Guidance


The Randolph School District School Counseling program is based on the national American School Counseling Association (ASCA) standards and the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model (WCSCM), integrating academic, career and personal and/or social development. The school counseling program reflects the progression of student development from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. It is delivered through the direct service program components of:
        • Guidance Curriculum
        • Individual Planning
        • Responsive Services
        • System Support

The program is systematic, sequential, clearly defined, and accountable. Certified school counselors develop, implement, and assess all program components through collaboration with teachers, parents/guardians, administrators, students, and community/businesses. Curriculum delivery is a collaborative effort of all school staff. The counseling program helps ensure equal opportunity for all students to participate fully in the educational process.

Graduation Requirements

A student must complete 26 credits for graduation. One credit of course work is the successful completion of a course which meets five (5) times per week for the entire school year. 


Download the RHS 2017-2018 Course Description Handbook

English - 4 credits:
English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12, College Preparatory English or Advanced Placement (AP) English:
Literature & Composition

Science - 3 credits:
Introduction to Physics & Chemistry
Biology
Science Elective*

*Other approved Science electives may come from Agriculture or Health Occupations, but may not be accepted by post-secondary schools as a college prep Science course.

Social Studies - 3 credits:
U.S. History I
U.S. History II
American Issues

Mathematics - 3 credits:
See Mathematics flow chart in the Course Description Booklet

Physical Education - 1.5 credits

Business Education - 1.0 credits:
Information Processing 
Personal Finance (Starting with Class of 2019)


Health - 0.5 credits:
Health 10

Total Required Electives: 15.5
Additional Electives: 10.5
Total Credits: 26.0


College & University Information

UW System Electronic Application
        • Cost - varies with application type
        • Applications are accepted starting in September 
        • Print out Counselor's Form and submit to your school counselor
        • Notify counselor and complete a - Transcript Request Form
        • Make sure official ACT and/or SAT scores were sent to the college admissions office
        • Apply early - priority dates will be different for every school

UW System HELP
This site contains information on all the institutions in the University of Wisconsin System including 13 universities, 13 freshman-sophomore Colleges and UW-Extension.

UW Campuses
A direct link to each of the schools in the UW system.

Wisconsin Private Colleges
A Mentor system is an online resource to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education. WisconsinMentor offers access to information and admissions applications for independent colleges and universities within Wisconsin. When a student applies for admission to a college or university, he or she is charged a standard fee by the school; otherwise, Mentor systems are provided free-of-charge.

Wisconsin Technical Colleges
        • The cost to apply varies per school  
        • Apply online or by paper application
        • Submit official transcripts with your application
        • Schedule to take the COMPASS/ACCUPLACER test or other placement test per technical                  college requirements

The Common Application
Now in our fourth decade, the Common Application currently provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications. Our membership of more than 300 institutions now represents the full range of higher education institutions in the US: public and private, large and small, highly selective and modestly selective, and East Coast, West Coast, and every region in between.


Military Information



Career Exploration / Academic Career Planning (ACP's) PI-26 

Randolph School District ACP/PI-26 Plan


Career Cruising

  • Subscription is free to Randolph School District students
  • Obtain registration and/or username and password information from the school counselor
  • Take an online career assessment
  • Explore and Career Awareness
  • Career Planning / Student Portfolios 
  • Research various occupations, educational institutions and majors, salary information, etc.
  • View a short video on any career available

America's Career InfoNet

U.S. Department of Labor 

Entrance Exams/Testing

Most colleges and universities require admissions tests for students seeking admission. The ACT is the most commonly used entrance exam for students in the Midwest. Students seeking admission to schools on the East Coast or West Coast often times take the SAT. Either test will suffice when applying for admission to any college or university. When registering for the ACT or SAT, students will need to use the school identification code: 501-935.

ACT® 

The ACT¨ test contains four curriculum-based, multiple choice tests that measure academic achievement in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science, as well as an optional Writing Test, for which students complete an essay.

