SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Mrs. April Reiman
Contact information
Phone: 618-893-4031
Email: 
areiman@cusd17.com

LINKS

JUNIOR LINKS

COLLEGE/CAREER EXPLORATION

SIUC College Fair
March 21st - Learn about perspective colleges and what they have to offer 

PSAE/ACT
April 23-24th - Each student will complete an interest inventory that will identify possible careers for students. - Students will also need to... (cont'd)

Career Speaker Series
April 25th- May - Guest speakers will come during ACT Prep to talk about their careers. If there is a specific career you are interested in, please... (cont'd) 

Dual Credit Courses

2014-2015 Dual Credit Courses Offered

  • Agriculture Mechanics 

  • Anatomy & Physiology 

  • Art Appreciation 

  • Government 

  • Wildlife Management

  • US History 

  • Environmental Biology 

  • Psychology

What are Dual Credit courses?
Dual Credit courses are classes taught by high school teachers at Cobden High School. These classes count not only for high school credit but also Shawnee Community College credit. A year long course yields six credit for college. Taking advantage of these offering will allow our students to experience college material earlier and potential reduce college courses they will have to take in the future! These courses are taught using college curriculum, materials, and in some cases book.

Requirements to Enroll in Dual Credit Courses
Students must be 16 years old and pass entrance criteria on the Asset or Compass Test. These test are usually administered during the students sophomore year. Students will be allowed to test multiple times.

Cost
Currently the only cost to the student and their family is a $25 book rental fee per course.

More Information can be found at the Shawnee Community College Website. Just click the link below!

https://shawneecc.edu/academics/dual-credit-program

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORES 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The Class of 2013 is required to have 27 credits to Graduate. Of those 27 there are specific subject requirements established by the State of Illinois and Cobden High School. Below is the tool used to check graduation status. All seniors were given credit checks in the beginning of the school year and again in January. If you have questions please contact Miss Forson via email or phone. Summer credit recovery is available for students who might need that service.

Graduation Check

Subject Area

English – 2 yrs Intensive Writing (English III, Composition/Creative Writing)

Oral Communication

Physical Education

Science

Mathematics

U.S. History

Health

Career Education/Resource Management

Government

Keyboarding

Electives (Art, Spanish, Agriculture, etc.)

Total

Credits Complete

Required Credits

4

English III

4

2

3

1

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

10

27

Juniors

PRAIRIE STATE ACHIEVEMENT TEST (PSAE)

APRIL 23-24, 2013

The PSAE is giving in conjunction with the ACT to all Illinois juniors during the month of April. Ms. Forson will proctor the exams at the St. Joseph Parish Hall. Juniors will come to school and will be delivered to the hall by bus. The test is free!! If students opt to retake the ACT at a later date, it costs $35. However, Ms. Forson has fee waivers for qualifying students.

Testing Schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013: ACT 

    • Covers Math, Reading, Science, and English

    • Does NOT include the Writing Portion.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013: WorkKeys

    • Topics include Math Applications, Reading for Information & Science