Preparing Waterford Union Students for

College

All Waterford Union High School students will take a state mandated ACT in early spring of their junior year.  This test is offered during the school day and is a college reportable score.  In addition students may register with ACT to take the ACT on a National Test Date.  Colleges will use the best score for admission purposes when applying to colleges in senior year.

The ACT measures the knowledge, understanding, and skills that you have acquired throughout your education.  Therefore the best preparation for the test is successful completion of rigorous college preparatory courses at Waterford Union High School.  This includes a minimum of 3 or more years of math, science, social studies, and 4 years of English. Four years of math, science, and social studies is highly recommended.

ACT Prep
ACT offers both free and fee based ACT prep

ACT Test Dates

Students attending a college or university that requires SAT can find more information here

SAT

UW Help

Information on University of Wisconsin 2 and 4 year Universities, including a link to the UW online application

WI Private Colleges and Universities

WI Technical Colleges

Career and College resource for students

National College Fairs

Wisconsin Education Fairs

College Navigator

College Score Card

Waterford Union High School Financial Aid Night

  • Early Fall

College Net Price Calculators

US Department of Education Student Aid Site

  • Preparing for college
  • Understanding costs/types of aid
  • FAFSA4caster

Need help filling out your FAFSA?

  • Attend a College Goal Wisconsin Session in October/November
  • Free on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA
  • $30,000 in scholarships will be awarded

The Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid- FinAid!

  • Interactive calculators (EFC, savings, etc)
  • Ask the Aid Advisor
  • Glossary of Financial Aid Terms
  • Planning beyond financial aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA

  • How to fill out the FAFSA (video)

Myths about Financial Aid (video)

Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarships (Deadline: August 15, 2021)
Looking to pursue a degree in STEM? Capital Auto Auction is awarding a scholarship to support students getting a solid education in STEM-related degrees.
Click here  for more info and to apply!

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Every year we recognize high-school students who have made remarkable contributions to their schools or communities and award them with scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 – helping them get closer to their dream of attending college. Since its launch in 2003, Equitable Excellence has awarded over $30 million to more than 6,800 students, making us one of the nation’s largest corporate scholarship providers. Click here to apply.

American Legion Scholarship ProgramsThe American Legion provides a number of scholarship opportunities. Please visit www.legion.org for more information.

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Eligibility criteria include: high school graduation in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need, and United States citizenship. Please click here for the application link and to see the various application deadlines.

Early Childhood Education Degree Scholarships

Potentially hundreds or thousands of early childhood education degree scholarships. Some of these scholarships will be dedicated to ECE specifically; whereas, others will be dedicated to future teachers in general. Be sure to look at all scholarships for education majors no matter whether the scholarship is for college and university expenses, licensures, or for conferences. Every scholarship will help provide you with a brighter future and to help you become a better teacher. Please visit LINK for hundreds of scholarships.


Semper Fidelis All-American Program

Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognized high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. To apply to this program you must be a high school junior who possesses a fighting spirit to improve the lives of others, and meet the basic requirements.  Please apply at https://sfaap.marines.com/


Letter of Recommendation Form


Example of a Simple Activity Resume

Example of a Detailed Activity Resume

Scholarship Databases

www.fastweb.com

www.fastaid.com

www.scholarship-page.com

www.gocollege.com

www.collegeboard.org

Scholarship Scams

google

Career

Apprenticeship is post-secondary education like a college or university. But there’s a big difference. Apprentices learn only a portion of their skills in a traditional classroom. They receive most of their training on-the-job, while working for an employer who pays a good wage. The employment is the primary requirement for an apprenticeship – a job must exist in order for the apprentice to be trained. The classroom instruction is usually provided through the Wisconsin Technical College system.

Register today!

Waterford Union High School now offers students and parents the opportunity to plan their course of study through high school using Wisconsin Career Pathways.

Need more information?

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce in the 21st century and beyond.

The Department’s primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to our seniors to apply for the GPS program. If you are interested, you can reach out to Mrs. Wessel (awessel@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us) for more information.

Are you a junior or senior who has a job? Did you know you could be eligible for early release and other incentives through the state? Contact Mrs. Meyer (ameyer@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us) to learn more or visit the Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship website.

XELLO (formally Career Cruising) is available for WUHS students to explore a variety of post-secondary options.  Interest testing, post-secondary school searches, and information on hundreds of careers are available at the click of a button through XELLO.

WUHS students will use XELLO in the classroom and in individual meetings with their counselors.  Students will have every opportunity to explore post-secondary options, research careers, and build an Individual Learning Plan in XELLO throughout their 4 years here at WUHS.

