Meet Your Guidance Counselor:

Tina Pettus

Guidance Counselor

Students Last Names M-Z

(618) 254-7555

tina.pettus@rcusd.org

Jennifer Garrison

Jennifer Garrison

Guidance Counselor

Students Last Names A-L

(618) 254-7556

jennifer.garrison@rcusd.org 

Important Links:

Transcripts:

If you need your high school transcript or need one sent to a college/university or place of employment,

Please visit the Parchment website at:  https://www.parchment.com/

Resources and Financial Aid:
IL Student Assistance Commissionwww.isac.org
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – www.fafsa.ed.gov (go to fsaid.ed.gov to create login first)

Testing Information:

SAT – www.collegeboard.org

Free SAT Test Prep – https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

ACT – www.act.org

Free ACT Test Prep – https://academy.act.org/

Military Information:

U.S. Army – www.goarmy.com
U.S. Army National Guard – www.nationalguard.com
U.S. Navy – www.navy.com
U.S. Air Force – www.airforce.com
U.S. Marines – www.marines.com
U.S. Coast Guard – www.uscg.mil

Guidance News:

2022-23 Scheduling Has Begun!

Click here to access helpful information on how to prepare for your meeting with your guidance counselor to select courses for your 2022-23 schedule.

Dear Parents of Junior High Eighth Grade Students,

I am excited to announce our upcoming Preview Night for all parents of incoming freshmen of the graduating class of 2026!  The purpose of the Freshmen Preview Night is to welcome and introduce parents of incoming freshmen to Roxana Senior High School, discuss the scheduling process, and outline academic and social supports that are available.

This year’s event will take place as follows:

Roxana Senior High School

(Incoming) Freshmen Preview Night

Junior High School 8th Graders

Class of 2026

Thursday, February 3, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Auditorium

We look forward to meeting with everyone on February 3rd at 6:00 p.m. as we prepare for your child’s freshman year!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions concerning our Preview Night at (618) 254-7550.

Yours in Education,

Jason P. Dandurand

Principal

Roxana High School

#GOSHELLS

Juniors:

RHS will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, January 26, free of charge to any junior who would like to test.  Taking the PSAT/NMSQT offers the following benefits:

  • Lets students know areas of strength and weakness to better prepare for the SAT in April
  • Connects with student Khan Academy accounts through College Board to offer personalized online practice for the SAT
  • Connects students with the National Merit Scholarship program (if the student scores are exemplary)

Logistics:

Who:  Any junior who signs up by Tuesday, November 24th

What:  PSAT/NMSQT 

When:  Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Duration of Testing:  7:50am – 12pm (approximately)

Cost:  no charge 

Note:  Masks, temperature checks, and social distancing will be required 

To sign up, contact Mrs. Garrison at jennifer.garrison@rcusd.org by Tuesday, November 24th, before Thanksgiving Break.

The following video is from the Senior Assembly on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
The purpose of this assembly was to provide all seniors with important information regarding this year’s SAT testing (IL State Graduation Requirement) as well as an overview of our new 2020-21 Senior Checklist.

FAFSA Completion Night:  Wednesday, October 7, 2020

In order to attend post-high school education, each student must fill out the FAFSA, which allows students to qualify for grants and/or student loans.  We are holding a FAFSA Completion Night on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in the Commons from 6:00 – 8:00pm, in which students and parents can complete the FAFSA while financial aid advisors are available to answer any questions.  For this meeting, you will need to bring the following:

  • Social Security Numbers for student and parent

  • Alien Registration Number, if the student is not a U.S. citizen

  • 2019 federal tax returns, W-2’s, and other records of income

  • Banking statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

    • To speed the process along, it is best to create this beforehand at fsaid.ed.gov, but it can be created at the time of application

  • List of colleges the student would like to attend

  • School-issued laptop

Notes:

  • Parental information is required unless the student is at least 24 years of age or meets the criteria for filing as an independent student as described on the FAFSA.  Refer to www.FAFSA.gov

  • Only parents who do not have a Social Security number can enter 000-00-0000 on the FAFSA.

  • You (student) must report income and assets for yourself and for your parents.

For safety:

  • Please wear a mask for the duration of the meeting

  • Temperature checks will occur as people enter

  • If attendees exceed appropriate room capacities per CDC guidelines, we will have overflow areas in the Commons.

SAT Testing for Class of 2021 – Still an IL State Graduation Requirement

Who:  ALL SENIORS

Where:  RHS Campus

When:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Time:  7:50am to approximately 1:30pm

The state of IL mandates that all students must take the SAT in order to receive a high school diploma.  Due to the cancellation of our state-mandated testing last spring, the Illinois State Board of Education is offering a new date for SAT testing on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, during the school-day on the RHS campus.  This date is for current RHS seniors only.  

Since this test date falls on a Wednesday, it will be an asynchronous remote-learning day for all grade 9 through 11 students, and the RHS campus will have all empty classrooms to utilize for SAT testing.  To ensure student and staff safety, the following measures will be taken:

  • No classroom will contain more than 9 students
  • Temperature checks will be made at the door, prior to beginning testing
  • Students will be spaced over 6 feet apart in all directions
  • Masks will be required for the duration of testing