COUNSELING & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Pope St. John Paul II Student Success Center

Mission Statement: The Guidance and Counseling Program at Helias Catholic High School seeks to positively impact the lives of our students by partnering with parents, community, faculty, and staff.  Our program seeks to help students find their purpose by merging their gifts and passions with the needs in the world.  Our program offers comprehensive planning and guidance services addressing student academic, spiritual, and career goals, while meeting their emotional, personal, and social needs.  We work to give students the opportunities to acquire the educational, social, and spiritual competencies necessary for their growth toward lifelong success in a diverse and changing world. 
Beliefs: Education is a responsibility shared by students, parents, staff, and community and is based on an atmosphere of mutual respect.
We believe that every student:

  • Has the potential for learning and for meeting high academic standards.
  • Has a unique set of individual needs that must be considered as he/she develops at his/her own rate.
  • Has God given gifts that must be explored, identified, nurtured and celebrated to help every student reach their purpose. 

We believe that the school counseling program should:

  •  Have a delivery system that includes school guidance curriculum, academic support, spiritual guidance, and social/emotional counseling.
  • Meet the comprehensive needs of all students.
  •  Support student academic, career, spiritual and personal/social development.
  •  Be both comprehensive and developmental in nature, proactive in design, and responsive to the changing needs of our students.
  •  Monitor student progress.
  • Use data to drive program development and evaluation.

Meet the Staff: (this is where we define roles of each counselor) this will allow students and parents to get to the right person.
Mary Flowers - Academic Counselor

  • Students with last names beginning with M-Z
  • Course information
  • Course Selections/ Course changes requests
  • E2020 Online Courses Contact and Brigham Young Online Contact and Test Proctor
  • College/Tech School Applications and Completion and Transcripts requests
  • ACT Test Coordinator
  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Counseling Web Site Coordinator
  • Awards Ceremony Coordinator

Dan Mathes - Academic Counselor

  • Students with last names beginning with A-L
  • Transcripts information
  • Course Information
  • Course Selections/ Course changes requests
  • E2020 (online courses)  
  • Dual Enrollment
  • AP Courses

Jan Heislen: Academic Counselor

  • A+ Coordinator
  • College/ Career Readiness
  • Academic struggles

Maureen Quinn:  Campus Ministry

  • Service Hours
  • Service Projects (personal or through classes)
  • Campus Ministry Club
  • Mission Trips

Elizabeth Twyman - Accomodations Coordinator

  • Service Plan/ Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Documented health concerns
  • Academic struggles
  • Special Services request for testing

Josh Varner - Professional Counselor 

  • Social and Emotional concerns
  • Mental Health needs

 


 

Upcoming Career Guidance | Seniors | Freshmen | All Students


 

A+ Forms and Information

A+ PROGRAM is now available to Helias students.  The A+ program is a scholarship program specific to Technical Schools and Junior Colleges.  Students in GRADES 9-12 can apply to be a participant in the Helias A+ Program.  Financial awards can cover full tuition at a Junior College or Missouri Technical school AS WELL AS some of our Missouri 4 year institutions have partial scholarships available to A+ students.  If you'd like more information, see the information below OR you can contact Jan Heislen at:  jheislen@heliascatholic.com

A+ Information Sheet

A+ Tutoring/Mentoring Timesheet

A+ Application

Citizenship Agreement

CAREER GUIDANCE INFORMATION

FREE WEBSITE RESOURCE: https://myacceptancerate.com  The website was created to help high school seniors compare the acceptance rate information for many of the popular colleges in the United States.


FREE WEBSITE RESOURCE for FINANCIAL AID:  http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-budgeting-calculator


MISSOURI CONNECTIONS is a FREE Career and College Search Program that is offered by the State of Missouri.  This program is very appropriate for students in grades 9-12 and now also includes a LEARNING STYLES ASSESSMENT, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, ASVAB Prep, etc.  Log in at:  www.missouriconnections.com   Username:  Helias    Password:  2viewmoc

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER offers an ACT PREP prior to each of the ACT administrations.  For more information, call 636-1686 or visit:  www.sylvanjeffersoncity.com  

ACT PREP CLASSES through Julie Berhorst are now available.  Check out the details at:  www.jcactprep.com  or call Julie Berhorst at 573-690-7065.

FOCUS ON LEARNING is an ACT Prep organization that operates out of Columbia.  For more information, contact Focus on Learning at 573-875-5187.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM has joined the COMMON APPLICATION program which allows students to use the Common App to apply for the four campuses that make up the system:  UMC, UMSL, UMKC, and Missouri S & T.   STUDENTS WILL STILL BE ABLE TO APPLY to each of the institutions through the normal online application process as well.  The Common App is simply another option.

THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER has announced the new ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS for those enrolling at an NCAA Division II school on or after August 1, 2018.  To learn more, visit:  www.eligibilitycenter.org

STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI (LINN) is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on March 24.  Parents and students are invited to attend and learn more about the programs that are offered.  No reservations required UNLESS you would like to participate in their testing program.  For more information, contact State Tech at 1-800-743-8324, ext. 5153.

SENIORS:

HELPFUL RESOURCE:  How College Transfers Work:  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-transfers/  

VARIETY SCHOLARSHIPS:  -Garage Band Scholarship: https://garagebandforpc.org/scholarship; UEW Healthcare Scholarship: https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application; Lead Roster Scholarship:  https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarshiphttps://publicity.ai/?scholarship ; Imagine America Scholarship: https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarship ; Logins Guide Scholarship: http://loginsguide.com/logins-guide-scholarship/; Absolutely Outdoorsy Scholarship: www.outdoorsy.com/#scholarships

 VARIETY SCHOLARSHIPS: For Sale Scholarship: https://www.used.forsale/s/scholarship ; General Financial Aid info: http://financialaid.missouri.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/scholarships/national-merit-scholarships/index.php; http://financialaid.missouri.edu/types-of-aid/grants/missouri-land-grants.php ; Best Reviews Scholarship: http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search.platforms ; Senior Advice Care Giver Scholarships: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2018 ;
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING SCHOLARSHIPS are $1000 or $500 scholarships awarded to seniors who have a GPA of 2.5 or greater who plan to enroll as a full time student at a Missouri institution.  The application is available online and has a March 1 deadline.  For application, visit:  https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/2287  Read eligibility criteria.  If eligible, click the gray “sign up” button to create a Scholarship Central account.  Once logged in, complete the General Application.  Find Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship in their “recommended opportunities” and click apply.
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL MISSOURI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a senior who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college majoring in a CONSTRUCTION RELATED FIELD e.g. Construction Management, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Excavating and other specific trades/and/or/majors.  The application is available in the Counseling Office with a March 23 deadline. 
MFA AGRI SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP is a $2000 scholarship available to any graduating senior.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 8 deadline.

 SEPTAGON SCHOLARSHIP is a $500 scholarship available to a student who plans to major in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Construction Technology or other related construction field.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.
WILLIAM  SIMON SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 renewable scholarship available to a registered Catholic in the Jefferson City diocese.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.
VARIETY SCHOLARSHIPS:  Used For Sale Scholarship: https://www.used.forsale/s/scholarship ; Asha 24 Scholarship: http://asha24.com/scholarships-for-students ; Artistic 31 Mama Scholarship: http://www.artistic31mama.com/scholarship ;  My Happy Face Scholarship: http://myhappiface.com/scholarship/ ; 1500 Autolist scholarship: https://www.autolist.com/used-car-to-dream-car-scholarship ;  Guide to Studying Abroad: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/study-abroad/ ;
BITTERSWEET GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is a $500 scholarship available to a senior who plans to major in Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Rural and Urban Planning, etc.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 9 deadline.
COLE COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP is a $500 scholarship available to a senior who plans to study at a college or tech school in the areas of Agriculture, Business Education, Medicine, Journalism, or a major that is necessary to the Rural Community.  Applications are available in the counseling office with a March 28 deadline.
NORTHEAST CATHOLIC COLLEGE in Warner, New Hampshire, offers FREE ROOM AND BOARD (approx. $8000 per year)  To learn more, visit:  www.northeastCatholic.edu
COLE COUNTY CITIZENSHIP AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP is a $500 scholarship to any graduating Cole County senior.   The application is available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.
CAPITAL REGION MEDICAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS are multiple scholarships available to seniors who plan to pursue a career in a Medical Field.  Applications are available in the counseling office with a March 2 deadline. 
CENTRAL MISSOURI CPCU SOCIETY CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP is a $750 scholarship available to a senior willing to write an essay on a topic having to do with Auto Insurance.  The application details are available in the counseling office with an April 27 deadline.
CALLAWAY ENERGY CENTER’S WIN CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 award available to a senior who plans to pursue a career in a power-related field.  This would include students pursuing careers in electrical, gas or nuclear power generation including engineering programs.  An essay is required on “My Career in the Energy Field”.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 9 deadline.

