:30-3:30, Financial Aid Workshops: 1:45-2:15 and 2:30-3:00, FAFSA Completion Assistance: 1:30-3:30 (Walk-in)

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 February 11. Registration is due by January 13. Additional testing dates this year are 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 January 21. Deadline for registration is December 21. Additional SAT testing dates for the year are 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.