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    Welcome to the Normal West Counseling Website
    The NCWHS Guidance Department Mission is "Support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach by addressing academic, career and personal/social skills necessary to achieve quality learning and lifelong successes."
    The NCWHS Counseling Department Vision Statement--We believe:
    Learning involves the education of the whole person.
    All student's ethnic, cultural, racial differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing our counseling programs.
    Learning requires the active participation, mutual respect and individual accountability of students, teachers, staff, parents and community members. 


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    Seniors- Make sure you are checking out all of the scholarships posted on our website.  Many have deadlines coming up over the next few months! 
    Financial Aid (FAFSA) Workshop offered at Normal West!
    If you are needing help to fill out the application for college financial aid (known as the FAFSA) or to understand the information after completing the process, please plan to attend this workshop on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Normal West IMC.  Gina, our "college coach",  represents the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and helps our families navigate the sometimes confusing financial aid process.  

     ACT/SAT PREP through Heartland Community College.   Flyer

     Health Career Fair

    Interested in a career in Health Science?  There is a Health Science career fair at the Bloomington Area Career Center on October 3rd! Flyer

     College Fair at ISU!

    The Greater McLean County College Night is on Tuesday, October 10 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.  Read more atwww.Admissions.IllinoisState.edu/collegefair

    Many colleges at the fair will use Strivescan as a method to get demographic information about students. Please encourage your students to register at: https://app.strivescan.com/students and then they can easily share their information with college representatives at the fair.

     GPS Series at Heartland

    The Guided Path to Success (GPS) Workshop Series is designed to help you with study techniques, life skills and career readiness. This semester 14 topics will be offered. Attend the ones that are the most beneficial to you.


    Earn one free General Studies (GENS) credit by participating in at least eight different workshops and completing the homework assignments and a final reflective essay. You can earn up to 3 free credits by continuing to participate in the program in future semesters. Please note: if you have completed GENS 105, Life Success, you cannot earn additional credit by attending the workshops. Fall Workshops    Application Process


     College night is coming up on October 4th from 6:30-7:30!  All students/families are welcome to attend.  Learn about financial aid, private vs public universities, and more.  Hope to see you there!    

     Did you miss the open house?  Did you forget to grab a flier from the counselors?  Here are the forms for each class: 

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