Students must be logged into their WUHS Google Account to access XELLO

XELLO Student Link

Life

  • We know that a healthy home and family life helps to nurture academic excellence.  To promote healthy homes, minds and families, the Wauwatosa School District is proud to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) through Aurora Healthcare at no charge to all Wauwatosa School District students and families residing in the same household.

    This program provides students and families up to six goal-focused confidential professional counseling, consultation, or intervention sessions per family member, per issue to address personal, family or environmental factors that impact academic performance or personal well being.

    Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program of Aurora Health Care, the counselors of the Student and Family Assistance Program have been serving Wisconsin families for more than 25 years.

    HOW IT WORKS:

    Help begins when a family member or legally responsible adult calls the program. Based on your needs, Aurora specialists will:

    • Connect you by phone with a professional counselor who will consult with you.

    • Schedule a confidential appointment with a program counselor for you or your family. Many times, a family’s concerns can be resolved within program sessions, saving time and money.

    • Assist with an insurance or community based referral, if your situation requires further treatment or additional resources.

    All services are confidential. No information about you or your family situation will be shared with school personnel without your permission.

    WHEN TO USE THE PROGRAM:

    This varies from person to person. Generally, it’s wise to seek help when a problem:

    • Interferes with normal activities

    • Occupies too much of your time

    • Persists for more than several weeks

    TYPICAL CONCERNS MAY INCLUDE:

    • Academic pressures

    • Alcohol/drug issues

    • Anxiety and depression

    • Child/family issues

    • Divorce/blended families

    • Marital/relationship issues

    • Parenting issues and questions

    • Stress management

    COACHING FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGES

    The program also offers coaching for students and families at the middle and high school level who are going through behavior changes.  Topics for coaching sessions include:

    • Anger Management

    • Rethinking Drinking

    • Coping with Stress, Anxiety & Change

    • Marijuana Use

    For confidential, FREE assistance, call Aurora SFAP at 800-236-3231. You may also contact your Student Services staff member at your individual school for assistance or see the links provided for additional information on how or when to utilize the SFAP program.

Meet Our Staff

Nicole Werner
Nicole Werner Counselor
Student Last Name: A – E
(262) 534-3341 ext. 3401
Jonathan Frey
Jonathan FreyCounselor
Student Last Name: F – K
(262) 534-3341 ext. 3402
Amelia Wessel
Amelia WesselCounselor
Student Last Name: L – R
(262) 534-3341 ext. 3404
Amy Meyer
Amy MeyerCounselor
Student Last Name: S – Z
(262) 534-3341 ext. 3403
Nicole Duldulao
Nicole DuldulaoAdmin. Assistant
Student Services
(262) 534-3341 ext. 3400
Emily Castle
Emily CastleAdmin. Assistant
Enrollment Specialist
(262) 534-3341 ext. 3405
Karlie Francour
Karlie FrancourSchool Social Worker
Lynn Davis
Lynn DavisEdgenuity and AP Coordinator

AP Information

262-534-3189 ext.1426

Dana Sorenson
Dana SorensonSchool Psychologist
(262)534-3341 ext. 3406
Michael May
Michael MaySchool Resource Officer
(262)534-3341 ext.3409

Additional Services

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Presentations

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School Profile

Fox River Consortium

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Honor Roll

Exam Exemptions

Above and Beyond

NCAA Eligibility

AP Information

Joe Runte

Joe has been involved in Football, Powerlifting and Track during his high school years.  He works at Walmart as a stocker.  Joe has taken advantage of a number of dual credit opportunities while at Waterford.  He has taken Project Lead the Way Engineering classes with Mr. Radar that lead to credit at Gateway Technical College.  He has taken Start College Now classes in electronics.  He is currently enrolled in the SMART Manufacturing Career Academy through Gateway as well.  Joe is exploring attending either UW Platteville or Gateway Technical College for an electrical engineering program after high school.

Chloe Werner

During her high school years, Chloe has been involved in Volleyball, Track, National Honors Society and Best Buddies.  Chloe works during the summer at Waterford Summer Playground with the Special Education children. While at Waterford Chloe has taken advantage of a number of dual enrollment classes to earn college credit before graduating.  Chloe has taken Psychology and Sociology classes through Gateway Technical College and is enrolled in PIE classes that will earn her UW Whitewater credit in both English and Public Speaking.  Chloe is interested in majoring in psychology and attending a 4 year college to further her volleyball career as well.

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