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Counseling Department Profile

The mission of the De Pere High School Counseling Staff is to provide academic, post- secondary and personal/social counseling that will help students successfully transition through high school into adult life. Our role as counselors is to provide counseling services that holistically address the individual needs of the student to the best of our ability.
 
Counselor assignments are noted below.

General Information

Junior Planning Conferences
Junior Planning conferences take place in the spring. A conference typically last 45-50 minutes and it is an opportunity for post-secondary planning. The following handouts are will help you get the most out of your conference.
 
Transcript Requests
Transcript requests are fulfilled through the Parchment Exchange system. If you are a current or former student who has used Parchment previously, click on the Existing User Account icon to sign in. If you are a current or former student and have never used Parchment before, click on the New Learner Account icon to set up an account. There is a $4.15 fee per transcript request. All transcripts are sent electronically.

Career Information

Career exploration should start by asking yourself three questions:  
  • Who am I?
  • What am I good at?
  • How do I get where I want to go? 
 
The best ways to find the answers to these questions is by:
  • Taking a variety of classes across the curriculum
  • Volunteering
  • Participating in extracurricular activities (in and outside of school)
  • Job shadowing
  • Having a job/employment
  • Being open to possibilities/experiences
 
Xello is career software program available to DPHS students. The site provides up-to-date career information, interest inventories, college searches, the opportunity to create a career portfolio, etc. This site can be accessed on the High School homepage under the Student tab. You can also check out other career exploration sites, including:
 

College Information

College Entrance Exams
College Rep Visits
NCAA Clearinghouse
Wisconsin Colleges

FAFSA/Scholarships

FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a federally run program that assists students in paying for their post-secondary education and provides opportunity and access to higher education.
  • Why fill out the FAFSA? Scholarship applications may require
  • FAFSA used for more than just federal aid –also state and institutional funding
  • Won’t know what eligible for until submitted –gives you a baseline to plan for future years
    Insurance policy if you need financial aid in future years –must reapply each year.
PLEASE NOTE: The FAFSA application for college bound seniors is now available October 1st of senior year. Click the logo below to access the FAFSA website.
 
fasfa logo
 
Need help filling out the FSFSA? Check out College Goal Wisconsin.
 
Scholarships
The timeline to apply for scholarships is usually from late October/early November through March/April of senior year. Local scholarships can be found by clicking on the calendar link (on the right). You also may find scholarships through civic and religious groups, fraternal organizations, or you and/or your parent(s) place of employment. 
Institutional scholarships at the colleges you are considering may also be a source.  
This is a list of other good scholarship resources:

Scheduling

Students are expected to follow the schedule listed in the portal until notified. Students will be notified via school email if the request was approved or denied. Requests will be approved ONLY if the change is deemed necessary and appropriate. Other helpful documents:

Summer Opportunities

Summer camps are a great way to learn more about your career options. Here is a partial list of area summer camp offerings:

Contact Information

1700 Chicago St.
De Pere WI 54115
920-983-2440
Fax: 920-983-2449