Information for Seniors and Parents
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR SENIORS.docx
Need Help Paying for College.docx
RVC Enrollment Steps.pdf
STUDENT BRAG SHEET.docx
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FERPA form.pdf (When students are 18, parents do not have access to educational information unless this form is signed by the student).
Students can sign up for College Visits at Guilford High School in Room 218 or their Academy Office. To attend a college visit during a class period, student must have a 2.5 GPA and can attend up to 3 visits per semester. Any college visit held during a student's lunch period can be attended with no restrictions. See Room 218, a counselor, or any senior English or Gov/Econ class for a list of colleges scheduled.
Illinois Postsecondary Handbook
The documents below have been sent to RPS student email accounts as well.
CHECK OUT THESE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES:
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Competing the FAFSA is now a state of Illinois graduation requirement. Students must complete the FAFSA or sign the non-participation form. When you have completed your FAFSA, please forward the confirmation email to your counselor as proof of submission. If you are signing the non-participation form, please forward the completed form to your counselor as well.
FAFSA Nonparticipation Form.pdf
Students enrolling in college in the Fall of 2021 should be completing the 2021-22 FAFSA open as of October 1st.
Get your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID to sign your FAFSA), both student and one parent will need this.
FAFSA assistance available from Caleb McKay. Email him at [email protected] or call during business hours at 815-666-9221.
After School Tutoring Program
Activity Bus Drop-Off locations.pdf
Junior Parent Night Presentation Spring 2020:
Helpful Handouts for Juniors:
College Path Checklist.doc
Helpful websites for career and college planning--Juniors.doc
Writing an Essay for College Admission.doc
Permission to post test scores on transcript.pdf
US Military Branches Recruitment Contact Info.docx
Course Selection for 2020-2021 School Year
Are you new to the Rockford Public Schools? Are you planning to switch from private schools back to the public school system? You may Pre-register for the 2020-21 school year. Here are the steps you need to take:
1. Bring 2 proofs of address (within the last 30 days) and your student's birth certificate to our main office during regular school hours. You will need to fill out lots of paperwork. You can either fill it out here, or take it home to complete and bring it back.
2. Choosing Courses:
If your student is entering grades 10-12 for 2020-21, your student will need to select a Career and College Academy. This link outlines the Academy and Pathway options. All students must choose ONE. Freshmen Handout for Pathway Selection.doc
You will need to make an appointment with the desired Academy Counselor to make course selections. At the time of your appointment (or before) it will be important to have a transcript of completed high school courses.
If your student is entering grade 9, you will need to make an appointment with a Freshman Academy Counselor to do course selections. Any current report cards of courses taken may be helpful in making the best choices.