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Counselor's Corner

Victoria High School Counseling and Career Center


Victoria Junior / Senior High School Counselor:  Kori Braun  kbraun@ruraltel.net  (785) 735-9211 ext. 1215

 

 


 

 

 Victoria Junior / Senior High School uses a program called Career Cruising to provide career, post secondary, academic and many other types of guidance to our students. Students update their Career Cruising Portfolios every Fall and continue to add to them throughout the school year.  Each student has an Individual Plan of Study embedded within their Career Cruising Account.  This IPS is linked directly to their Power School account so that it is updated daily and follows their academic path.

 

Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by the students to explore career and college options and develop a career plan.  Career Cruising can be accessed from school, home or wherever the student has access to the internet.  Features of the program include:

Assessments

World-renowed assessment tools to help students identify their career interests, skills, abilities and learning styles.

Career Profiles

Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs.

Multimedia Interviews

Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles.

College and Financial Aid Information

Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help students find the right college and the right scholarships.

Transcript Request

Students can request immediate transcript delivery to any post secondary institution by simply logging into their Career Cruising account and requesting a transcript be sent.

Employment Guide

Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for the interviews, and adjusting to a new job.

My Plan

An online portfolio where the students can develop and reflect on their academic, personal and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future.

Resume Builder

Integrated with the My Plan tool to help students create, format and print professional resumes quickly and easily.

Parent Portal

Allows the student's parent to view the information their child has stored in his or her Plan, learn more about the career and schools that their child is interested in, and communicate with their child's advisor.

To register for your Parent Portal account, go to www.careercruising.com/Parent and enter your activation code.  To receive an activation code, please contact your child's career advisor.

 

  

  

  

  


Victoria Students have access to , an online course that helps students improve their ACT scores as well as building their math, reading and writing scores.

Students can listen to math, verbal and writing tutorials and each tutorial is accompanied by a quiz to test student mastery.  The program is highly adaptive and keeps track of a student's strengths and weaknesses.  Students have access to a large pool of practice questions and receive instant feedback upon completion of each question.  This feedback includes easy to understand explanations.

Students and parents have seen measurable progress when using Method Test Prep.  Method Test Prep uses proven strategies that are clear and easy to understand for any type of learner.  Method Test Prep is interactive and time efficient.  By using internet technology, students are more engaged and their time is focused on areas in need of improvement.

Method Test Prep is a good fit for any type of student.  The website can be accessed at any time of the day or night through the student's Career Cruising Account.  MTP is designed to be used independently or as a supplement to other ACT prep.  VHS instructors implement MTP into their daily lessons to continue to help students improve their ACT scores and College and Career readiness.

 

 

 


Victoria High School partners with to provide Dual Credit opportunities for our students.  Beginning their sophomore year, students may take the following courses for both, high school and college credit.  All courses are taught within the students' school day and by VHS teachers.  These courses transfer to all Kansas post secondary institutions.

Speech / Public Speaking

Psychology

Sociology

Business Math

College Algebra

English Composition I

English Composition II

Statistics


For a copy of your NCKTC transcript, students must fill out the transcript request form found on this link and send it to to NCKTC:




 

FAFSA FINANCIAL AID NIGHT!

Wednesday, September 20th at 6pm all Seniors and their parents are invited to attend our Financial Aid Night in the Cafeteria.  Financial Aid Representatives will be on hand to go through all of the College Financial Aid processes that seniors and their parents will soon be facing.  Topics such as the FAFSA, Grants, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Scholarships, and other financial aid mysteries will all be discussed.  A FAFSA worksheet is posted below.  Please download it and fill it out prior to the meeting so that you will be able to know ahead of time if you will have any questions or issues with your FAFSA form.  The presenters that night will then be able to answer any questions that you may have on your specific FAFSA or help you solve any issues or problems that you may foresee.



  

  

  

   

  

Students wanting to take the ACT test may register now at http://www.actstudent.org/ or may come to the counseling office for help.  The Victoria High School code is 173015. 


 

 

 

 


Victoria Junior / Senior High School uses to communicate with students and parents. 

 


 

 




Any student who is taking two or more dual credit courses in one semester may apply for the Jump start Scholarship.  Click on the link below to download the application:

Jump Start Grant Dual Credit Scholarship Application



For all other Scholarship applications, please log into your Career Cruising Account and take a look at all of the scholarships listed on the "Local Scholarships" page.















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