Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Health Career Experience at ICC

Illinois Central College has invited local high schools to their campus on Friday March 23rd for the Health Career Experience. IVC is allowed to take 10 students to explore different health career fields. There will be several hands on activities, including an anatomy dissection. Please see your counselor if you are interested.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CNA Deadline Approaching!

Image result for 'cna'The ICC Nursing Assistant program deadline is Wednesday, January 31st! Any current sophomore or junior interested in a medical field after high school is strongly encouraged to apply to this one semester program. Upon successful completion of these courses, students are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program (NACEP) and become certified in the State of Illinois. See your counselor for the application and with questions.

Class Registration Dates

The meetings with counselors regarding class registration has begun.  Below is a general time frame of when students will be seen. This is just a rough estimate of when students will be called to see their counselor.

To be Seniors  -  January 22 - February 2
To be Juniors  -  February 5 - February 16
To be Sophomores - February 19 - March 2
To be Freshmen - Meeting Feb 2&5, Sheets due Feb 20

Local Scholarship Dates Announced

Each year, over $140,000 is given out in local scholarships. These scholarships range from $250 to $75,000.  Last year, there were 45 different scholarships awarded to graduating seniors.  With the growing cost of college, every penny helps.

Here is a breakdown of the upcoming dates...

Tuesday, February 20th  - Local Scholarship Meeting - Extended HR

Students will see a presentation on all of the available scholarships. They will also receive a handout which lists each scholarship.  That sheet will be posted on this blog on the 20th for all students and parents to view. Students must be the ones to pick up scholarship applications from Mrs. Placher. Parents may not pick up the applications for the student. Students must pick up their own scholarship applications.

Click below for the rest of the dates.

Monday, January 22, 2018

PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9

We will be administering the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT 10 on Wednesday, February 28th. All freshmen and sophomores will start testing at 8am. They will need two No. 2 pencils (no mechanical) and a calculator. There is no fee associated.

The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. It uses the same specifications as the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the PSAT 10. The assessment establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. The PSAT 10 continues to check on students' progress and pinpoints areas for development.

If you have any questions, please see your counselor.

Friday, January 19, 2018

ICC Honors Program - Deadline for Fall Approaching

ICC established an Honors Program to recognize those who exhibit academic excellence. Consisting of enriched forms of existing courses, Honors sections are based on active student participation through research assignments, in-depth class discussion, group projects and independent study. Students may also enhance leadership skills in community service activities.

This program is limited to fifty participants, selected by a faculty-staff committee. Honors students receive a waiver of tuition (not including books or fees) for up to 64 credit courses in which they are enrolled and receive recognition on his/her academic transcript and at our commencement ceremony.

Qualifications to Apply

Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on ACT (composite score of 27) or SAT scores and other factors including but not limited to: high school GPA, extra-curricular involvement, a letter of interest and recommendations.

Candidates must be an in-district student who has not yet earned an associate or bachelor degree.

To remain in the program, Honors students must maintain a full-time course load, a GPA of cumulative 3.35 or better and must enroll in two Honors sections of general education courses per semester.

The application for the Honors Program is due February 15th. More information can be found at https://icc.edu/academics/honors-program/

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Student Election Judges Needed

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Peoria County is looking for qualified students to serve as election judges at the upcoming 2018 election cycle. These students must be a US citizen, be a high school junior or senior in good standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and complete a mandatory 2 hour training class. This is a paying position for students! Students do not have to be old enough to vote to apply to work as an election judge. Interested students should click here for more information including a link to the application. See your guidance counselor with questions.