Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Golden Circle College & Career Fair
Remember! Golden Circle College Fair is Sept. 24

Encourage your students to attend the annual Golden Circle College & Career Fair later this month or consider organizing a school group to take part.
With more than 150 exhibiting colleges, universities, business and industry leaders, career, and student service organizations, the Golden Circle College and Career Fair provides a full spectrum of planning tools, resources, and institutions for any prospective or current college student.
27th Annual Golden Circle College & Career Fair
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Iowa Center for Higher Education
2500 Fleur Drive - Des Moines, Iowa
Spread the Word
As host of the Golden Circle College and Career Fair, the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN) provides promotional materials including email templates for families and a promotional flier you can download, print and distribute. Click here to visit the Golden Circle toolkit.
Students Need Barcodes 
Let your students spend more time talking with the college and less time filling out paperwork by getting personalized barcodes. Colleges will be equipped with scanners at the fair to quickly gather student information so they can spend more time answering questions and less time gathering contact information. To Get Your Student Barcode - click here.
Breakout Sessions
Several breakout sessions will be held throughout the event on a variety of topics including career planning, the future of Iowa's workforce, employer expectations in interviews, and the financial aid process. These sessions are free during the fair with additional sessions from ACT and Hy-Vee also planned.
Central Iowa – Top in the Nation for Career Outlook
Presented by Greater Des Moines Partnership
From Forbes’ #1 Best Cities for Young Professionals and #2 Best Cities for Jobs to NBC News’ #3 Top 10 U.S. Cities land Work, our many national rankings mean one thing – Greater Des Moines is thriving with opportunities for young adults. Learn why the metro area has become the fastest growing Midwestern city in the past decade and what is the outlook for the future. From great jobs to an exceptional quality of life, Central Iowa has it all for you, but will you have what Central Iowa needs?
How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process Presented by: Iowa College Access Network
Does the thought of college tuition have you worried? The financial aid process can seem daunting, especially to first-time students and parents. Learn about the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships, effective tools for college cost comparisons, and learn how they can access additional help. The following topics are covered during the presentation.
  • Financial Aid Process
  • Understanding Your FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs - College Comparisons
  • Aid Options
  • Scholarship Process
  • Where to Go for Help
Contact ICAN at ICAN@ICANsucceed.org or (877) 272-4692 with any questions or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Student Transcripts!

Transcripts can now be viewed in student/parent JMC.  You can print an "unofficial transcript" from there.  This is most pertinent to juniors/seniors who may need them for information regarding college applications!  You can view your transcripts by:

Logging into JMC
Select "Report Cards/Transcripts"
Select "Transcripts"

You can see your ACT scores (if you have tested), your G.P.A., class rank, etc!!!

This is a great new feature!

Keep in mind that if a college requests a transcript, they will likely want an official one, which must be requested from Mrs. Tribby in the front office.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Summer School Opportunity

Dear Students and Parents;

We would like to make you aware that ELC High School is once again planning a summer school opportunity this year to assist students who have failed a course and wish make up the credit.  Summer school will run from June 5 - June 30 and be in session from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00,  Monday through Friday.  Students will have the opportunity to make up 2 credits dependant on the amount of time spent working on the course (30 hours of work is a realistic number necessary to complete 1 course).

Summer school location will be at South Campus (Alternative High School), located at 1814 7th Avenue South.  Registration in summer school will be limited based on seat availability.   Students farthest behind credit wise will receive first priority for available seats.

During this time, students will work independently under the supervision of certified staff members of the ELC faculty.  Upon successful completion of all required assignments and exams, credit will be awarded.  All school work will be completed in the classroom.  No homework will be allowed.

There be an attendance policy due to the fact seating is limited.  Those who miss more than 1 day per week will be dropped to allow the open seat to the next available student on the waiting list.  A completed day consists of 4 hours of work time.  Vacations, appointments, work etc., should be scheduled around summer school hours.

Please assist us in the planning process by indicating your intention to participate in summer school on the attached form.  Please return the form to the high school office no later than May 8, 2017. 
If you have any questions, call or email either of the school officials listed below.


Brad Leonard                                                                                      Mindy Brechwald
brad.leonard@elc-csd.org                                                                   mindy.brechwald@elc-csd.org

High School Principal                                                                         High School Counselor

Click HERE for link to the registration form.  Please do not email or call to register.  You must return the form to Mrs. Jensen in the high school office.