MISSOURI INSURANCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP is a $1500 scholarship available to a graduating senior who plans to attend college in Missouri and pursue a degree in Insurance, Risk Management or Actuarial Science.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.
THE MISSOURI GAMING ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP is available to a graduating senior who writes an essay or creates a poster addressing the issue of underage gambling.  The application is available in the counseling office with a February 23 deadline.
DAR SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship available to a graduating senior living in Cole County.  Applications are available in the counseling office with a Feb. 23 deadline.
JEFFERSON CITY EAST SIDE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship available to any graduating senior.  The application is available in the counseling office with a Feb. 23 deadline.
MISSOURI CHAPTER AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP-KEN YOST MEMORIAL is a $1500 scholarship available to seniors who plan to major in Engineering, Public Administration or other major leading to a career in Public Works.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.
MISSOURI CHAPTER AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP is a $1500 scholarship available to a graduating senior who plans to study in the fields of Construction Technology, Surveying, heavy equipment operation, parks, grounds, and building maintenance, fleet maintenance, or related fields.  AREAS ASSOCIATED WITH STATE TECH in Linn.  Applications are available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.

THREE RIVERS ELECTRIC HILKEMEYER SCHOLARSHIP is a $2000 scholarship which will be awarded to one deserving student.  The scholarship is available to high school seniors whose parents or guardians are members of Three Rivers Electric Cooperative.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.

 HAWTHORN BANK SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship available to any interested student.  You do not have to be a bank customer to apply and qualify.  Applications are available in the counseling office with a March 23 deadline.

IRENE ROBINETTE ZONTA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship available to a graduating senior female.  The application is available in the counseling office with a February 9 deadline.

COUNCIL FOR DRUG FREE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP is available to any graduating senior who has remained drug/alcohol/tobacco free while in high school.  The application is available in the counseling office with a Feb. 9 deadline.

NORTHEAST CATHOLIC COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP is a $10,000 a year scholarship to Northeast Catholic College.  An essay is required.  To learn more, visit:  www.northeastcatholic.edu

JEFFERSON CITY ROTARY WEST SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior who plans to attend LINCOLN UNIVERSITY in the fall.  The application is available in the counseling office with a February 23 deadline.

VARIETY SCHOLARSHIPS: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women:  https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/ ; Design a Better Future  Scholarship is a $10,000 award: https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm ;  Auto Transport Scholarship:  https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship ; Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship:  https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/ ; College Student Donation Programs: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/donation-programs-students/ ; Rental Scholarship:  http://8rental.com/scholarship; Asha 24 Scholarship:  http://asha24.com/scholarships-for-students ; Big Future:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org; : https://www.scholarships.com ; Student Scholarship Search: http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com ; Niche: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships;  Broke Scholar: https://www.brokescholar.com


JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY has a campus in MADRID, SPAIN.  Scholarships and Financial Aid apply to the Madrid campus as it would to the St. Louis campus.  To learn more, contact SLU at:  admissions-madrid@slu.edu
COLUMBIA COLLEGE NURSING PULSE EVENT is scheduled for March 13 at the Columbia College campus.  RSVP and learn more at:  www.NursingPulse.CCIS.edu
QUESTBRIDGE  is a program for low-income high school JUNIORS who are excelling academically.  Quest Bridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that has connected thousands of high-achieving, low income students with full four-year scholarships to attend college partners.  An online application is available at:  www.questbridge.org/refer
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
 JACOBS UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMP is an International Summer Camp in Bremen, Germany from July 29 and August 4.  Cost is approximately $500 for room and board and excursions.  To learn more, visit:  www.jacobs-university.de



ELMS COLLEGE in Chicopee, Massachusetts invites you to take a look at their institution
which was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph. For more information, visit:
www.elms.edu
THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA invites students to take a tour and discover what they
have to offer. To set up a tour and learn more, visit: tour.ou.edu

 MILLS COLLEGE in Oakland, California, invites students to check out what they have to offer at:  www.mills.edu/undergrad

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY invites you to take a look at their scholarship offerings and programs of study:  www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/campusvisits

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL is a one-week summer program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student.  A Science teacher’s recommendation is required.  Application deadline is March 1.  Details on scholarships and applications are available at:  https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school/

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS:

 CORNELL UNIVERSITY SUMMER COLLEGE offers acclaimed precollege programs for motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Sessions can be 2, 3, or 6 week programs and are offered between June 23 and August 7.  To learn more, visit:  www.summercollege.cornell.edu

 PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE is set for Friday, March 2.  The Open House will highlight areas in Automotive Technology, Construction, Engineering Technology, Graphics and Imaging Technologies, and Technology and Workforce Learning.  Demonstrations and tours will be scheduled.  Registration deadline is Feb. 26.  To learn more and register visit:  www.pittstate.edu/technology

JOURNEY WITH DANTE SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM is sponsored by Benedictine College  and will be traveling to ITALY during the summer 2018.  Tentative dates are June 8-June 29.  The application deadline is Feb. 15 .  To learn more, visit:  https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/international/study-abroad/dante/index

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

 WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION SCHOLARSHIP is a $1000 scholarship available to a high school student who is a Western Catholic Union life or annuity member and have at least one parent who is also a life or annuity member.  Applications are available in the counseling office with a Feb. 23 deadline.

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SUMMER EXPERIENCES PROGRAM offers a variety of opportunities to middle and high school students during the summer months.  Sessions include: Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering, Creative Writing, Humanities, Global Leadership, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Psychology and Young Leaders.  GPA requirements and ACT scores required for some programs.  To learn more, visit:  summerexperiences.wustl.edu

SOPHOMORES

COOPERATIVE YOUTH CONFERENCE AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE is sponsored by Three Rivers Electric Cooperative and is held in Jefferson City from July 18-20.  This conference brings together some of Missouri’s best and brightest young leaders.  The focus is to provide students with an inside look at Missouri Government, teach leadership skills and learn more about electric cooperatives.  The application is available in the counseling office with a March 19 deadline. 

THE AMERICAN LEGION offers a VARIETY OF SCHOLARSHIPS to graduating seniors and
they all have a deadline of April 20, 2018 and they can all be found online at:
www.missourilegion.org
MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME are highlighted at:
www.meritscholarships.nd.edu
STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI DEADLINES (Linn) Electrical Distribution Dec.
5, Practical Nursing Priority deadline Jan. 15, Dental Assisting Tech. Priority deadline is
Feb. 15, Heavy Equipment Operations Feb. 15 priority deadline, Medical Radiologic
Tech. Feb. 15 priority deadline and Physical Therapist Assistant Feb. 15, priority
consideration. For more information, visit :
www.statetechmo.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.php

ALL STUDENTS:

ALL STUDENTS:
 2018 EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE  is scheduled for June 24-27 and is to be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.  Selected applicants will participate in a range of activities focused on exploring and debating community issues, diverse political perspective and the legislative decision-making process.    The application OPENS on March 1 with a deadline of April 13.  Interested?  Visit:  https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_217KbhRbWiA8P4x
EXPERIENCE FASHION through the eyes of a College Student in the FIDM Summer Program which will be held in the state of California.  To learn more, check out:  www.fidm.edu/Go/3DF
THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA  Department of Film Studies offers residential screenwriting and filmmaking camps.  Screenwriting Camp is July 8-14; Filmmaking Camp is July 14-21.  To learn more, e-mail:  admission@utulsa.edu
THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA offers a variety of SUMMER PROGRAMS in Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Summer Advancement.  To learn more, visit:  www.goudayton.edu
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME FORCE FOR GOOD FILM FESTIVAL is a competition for students in grades 9, 10 and 11.  Using your cell phone, you are invited to submit a 5 minute video with positive messages.  Winners will have their films screened at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center and may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to the Notre Dame Summer Scholars Program.  The deadline for the film submission is April 2.  Complete details at:  Withoutabox.com    https://www.withoutabox.com/login/16758

 PRATT INSTITUTE PreCollege Courses for High School Students in ARCHITECTURE, ART, DESIGN, FASHION, CREATIVE WRITING, AND MORE are available in the summer beginning July 2.  For details, visit:  www.pratt.edu/precollege

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS are week long programs held at the University of Rochester.  You are invited to join other high school students from around the world, participating in one-week courses, credit courses or intensive programs in BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, FILM, MEDICINE, AND PATHOLOGY.  To learn more, visit: www.enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege   or contact precollege@rochester.edu
OXBRIDGE ACADEMIC SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMS: These programs are students ages 12-18 and offer programs in BUSINESS AND FINANCE, SCIENCE, AND THE ARTS.  To learn more, visit:  www.oxbridgeprograms.com  or call 1-800-828-8349.

