Counseling Office

HHS Counseling


The Guidance and Counseling Program of District #200 provides developmental as well as pro-active, preventative and remedial services. The program is a cooperative effort involving students, staff members, parents and the community. Its purpose is to empower all learners to lead satisfying and productive lives by assisting them in identifying and achieving educational, career, personal and social goals. We are here to help by working with academic issues, educational and career planning as well as personal concerns.


  • School counselors are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development.
  • School counselors help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students.
  • School counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves.
  • School counselors seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and compliment comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society.
  • Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.
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All juniors who plan to attend a 4-year college should take the ACT (American College Test) or the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test). The ACT is the preferred test in the Midwest.


The ACT is on the following Saturdays:

February 10th, 2018 (registration deadline is January 12th)
April 14th, 2018 (registration deadline is March 9th)
June 9th, 2018 (registration deadline is May 4th)
July 14th, 2018 (registration deadline is June 15th)


To register for a Saturday test, go to

For students who are unable to take the exam on one of the Saturday test dates, we do offer the ACT on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

 Some things to consider:

  • The April 3rd date is for juniors only.
  • Students will be absent from class periods 1-5 and therefore need to make up any work missed.
  • The test on April 3rd is the ACT Multiple Choice Only test. The ACT with Writing is available on the Saturday test dates.
  •  The cost for the test is $45.00


Registration for the April 3rd test date opens on November 17th, 2017 and closes on November 27th, 2017. To register, students must stop by the counseling office to pick up a registration packet.


*If a student is in the federal free and reduced lunch program, fee waivers are available for both the April 3rd test date AND the Saturday National Test Dates. See Ms. Marietta in the Counseling Office for more information.

ACT CODE for Hastings High School: 241-050