Counseling Office

HHS Counseling


ACT

The ACT will be offered at Hastings High School on a National Test Date of April 2nd, 2022. If you are a junior or senior who needs to take the ACT, you will need to register online at www.act.org. Test sites fill up quickly, so we encourage you to register now. The cost is $60 per exam for the ACT (no writing) exam. Most colleges and universities DO NOT require the ACT (with writing). Students who receive educational benefits may be eligible for a fee waiver. See your counselor for information on testing fee waiver eligibility. We are offering the test on a school day (April 5, 2022)  for those who can not take it on a National Test Date. This will be a regular school day and students will be able to attend their afternoon classes after the exam. The cost is exactly the same. If interested, please go to our new online payment system to order the exam. The deadline to order the test for the State and District test date is November 15, 2021. 


Info on the ACT:

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html



PEER TUTORS

Do you need a tutor? Someone to help you with homework or prepare for a test?  Click the link below and you can request a peer tutor.  These are HHS students who are happy to help you! Once you complete the form, a tutor will contact you via email to set up a time to meet – zoom meetings are encouraged at this time.

Click here to request a peer tutor session.



September 15, 2021

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

It is that time of year . . . college application season!!! Our counselors are eager to help students with the college application process. EVERYTHING (and we mean everything!) you need to know is housed in our nifty interactive PDF. Once you have reviewed this document carefully and thoroughly, feel free to contact your counselor with questions or concerns.

College Application Process

  • Research
  • Application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The Essay
  • Ordering Transcripts and Test Scores

ARE YOU READY TO APPLY TO COLLEGE.pdf



August 23, 2021

HOW DO I REQUEST A SCHEDULE CHANGE?

If you need to drop a class into a study hall or you would like to move up or down a level in a core course, complete the Google Form (see below). If the change request is possible, you will see the schedule change reflected on your Infinite Campus portal within 48 hours. If you do not see the change, you can assume the request can not be honored. 

Course Change/Drop Form (https://forms.gle/rT9awpDPbxAoXkez8)

QR CODE
Schedule Change QR Code

Thank you for your support as we do our best to help students make the best decisions about course selection and to maintain balanced class sizes in all subject areas.

A-F
Kim Hoff
khoff@isd200.org

G-L
Naomi Marietta
nmarietta@isd200.org

M-R, AVID
Drew Cooper
dcooper@isd200.org

S-Z, EL, FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Steve Peterson
speterson@isd200.org



 

IN CASE OF A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

Call 911 for any situation which requires the response of police, fire or emergency medical personnel. The dispatcher will ask questions to help assure the proper level of response and assure that emergencies receive the highest priority.

Suicide and Crisis Response
The Dakota County Crisis Response
Unit (CRU) provides 24-hour phone and face-to-face crisis intervention and consultation. Call 952-891-7171.

The primary goal of the Crisis Response Unit is to assist in stabilizing the immediate crisis, ensure safety for the client, the family and/or the community, and assist with referrals to appropriate county or other agency staff as necessary.

Other crisis resources:
Crisis Connection (24-hour hotline for mental health): 612-379-6363
National Hope Hotline for Youth Crisis and Suicide: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)



OUR PURPOSE 
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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.



THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

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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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HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE

HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE 2020-2021