STANFORD PRE-COLLEGIATE STUDIES is a program open to students in grades 7-12.  If interested, check out:  www.spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself

DUKE UNIVERSITY SUMMER SESSION offers incredible opportunities for high school students:  Summer College Application-4 weeks of undergraduate level work; Summer Academy Application-3 week program taking a certificate course; Intensive STEM Academy--a 1 week STEM based program that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures and workshops.  To learn more, e-mail:  summercollege@duke.edu

CARNEGIE MELLON SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS run from June thru August and deal with Advanced Placement, Early Admission, Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Drama, Music, etc.  For more information and details, visit:  www.admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college

DUKE UNIVERSITY SUMMER SESSION is held at Duke University in North Carolina.
Variety of programs offered are: Summer College, Summer Academy, and Intensive
STEM Academy. To learn more, email: summercollege@duke.edu or visit:
www.summersession.duke.edu
CORNELL UNIVERSITY SUMMER COLLEGE offers 2,3, or 6 week programs in Architecture,
Business, Computer Science, Debate, Design and Fashion, Engineering, Government,
Hotel Management, Medicine, etc. To learn more, visit:
www.summercollege.cornell.edu
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME SUMMER PROGRAMS offered are: Summer Scholars
open to juniors and seniors and runs from June 23 to July 7 th ; Leadership Seminars
offered to juniors and runs from July 14 to Jul 25; Study Abroad: Rome is open to Juniors
interested in an immersive Italian experience runs from June 2 thru June 16 and Study
Abroad: Ireland is open to juniors and will run from July 14 to July 28 traveling through
Ireland. To learn more about these programs, visit: precollege.nd.edu

COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Colby, Kansas, offers programs for students who LOVE
TO WORK WITH ANIMALS by being trained through their Veterinary Technology
Program, the Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate, and the Pre-Veterinary Medicine
major. To learn more, visit: www.colbycc.edu or contact Dr. Jennifer Martin at 785-
460-5466 or Jennifer.martin@colbycc.edu

 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SUMMER EXPERIENCES are available to all students.  Learn more at:  www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu

MILLS COLLEGE in Oakland, California is striving to make education affordable by reducing their tuition by 36%.  To learn more, visit: www.mills.edu

YALE YOUNG GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM offers seven unique interdisciplinary sessions over the course of the summer.  To learn more, visit:  www.globalscholars.yale.edu

OXBRIDGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS offer summer programs in NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, BOSTON, OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE AND ST. ANDREWS, FRANCE, AND BARCELONA.  To learn more, visit:  www.oxbridgeprograms.com

 

DUAL ENROLLMENT AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Classes with this designation are offered at Helias which allow your student to earn college credit through a university.

ELIGIBILITY FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT

Students in the 11th or 12th grade with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 are automatically eligible for dual credit.
Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5-2.99 must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Students in the 10th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 and must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in AP English, must have scored an 18 on the English ACT exam.  Students must provide a copy of their ACT when they turn in their registration form.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in AP Chemistry or Chemistry must have scored an 18 on the Math ACT exam or a 23 on the Lincoln University math placement test.  A copy of the ACT must be included with application form.
Students signing up for dual enrollment in AP Physics or Physics must have scored a 22 on the Math ACT exam or a 33 on the Lincoln University math placement test.  A copy of ACT must be included with application form.

Students signing up for dual enrollment in a Math class must take the Lincoln University Math placement test.  If a student took Acc. Pre-Calculus last year for dual credit, they can sign up for dual credit in AP Calculus.  If they didn’t take Acc. Pre-Calculus for dual credit, they must

These are some good questions to ask when considering these classes:

Will the college a student attends accept credit for this class? Note: you will need to give them the name of the class at Lincoln University not Helias Catholic.

Will the credit go toward my general education requirements or will it be an elective credit?  What tmajor in is probably the most important factor in determining this.

Will the grade earned for the dual credit class at Helias Catholic become part of my college grade point average?  

Can I get in writing via a letter or e-mail that the college will accept the credit?         

