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 03/23/2022. 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.  Please turn in your registration sheet and deposit by 10/22/2021. 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:


A representative from the McKendree University will be here on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Sign up in the HS office if you would like to meet with them. 



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, 2021.   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, 2021.   PLEASE COMPLETE THE FAFSA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Scholarship Information 
 
The national VFW has an audio essay competition available to high school students. The deadline is 10/31/2021. The application is available at www.vfw.org under scholarships. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Elks national foundation has a scholarship available to seniors. The deadline is 11/15/2021. The application is available at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm. Please see Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative has several scholarships available to students whose family is a member of the co-op. The deadline is 12/31/2021. The application is available at www.seiec.com. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The Rend Lake College Foundation has scholarships available for senior students. The deadline is 3/1/2022. The application is available at https://www.rlc.edu/foundation. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

The LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Scholarship is available to senior students wanting to be a linemen and is a member of the Illinois Electric Cooperative. The deadline is 4/30/2022. The application is available at https://aiec.coop/lavern-and-nola-lineworkers-scholarship/. Please see Mrs. Henry if you have any questions. 

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.