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9th & 10th Grade Information

Welcome Freshman & Sophomore Students & Parents!

Karen Groth

Administrative Assistant - HS Counseling

Janis Jarosch

Guidance Counselor, HS (A-K)

Benjamin Koepsell

School Counselor, HS (L-Z)

Connections

“Connections” is a freshman transition program. We generally think of the transition being the one from middle school to high school and certainly that is an important transition, but connections goes beyond that. Mentors are students in their junior or senior year.

Our purpose is more than just making our ninth graders feel comfortable the first week. We want them to have the tools to be successful, well-rounded students all four years, beginning in ninth grade. Too many students don’t figure it out until later, and sometimes too late.

First week issues:

  • Where’s my locker, classes, lunch?
  • What do I need for certain classes: notebooks, etc.
  • What is a syllabus?
  • Where are my friends?
  • Whom do I ask when I need help?

All year issues:

  • What does it mean to be a successful student?
  • What extracurricular options are there and how do I get involved?
  • What kinds of social choices are positive/negative and what are the likely consequences?
  • How am I expected to behave?
  • Why should I care about grades/classes?
  • What should I be thinking of now to help me later on?

Mentors: 

  • Invite incoming students to be a part of our school.
  • Lead the ninth graders the first day.
  • Inform them about our school community and how we behave.
  • Serve as role models for the entire year.
  • Be familiar faces who are approachable for help.
  • Help bridge the gap between the grade levels. The fear of older students diminishes as a result of this first positive relationship.
  • Bring the entire class together once each quarter for structured activities that reinforce the connections that were made the first day of school.

Not Sure Where To Start? Try one of these planning sites:

MyRoad

Big Future

Career Information:

Career Cruising

10 Things for High School Students to Remember

As you start thinking about one or more potential educational and career paths, here are 10 things to remember in the days ahead.

Career Research & Planning on The Princeton Review

This is a great website that has information on: finding a career that fits your personality, finding answers to questions you have about careers, taking a career quiz, researching career opportunities and much more!

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This site is run by the Department of Labor. It has a job description of every documented occupation in the nation. This is a great site to look up those ?odd? jobs.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Useful information on occupational trends in the state of Wisconsin.

O*Net

The O*NET system serves as the nation?s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

My Future

This website has great information on careers and colleges around the nation. It also has stats on the fastest growing careers.

Career Help for High School Students

This website may be able to help you answer many of your key questions including?what should I do after high school?

How Can I Find A Career I Am Interested In?

Career Cruising

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter

This personality inventory uses your responses to 60 questions to indicate which of four personality types describes you. You can gain some valuable insight by taking this inventory and reading the information on the different types of personalities. The basic report is free.

Career One Stop

Assessment for exploring careers, training and jobs

O* Net Interest Profiler

Programs of Study

Grade 5-12 Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is a comprehensive process that engages families and our community to inspire, educate, and support each student in developing interests and creating his or her own plan.

What are the Career Clusters and Pathways?

How do my ACP and Program of Study connect?

Do I have to take the courses outlined in my program of study?

Labor market statistics

Work and Service Learning Based Opportunities

Clubs and activities

Club Descriptions 

16 Programs of Study

Click on your program of study of interest below. For each program, you will find:

  • the pathways for each Program of Study,
  • high school electives associated with the cluster,
  • school clubs and activities of interest,
  • work based learning opportunities and more. 

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Architecture and Construction

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communication

Business Management and Administration

Education and Training

Finance

Government and Public Administration

Health Science

Hospitality and Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Manufacturing

Marketing, Sales and Service

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

State Testing Information for Parents

SFHS State Testing Information

SFHS Test Code/CEEB Code: 502100

ACT Testing Information: All Juniors are required by the state to take the ACT in late February/early March.

Informational Sites:

Prep Sites:                                                    

ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER Free Test Prep Sites:

Free ACT Prep Sessions: All 11th graders are invited. Choose either after school (3:05 - 3:45) or before school (7:00 - 7:40) in Mr. Ford's room A232.

ACT Math: After school December 4 & Before school December 5

ACT Science:  After school December 18 & Before school December 19

ACT English: After school January 8 & Before school January 10

ACT Reading: After school January 22 & Before school January 23

ACT Writing: After school February 5 & Before school February 6

ACT Practice Test: After school February 12 & Before school February 13

ACT WorkKeys Information: All Juniors are required by the state to take the WorkKeys Assessment in early March.

  • ACT WorkKeys - what is it?
  • ACT WorkKeys Sample Questions
  • ACT WorkKeys Frequently Asked Questions
  • ACT WorkKeys Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
  • Understanding ACT WorkKeys Scores

SAT Information:

  • SAT – For admission to most colleges on the western and eastern United States.*  Register online, take practice tests, get your SAT question of the day, check test dates and centers and get and send scores.
  • SAT Registration Online

ACT ASPIRE Information (9th and 10th Graders)

ACCUPLACER Information:

  • Accuplacer Test – For admission to a Wisconsin Technical College.  Call 920-208-5888 to schedule an appointment.

*Please check your college of interest for admission requirements.

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PSAT/NMSQT Test for Juniors

CLEP Test

AP Testing for Juniors and Seniors

UW System Freshman Placement Testing

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Testing Resources

  • ASVAB Program – This site has ASVAB information, career exploration and planning for the future.
  • ASVAB Test Prep – also see March 2 Success
  • Educational Testing Service – Information on AP tests, SAT, TOEFL, GMAT & GRE.
  • Peterson’s – Information on ACT, SAT, and PSAT.  Also includes practice exams, purchase test prep materials and there is a college search and planning conponent.
  • PSAT - This is a direct link to PSAT information.  The PSAT is a test that is given to juniors in October.  It is also the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship.  This site includes online test review quesitons.

Study Skills

  • Math.com – A good website to help reduce math test anxiety, study and test tips.
  • Homework Help – Need help with homework?  Free tutors available.
  • Homework Center - Provides tutorials in the areas of science, history, language, math and much more.
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant – Wonderful tutorial on writing essays.  Takes you through the whole step-by-step process.
  • Spanish Tutorial - Get help with verb conjugations, numbers, and much more.
  • Study Skills Self Help – Perhaps the best study skills help online!  Covers time management, concentration methods, note-taking skills and much more.
  • Study Skills & Strategies – A great resource for students!
  • College Prep 101 – Covers stress management, study skills and time management.