School Counselor Information & Resource Links
WILL BE UPDATED
School Counselor Information
Welcome to the Troy High School Counselor and Guidance page. These resources are for all students 7-12 and their parents. Please take a moment to look down through the information that has been posted. Please feel free to either e-mail or call me for any questions.
“To provide a well-disciplined instructional environment in which our faculty and administration can focus upon and be sensitive to the educational and personal needs of each student in the lives of many and subsequently provide our students educational opportunities and personal fulfillment that will assist in making them productive citizens in society.”
“To prepare our students for SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS in a global society. All children will “Soar to New Height” in education, in social behavior, in physical well being, and emotionally so that they may live, learn, and work in the twenty-first century.”
“To provide all students with opportunities and the guidance necessary to develop skills for accessing and procession information, dealing with change, thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, and positive human relationships. We believe learning is a lifelong process for which students are expected to take personal responsibility, and that learning must take place in a nurturing, safe environment that recognizes the diversity of individuals while assuring equity for all.”
Jason Flatt Act
"The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth."
ACT is encouraging students to register online at http://www.actstudent.org You will also have to pay online also. Make sure before the test date you take a look at the checklist on the ACT website. You want to make sure you have the appropriate calculator, test ticket, photo ID, etc. This is very important!
Test Prep Websites
We also have access to the ACCELLUS program at school. It has a test prep section on it that can be done at home. See Ms. Paden if you are interested.
Seniors, start filling out college applications. Some colleges have deadlines for admissions and scholarships, make sure you check with the college or look on their website. Also, plan on visiting the colleges of your choice sometime. Pick up a College Visitation form from the HS office before you go so it can be signed by the appropriate personnel and you can be excused that day. (Please let the office know when you will be gone so it can be excused. See the student handbook for guidelines for these visits. Please see Ms. Paden with any questions or help.
Juniors can also take college visits day. One per year or two per year if parents attend the visit. See HS office for the form to fill out so you can go.
Senior parents: In order to apply for Federal Student Aid, you and your child will need to register for a pin number at http://www.pin.ed.gov. This number will allow you to apply for student aid and loans after Jan. 1. If you have any questions, please let me know. You can look at the website that you will need to use to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). http://fafsa.gov. There is now a free worksheet that you can print off on that website to give you an idea of what you need to prepare to fill it out online.
Scholarship Information Page
Misc. Helpful Senior Websites
Parent Teacher Conferences- Fall 2020 Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for November 12 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you would like to meet with me via zoom, please send me an email or call the grade school or high . . .
Scholarships I have started the process of sending out scholarships to the senior students. There is a plethora of scholarships that will go out throughout the year, some local, some state, and some national. They pertain to . . .
If you have been financially effected by Covid, NEKCAP has funds available to help you get back on your feet. They can help with a variety of bills you may have. Visit www.nekcap.org to create an account, apply, and learn if you . . .
Dear Senior Parent, In the past, we have hosted a Senior Financial Aid night. This year with things being a little different, we are offering a Senior Financial Aid Night meeting through Zoom on October 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The . . .
T he Kansas legislature appropriated money to provide one free ACT assessment and one free WorkKeys suite of assessments to all public high school juniors and seniors who have not had the opportunity to take them. . . .
What classes your student should be taking...
KansasScholars_Aug2016.pdf KS Pre College Curriculum.pdf -Kansas colleges may except you if you are in track with the pre-college curriculum KANSAS SCHOLARS CURRICULUM Consists of the following: English . . .
THE TROJAN CODE Safe Environment : I will maintain a safe environment for others and myself Appropriate Conversation : My words must be appropriate Positive Public Behavior . . .
Know the warning signs and how everyone can help prevent it: https://www.kvc.org/blog/raising-awareness-and-reducing-stigma-suicide-prevention-month/ . . .
Information/applications/Additional Career Planning Resources
Scholarship and FASFA information Located here (Updated 10/18/17): FASFA-Scholarships requirements (003).docx Scholarship website: https://www.fastweb.com/ . . .
If you are interested in becoming a CNA, CMA, HHA or EMT please let Ms. Paden know. I have information on where and when, which class slots are still available to do this semester. These classes are free since you are still in . . .
Where to sign up: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html What you need to have when you sign up: About 40 Minutes – In addition to choosing a test date and location, you . . .
******************************* Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, or HOBY*********************** If you are unfamiliar with HOBY: it is a four-day leadership seminar for high school sophomores, where we . . .
As schools send me information I will put it in this article so you can easily access what they give me.
I will try to put the information that colleges have in alphabetical order by college name If visiting a college on a school day you will need to fill out a permission slip form and return it: Collegevisitpermission . . .
Dual Credit (Sociology, Composition/English, CTE course, and/or College Algebra)
Students interested in taking CTE courses for college credit (which can also count as a credit for high school) can enroll now for the spring 2018 semester. Classes are free! Students only have to pay for the online book which is . . .