Counseling Office

HHS Counseling

March 8, 2021
We will be offering IN PERSON peer tutoring, beginning April 6th, on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm in the HHS Career Center.  You can just drop in – no appointment necessary.  We will practice social distancing and masks are required.

February 19, 2021

ALL juniors are doing 1 of 4 things on Tuesday, March, 2nd:

1. Taking the ACT 
2. Taking the Accuplacer Placement Test
3. Taking the ASVAB Career Interest Inventory
4. Participating in Xello career-related activities

It is CRUCIAL students check their emails this week and next. The counseling office is sending information specific to each student about what they will be doing on March 2nd, where they need to report, and what they should bring. ACT info was sent this week. ASVAB, Accuplacer, and Career Activities will roll out next week. You can see a copy of all of the emails sent here.

Grades 9, 10, and 12 will have a distance learning day.

Students are allowed to leave school after their test ends. Busses will run at their normally scheduled times. Students can remain in the commons after the test if they need to wait to catch the bus at the end of the day. Lunch will be offered to all students. 

January 11, 2021

It is the responsibility of ALL senior students to make sure they have met the requirements for graduation. It is VERY important each senior do a "credit check." 

There are two ways students can do this. We encourage students and parents to do this together. 

ACADEMIC PLAN (techie version): 
a. Login to Infinite Campus (mobile or desktop)
b. Click on "Academic Plan" on the left (mobile users: select the 3 bars and then "Academic Plan"
c. Select "Detail" and "Select All"
d. Click "Generate Report"

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT (old school paper/pencil version):
a. Print out the credit check worksheet (attached)
b. Login to Infinite Campus (desktop version only)
c. Click on "Reports" on the left and then "Unofficial Transcript"
d. Print your transcript and do a credit evaluation with the worksheet

If you have questions or concerns please contact your counselor AFTER you have completed a credit evaluation. 


January 2, 2021
Registration begins on January 11th. Please visit the registration webpage today! Sidebar: Registration for 2021-2022.

November 11, 2020

mh covid
As we head in to distance learning, the mental and emotional health of our students is at the forefront of our minds. Every day we are learning more and more about the impact this pandemic is having on children and adolescents.

"COVID-19 has brought about a complex array of factors (uncertainty, social isolation, and parental angst) that have an impact on the mental health of children and adolescents. Predictability is a stabilizing force for children and adolescents, but it has been disrupted since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Children have many worries related to the consequences of COVID-19 such as whether they will see their friends and relatives, go to school or get sick. It is often difficult for parents to calm their children’s anxieties because of the uncertainty in their lives. Parents are typically adept at making plans for their children, but future plans are currently on hold. The challenges facing parents may interfere with their usual ability to address their children’s emotional needs." - Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD

Does this ring true in your home? It certainly does in ours. We are here to help. Counselors, school psychologists, social workers, administrators, and teachers are ALL available and eager to help students navigate these uncharted waters. Please refer to the MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID subsection of our site for: resources, weekly tips, means to access support at school, and opportunities for students to stay connected. 

November 10, 2020


All juniors are eligible to take one College and Career Readiness exam, free of charge. Students have one of four options: ACT, ASVAB, ACCUPLAER, NO EXAM. We anticipate all exams will be held at the high school in the spring (may change based on Covid-19 restrictions). These exams will take place during the school day. Please indicate which option you would prefer on the 
Google Form below. The deadline to indicate an exam choice is November 20th, 2020. These exams are optional and NOT required for graduation.

September 17, 2020


It is that time of year . . . college application season!!! Our counselors are eager to help students with the college application process. Everything you need to know housed in our nifty interactive PDF. Once you have taken a look, feel free to contact your counselor with questions or concerns. We would love to set up a time to zoom with you about your plans. Invite your parents to zoom, too! We are here to help!

College Application Process

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




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)


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.


Click to go to Xello 

IC Portal 
Click to go to Infinite Campus

CEEB CODE for Hastings High School: 241-050