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THS Counseling Webpage

Vision:

The Counseling Office seeks to promote and support the well-being of every student in their academic, career, and personal/social goals.

Jennifer Groves

High School Counselor

Student last names P-Z

Bridget Kimpel

HS Counseling Office Secretary

Daniel Korson

High School Counselor

Student last names A-G

Veronica Nelson

High School Counselor

Student last names H-O

9th Grade Information

ACT ASPIRE

9th grade students will participate in the ACT Aspire test during the Spring. The ACT Aspire is a standardized test designed to evaluate and report on student learning and college and career readiness. The ACT Aspire Early High School assessment measures what students have learned in the areas of English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. The scores from this assessment predict how a student will perform on both The ACT and when they reach grade 11. Students who need academic interventions or challenges can be identified earlier in their high school careers.

Get Involved!

-Join sports, clubs, or extracurricular options that interest you.

Explore Your Interests & Possible Careers

-Discuss your skills and interests with your school counselor

-Narrow down your interests. That will help you pinpoint a career area!

Work Hard

-Get the best grades you can to hlep build a strong transcript

Pick the Right Mix of Classes!!

-When course registration rolls around, evaluate what courses you would want to be taking and how it would help you learn about your possible career choices.

-Make sure to explore courses you may not think about taking. You might find something that interests you!

10th Grade Information

ACT ASPIRE

10th grade students will participate in the ACT Aspire test during the Spring. The ACT Aspire is a standardized test designed to evaluate and report on student learning and college and career readiness. The ACT Aspire Early High School assessment measures what students have learned in the areas of English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. The scores from this assessment predict how a student will perform on both The ACT and when they reach grade 11. Students who need academic interventions or challenges can be identified earlier in their high school careers.

 

FORWARD TESTING

The Forward Exam was administered during the Spring in Social Studies. As part of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System, the Forward Exam is a large-scale, standardized achievement test designed to assess what students know in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards.

PSAT Prep

Discuss an option of taking the PSAT with your School Counselor.

College? Trade School? Military? World of Work?

Start narrowing down the options of what pathway you wish to take after High School.

Build A Resume

Keep track of hours of involvement and memorable experiences in activities.

Job Shadow?

After pondering what type of career you may want to go into...see if any businesses will let you job shadow for a day (or two). This is a great way to gain an understanding of different careers.

Continue With Extracurriculars! 

Get involved in school activities!! This is an excellent way to meet students and gain new skills. 
 
*Psssst* it is also a good way to build a college application! (They like to see a well-rounded student...not just a student with great grades.)

Think about what your final 2 years will look like…

Discuss classes/courses that you wish to take with your School Counselor. We are able to discuss:
  • A 4-year plan
  • Ways to achieve your goals (college, work, or military oriented)
  • Courses that may help you navigate career ideas...

11th Grade Information

ACT TESTING

11th grade students, in the state of Wisconsin, will take the ACT test with writing. The ACT is an in-person assessment that is administered on paper at Tomah High School.The ACT tests within the following areas:

Reading
Math
English
Science
Writing
ACCOMMODATIONS/SUPPORTS for the ACT
  • If your student has an IEP or 504, speak with your students case manager about supports and accommodations for the ACT.
  • EL (English Language) students are allowed accommodations with the proper documentation. If you believe your student receives EL support, please contact the ACT coordinator for more information on accommodations/supports for the ACT.
RESOURCES

For information on practice tests, study help, and ACT resources, please view the following:

  • Students have access to METHOD TEST PREP through their school XELLO account. Please click THIS LINK to access the PDF help guide.
    • Method Test Prep is an online prep guide to ACT. 
    • Students can access lessons and quizzes within all testing areas.
    • Students are also able to make their own quizzes in areas where they may need more assistance.
    • If you have questions, please contact the ACT coordinator or your assigned counselor.
  • Access FREE ACT prep through the ACT.org site
    • CLICK HERE to access the free resources through ACT
  • There are plenty of other resources through your local colleges (example: UW-L) 
    • These resources do have a fee attached
  • You can find ACT prep books in your local library and also on Amazon
Junior conferences are open to 11th grade students, starting right after the end of 1st Quarter. Both students and parents are invited to participate. These conferences can be tailored to an area of study in which the student is interested. During this meeting, the counselor will discuss student options for 12th grade and beyond high school. Below is the information discussed within Junior Conferences. 

 

Click on the information below to access copies of Junior Conference materials. 

 

For any other in-depth information or questions, please contact your counselor to set up a meeting. We can help!

12th Grade Information

SENIOR TRANSCRIPTS are sent through Parchment.

Click on the main counseling tab labeled "Order Transcripts" to view more information. 
 

*Make sure to send final transcripts to colleges through Parchment!!!*

If you have questions, please speak with your assigned counselor. 

Robert Kupper Learning Center (RKLC)

"RKLC is an alternative school for students who have not been successful in the traditional education setting. The center houses two high school programs (Milwaukee Street Academy and EXCEL), and the Decisions program, as well as the pupil services staff including the Director of Pupil Services, school psychologists, a school nurse, physical therapists, and occupational therapists."

 

Rural Virtual Academy (RVA)

> Tomah High School partners with RVA to offer students an alternative education to that of a classroom setting. Students participating in this RVA-THS partnership will be required to complete the same 26.5 credits as their in-building counterparts. Students looking to apply to RVA should contact their school counselor for assistance. More information can be obtained by clicking the link below.

> Students may also take courses, not offered in-building at THS, online with RVA. If you are interested in what courses you could take with RVA, please contact your school counselor for more information.

 

Please contact your assigned school counselor with any questions!

ACP

As per Wisconsin's state requirement, Tomah High School students participate in an Academic Career Plan (ACP) throughout all grade levels. Participating in an ACP assists students in understanding various career options, as well as taking time to make a future plan.  As stated on WI DPI website, "ACP is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education and training as it leads to careers" (Academic & Career Planning 2018).

Below is a pdf of  the Academic Career Plan for Tomah High School:

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“Academic & Career Planning (ACP).” Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 5 Oct. 2018, dpi.wi.gov/acp.

4-Year Pathways arrow

4-year pathways assist students with an estimated 4-year high school plan. These pathways do not need to be followed directly but give an idea of courses to take. 

Student 4 year pathways are available upon request from your assigned counselor

Start College Now/Early College Credit Program

During high school, students can apply to take college courses through the Start College Now or Early college credit program. If you are interested in taking college courses through SCN or ECCP, make an appointment with your counselor!
 
CLICK THE LINK for more DPI information about Start College Now --- START COLLEGE NOW INFO

Please click the button below to learn more about the Start College Now (SCN) and Early College Credit Program (ECCP)!

 

SENDING TRANSCRIPTS 

Students graduating after the year 2008 will have to order their transcripts through Parchment. You are able to send transcripts to an institution, your email, or mail them to your house. By clicking the Parchment button below, you will be taken to the webpage where you are able to create an account and order your transcripts. 

  • There will be a small fee attached to alumni ordering transcripts.
  • Senior students, who have not yet graduated, are able to send transcripts for free!

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PARCHMENT "HOW TO..."

Below is a PDF of how to set up your Parchment account and how to order transcripts.

***Note: Please use an email address other than your TASD email. By selecting a different email address to link to your account, you are able to access Parchment after you have graduated. 

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