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Class of 2024 Google Classroom

Juniors: Please join the Class of 2024 Google Classroom (password: exzpebk) to stay up to date on important information coming from the counseling office.

Virtual Financial Aid Nights

Seniors and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a virtual financial aid night provided by Michigan Department of Treasury's MI Student Aid team.  Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics: FAFSA application information, federal financial aid programs, state financial aid programs, scholarship search resources.  Sessions are offered on various dates between 10/4 and 11/29.  All sessions are free of charge and open to the public.  More information is available at https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/students-fams/virtual-financial-aid-nights

Junior Year Planning Checklist

Juniors/Junior Parents: Please utilize this junior year planning checklist for information pertaining to your junior year.  It is very important that you complete the junior survey that is embedded in the checklist in order to inform your counselor if you would like to schedule an individual meeting to discuss grad requirements, post-high school planning, or any questions you have.

Michigan College Month

Seniors: October is "Michigan College Month" and while many Michigan colleges do not have application fees this year, some that do are waiving the fee at some point during the month of October!  Please reference this document for more details.  We encourage all seniors who are planning to apply to college do so by the end of October in order to maximize consideration as well as scholarship opportunity.  Please contact your counselor if you have any questions!

DAR Good Citizen Award

Seniors: If you are interested in being considered for the DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest, please stop by the counseling office at your home school.  Students selected for this award must possess the following qualities: dependability, service, leadership, patriotism.  For the chance to win at least $250, students will be required to prepare a resume and write an essay.  Deadline for consideration is October 4.

CTC Open House

CTC will be hosting a fall open house on Tuesday, 10/25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Check out programs, meet teachers, and learn more about the career/tech ed experience!

Class of 2023 Google Classroom

Seniors: Please join the Class of 2023 Google Classroom (password: 233m5rb) to stay up to date on important information coming from the counseling office.

Senior Year Planning Checklist

Seniors/Senior Parents: Please utilize this senior year planning checklist for information relevant to your last year of high school.  It is very important that you complete the senior survey that is embedded in the checklist in order to inform your counselor if you would like to schedule an individual meeting to review post-high plans and ask questions.

College Rep Visits

College Rep Visits: During the fall, college representatives visit our high schools to present information about their institution.  If you are interested in attending any of these visits, fill out this form.  Please check back often as more schools continue to schedule visits.  Students may sign up for up to THREE visits.   Students who choose to attend a visit must be in good academic standing and will receive a pass the day of the presentation (Check in with Advisory teacher for attendance and pass.).  All visits are open to both East and West students in all grades.

Counseling Team

Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-F)
Anna Wicks
East Counselor (G-M)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (N-Z)
MaryBeth Timmer
East Registrar
Lara DeWitt
West Counselor (A-Hn)
Lauren Driesenga
West Counselor (Ho-Q)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (R-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar
Todd Kamstra
Student Success Coordinator