The Kewaskum School Counseling Program works with students academically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally through student-centered activities.
Jamie Leoni, School Counselor ext 4144 (last names A-K) firstname.lastname@example.org
Karla Daane, School Counselor ext 4146 (last names L-Z) email@example.com
Kevin Pratt, Career Counselor ext 4138 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolene Aupperle, Student Services Secretary/Registrar ext 4140 email@example.com
College Financial Aid FAFSA
Financial Aid Night will be held in the KHS Theatre on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. A representative from UW-Washington County will be there to show you how to fill out the FAFSA and answering your financial aid questions. If you are unable to attend that evening you can access the presentation here. Financial aid representatives are also available at all colleges to help answer more specific financial aid questions. This applies to all college/technical college bound seniors and their parents who want to make sure they don't miss out on student loans and possible grants. Applications start being accepted for student aid as early as October 1st! Juniors and their parents are welcome to attend.
The first two links below are for College Goal Wisconsin, a program that offers local sessions that walk families through filling out the FAFSA:
Financial aid help from Great Lakes
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 in the KHS Fiedldhouse on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 from 7:35 am until noon. 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 March ACT exam and highlight current strengths and areas for improvement.
Students are also encouraged to utilize 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 Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.
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.
Prepping for College - English
Prepping for College - Spanish
Junior & Senior Year College Planning Checklist from UW Help
UW Journey App Info
UW Senior Viewbook
Choosing a college
Applying to college
Calculating the price of college
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.
Applications for special scheduling circumstances for the 2019-20 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
Classroom Service Credit Application
*Please review specific deadlines for all of the above applications
Students, parents and/or guardians are encouraged to review the Schedule Change Policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Many requests for schedule changes will not be honored following course registration. Students are encouraged 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 Services will start accepting the Common Applications for KEYS Local Scholarship Program starting Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 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 receive 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.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Xelo. Students are encouraged to explore this resources on their own as well.