Post-Secondary Planning & Process

STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

Student Services Staff will be checking and responding to email during normal business hours (approximately 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). We will respond by phone or email as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

Please click here for the VASD Website for answers to FAQ's.

If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please dial 911 for emergency assistance.  Additionally, here are some mental health toll-free numbers:

Dane County Emergency Services: 1-608-280-2600
National Suicide 24/7 Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Spanish 24/7 Lifeline: 1-888-628-9454
To connect to the Crisis Text Line: text TALK to 74174
TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386; Trevor text 678678
Briarpatch: Click Here for youthsos.org/resources
Journey Mental Health: 1-608-280-2600


2020 JUNIOR SEMINAR INFORMATION


The VAHS counseling team has created "Junior Seminars" as a source of post secondary planning information for you.  We are using Canvas as a portal for this information to explore pathways after high school.  This information is also posted here in the website to ensure all students and their families have access to the information.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Parent/Guardian/Student Opening Presentation": 
This document provides an overview of the post high school planning process.  This presentation is recommended for all Juniors and their Guardians/Parents.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Finding Your Fit":
This document is for students and their families who would like to explore post high school plans that do not include a 4 year college.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Using Xello for College Exploration":
This document is for students and families who would like to search and compare colleges using Xello.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Applying to College Planning Timeline":
This document is for students and families who are looking for a timeline for when they should begin a college search and when they should apply.

2020 Junior Seminar: "How to Apply to College":
This document walks students and families through the college application process.

2020 Junior Seminar: "University of Wisconsin Schools Presentation": 
This document helps students and families research and compare all of the University of Wisconsin schools.  In addition, it helps students and families with the application process to each U.W. school.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Madison College Presentation":
This document helps students and families research Madison College and their programs.  In addition, it helps students and families with the application process specific to Madison College.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Selective Schools Presentation":
This document helps students and families research and compare selective schools across the nation.  In addition, it helps students and families with the application process specific to selective schools.

2020 Junior Seminar: "How to Write College Essays":
This document walks students and families through on how to write college essays.

2020 Junior Seminar: "Paying for College":
This document discusses the various ways you can pay for college.  This includes a walk through of FAFSA, Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Work Study.


LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AND SENIOR PROFILE

Please complete the following document prior to seeking letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, etc.:
Letters of Recommendation and Senior Profile

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