Counselor

picture of Mrs. Leake
Lisa Leake, Guidance Counselor
leakel@louisiana.k12.mo.us

Contact Mrs. Leake if you want to access
her Google Classroom.
Counseling Center Announcements  

 

  • The Hagan Scholarship -- This need based scholarship deadline to apply is November 15, 2020. Please see the scholarship information below:

    The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to Graduate College Debt-Free. Recipients of a Hagan Scholarship will graduate from an Eligible Public High School located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents or from a remote rural public high school located in a larger county. There is NO Application Fee. Go to this web address to apply: https://haganscholarships.org/


    Hagan Scholarship recipients are high achieving, self-motivated students who will require substantial financial assistance to attend college. The Hagan Scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years; nine hundred twenty-seven Hagan Scholars from 43 states are currently enrolled at 358 colleges and universities. Over 2,000 Hagan Scholarships have been awarded to date, 500 more scholarships will be awarded in April 2021.
  • Congratulations to the following students who will be receiving the Edwin S. Ludwig Dual Credit Scholarship: Sidney Goldsberry, Delaney Poyser, Athenea Medina, & Josie Oblinger.

  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a weekly webinar series produced by St. Louis University & Parks College of Engineering. If you are interested in the field of engineering or aviation as part of your post secondary plan, you may want to consider attending one of these 30-minute webinars. Please see the attached list of webinar topics (click here). If you see one that is of interest, please see me to register/set up your webinar.

  • Feeling anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic? Click here for "How to Take Care of Yourself During Social Distancing."
 
 

acceptance

Congratulations to the following Class of 2021 students 
who have received college acceptance letters!
  

Madelyn Bolton - St. Charles Community College

Matthew Capstick - Ranken Technical College

Caitlyn Gloe - John Wood Community College; Western Illinois University

Cecelia Hathaway - St. Charles Community College

Hunter Hobbs - Missouri S&T

Shayla Hopkins - St. Louis Community College

Emilee Hoskins - Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City;
St. Charles Community College 

Emily Hughes - Missouri Western State University

Evan Jones - Missouri S&T

Jordan Luck - St. Charles Community College

Cole Martin - Ranken Technical College

Hailey Merida - St. Charles Community College

Lane Presson - American Welding Academy

Jamie Sencenbaugh - Missouri State University;
St. Charles Community College

Aubrey Wendel - Missouri Western State University

Jaidyn Wommack - Moberly Area Community College; 
St. Charles Community College

 


 
act
 
2020–2021 ACT Test Dates and Registration
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline

September 12, 2020

August 31, 2020

None

September 13, 2020

August 31, 2020

None

September 19, 2020

August 31, 2020

None

October 10, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020

October 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020

October 24, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020

October 25, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020

December 12, 2020

 November 6, 2020

November 7-20, 2020

February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021
January 9-15, 2021

April 17, 2021

March 12, 2021

March 13-26, 2021
 
June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

May 8-21, 2021


July 17, 2021

June 18, 2021

June 19-25, 2021


Louisiana High School Code: 262-025

Register Online at:
 act.org/bts

 


Helpful Links
 

3 Ways to Build Mental Math Skills Before Taking the ACT

https://abovetheinfluence.com/
Above the Influence
This youth-centered website is intended to help young people learn more about the negative pressures that influence them and prepare them to respond. This site provides factual information about drugs and expert input on drug abuse, addiction, treatment, and other related topics.

www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org
Accredited Online Schools

www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html
ACT Student & Parent Resources

TIPS FOR PARENTS -Understanding Electronic Aggression
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/YVP/electronic_agression_ brief_for_ parents.pdf
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/Electronic_
Aggression_Tip_ Sheet.pdf

Both publications include a review of most current research; examples to help parents and educators identify electronic aggression; prevention tips for parents and caregivers; prevention strategies for educators and educational policy  makers; and prevention tactics for school districts, policy makers, and parents.

www.edudemic.com/online-colleges-in-missouri/
Most colleges and universities are incorporating online degree programs as that is the growing trend that seems to cater best to today’s “modern day” student. As such educators, students and their families will have more to evaluate as they explore all the available options. This page discusses online colleges and programs and the truth behind the often touted selling point of “affordability”.

www.fafsa.ed.gov
Do your FAFSA on-line. You will need a PIN for yourself & your parents. After January 1, it may take several weeks to receive your PIN, so log on soon!

www.fastweb.com 
Scholarship & college info., etc.

www.finaid.org 
Guide to financial aid.

https://dealaid.org/do-good/lowincome-students-finguide/
Financial Relief & Discount Guide For Low Income Students is a guide & lists the latest government, non-profit and private resources that offer financial assistance to students from low income families who are currently in college or high school. It covers loans, scholarships, grants, COVID-19, health care and other available financial relief programs for students from low income families.

www.goodcall.com/scholarships
The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is now recommended by over 1,000 major U.S. colleges and universities. School counselors send their students to GoodCall because we’re 100% free and don’t require students to divulge their personal information to view all of our scholarship listings. Each scholarship on our website is ranked on competition level and the difficulty to apply, a favorite feature for students who want to spend their scholarship application time wisely.

 

www.march2success.com
US Army sponsored site with tons of study helps including full length practice ACT tests and much more. This site will help you improve test scores.

Quizlet.com
Flashcards, tests, & study games to help you improve your test scores.

MyMajors.com
Interest inventory/college planning guide

www.needalift.org
This 152-page book lists scholarships, grants and loans for which students may qualify. Also contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran's 
dependents.

PowerScore.com
Free official ACT & SAT practice tests

www.salliemae.com

College loan information

www.samhsa.gov
A RESOURCE FROM THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA). SAMHSA's Family Guide Web site dedicates an entire section to"Back to School" resources. Everything from helping with homework or issues making friends, to dealing with the back-to-school blues is covered.
  

www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide

Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide

www.stchas.edu/foundation
St. Charles Community College scholarships link

Top 50 Strategies for ACT Test Day

usbank.com/studentbanking
Apply for US Bank scholarship 

10 Ways to Prepare Your Teen for College or Work
A Guide for Families