HELIAS CATHOLIC CLASS NAME     LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CLASS NAME

Computer Applications                BED 208 Integrated Comp. App.
AP English                                     ENG 101 & 102 Composition & Rhetoric I & II
AP American History                    HIS 205 & 206 US History I &II
Physics & AP Physics                    PHY 101/101L & 102/102L College Physics I & II
Acc. Pre-Calculus                         MAT 121 Pre-Calculus Math
AP Calculus BC                             MAT 123 & 124 Calculus I & II    
AP Calculus AB                             MAT 123 Calculus I
Chemistry                                     CHM 101/101 Lab General Chemistry
AP Chemistry                               CHM 101/101 Lab General Chemistry        
Chemistry II                             CHM 102/102L General Chemistry II
AP Am. Government                    PSC 203 American National Government
AP Spanish                                   SPA 230 Intro to Spanish Composition
College Algebra                           MAT 156 & 157 College Algebra (with Truman State)   
Leadership                                   Coach Rulo will provide information for Leadership class (Westminster College)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
 AP exams are given the first two weeks of May each year.
This year the cost of an AP exam is $94.
AP exams are scored 1-5, with 5 being the best score.
The score that is needed to get credit is up to each department at that college or university. Colleges will usually have a page on their website showing a list of what score is needed for receiving credit.
You get only one shot at taking an AP exam.   It is not like the ACT that you can take several times and then take your best score.
Sign up for AP exams will be the first of March
AP Exams that are usually given at Helias Catholic:
Psychology                                                            Biology
English Literature and Composition                 Physics C: Mechanics
English Language and Composition                 Physics C: Electricity
Macroeconomics                                                 Spanish Language
Microeconomics                                                  Chemistry
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Physics 1: Algebra-based
Physics 2: Algebra based
United State History
United States Government and Politics

SIGN UP DATES AND CREDIT HOURS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES
CLASS                   CREDIT HOURS             SIGN UP
AP English           3 each semester          At the start of each semester
AP Am. History   3 each semester          At the start of each semester
AP Physics           4 each semester          At the start of each semester
Physics                 4 each semester          At the start of each semester
Computer App.  3 hours                         Start of semester enrolled
AP Calculus BC   5 each semester           At the start of each semester
AP Calculus AB   5 hours                          At the start of 2nd semester
Acc. Pre-Cal         5 hours                        At the start of 2nd semester
AP Am. Govt.       3 hours                         Start of semester enrolled
Chemistry II        4 hours                          Start of semester enrolled
AP Chemistry      4 hours                          Start of each semester
Chemistry            4 hours                          At the start of 2nd semester
College Algebra   5 hours                         At the start of each semester    
Leadership          3 hours                          Start of semester enrolled in
AP Spanish           3 hours                   At the start of 2nd semester



HELPFUL WEBSITES

FRESHMAN

There are many individuals at Helias who are anxious to help you make these next four years successful: Mrs. Quinn (Campus Minister); Ms. Fuemmler (Principal); Fr. Jones (President); Sr. Jean (Asst. Principal); Mrs. Twyman (Accommodations Coordinator); Mr. Varner (Social/Emotional Counselor) Mr. Mathes (Counselor) ; Mrs. Flowers (Counselor); Fr. Viviano (Helias Chaplain); Mrs. Rogers (Secretary); All the teachers and staff at Helias.

Mrs. Twyman is our Accommodations Coordinator and she is available Monday thru Friday to meet with you to discuss learning difficulties that you might be experiencing. Mr. Varner can help with your social and emotional needs.  Mr. Mathes and Mrs. Flowers are your Academic Counselors.  You are assigned a counselor by virtue of your last name.  If your last name begins with A thru L, then your counselor is Mr. Mathes.  If your last name begins with M thru Z, then your counselor is Mrs. Flowers.  You may discover that you feel more comfortable with one counselor over the other, there is no problem with switching counselors.  All you need to do is request this change.  We will see all freshmen during the month of September and then throughout the year as time allows.

  1. APPOINTMENTS are set daily.  To request an appointment, simply sign up on the clipboard outside the counselor’s office.  Typically, you are seen the day after you request an appointment.  If there is an emergency, we can see you right away.
  2. STUDENTS see their Counselors for a number of reasons—for example:

-If you want to discuss scheduling classes for the next semester or year
-If you want to discuss changing a class that you are currently taking because it is too difficult or too easy
-If you or your teacher feel that you may need to work with a tutor
-If you think you might benefit by having your tests read orally or taken in a quiet space, we can help facilitate
-If you are ready to begin the college search or career search process, we have great resources to share with you
-If you are having difficulties with family, friends, teachers, other students, etc., come see us and we will try to work out a solution to the conflict

Mrs. Twyman, Mr. Varner, Mr. Mathes, Mrs. Flowers are here for you!  Our job is to make these four years of high school go as smoothly as possible.  When you are experiencing difficulty, please let us know and we will do whatever we can to help you out.

COUNSELING OFFICES and Mrs. Quinn are located in the JPII Student Success Center.  Fr. Viviano's office is downstairs near the lunch room.