GUIDANCE

Whitko guidance department
Shelby Whiteleather and Lauren Cooper, Whitko Jr/Sr High School Guidance Counselors

Students visit Whitko’s guidance offices every day. At Whitko, we are advocates for the students. Each student should have a voice and each student’s story matters. In our offices you’ll find dedicated professionals who have unquestionable loyalty to Whitko’s students success.  

The Whitko Jr/Sr High School guidance team also works closely with seniors by communicating graduation information, providing official transcripts, and sharing scholarship opportunities. 

HELPFUL INFORMATION & FORMS

At Whitko Community Schools, your child’s education is our top priority. That’s why we’ve made it easy to have insight into their curriculum. To learn more about specific programs it may be helpful to set up a meeting with one of our guidance counselors on the Admissions Team. Please feel free to email them directly. 

Quantitative Reasoning Courses

Whitko Jr/Sr High School Course Description Guide 2022-23

Indiana College Core Checklist

Indiana Graduation Pathways

Making a decision about which diploma to pursue means evaluating where you see yourself in 10 years. And each diploma leads to a different path that isn’t better or worse, but simply helps each student reach the goals they have set for themselves. It is always important for students to meet regularly with a guidance counselor and it is always a good idea to find a mentor within the local community who can help them be successful.

General Diploma

Core 40 Diploma

Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma

Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma

Our Guidance Team of professionals want to help you get everything you need to be successful by giving you the tools to best prepare for your future!

Graduation Orders Through Jostens

Senior Timeline

Scholarships – an up-to-date list of available scholarships and deadlines

INvestED Free Resources

2022-23 Senior Parent Newsletter #1

 

Commencement Agreement

Transcript Waiver

Financial Aid Websites:
FINANCIAL AID THROUGH STATE FUNDED PROGRAMS. Find information on State Funded Programs! This document is packed full of useful websites that you’ll want to keep in your back pocket. https://www.in.gov/che/4498.htm

BIG FUTURE. Get handouts and other college planning resources to share with students and families. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

SHOLARSHIPS.COM Over 3.7 Million College Scholarships & Grants Worth Around $19 Billion https://www.scholarships.com
 
COLLEGE BOARD. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. http://www.collegeboard.org/
 
FAST WEB. Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college http://www.fastweb.com/
 
SAT/ACT Prep:
NUMBER 2. Based on the idea of a “Number 2” pencil, you’ll find free prep for the ACT and SAT. http://www.number2.com/
 

Transcripts may be obtained from the Whitko Jr/Sr High School Guidance Department via email or your may contact them over the phone. When requesting a transcript, please list the following:

  • name as it appeared when you were at WHS
  • date of birth
  • the year of graduation or dates of attendance

Also include where the transcript is to be sent by including the name of the college, your address (if you wish it sent to your home), or if you wish it to be faxed for an employment opportunity, please list the fax number.  

Request your transcript through Parchment.

MEET OUR TEAM

Cooper, Lauren

Cooper, Lauren

WJSH Counselor
Departments: Administration, Guidance
Email:  lauren.cooper@whitko.org

Kessie, Jean

Kessie, Jean

WJSH Guidance Secretary
Departments: Administration, Guidance
Email:  jean.kessie@whitko.org

Whiteleather, Shelby

Whiteleather, Shelby

WJSH Counselor
Departments: Administration, Guidance
Email:  shelby.whiteleather@whitko.org