Student Services

Vermillion High School Student Services Department

The VHS Counseling Office will use the Remind App to send out important reminders to VHS students and parents this year.

  • To receive messages via text, text @vhscounse to 81010.  
  • Or click on the following link: http://www.remind.com/join/vhscounse
  • (You can opt out of text messages at anytime by replying, ‘unsubscribe @vhscounse’)
  • Please follow us on Twitter: VHS Student Services@ counselor Hayes

COVID-19 RESOURCES:  

The Reemployment Assistance (RA) program provides temporary financial assistance for people who have lost their job through no fault of their own. Workers who become unemployed because their employer needs to temporarily shut down or isolate workers due to COVID-19 might be eligible to receive benefits. The link below have very good information about the application process and eligibility requirements.

https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/covid_19_ra_eligibility.aspx

Dual Credit Information: 
http://sdmylife.com/prepping-for-college/dual-credit
Method Test Prep – Free online ACT Prep Program

You’ve signed up for the ACT.   A solid score can mean qualifying for the reduced tuition dual credit program, scholarships, and being accepted at your top choice school.  Instead of spending the time before the test searching for four-leaf clovers and other lucky charms, how about spending a little time on Method Test Prep?

Method Test Prep is a FREE online ACT Prep program available to all VHS students through their SD MyLife portal.   Students can access the self-paced program anywhere they have an internet connection.  Mrs. Larsen provided a short demo of the program to students and parents of the “What?” “Where?” and “How?” of Method Test Prep during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Links to the presentation and to the Method Test Prep Student User Guide (for iPad) are located below:

MTP Student User Guide

Federal Student Aid (FSA):

ATTENTION SENIORS:  – New FSA ID:  In May, the Department of Education implemented a new FSA ID to replace the FSA PIN as the login process for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Seniors and their parents need to create a FSA ID and are encouraged to do it now.  It’s also important that students and parents create their own FSA ID as they will need them to sign and complete the FAFSA each year the student plans to apply for financial aid.  The following PDF walks through the steps for creating the new FSA ID needed to log into the FAFSA website. Creating FSA ID

FAFSA: Students attending college in 2021-2022 will be able to file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2021. For more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

 

 

South Dakota High School Graduation Requirements: Advanced Endorsements

 (Approved by the South Dakota Board of Education)

Senior Information

South Dakota High School Graduation Requirements: Advanced Endorsements

(Approved by the South Dakota Board of Education)

Time Line For Planning For College

Sophomore Information

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar is the nation’s only program designed exclusively for high school sophomores.

HOBY’s purpose is to bring together a select group of high school sophomores who have demonstrated leadership ability so that they can interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and the professions to discuss present and future issues. These interactions occur during summer seminars which are three to four day weekend events. To learn more about HOBY, visit: www.HOBY.org

Senior Scholarships

FAFSA (FEDERAL STUDENT AID):

http://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

FASTWEB:

http://www.fastweb.com

Vermillion Public Schools Foundation Dual Credit Scholarship:

The Vermillion Public Schools Foundation Dual Credit Scholarship is a needs based scholarship helping students take college courses taught at the Vermillion High School by Vermillion High School Staff.

If your post-high school plans include a career in health care, apply for a scholarship from Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.
Visit the website for complete details and an application.
Deadline: March 18, 2022
South Dakota State DAR Scholarship for Military Descendants:

Deadline: February 12, 2022

Jack and Arlene Devany Scholarship Program Sponsored by: Clay Rural Water System:

This scholarship is designed to encourage and recognize the achievements of the members or children of members of the Clay Rural Water System and to assist them in bettering themselves by obtaining a higher education.  Up to three $500.00 scholarships will be awarded.

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Clay-Union Foundation, Inc. Community Service Scholarship:
This scholarship is based on a combination of your community service efforts and scholastic records.
Deadline: March 15, 2022
Junior Achievement Scholarship:
This scholarship is given in memory of  Leo Crawford and is for seniors who have participated in Junior Achievement.
Deadline: March 1, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Admission Tests

Most colleges and universities require either the ACT or the SAT for college admission.  Check the website of the school(s) you are considering to determine which test to register for.  Both tests now utilize an online registration process.  Register for the ACT at http://www.actstudent.org. Register for the SAT at https://student.collegeboard.org/.  The ACT writing test and SAT sub tests require additional fees, and may be required by certain post secondary institutions.

Test preparation resources:

ACT:

Test-Date-Schedule-National-2021-2022

Test Prices: $60.00 ACT No Writing $85.00 ACT With Writing

Registration information — must register online at http://www.myact.org    

Vermillion’s High School code is:  421-315

Vermillion’s Test Center code is:  197-480.

SAT:

SAT TEST Schedule – Registration  must register online at http://www.collegeboard.com/.

Vermillion’s High School code is:  421-315

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test:

Scheduled for the FALL of the year.

 

DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS to be eligible for Dual Credit courses per the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Seniors = 3.25 GPA OR 21 ACT Score

Juniors = 3.5 GPA OR 24 ACT Score