Counseling & College Planning
The emphasis of the Counseling Office is to implement a comprehensive guidance and counseling program according to the state of Nevada's School Counseling Program Student Standards and the national standards set forth by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA). The counselor's emphasis is on promoting and enhancing academic achievement, career development and social/emotional growth for all students. The program includes individual student planning, responsive services, and system supports within the guidance curriculum.
Core Enrollment Requirements
The Clark County School District (CCSD) strives to prepare
students for success in post-secondary education and in the
workforce by providing a rigorous curriculum. The Core
Enrollment Expectations are consistent with Nevada Revised
Statute (NRS) 389.018 and aligned with the Governor Guinn
Millennium Scholarship minimum core curriculum requirements.
To meet the requirements set forth by the Nevada State Board
of Education, all students are enrolled in the Core Enrollment
Expectations as outlined below:
Core Enrollment Areas of Study Units:
Mathematics (including Algebra II or higher) 4
Natural Science 3
Social Studies and History 3
Students who successfully complete the Core Enrollment
Expectations outlined above, with a grade point average (GPA)
of at least 3.25 may qualify for the State of Nevada Millennium
Scholarship. Please see your school counselor additional information about the Millennium Scholarship.
SafeVoice is an anonymous tip report system with live response 24/7/365. Safevoice (SV) includes and goes beyond bullying to create an anonymous way to also report threats of school violence and friends at risk of suicide, self-harm, drugs and more.
Freshman Course Selection Information and Elective Information will be provided at Freshman Parent Orientation. See below for Frequently Asked Questions, Freshmen Electives, and Graduation Cheat Sheet.
Take the ACT with writing junior year
NO GPA CAP
Where to get help
Check the Study Helps tab
See your teacher during Lunch and Learn
Your teachers stay after class and you can stay in class to get help.
Wednesdays are a great time to get help.
Local Libraries have homework help available in the afternoons. ( See flyer below)
Sophomore Course Selection Information will be provided in the second semester. See below for Graduation Cheat Sheet and Elective information. Counselors will meet one-on-one to assist students in graduation planning and selecting their courses for the coming year.
Earn 23 Credits in specified courses
Take the ACT with writing in Junior year
3. NO GPA CAP
Junior Course Selection Information
Junior Guidance Information
Here is a video regarding SAT vs ACT.
Check with teachers on the last day to turn in work for the quarter
Take time to do something creative and to relax.
Knitting, coloring, crochet, draw
Do this in real life and not on the web.
Earn at least 23 credits
Participate in the ACT with writing in the 11th grade.
ACT test date is in the second semester and is FREE
Please see the attached Graduation Cheat Sheet to learn about the diploma options available to students:
College and Career Ready
CSN Promise Scholarship
The Promise Scholarship closes on the 31st of October. This scholarship is for CSN only and students do not have to have a certain grade point average or test score. They must apply for the scholarship and CSN.
Naviance Website: Click Here
The only way to order transcripts.
Training will be coming in September (day and evening sessions will be available)
Can't remember your login? Type in your email (school one) and then click Forgot Your Password and check your email.
Here is a PowerPoint with how to use Naviance.
Need help with the FAFSA?
Open up the FinAid Presentation to get information.
Powerpoint from UNR regarding FAFSA.
National Portfolio Day
Will be held this year. Please look at the NPDA below to learn how to register and attend the event.
ALL males between 18 - 25 who live in the United States must register.
Failure to do so results:
Fined up to $250,000 or 5 years in jail
Denied financial aid for college
If you are undocumented, you will be denied citizenship
Will be unable to work in a federal job and all federal job training programs
Register at www.sss.gov
Elite College Admissions Article:
Remember that if you are planning on going to college (this includes conservatories), you will need to have your shot record at some point. Make sure all of your shots are updated.
Graduation Requirements Class of 2021
Prescribed 22 1/2 Credits
Participate in the ACT in junior year
No GPA Cap!
Please see the Graduation Cheat Sheet Below to learn about the diploma options available to students (Advanced Honors, College and Career Ready, Advanced, Standard).
College and Career is the top diploma awarded at graduation and is what will be recognized at graduation.
UNLV Engelstad Scholars: This is a scholarship for students applying to UNLV and closes on December 15th. You must be a senior in high school with a 3.25 unweighted GPA and have a financial need. Engelstad Scholars Application
CCSD District Website with scholarships: Follow this link to find more scholarships (some are on this page, but others are not).
