Vermillion High School Student Services Department
- Phone: 605-677-7033, Fax: 605-677-7042
- Stacey Baedke, School Counselor
- Nicole Kirsch, Administrative Assistant
- Chabli Hodge, District Social Worker
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 Baedke
Midco has a discounted program for low income families. The process of approval can be 3-5 days but if we move to e-learning this would be a great option.
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.
Dual Credit Information:
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:
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 2018-2019 will be able to file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2019, rather than beginning on January 1, 2020. For more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes
Voice of Democracy Veterans of Foreign Wars
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2020 Applications online or Student Services.