Welcome Class of 2021 to South High! It is always a great day to be a COUGAR and I am so excited to begin learning about each of you and your individual interests, talents, and aspirations. We will begin our work together, very soon, as I will be conducting presentations within your classes during the upcoming weeks. We will then move into working on your 6-year plans where we will sit down together and plan out your classes for the remaining 3 years of High School. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Counseling Center with any questions. Mrs. Goodrich
South High Student Opportunities...Please read carefully. Some opportunities apply to a specific age/classification of student. Additional information is available in the Counseling Office.
Salina Area Technical College - Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors
Salina Area Technical College has articulation agreements in place with several area high schools. This enables students to earn college credit while still in high school. Contact Student Services for more information. For more information, visit Salina Tech's website. To apply for admission to Salina Tech, go to their Application page.
ASVAB Testing - Salina Area Technical College
Salina Tech now offers the opportunity for students to take the Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) every month! The ASVAB is a great way for students to assess their own skills and abilities, and to learn about potential careers that fit with those abilities that they might not have considered previously. Any students may take the ASVAB, and it is not required to share the results with the military. The next available testing date will be Monday, Dec. 18 from 8 a.m.-noon. It will be on our campus – 2562 Centennial Road – in the downstairs computer lab in Building A. Please sign up for this test by next Monday, Dec. 4. It is first-come, first-serve. The next opportunities in 2018 will be Jan. 22, Feb. 22, and April 2. The deadline to sign up will be two weeks before each testing date. Dates after April 2 are to be determined – stay tuned!
Wichita State University ACT Prep Workshops
Wichita State University's Counseling and Testing Center offers a workshop to help high school students prepare to take the ACT. The workshop will provide general test-taking tips and information for all four subjects of the ACT exam - English, Math, Reading and Science. The cost for the workshop is $32. We also offer an ACT Math Prep workshop for $25. Registration can be done online at www.registerblast.com/wsu.
ACT Prep (Dates) - January 20, 2018, March 10, 2018, May 5, 2018
ACT Math Prep (Dates) - February 17, 2018
Join the Zoo Teens
If you are interested in engaging in conservation action through learning, teaching, and connecting with other teens from around the area, then Zoo Teens is for you! Zoo Teens offers teens a unique opportunity to expand their conservation awareness, increase their knowledge of animals and habitats, and develop useful job skills in a collaborative and fun learning environment. Participants must be at least 13 years of age by May 1, 2018, must participate in mandatory training session, and commit to a minimum number of hours required from March through August, 2018. For more information and to download application materials please visit www.rollinghillszoo.org and click: get involved / volunteer / teens. You may also call 785-827-9488 ext. 132 to request an application by mail.
KSU - EXCITE Shadow Days
High school students (grades 9-12) are invited to come experience a day in the life of a college student! Each participant will be paired with a current K-State student who shares similar interests in science, technology, engineering, or math. Together they will attend class, tour campus, share lunch, and discuss what it's like to be in a STEM major at K-State. Visit Shadow Days for registration information.
Yes for Liberty Constitution Bee
Applications for the Yes for Liberty Constitution Bee are now being accepted. This event is open to students in grades 9-12 and it will take place on March 4th in Manhattan, KS. Awards could range from $3500-$750. Applications can be downloaded at www.yesforliberty.org. Application deadline: December 31, 2017.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve. This year’s contest topic is “Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth”. First place prize is $10,000. The deadline to submit essay is January 4, 2018. Go to Profile in Courage website for additional information.
Next test date: February 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline: January 12, 2018)Upcoming test dates: April 14, 2018, June 9, 2018, July 14, 2018For more information on test dates and registration visit: ACT Registration