Nevada Treasurer's Office: Has a list of hundreds of scholarships (many are for NV schools, but not all). Scroll down to Scholarship Database NV Treasurer Link
Career OneStop: There are over 8,000 scholarships on this site! You can use a filter to help you find some that fit you. Career OneStop Scholarship Website
The Public Education Foundation: Open now and provides hundreds of scholarships to CCSD students'. Direction sheet below. The PEF Website
Schoolhouse Scholarship Program: This is a scholarship along with support for students who have experienced homelessness in the last 6 years. Schoolhouse Connection
Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club Scholarship: Must attend an NSHE institution school and have a 3.5. See attachment at the bottom.
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship: Must be intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession and be a minority. Actuarial Diversity Link
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship: Must be a high school senior of African descent and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, compute science, computer information systems, or select business programs. BAM Scholarship link
Virtual College Fair
Thursday October 21, 6 - 8 pm
LVA has partnered with Del Sol Academy of the Arts to offer LVA Students and Parents a unique opportunity top attend a virtual PERFORMING & VISUAL Arts College Fair. With many colleges still not traveling, this unique college fair will allow you to contact one-on-one with college representatives at some of the top performing & visual arts colleges in the US and abroad. Please clear your calendar to attend this event. See below for more details, a list of colleges attending, a video about the experience you will enjoy, and a registration link.
Watch this video to show you how the fair works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFjQZRmi988
This link will take you to the webpage that housing all the information about the fair: https://vegas.educationconnectlive.com/
CREW Day Information
CREW DAY For Seniors and their Parents/Guardians – Mark your calendars for CREW Day (College Readiness Educational Workshops) presented by the LVA Counselors.
Attend informational sessions on College Application Assistance, completing the FAFSA, terminology, timelines, and much more. CREW Day 2021 is 10/23 from 8 am - 2pm
Dual Credit/CTE Information
Do you need to order CSN transcripts?
If you have college credit from CSN due to completing a college course at LVA or earning CTE credit, you will have to follow the link.
Jumpstart Program at LVA:
Mrs. Hackbart is the liaison.
Remember, there is a cost to the class and it will be due in September. You will pay on the LVA webstore and will see a charge on your account.
Scholarship information for the class is forthcoming.
You enroll at CSN and earn college credit while earning high school credit at the same time.
LVA offers several CTE programs and if students remain in the program for three years with a 3.0 GPA then they can earn free college credits.
The application process is handled in Level III of the class in the spring.
Courses with CTE credit
Fashion (no CTE credit, but a certificate with skills listed)
MyACT Account and College Reporting Voucher
This email is specifically for students who have NOT created their MyACT Account OR have not selected a college/university for automated score reporting.
As the MyACT Account is a new process for score reporting, ACT is providing an additional opportunity for students in the form of a voucher code that can be used in MyACT.
Below is the information from ACT regarding Voucher Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines:
A voucher code is being provided to students participating in State-sponsored testing who have not selected at least one college for automated score reporting. Students who entered at least one college for score reporting are not eligible for a voucher. The code will be printed on page 1 of the student’s paper score report and is redeemable for the one-time purchase of up to four additional score reports at no cost. Additional college choices may be included for a fee. All voucher codes will expire, so students should be encouraged to use the code within two weeks of receiving their paper score report.
Student Use of Voucher in MyACT
Students meeting the voucher eligibility requirements above must wait until they receive their paper score report to obtain their voucher code and use it in MyACT. For the February test window, students will begin receiving their printed score reports the second week of March. Score reports are shipped up to two weeks later for students who took the writing test.
Students who created a MyACT account prior to their test being scored will receive an email from email@example.com when their scores are posted to their account. They should wait for their paper score report and then follow the instructions outlined on it to redeem their voucher within MyACT.
Students who have not yet created a MyACT account will need their paper score report containing their ACT ID to create their account. Once they receive their paper score report by mail, these students should go to MyACT.org and follow the prompts. For an outline of these steps, refer to the MyACT Quick Start Guide, page 4.
If students need assistance related to their paper score reports, finding their scores online, or creating or accessing their MyACT account, please direct them to the Contact Us link on MyACT.org.
At this time, Testing Coordinators do not have any voucher codes.
If a student still needs their student code and information on how to create a MyACT Account, contact Susan Thornton, firstname.lastname@example.org