Below is information for February from both the Guidance & Counseling
and College & Career
Offices. Be sure to check out both of our websites for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact us. A full list of contact information can be found at the end of this newsletter.
Course Selections for 2021-2022: Portal open February 1-8
The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1st at 7:00 am and will close on Monday, February 8th at 4:00 pm. During this window of time, students must register their course selections online within Infinite Campus. After the registration window closes, counselors will meet with students individually to go over their course selections. At that time, counselors will advise students to make sure the courses they have chosen meet graduation requirements and any college or career goals they may have in mind. Course registration changes can be made at these individual meetings. For more information about course registration and selection, please visit our Course Advisement webpage here
UMSL Advanced Credit Program: Registration ends February 7
LHS offers several classes for college credit through the UMSL Advanced Credit Program (ACP): Algebra 3, Introduction to College Writing, Introduction to College Literature, and Topics of College Literature. Registration to enroll for the college credit ends February 7th. Follow this link
for more details and to register. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Sarah Wengler in the College and Career office if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockwood’s Early College Partnership: Applications due Monday, February 8
Early College Partnership (ECP) is a collaboration of the Rockwood School District with St. Louis Community College - Wildwood. This partnership allows current Rockwood high school students to obtain an associate degree while fulfilling their Missouri graduation requirements. The ECP is a two-year, full-immersion, dual-enrollment program. Students apply their 10th grade year to attend their 11th and 12th grade year. Applications for the 2021-22 school year are due Monday, February 8th. For more information and to access the application, visit the ECP website
. You can also contact Todd Minichiello at email@example.com
or his secretary, Susan Witkowski, at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Addiction is Real film “Don’t Wait” available for FREE
Rockwood’s Community Partners in Prevention is sponsoring a free viewing of the Addiction is Real film Don't Wait from February 1-March 2. Don’t Wait was created to provide the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use. The film features Rockwood parents, and all of the children’s voiceovers are Rockwood students!
To stream the film:
2.) Click on “Rent $10.00” (don't worry, it's free)
3.) You will be asked to log in or to create a Vimeo account.
4.) Enter the Promo Code: RSD2021
We encourage you to download the Don’t Wait Discussion Guide that accompanies the film found here
. It provides further detail on age-appropriate talking points and provides research-based answers for difficult questions that your child may ask during your conversations.
Through interviews with parents, drug prevention experts, and one brave mother sharing her son’s story, Don’t Wait offers you insights on:
Why it’s essential to talk to your kids early and often about the dangers of drugs and alcohol
How to best approach these conversations based on your child’s age
How and why 90% of addiction develops during the teenage years
Proactive measures you can take to prepare and protect your children from addiction
What to do if you spot signs of drug and alcohol use in your child
We appreciate that there are many important things you could do with your time.
Understanding Financial Aid Offers: Tuesday, March 2, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Financial Aid Offer letters are usually sent to seniors between January-March. This virtual session with SallieMae is just for Rockwood students and their parents to help understand the financial aid offer letter and offer solutions on how to pay the balance that financial aid does not cover. This is aimed at senior students and their parent(s). Space is limited. Please pre-register here
Online ACT Prep Class
Registration is now open for the Lafayette online ACT prep class preparing for the April test. This class begins on Monday, February 22. For more information about the class and how to register click here
April 17th ACT Test Date
April is one of three ACT tests throughout the year where ACT offers something called the TIR - Test Information Release. For an extra fee, ACT will mail (6 weeks after testing) the test booklet and a sheet with both the correct answers and answers the student chose. This is a huge advantage for students so they can use these materials to study for their next ACT test.
Self-Paced ACT/SAT Prep through Princeton Review
The self-paced prep through Princeton Review includes preparation for both the ACT and SAT and is a 1 year subscription. Students who are self-motivated would benefit from this option. After answering questions, the computer program will prepare a schedule of lessons that begins with video instruction, provides guided practice, and ends with a practice drill to complete. Princeton Review will offer this to Lafayette at a discounted rate of $100 per student for a 1 year subscription. Registration is open on the Intouch Parent portal, and you can register any time this semester. For more information about this opportunity, please click here
If a student would like to schedule a Zoom appointment with any member of our department, they can request an appointment by filling out this form
. If there is a simple question that does not require an appointment, students should feel free to reach out to us via email. Please note that counselors will meet individually with every student in regards to their course selections for next year so an appointment request is not necessary.
Seniors applying to colleges, be aware that some schools may want to receive a mid-year (7th semester) transcript from Lafayette. As soon as it is available, your college counselor will automatically submit it to schools via the Common Application. However, if a non-Common Application school requests a mid-year transcript from you, please complete another application data sheet (transcript request form)
indicating which schools need a 7th semester transcript. We will not automatically know to do this. Contact Ms. Wenger (Last Names A-K) or Mrs. Dusenberry (Last Names L-Z) if you have any questions.
IEP and 504 accommodations do not cover accommodations for College Board
exams (PSAT, SAT, AP) or the ACT
. If you have questions about accommodations for these exams please contact the LHS Testing Coordinator secretary, Mary Beadles at email@example.com
Guidance & Counseling Department Contact Information
College & Career Counselors:
Instagram: lhs_counselors and lhscollege
Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege