Review your class schedule to be sure you are taking courses relevant to post-highs. Be aware of college preparatory requirements.
Review your transcript to ensure you have met all Hulett High School graduation requirements. Requirements can be found in the Hulett High School handbook.
Review your transcript to ensure you are on track for the Hathaway Scholarship if you plan to go to a Wyoming college. There are new guidelines regarding weighted credit for college courses taken you will need to be aware of.
Take time to find at least three individuals to write you letters of recommendation you can use to gain employment or for scholarships. I have a form available to help with this process. It is appropriate to send a thank you when someone writes you a letter of reference.
Review and discuss the options available after graduation: workforce, military, certifications, technical or trade school, junior college, or university.
Young men who turn 18 must register with the Selective Service; failure to do so may result in future problems with financial aid applications. www.sss.gov
Scholarships are an ongoing process throughout the
school year; seniors should often review those posted on the Hulett High School website and the college websites of the schools they have applied to.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will again be offered at Moorcroft in October. It has an excellent career inventory, which is helpful for all students. You can take this assessment as many times as you would like as long as there is a month in between, so if you would like to retake the ASVAB in October, you may. We must share your information with the armed services so you may receive information from the various branches.
Seniors are encouraged to retake the ACT in September, October or December. Test preparation materials are available on the ACT website; we also have study guides in the Counseling Office you can check out. Students with documented disabilities may qualify for special accommodations. Fee waivers are available in the Counseling Office. Information is available at www.ACT.org. You can take the ACT as many times as you would like. The ACT now has super scores! Check with your programs and schools as to if they allow super score results.
Some schools require you to enroll in Remedial English or Math classes at college if you do not meet the minimum ACT English and/or Math subscore(s).
Some seniors may need to take the SAT, especially if they intend to apply to a private or coastal university.
Visit college campuses anytime during the school year (Set up appointments through the Admissions Office on that campus or attend special “Senior Days”). You are allowed two excused visits for the military and/or colleges.
Representatives from various colleges and military branches visit HHS throughout the year. Arrange to visit with a representative. Parents are encouraged to come as well.
Send off school application forms before December!
Get involved in the GEAR UP program and be aware of deadlines.
Some senior athletes may need to apply to the NCAA or NAIA. Be aware of college athletic eligibility requirements.
To qualify for financial aid in college, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after December 1st. There are things we can do starting in October, so you are ready. We will have a Financial Aid Night to assist you and your families. The correct website for financial aid is www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Take advantage of Dual Enrollment through EWC. The schedule of days our representative will be here is posted.
Please remember to order announcements, caps, tassels, and gowns.
Get your senior pictures to Ms. VanSickle for the class composite and newspaper.
Utilize Power School Portal to ensure your GPA is as high as possible and/or you are completing your required courses.