Pope St. John Paul II Student Success Center
Mission Statement: The Guidance and Counseling Program at Helias Catholic High School seeks to positively impact the lives of our students by partnering with parents, community, faculty, and staff. Our program seeks to help students find their purpose by merging their gifts and passions with the needs in the world. Our program offers comprehensive planning and guidance services addressing student academic, spiritual, and career goals, while meeting their emotional, personal, and social needs. We work to give students the opportunities to acquire the educational, social, and spiritual competencies necessary for their growth toward lifelong success in a diverse and changing world.
Beliefs: Education is a responsibility shared by students, parents, staff, and community and is based on an atmosphere of mutual respect.
We believe that every student:
We believe that the school counseling program should:
Meet the Staff: (this is where we define roles of each counselor) this will allow students and parents to get to the right person.
Mary Flowers - Academic Counselor
Dan Mathes - Academic Counselor
Jan Heislen: Academic Counselor
Maureen Quinn: Campus Ministry
Elizabeth Twyman - Accomodations Coordinator
Josh Varner - Professional Counselor
A+ Forms and Information
A+ PROGRAM is now available to Helias students. The A+ program is a scholarship program specific to Technical Schools and Junior Colleges. Students in GRADES 9-12 can apply to be a participant in the Helias A+ Program. Financial awards can cover full tuition at a Junior College or Missouri Technical school AS WELL AS some of our Missouri 4 year institutions have partial scholarships available to A+ students. If you'd like more information, see the information below OR you can contact Jan Heislen at: email@example.com
CAREER GUIDANCE INFORMATION
FREE WEBSITE RESOURCE: https://myacceptancerate.com The website was created to help high school seniors compare the acceptance rate information for many of the popular colleges in the United States.
FREE WEBSITE RESOURCE for FINANCIAL AID: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-budgeting-calculator
MISSOURI CONNECTIONS is a FREE Career and College Search Program that is offered by the State of Missouri. This program is very appropriate for students in grades 9-12 and now also includes a LEARNING STYLES ASSESSMENT, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, ASVAB Prep, etc. Log in at: www.missouriconnections.com Username: Helias Password: 2viewmoc
ACT PREP is available. For more information, contact Julie Berhorst at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER offers an ACT PREP prior to each of the ACT administrations. For more information, call 636-1686 or visit: www.sylvanjeffersoncity.com SYLVAN invites students to take a FREE PRACTICE ACT on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1-3 p.m. at the center. Contact Sylvan for reservation and details.
ACT PREP CLASSES through Julie Berhorst are now available. Check out the details at: www.jcactprep.com or call Julie Berhorst at 573-690-7065.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS are now available in the Counseling Office.
MID-MISSOURI COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, from 9-11 a.m. at Hearnes Center Field House, University of Missouri Columbia.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM has joined the COMMON APPLICATION program which allows students to use the Common App to apply for the four campuses that make up the system: UMC, UMSL, UMKC, and Missouri S & T. STUDENTS WILL STILL BE ABLE TO APPLY to each of the institutions through the normal online application process as well. The Common App is simply another option.
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS/SCHOLARSHIPS 2017-2018
Week of October 3, 2017
MISSOURI CONNECTIONS is a FREE Career and College Search Program that is offered by the State of Missouri. This program is very appropriate for students in grades 9-12 and now also includes a LEARNING STYLES ASSESSMENT, ACT Prep, ASVAB Prep, etc. Log in at: www.missouriconnections.com Username: Helias Password: 2viewmoc
A+ PROGRAM is now available to Helias students. The A+ program is a scholarship program specific to Technical School and Junior Colleges. Contact Jan Heislen for more information at: email@example.com
FOCUS ON LEARNING is an ACT Prep organization that operates out of Columbia. For more information, contact Focus on Learning at 573-875-5187.
COLLEGE LEVEL CO-OP PROGRAMS offer a variety of benefits and scholarships. Check opportunities out at: www.waceinc.org
AIR NATIONAL GUARD is an opportunity to serve and get paid to be a full time student. Visit: www.goang.com/mo , contact SSGT Ivan J. Rivera 660-687-4719, or firstname.lastname@example.org Brochures are also available in the counseling office.
JUNIORS AND SENIORS:
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
DUAL ENROLLMENT AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Classes with this designation are offered at Helias which allow your student to earn college credit through a university.
ELIGIBILITY FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT
Students in the 11th or 12th grade with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 are automatically eligible for dual credit.
Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5-2.99 must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Students in the 10th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 and must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in AP English, must have scored an 18 on the English ACT exam. Students must provide a copy of their ACT when they turn in their registration form.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in AP Chemistry or Chemistry must have scored an 18 on the Math ACT exam or a 23 on the Lincoln University math placement test. A copy of the ACT must be included with application form.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in AP Physics or Physics must have scored a 22 on the Math ACT exam or a 33 on the Lincoln University math placement test. A copy of ACT must be included with application form.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in a Math class must take the Lincoln University Math placement test. If a student took Acc. Pre-Calculus last year for dual credit, they can sign up for dual credit in AP Calculus. If they didn’t take Acc. Pre-Calculus for dual credit, they must
These are some good questions to ask when considering these classes:
Will the college a student attends accept credit for this class? Note: you will need to give them the name of the class at Lincoln University not Helias Catholic.
