Seniors
I will be meeting with you individually twice throughout the year to talk about your class schedule and plans after graduation. I am available to assist you with scholarships, financial aid, college/vo-tech school searches and information, and more. Stop in anytime with any question!

Juniors
I will be meeting with you in the spring semester to discuss your transcript, required classes, and plans after graduation. You will recieve information about the ACT test in the fall. Please stop in if you have questions about planning for your senior year!

Sophomores and Freshmen
I will visit your class in the spring to work on Personal Learning Plans. This is a great time to ask questions about required classes and plan out a schedule for the upcoming year. You can also stop in to visit with me any time!

Here are some websites you might find useful:

Select Dakota
Select Dakota is a site that provides information on South Dakota colleges and vocational schools, what degrees are available, how to pay for college, advice for middle school students, high school students, and parents.

SD My Life

SDMyLife is a site that is available to all South Dakota students. You have completed personality assessments, career cruising, a personal learning plan, and much more. There are also free ACT prep resources on the site, resume building, college information, and an occasional contest. Lost your log-in information? Stop in and see me!


High School Requirements
High school graduation requirements. Remember each school also has it's own additional requirements and number of minimum credits to graduate.

Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Free financial aid application for students. This is where you file your federal financial aid form. It is completely free and a good place to start the financial planning for post-secondary school. You need your previous year's tax return, so for a student attending college in fall 2013, you will not be able to apply until January 2013. The earlier you apply the better your chances at receiving grants if you qualify. However, you will need to apply for a PIN number before you apply.

IHELP student loans
A low-interest private loan when scholarships, federal money, and other funds will not cover expenses.

March 2 Success
March 2 success in another tool for ACT prep. It offers an entire prep test for no cost. Also see Mrs. Stevens for an ACT practice booklet.

ACT Home
ACT home site in order to register to take the test, see your scores, etc. School codes are as follows:
Woonsocket: 421-475
Wolsey-Wessington: 421-465
Sanborn Central: 420-045

College Board
College planning and preparation tools. Search for colleges all over the country and learn what they have to offer. Financial tips, true stories, advice on what steps to take to plan for college in high school, and much more.

Teens Health
Take care of your body! TeensHealth offers information about health, growth, and emotions.
Drug Information for Teens (NIDA)
Science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body through animated illustrations, quizzes, and games.

The Cool Spot
Information for teens on alcohol.
The Truth
Today, 1200 people will die from tobacco related disease. Find out more on tobacco use at thetruth.com.