Senior Guidance

Zillah High School

 

GuidanceZillah High School Senior Guidance: This guide was designed to help ZHS seniors and their families review information shared at the annual Fall guidance conference and to use during the senior year as a guidance resource.


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Senior Year Guidance Conference Information

Graduation & Testing (HSPE/EOC) Requirements

ZHS 4 Year Plan

A Caution to Seniors from College Admissions

      Senior Time Line and Important Dates

      Diploma Name: Order your diploma at the end of your senior conference.  Check with your parents regarding your name selection and spelling. You should use your full legal name. Your name should match other forms of legal identity such as social security card, birth certificate, drivers license.  The name on your ZHS transcript name should also match the diploma name. You will be asked to approve the typing of your name on the order form in October.  This will be your last opportunity to update your diploma name before the order is placed.


Career Information

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Careers

ZHS Career Pathways

Career Resources

Career Cluster Interest Survey

Military Career Awareness

Washington Career Bridge

      US Bureau of Labor

Ed Pays

Workforce


Post Secondary Opportunities

Schools, Colleges, Military, Apprenticeship, World of Work

 

Which Option is Best for You After High School?College

Topics in this section will include information about:

  •   Various schools, colleges, military, apprentice and world of work options
  •   Specific information about baccalaureate universities (public and independent) and Community Colleges
  •   Graduate/Professional   Degrees
  •   In State Versus Out Of State Colleges including the WUE Option
  •   GUR’s-General University Requirements
  •   Transferring from a community college to 4 year university and how the Direct Transfer Agreement-DTA works (See YVCC Sample at http://www.yvcc.edu/registration/Pages/DegreeWorksheets.aspx 
  •   Technical Colleges and Specialty Colleges/Schools
  •   Military Career and Financing Options
  •   Apprenticeship Programs & OJT-On The Job Training
  •   Volunteer, Community Service Work-Learning
  • ZHS Senior Placement Statistics
    Be Prepared For College

Lists of Colleges & Schools 

Lists of Post-Secondary Representatives & Contact Information

ZHS College Prep 4 Year Plan

CADR-College Academic Distribution Requirements

College Visitations

          Campus Visitation Checklist

          Campus Visitation Verification Form (Senior Project)

          A Guide to Choosing A College-Asking the Right Questions on a Campus Visit

Testing for College Admission and Placement and/or Military Enlistment


Applying To Colleges/Schools 

  • Application Procedures
  • Tips on Completing Applications
  • Essays and Personal Statements
  • Letters of Recommendation for Admission
  • Interviews
  • Early Decision vs. Early Action
  • Acceptance
  • The Wait List
  • Denied Admission

Preparing for Success as a College Student 

  • College Orientation
  • How College Credits Work

Living Away From Home-Campus Housing And Meal Plans 

  • Living at Home/Commuting
  • Living Away from Home-On Campus
  • Resident Halls/Dormitories
  • University Apartments
  • Getting Ready for the Move
  • What to Bring to the Dorm
  • Moving Day Tips
  • Roommates Success
  • College Greek Life
  • Off Campus Housing
  • Meal/Dining Plans

    Financial AiPayd Introduction

    •  Budgeting for College
    •  Need and Merit Based Aid
    •  Gift, Loan, and Self Support Aid
    •  Federal Aid Programs-Summary
    •  Grants
    •  Work Study
    •   Loans

Five Steps to Receive Financial Aid

    • Contact Your Colleges/Schools for Opportunities
    • FAFSA
    • Don't Get Scammed
    • ZHS Scholarship Resources (including weekly newsletter listing of scholarships)
    • WashBoard Free Scholarship Search

FASFA LogoThe “FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Finding Scholarships

Summary: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Glossary of Financial Aid Terms

FastWeb Financial Aid Bulletins


BinderZHS Senior Project

Seniors earn 1.0 credit when they complete the project which is required for graduation. Requirements and recommendations for the Senior Project are reviewed with each student at their annual guidance conference.

During the Senior year each student is assigned a faculty advisor. The advisor will help guide the senior to successful completion of the project and will report progress for grading purposes. Seniors will be graded with a P = Pass or an F = Fail depending on their success in meeting the objective on time. The Senior Project is part of the eligibility process for the Senior year.  Due dates are announced in the spring of the Junior year. For details go to our ZHS Senior Project Website.

 

 

Zillah High School

1602 Second Avenue
Zillah, WA 98953-9682

Phone: (509)829.5565
Fax: (509)829.5285

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