Counselor Corner Weekly Digest: 9/24/18
Dual Credit Registration Time!
by Mary Dowski, Counselor on September 24, 2018
Dual credit registration for IDLA classes, BSU, NNU, and CWI classes is now open. Registration closes on September 28th. NO LATE registrations accepted! Instructions for applying for NNU classes online, and how to register for Dual Enroll classes (BSU and CWI) are outlined on my website.
More information on web site
DON”T FORGET YOUR FUNDING FOR DUAL CREDIT CLASSES!!!
When enrolling in dual credit classes, students need to also apply for funding using their Advanced Opportunities accounts. Each student needs to have an enrollment form on file at Vision in order to access their funds. If your child is missing this form, he or she will be informed.
**NEW THIS YEAR in Advanced Opportunities**
Students who have accumulated FIFTEEN dual credits must receive academic advising prior to utilizing more Adv. Opps funds. This advising is achieved through individual student ECAPS (Education Career Action Plans) that were created last spring. Dr. Dowski will work with new students to create these plans, 9th-11th grade. Students were asked to share individual ECAPS with their parents for parents to review. If you have not seen your son’s or daughter’s ECAPS, please ask him or her to share it with you. It holds information regarding academic progress, college progress, career choices, etc.
VCS TEXTBOOK/FEE SCHOLARSHIP ENDS SEPTEMBER 28TH
If you are paying for a textbook, online fees, or class related fees to CWI or another college this fall semester, the request for a scholarship is due September 28th.
Forms available at the main office: Mrs. Clark
Any textbooks paid for by VCS through the scholarship fund will become the property of VCS to lend out to future students.
NEED HELP REGISTERING?I am offering after-school and evening sessions for timely submission of dual credit registrations and advanced opportunities funding.
Dual Credit Registration Assistance offered Tuesday & Wednesday, 9/25-9/26 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the VCS library
SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS!!!
PLEASE CHECK MY WEBSITE FOR UPDATED LISTS OF SCHOLARSHIPS…
Interested in the manufacturing industry? FIND SCHOLARSHIPS HERE!!!
PSAT is October 10,2018 for sophomores and juniors
Please make sure to get a good night’s sleep and a protein-filled breakfast! Every student should have a student practice exam booklet with one full length practice exam enclosed. Juniors also have an SAT study guide developed at Khan Academy for them personally. They should visit www.collegeboard.org for directions.
Wondering About College and How to Support Your Student?
The College Board (same organization that oversees the PSAT and SAT) has a vast amount of information on supporting your students in the college selection process, financial aspects of college, planning, etc. The site is not only for helping your seniors, but younger students as well. Check it out here!
Next Steps Idaho
A great college and career resource for students, parents and educators! Check it out here!
Last year, Mira, my Bernese Mtn. Dog, began making visits to the school. I am excited that this year, she will continue to make visits. In addition, Mira’s puppy Pema, and her friend, an English Cocker Spaniel, Sunny, are “school dogs” in training. A of the puppies’ adventures towards becoming therapy dogs will be added to my counselor’s website. My goal is that they are fully trained and certified for the 2019-2020 school year. Mira and myself are also in training to bring these services to Vision.
Update: Both puppies have come to their first day of school and enjoyed both student and staff interactions! I am very excited to see what their future holds. They are progressing nicely in their “puppy kindergarten” class learning to sit, down, come, & stay on command.
Please note that parents are always welcomed to call or email me in regards to their students. Parents can also submit a contact form via my website.
Mary Dowski, School Counselor