The Jacksonville High School Counseling Department offers comprehensive services and programs including information on scholarships, college choices, technical schools, financial aid information, career choices, graduation requirements and personal counseling. The counseling office consists of two counselors and is located in the main office.
The counselors will be meeting with students during the course of the school year to assist with planning a path to graduation and to initiate post-secondary planning for their futures. Career counseling, technical school, college options and graduation status information will be continually reviewed.
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ACT Test Information
Students register for the ACT online by creating a student account at http://www.actstudent.org/.
Juniors and seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch may see the counselor for an ACT Fee Waiver (maximum of two) to be used to cover the cost of taking the ACT two times. Students must be juniors or seniors to qualify for fee waivers.
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Student & Parent Resources
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Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources
https://www.fafsa.ed.gov This is the official website of the federal government students should use when applying for financial aid through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)
Please see "News" under "Counseling and Career" for a listing of all scholarships for which we receive information. Directions and specifics for each scholarship will be found there.