WHS Student Services

Hello from the Counselors at WHS!

High School is an exciting and hopeful time. It is the final transition into adulthood and the world of work as students begin separating from parents and exploring and defining their independence. Students start deciding who they are, what they are good at, and what they will do when they graduate. High school counselors are professional educators who understand and respond to those challenges. School counselors do not work alone, rather they work with teachers/school staff, parents, community members, and administrators in making sure students are successful. The work of the school counselor is aligned with the school's mission to support academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st Century. The school counselor fosters the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students. Our ultimate goal is to help students achieve personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full potential to become productive members of society.

News & Updates

  • FAFSA Workshop Monday, November 28th 6-8 p.m.

    Come and get help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Monday, November 28th, 6-8 p.m. in the WHS Media CenterItems to bring: 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (1040), W2, child support received and paid in 2015, and current net worth investments, cash, savings, & checkingInterpreters available to provide services in these languages: Spanish, Karen, Laotian, Thai, Amharic, and Tigriyna. If you have questions please contact Lakeyta Swinea, 507-727-1134, lakeyta.sw...  Read More...

  • College Prep Events for Juniors and Seniors (Amharic, Tigrinya, and Karen languages)

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 College Preparation Night for Juniors & Seniors (only in Amharic, Tigrinya, and Karen) Sunday, February 7, 2016 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Amharic and Tigrinya Sunday, February 7, 2016 3:30-5:00 p.m. – Karen   Do you know the steps it takes to prepare for college?   Read More...

  • Attention Juniors! College Possible if for YOU!

    Applying to college is hard, but our school is partnering with College Possible Minnesota, a nonprofit in St. Paul, in their new Tech-Connected High School Program to make it easier for FREE. Get one-on-one support and advice from a recent college graduate on all aspects of applying for college and financing.   Read More...

  • Dollars for Scholars

    Worthington Dollars for Scholars: provides scholarships to students graduating from Worthington High School who will be obtaining a post-secondary education. Scholarships applications are evaluated based on Personal Data (employment, extra-curricular, leadership, unusual circumstances), Appraisal by teacher/counselor, GPA/Class Rank, and ACT scores START YOUR APPLICATIONS TODAY! GO TO www.worthington.dollarsforscholars.org to access application.   Read More...

  • October is College Knowledge Month

    Minnesota College Knowledge Month is a statewide initiative which encourages all students to explore, plan, and apply to college. As Minnesota students start applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. So in the month of October many Minnesota colleges/universities do not charge application fees or they don't charge fees at a certain time.   Read More...

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