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 03/25/2020. This is a state requirement.

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.


PSAT/NMSQT Test - (Juniors) Results will be here in December.

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.  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:


Rend Lake College will be here on Thursday, March 12th for fall registration for seniors planning to attend Rend Lake  College in the fall of 2020.
        

Seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of 2020 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, 2019.   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, 2019.  THIS IS A NEW DATE FOR THE FAFSA. PLEASE COMPLETE IT IN OCTOBER.


         

Scholarship Information 
 

The Sesser Junior Woman's Club has a scholarship available to any senior. The deadline is March 4, 2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson has a scholarship available for seniors planning to attend Rend Lake College in the fall. The deadline is 3/06/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary has a scholarship available for a senior planning to major in nursing. The deadline is 3/14/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary has a scholarship available for a senior planning to major in social work. The deadline is 3/14/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary has a scholarship available for a senior planning to major in healthcare. The deadline is 3/14/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary has a Mr. A scholarship available for a senior planning to major in healthcare. The deadline is 3/14/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Banister-Hill Scholarship is available to seniors. The deadline is 3/15/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association has a scholarship available for any senior that is a resident of Illinois and planning to attend an Illinois college or university full-time in the fall.  The deadline is 3/15/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The St. Christopher Knights of Columbus has a scholarship for any senior. The deadline is 3/20/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Dan Hayes Memorial Scholarship is available to any senior. The deadline is 03/20/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The EOA & SICA Scholarship is available to any senior athlete. The deadline is 03/20/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Legence Bank has a scholarship available to any senior. The deadline is 3/27/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Legence Bank has a FFA Scholarship available to senior students in FFA. The deadline is 3/27/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application. 

The Hope Between the Vessels scholarship is available to and senior planning to go into the medical field. The deadline is 3/27/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Tom Mygatt Memorial scholarship is available to senior students with a GPA of 3.0 and above. The deadline is 03/27/2020. The application is available at www.sicf.org/scholarships or see Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Richard Bartolotti scholarship is available to senior students with a GPA of 3.0 and above. The deadline is 03/27/2020. The application is available at www.sicf.org/scholarships or see Mrs. Henry for an application.

The SIU Credit Union has a scholarship available to a senior. The applicant or applicant's legal guardian must be a SIU Credit Union member in good standing. The deadline is 3/31/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

SSM Health has scholarships available for seniors planning to major in health related career. The deadline is 03/31/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The First Baptist Church of Sesser has a scholarship available to seniors. The deadline is 3/31/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

The Sesser Ducks Unlimited has a scholarship available to any senior (preference will be given to immediate family member(s) of current members). The deadline is 04/03/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Crosswalk Community Action Agency has a scholarship available for students planning to attend college in fall of 2020 and meet certain income guidelines. The deadline is 4/06/2020. See Mrs. Henry for an application.

Peg Edwards Nursing scholarship is available to seniors planning to major in nursing . The deadline is 4/20/2020. 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.