Larned High School Counseling Office is the place to go for help with class schedules, post-secondary school plans, career plans, assistance with personal problems, career information, and scholarship and loan information. We have an open door policy and we invite students and their parents to contact us with questions and concerns. Students are encouraged to listen to announcements, check the bulletin boards, check school emails and to check in the counselor's office to remain updated on the latest information.
Testing - State Assessments in English Language Arts, math, social studies, writing (multi-disciplinary) and science will again be administered in the high school. The sophomores and juniors will be given the opportunity to take the ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery) in October. Students will be able to participate in a career exploration program.
Seniors who plan to attend a college after high school will need to take the ACT test. Most vocational schools also recommend that students take the ACT test. ACT registration packets are available in the counseling office or can be accessed on line at wwwactstudent.org. Larned High School is a host site for the October 22, 2016 and the February 11, 2017 tests. Seniors are encouraged to register for this earliest test and so scores are available for scholarship opportunities. Most Kansas colleges do not require the optional writing test. Information regarding fee waivers may be picked up in the counselor's office.
Juniors may take optional tests that are described below. Please feel free to visit with Mrs. Johnson regarding your personal circumstances if you need more clarification.
PSAT-NMQT Test is scheduled October 19, 2016 at the high school. Students must sign up and pay a fee to take this optional test that is designed to identify the top one-half percent high scores in the nation. Literature outlining the additional benefits of taking this test will be available in the counseling office late September. ACT tests may be taken more than one time. The best score is recorded. I recommend juniors take the test in October or February of their junior year. Students must register to take this test.
ACT Preparation Workshop - may be available in October for interested students. ACT also offers practice software that is available at www.actstudent.org.
School Visitations - We are proud to provide opportunities for students to explore various universities, colleges, vocational schools, and military branches. Not only do we have literature and computer listings of hundreds of post-secondary choices which are available to the students, we also provide opportunities to talk to representatives from many institutions. Representatives are scheduled to visit Larned High School during the fall semester. Schedules are listed in the counselor notes and posted on the bulletin boards throughout the high school. (Students must sign up to visit with the representatives at least two days in advance.) Sign up sheets are located in the counseling office.
Student Athletes - Please note that student athletes planning to attend and compete athletically at a NCAA Division I or II School must register with the Clearinghouse and must meet a different set of requirements. Students can access Clearinghouse information on line at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. Student athletes planning to attend and compete athletically at a NAIA school must register with the clearinghouse and meet a different set of requirements. Students can access NAIA clearinghouse information at www.PLAYNAIA.org. Students are responsible for registering, keeping track of appropriate classes and sending documentation to the clearinghouses.
Kansas Qualified Admissions are a set of criteria that guarantee admission to a state university in Kansas for certain Kansas residents.
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Please feel free to contact Jeanette Johnson, Counselor or Angel Penka, Registrar for additional information. We can be reached at telephone number (620) 285-2151. Our email addresses are: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.