The Kewaskum School Counseling Program works with students academically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally through student-centered activities.
Fax (for the summer) 262-626-4151
Jolene Aupperle, Student Services Secretary ext 4140 email
Abby Brendemuehl, School Counselor ext 4144 (last names A-K) email
Karla Daane, School Counselor ext 4146 (last names L-Z) email
Follow us on Twitter for additional up-to-date resources and student services related news: @KHSStdntService
Congratulations to Grace Marchello for winning November's Internet Kindness competition with her poem titled, Virtual Humanity. Grace wins a lunch pizza party on the day of her choice! Thank you to all students who participated!
Click here to read Grace's Poem!
College Financial Aid
Financial Aid Night was held Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. A representative from UW-Washington County presented on how to fill out the FAFSA and answering your financial aid questions. If you were unable to attend the evening you can access the presentation here. Financial aid representatives are also available at all colleges to help answer more specific financial aid questions.
The first two links below are for College Goal Wisconsin, a program that offers local sessions that walk families through filling out the FAFSA:
- Page 1
- Page 2
Financial aid help from Great Lakes
Completing the FAFSA
Don't get scammed
Financial Aid Myths
2017-2018 FAFSA updates
Financial aid at a glance
FAFSA Info from UW Help with UW College Codes
The junior Pre-ACT Practice Test is scheduled for high school juniors on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. Students are encouraged to get a good night of sleep and eat a balanced breakfast in preparation for doing their best on this exam. Results will give students an indication of what their performance will look like on the February ACT exam and highlight current strengths and areas for improvement.
Students are also encouraged to utlitize the below resources:
- Links to practice tests and exemplar items for ACT, WorkKeys, and ACT Aspire can be
found at the DPI ACT Practice Tests Website
- ACT Academy (FREE, personalized test preparation. Create an account to track your progress and keep moving forward in test preparation.) This video explains this resource further.
The ACT will be administered to all junior students at KHS on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.
Early College Credit Program & Start College Now
(Previously Youth/Course Options)
The 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 eliminated Course Options and Youth Options programs. The Youth Options statute was renamed Early College Credit Program and the Course Options was named Start College Now.
Students interested in taking one or more courses at an institution of higher education for high school and/or college credit should use the below applications. Applications are also available in Student Services. Please note: Fall Semester course applications are due by March 1 of the previous school year. Spring Semester applications are due by Oct. 1. All applications require students to submit a the Application for Approval/Teacher Recommendation Form.
Early College Credit Application
Start College Now (Wisconsin Technical Colleges)
Kewaskum High School Application for Approval/Teacher Recommendation Form
The college application process can be difficult and overwhelming to navigate. Seniors will want to ensure they're meeting graduation requirements, applying for financial aid and scholarships, applying for colleges online, and submitting transcripts through parchment. Our school counselors are available to help students at any point in this process. Additional resources that may be helpful are below.
Guide to the UW Journey 2018 - 2019
Prepping for College - English
Prepping for College - Spanish
Junior & Senior Year College Planning Checklist from UW Help
FAFSA Info from UW Help
UW Journey App Info
UW Senior Viewbook
Choosing a college
Applying to college
Calculating the price of college
Career Cruising Portal
College Prep Courses at UWM Washington Co Campus
As college acceptance letters start pouring in, seniors are encouraged to stop by their school counselor and share their final college and career plans! We would love to add you to our "Bright Futures" board in the school hallway celebrating your future plans.
Student Services will start accepting the Common Applications for KEYS Local Scholarship Program starting Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Please click on Scholarships under Additional Resources on our main Student Services page for a complete list of available scholarships. This list will be updated as we reveive new information. New scholarships are listed in the announcements.
Letters of recommendation form (If required by college or for scholarship purposes)
High School Transcripts:
Transcript Request Information All transcript orders are handled through Parchment. There is a $5.00 charge for all official transcripts. They may be mailed or sent electronically. Students may request a free unofficial self view. Seniors will need to request transcripts for each college that they are applying to. A final transcript will also need to be requested again by the student upon graduation.
Youth Apprenticeship Application
Click here for YA application
Click here for YA employer request
This application should be turned in to Student Services
If you have any questions about this program, they may be directed to Mr. Rohlinger at email@example.com
Scheduling and Course Registration:
Please view the 2018-2019 Course Selection Book for detailed descriptions of courses offered.
Scheduling for the 2018-19 began in January. For a detailed introduction to the process please view the following letter: Scheduling Timeline and Process 2018-19
Students, parents and/or guardians are encouraged to review the NEW Schedule Change Policy for the 2018-19 school year. Many requests for schedule changes will no longer be honored following course registration. Students are encouarged to make thoughtful scheduling decisions when entering course selections in the Spring. Please see your school counselor before scheduling classes if you have questions or would like individual guidance regarding course selections. Student schedules are currently available for students to view via their Skyward accounts.
Information and registration packets are available for students joining KHS from out of district in the KHS student services office.
Incoming Freshmen Night took place on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 from 6 - 7PM at Kewaskum High School. Families that were unable to attend are encouraged to View the full presentation here to learn about upcoming opportunities for high school students.
Click here to view the introductory scheduling presentation for students currently in grades 9-11.
Applications for special scheduling circumstances for the 2018-19 school year can be found below and in the student services office.
Schedule Change Policy & Request Form
Senior Early Graduation Requirements & Application
Senior Seminar Student Requirements
Senior Seminar Student Application
Teacher Assistant Application
*Please review specific deadlines for all of the above applications
Thank you for participating in Arena Scheduling. This years planning documents are below.
Student Schedule Planning Document
Schedule Plan A
Schedule Plan B
2018 - 2019 Master Schedule
Instructions for Arena Scheduling (Presentation given 2/12, 2/13, 2/14)
Academic & Career Planning:
The student services team is excited to share with you the Kewaskum School District Academic and Career Planning Guide. This guide is intended to aid students in the creation of their academic and career plans. Organized by career clusters, it guides students in the intentional choosing of appropriate course work, lists clubs and organizations relevant to each career cluster, and details career focused experiences offered within each area of interest.
Students will also be participating in a series of academic and career planning (ACP) lessons throughout the school year during ELT. These lessons will help students develop their plans and graduate college and career ready. Many lessons will utilize Career Cruising. Students are encouraged to explore this resources on their own as well.