Will the credit go toward my general education requirements or will it be an elective credit? What tmajor in is probably the most important factor in determining this.
Will the grade earned for the dual credit class at Helias Catholic become part of my college grade point average?
Can I get in writing via a letter or e-mail that the college will accept the credit?
HELIAS CATHOLIC CLASS NAME LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CLASS NAME
Computer Applications BED 208 Integrated Comp. App.
AP English ENG 101 & 102 Composition & Rhetoric I & II
AP American History HIS 205 & 206 US History I &II
Physics & AP Physics PHY 101/101L & 102/102L College Physics I & II
Acc. Pre-Calculus MAT 121 Pre-Calculus Math
AP Calculus BC MAT 123 & 124 Calculus I & II
AP Calculus AB MAT 123 Calculus I
Chemistry CHM 101/101 Lab General Chemistry
AP Chemistry CHM 101/101 Lab General Chemistry
Chemistry II CHM 102/102L General Chemistry II
AP Am. Government PSC 203 American National Government
AP Spanish SPA 230 Intro to Spanish Composition
College Algebra MAT 156 & 157 College Algebra (with Truman State)
Leadership Coach Rulo will provide information for Leadership class (Westminster College)
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
AP exams are given the first two weeks of May each year.
This year the cost of an AP exam is $94.
AP exams are scored 1-5, with 5 being the best score.
The score that is needed to get credit is up to each department at that college or university. Colleges will usually have a page on their website showing a list of what score is needed for receiving credit.
You get only one shot at taking an AP exam. It is not like the ACT that you can take several times and then take your best score.
Sign up for AP exams will be the first of March
AP Exams that are usually given at Helias Catholic:
English Literature and Composition Physics C: Mechanics
English Language and Composition Physics C: Electricity
Macroeconomics Spanish Language
Physics 1: Algebra-based
Physics 2: Algebra based
United State History
United States Government and Politics
SIGN UP DATES AND CREDIT HOURS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES
CLASS CREDIT HOURS SIGN UP
AP English 3 each semester At the start of each semester
AP Am. History 3 each semester At the start of each semester
AP Physics 4 each semester At the start of each semester
Physics 4 each semester At the start of each semester
Computer App. 3 hours Start of semester enrolled
AP Calculus BC 5 each semester At the start of each semester
AP Calculus AB 5 hours At the start of 2nd semester
Acc. Pre-Cal 5 hours At the start of 2nd semester
AP Am. Govt. 3 hours Start of semester enrolled
Chemistry II 4 hours Start of semester enrolled
AP Chemistry 4 hours Start of each semester
Chemistry 4 hours At the start of 2nd semester
College Algebra 5 hours At the start of each semester
Leadership 3 hours Start of semester enrolled in
AP Spanish 3 hours At the start of 2nd semester
There are many individuals at Helias who are anxious to help you make these next four years successful: Mrs. Quinn (Campus Minister); Ms. Fuemmler (Principal); Fr. Jones (President); Sr. Jean (Asst. Principal); Mrs. Twyman (Accommodations Coordinator); Mr. Varner (Social/Emotional Counselor) Mr. Mathes (Counselor) ; Mrs. Flowers (Counselor); Fr. Viviano (Helias Chaplain); Mrs. Rogers (Secretary); All the teachers and staff at Helias.
Mrs. Twyman is our Accommodations Coordinator and she is available Monday thru Friday to meet with you to discuss learning difficulties that you might be experiencing. Mr. Varner can help with your social and emotional needs. Mr. Mathes and Mrs. Flowers are your Academic Counselors. You are assigned a counselor by virtue of your last name. If your last name begins with A thru L, then your counselor is Mr. Mathes. If your last name begins with M thru Z, then your counselor is Mrs. Flowers. You may discover that you feel more comfortable with one counselor over the other, there is no problem with switching counselors. All you need to do is request this change. We will see all freshmen during the month of September and then throughout the year as time allows.
-If you want to discuss scheduling classes for the next semester or year
-If you want to discuss changing a class that you are currently taking because it is too difficult or too easy
-If you or your teacher feel that you may need to work with a tutor
-If you think you might benefit by having your tests read orally or taken in a quiet space, we can help facilitate
-If you are ready to begin the college search or career search process, we have great resources to share with you
-If you are having difficulties with family, friends, teachers, other students, etc., come see us and we will try to work out a solution to the conflict
Mrs. Twyman, Mr. Varner, Mr. Mathes, Mrs. Flowers are here for you! Our job is to make these four years of high school go as smoothly as possible. When you are experiencing difficulty, please let us know and we will do whatever we can to help you out.
COUNSELING OFFICES and Mrs. Quinn are located in the JPII Student Success Center. Fr. Viviano's office is downstairs near the lunch room.
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