  • English Test (45 minutes)
    The English Test measures the student's understanding of the conventions of standard written English (punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure) and of rhetorical skills (strategy, organization, and style). Spelling, vocabulary, and rote recall of rules of grammar are not tested. Three scores are reported: a total test score, a subscore in Usage/Mechanics, and a subscore in Rhetorical Skills.
  • Mathematics Test (60 minutes)
    The Mathematics Test assesses the mathematical skills that students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade twelve. The test requires students to use their reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. The problems assume knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills but do not require memorization of complex formulas or extensive computation. The use of calculators is permitted on the Mathematics Test. Four scores are reported: a total test score, a subscore in Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry, and Plane Geometry/Trigonometry.
  • Reading Test (35 minutes)
    The Reading Test measures the student's reading comprehension as a product of referring and reasoning skills. The test items require the student to derive meaning from several texts by 1) referring to what is explicitly stated and 2) reasoning to determine implicit meanings and to draw conclusions, comparisons, and generalizations. The test comprises four prose passages that are representative of the level and kinds of writing commonly encountered in college freshman curricula. The passages are selected from published sources. Three scores are reported: a total test score, a subscore in Arts/Literature reading skills (based on the prose fiction and humanities sections), and a subscore in Social Studies/Sciences reading skills (based on social studies and natural sciences sections).
  • Science Test (35 minutes)
    The Science Test measures the student's interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. The test is made up of seven sections, each of which consists of some scientific information (the stimulus) and a set of test items. The scientific information is conveyed in one of three different formats. One score, a total test score, is reported for the ACT Science Test.
  • Cost: ACT (No Writing): $39.50 & ACT + Writing: $56.50
  • Registration website
    www.actstudent.org/start
  • Testing Dates, Time, and Locations:http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test.html
        • Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions
            process. That's why more than two million students take the SAT every year.

PSAT

        •The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT¨) is a rigorous,             national assessment that measures the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills for junior             students and high achieving sophomores for higher education and careers after high school. Last             year, over 23,000 schools opened the door to college for over 3.4 million students by administering          the PSAT/NMSQT. Please see Mrs. Medema if interested in taking the PSAT.


UW System Placement Testing

        • The UW Center for Placement Testing coordinates the University of Wisconsin Placement
            Testing Program for all campuses in the University of Wisconsin System.



NCAA Clearinghouse - Student Athletes


NCAA Website

 
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization. Its members are a diverse group and are located all over the country - including more than 1,200 colleges, universities, conferences and other organizations.


Students who plan to participate in athletics at the Division I and II level need to meet specific eligibility requirements and be approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Forms can be submitted online. Please refer to www.eligibilitycenter.org for more information.



Financial Aid

Seniors: The College Goal of Wisconsin is hosting a workshop for parents and/or students to receive free assistance in completing their FAFSA application. Please go to www.collegegoalwi.org for more details.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information 

    • Free application to apply for state and federal grants and loans. Even if you feel you will not
        qualify for grants, there is a loan in the amount of $3500 for all students, regardless of parent
        income.
    • FAFSA provides for lower interest rate loans for families. • FAFSA is also the avenue to apply for
        The Parent Plus Loan.
    • All students and parents completing the online FAFSA must apply for a pin number to sign their
        form electronically.
    • Paper forms are no longer available.

FAFSA Pin Web site

Fill Out Your FAFSA

State of Wisconsin Higher Education Board

Financial Aid Booklet

FAFSA Pin Web site

State of Wisconsin Higher Education Board

Registration of New Students

Students will need to complete the following items to register:
        • Provide verification of district residence.
        • Provide immunization record.
        • Complete a registration packet.
        • Notify the school district if there are any special education needs.
        • Meet with the school counselor to obtain a class schedule.

Office Staff

Laura Patzlsberger, Randolph High School
patzlsbergerl@rsdwi.org
(920) 326-2425 Ext. 1400

Tricia Rataczak, Randolph High School
rataczakt@rsdwi.org
(920) 326-2425 Ext. 1401

Mary Douma, Randolph District Office
doumam@rsdwi.org
(920) 326-2425 Ext. 1600

Gloria Fuller, Randolph Elementary/Middle School
fullerg@rsdwi.org
(920) 326-2431 Ext. 1100

Si necesita ayuda o desea recibir esta información o aplicaciones para becas en  en español, comuníquese con la Sra. Slinger al (920) 326-2431 o con la Sra. Medema al (920) 326-2425