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Post-Secondary Planning

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The EHS Counseling and Support staff are here to help students explore their possibilities and pursue their interests. Students and families are encouraged to visit this page often to see the calendar of college/university representative visits and other updates to assist with your post-secondary planning.


For the past five years, EHS has been recognized by Niche.com as the top school in the state for college preparedness.

See the post-secondary plans of last year's graduating class.

Post-Secondary Plan History


 

Naviance

NAVIANCE™ is a comprehensive college and career readiness resource that helps students align their strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, improve their short- and long-term academic outcomes and connect learning to life. This grade 9-12 resource, free to Edina Public Schools students and families, provides personalized academic planning, self-discovery, career exploration, and college and career preparation.

Third party cookies must be enabled for students to access assessments successfully. If you are unable to log into Naviance, please send an email to naviance@edinaschools.org. Please include in your email:

  • Student Name
  • Student Grade
  • Student Date of Birth
  • Student Email Address
  • Parent Name
  • Parent email address

A code will be emailed to you to access your account.

What Will you Find on Naviance?

  • College Lookup and Visit Schedule
  • College Search - enter criteria such as size, location, cost, specific majors or athletic programs. Students can produce a list of colleges that meet their criteria.
  • Scattergrams - graphical view of application outcomes
  • Senior Transcripts - Able to view when your transcript/application were sent to colleges.
  • Letters of Recommendation - Seniors will be able to view if theletters has been submitted.
  • Scholarships - Click Colleges - Scholarship list or National Scholarship Search
  • Enrichments Programs - Click Colleges - Enrichment Programs

Post-Secondary Events & College Visits

The college visit list is available to view on Naviance. Students can sign up to attend a Virtual Visit in Naviance through the Portal. You may log-in as a guest. On the left hand side of the page, click on "Visit Schedule."

Parents have their own log-in code. Send an email to naviance@edinaschools.org with your name, email, student name and grade to get a login.

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Financial Aid

Scholarships

Find a list of scholarships in Naviance Student under the colleges tab on a link called "Scholarship List." This list is updated weekly with active scholarships and should be checked regularly by students. It includes local, regional, national and some college specific scholarships.

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NCAA Registration

Students may register at any time, but we recommend that they register during their sophomore year. The registration website is www.eligibilitycenter.org. The NCAA Eligibility Center will evaluate a student’s academic credentials once the following information has been received, and the student has had his/her status requested by an NCAA member institution:

Vocational Trade Schools

Trade schools in Minnesota prepare learners for high-wage, high-demand careers in diverse sectors. While vocational education prepares students for jobs in both traditional trade positions such as plumbing, auto mechanic, and electrician, and more modern vocations involving robotics, cybersecurity, and engineering.

Career Technical Education

Transcript Request

The legal record or proof of your high school education is called an official transcript. You will need this when entering college, job opportunities, identification replacement, etc. 

NOTE: The release of a student transcript requires a signed request from the student (or the parent/legal guardian if the student is under 18 years old). A telephone call will not release your records. There is a $5.00 fee per transcript. Your check or money order may be made payable to Edina High School.

The official transcript will be stamped with the high school seal and must be kept in the sealed envelope for the transcript to remain official.

Special Education records including IEP's evaluations and assessments are located in Special Education Services at the District Office. Please call 952-848-4959.


Access Program

What is Access?

Access is a group of adult volunteers in coordination with the Counseling Department who work one-on-one with ANY EHS student to navigate the post-secondary planning process.

The goal of Access is for every EHS senior to have a post-secondary plan before they graduate.

Meeting Request

Access Meeting Request Form

Access can assist students with the following:

  • College search and application process (including help with essays)
  • Registering for ACT/SAT and where to find free study materials*
  • Activity List/Resume and/or mock interviews for jobs
  • Career exploration
  • Financial Aid (FAFSA/researching scholarships)
  • Administering Community College placement tests and study prep*
  • Field trips to Community Colleges*
  • Summer enrichment opportunities*

For the 2021-2022 school year, Access volunteers will be available in the College & Career Center (within the Media Center) on Thursdays from 8:45-3, or by appointment. Students are referred by their Counselor or teacher; or students may contact Ann Webster to be assigned an Access volunteer.

Counselor Liaison for Access

Julie Block

Susan Phetsamone

Counselor

Counselor

952-848-3188

952-848-3142


 

Military Academies

For students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, these 5 service academies offer an outstanding education and full 4-year scholarship including fully paid tuition, books, room and board, and medical and dental care. Admission into these academies is highly competitive. The admissions criteria include:

  • Outstanding high school academic performance
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Athletics and extracurricular activities
  • Leadership experience and community involvement
  • Congressional letter of recommendation (not required by the Coast Guard Academy)

It is important to understand all of the requirements early so you have time to accomplish all the necessary components. Graduates of all 5 academies receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned officers in their respective Branch. In all cases, there is a service obligation of a minimum of 5 years. In the United States, there are five military training academies, which are sometimes collectively known as the “Five-Pointed Star.” If you’re unsure which branch of the military to pursue, you can explore the history, admissions procedures, and eligibility requirements for each at their respective websites.