Guidance/Counseling
Sesser-Valier High School maintains an active guidance & counseling program.  The information listed below is intended to help SVHS students and parents keep informed about student assessments, college entrance/registration/application requirements, scholarships (applications, deadlines, etc.), student scheduling, and how to request academic records.

The Sesser-Valier High School Guidance Counselor is Kerri Henry.  She can be contacted by phone at (618) 625-5105, Ext. 103 (Direct Office).  Her e-mail address is khenry@sv196.org.

Student Assessment

SAT - All juniors will take the SAT on 04/13/2021. This is a state requirement for graduation. 
 
PSAT 10 - All sophomore students will take the PSAT. This is a state requirement.

PSAT 9 - All freshmen will take the PSAT. This is a state requirement.


ACT - Juniors will need to sign up on www.act.org to take the ACT exam.
Students wanting to retake the ACT should visit the ACT website at  www.act.org to register to take the test. Test dates and information regarding the test are available on the ACT website. 

AP Testing
AP tests will be in May.  AP registration form and money are due by 10/30/2020. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

College Information

    Representatives from the following colleges/universities will be conducting informational meetings at Sesser-Valier High School:

No colleges are schedule for a visit at this time.
    

Seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of 2021 need to start applying for admission. Also, check college websites for open house dates. Open houses are a great way to gain a lot of information about each college/university.


      
    College/Military Visitation

        A senior is permitted two visits to a college or university of his/her choice providing the following requirements are met: (1) the student notifies his or her teachers prior to leaving and completes the necessary forms. Even though the student is not in attendance, he/she shall not be counted absent. (2) A student must be eligible to  graduate in order to secure a college visit. (3) All visitations should be prior to the month of May, and one visit shall be on the first day of the Prairie State Exam. (A third college or university visit may be approved by school administration if a senior must complete an on-campus college exam for admission, must complete and on-campus task for receipt of a scholarship, or must attend a required orientation day.
       
    Financial Aid 

 Seniors the financial aid application will be available starting OCTOBER 1, 2020.   The financial aid application/information will be available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by December 1, 2020.   PLEASE COMPLETE THE FAFSA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Scholarship Information 
 

Scholarships will be posted as information becomes available. Please check the college website you are planning to attend for specific dates and information regarding that college or university. 

  The CBAI Foundation has a scholarship available to seniors. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 02/19/2021.

The Society Fraternal Miners (Italian Club) has a scholarship available for senior students. See Mrs. Henry for an application. The deadline is 2/22/2021.

The Rend Lake College Foundation Scholarship is available online at rlc.edu/foundation for any senior planning to attend RLC in the fall of 2021.  The deadline is 3/1/2021. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Dr. Jean M. Modert Scholarship is available to senior students with 3.0 GPA and planning to major in a health care program. The deadline is 3/1/2021. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Illinois Conservation Foundation has scholarships available to seniors with an interest in preserving and sustaining the outdoor environment. The application is available at https://ilconservation.org/What-We-Do/Scholarships.The deadline is 03/01/2021. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Banister Hill Scholarship is available to seniors. The deadline is 3/12/2021. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Franklin Hospital Auxiliary has a scholarship available to a senior planning to major in a health care profession. The deadline is 3/17/2021. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Gene Alexander "Mr. A" has a scholarship available to a senior planning to major in a health care profession. The deadline is 3/17/2021. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Legence Bank has scholarships available to seniors with a "B" average. The application is available at www.legencebank.com/about-us/scholarships.html. The deadline is 3/26/2021. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

FFA Legence Bank Scholarship is available to a senior planning to major in agriculture and has a GPA of a "B" or higher. The application is available at www.legencebank.com/about-us/scholarships.html. The deadline is 3/26/2021. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

SIU Credit Union has a scholarship available to a SIU Credit Union member in good standing. The application is available at www.siucu.org/about/scholarship. The deadline is 3/31/2021. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary has a scholarship available for seniors planning to major in a healthcare profession. The deadline is 3/31/2021. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship is available to seniors planning to major in nursing. The deadline is 4/20/2021. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Student Scheduling

Scheduling information will be available in the spring.





Requesting Academic Records

To request a transcript from Sesser-Valier High School please complete and mail form to:
    
    Sesser-Valier High School 
    4626 State Hwy 154
    Sesser, IL 62884

For Sesser-Valier High School transcript request form click here.