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.
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.
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.
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
High school students can enroll for the 2022-2023 Gateway Technical College High School programs. These classes will take place during the school day, allowing students to leave to attend classes off campus. This is a free option (students may be charged tuition if courses are not completed successfully) available for students to earn college credit. Applications are due May 15, but students who turn in their application before March 1 will be given priority. There are currently six programs available that we will be offering. These courses can save you between $1,200 – $2,300. Contact Mrs. Meyer for an application!
We know that a healthy home and family life helps to nurture academic excellence. To promote healthy homes, minds and families, the Waterford School District is proud to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) through Aurora Healthcare at no charge to all Waterford 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.