Monday, November 30, 2015

Registration for 2016-17 is upon us!!

It is that time of the year. Registration meetings have started. Check out all of the information that was distributed to the students by clicking on the links to the right.

Included on this blog:
-- All registration sheets
-- All forms
-- Course catalog
-- Instructions on how to register online
-- PDF version of presentations to students

Monday, November 23, 2015

Start Thinking Scholarships!!

The price tag on college can be scary, but students rarely, if ever, pay the 'sticker price.' Looking and applying for scholarships is a great way to help pay for the cost of tuition, books, room & board, and other expenses. Be sure to check out the scholarship bulletin board in the guidance office to see the latest available scholarships. has a list of scholarships ranging from $500 - $10,000.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Financial Aid/Scholarship Seminar

The 32nd annual Financial Aid / Scholarship Seminar will be hosted at Richwoods High School Auditorium on December 2, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM.

Get free scholarship and financial aid information presented by representatives from various organizations including Peoria Promise, ISAC, Richwoods HS Scholarship Advisor, Midstate College, and CEFCU.

All Peoria County college-bound juniors, seniors, and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Save the date and plan to attend for an interactive Q & A session with the presenters.

For questions about the event, contact Jim Bixby at 309-253-1491 or email at

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Registration Meeting Dates Set

Meetings for next year's class registration are as follows:

  • Dec. 1st - Juniors
  • Dec. 2nd - Sophomores 
  • Dec. 3rd - Freshmen
All meetings will take place during extended homeroom in the auditorium.

ICC Visits the Seniors

Seniors planning to attend ICC next fall met in the auditorium this morning for an informative presentation about schooling next year.  Margot Birkner spoke to roughly 25 students about programs, scholarships, placement testing, and deadlines.

Some important points covered:

  • Honors Program - students with an ACT score of 27 or above are eligible to apply. Admittance into the program includes full tuition waiver. Deadline is February 15th.
  • ICC Scholarships  - There is one application for all scholarships. Application opens in mid-January. Deadline is April 1st.
  • Placement Test - Will take place in March. Date TBA.
  • Registration for Fall Classes - Begins April 1st.
  • Special Note - Application deadline for students interested in the Two-year Health Career Program is mid-January. This does not apply to students who plan to transfer to a 4-yr program.
Any students who have questions can stop and talk with their guidance counselor.