Meet the Counselor

Welcome students!  I am your counselor, Mrs. Verna Jones.  My office is located in the elementary hall between the second grade classroom and Title One.  My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to come and see me.  Seniors, I am looking forward to working with each one of you to make sure you have everything needed for graduation.  I am listing the scholarships available to you on this page, but if you need to ask any questions or need help with any of them, please come and see me personally.  Students needing the ACT, you will find our school code and other information about the ACT on this page.  You will also find information on FAFSA and TOPS.  Please pay attention to all school announcements so you don't miss any scholarship opportunities and deadlines.  I am looking forward to a great year!

Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarship opportunities should be available for 2017.  Listen to all morning announcements to find out when they are available and when they are due.  See Mrs. Jones to apply:

1.    Wendy's Heisman (athletes only)
2.    Louisiana Solid Waste Association Scholarship
3.    Burger King Scholarship
4.    Louisiana AFL-CIO
5.    2017 GE-REAGAN Foundation Scholarship
6.    Lela's College Planning Photo Challenge
7.    The AXA Achievement/Community Awards Scholarship
8.    ADK (education majors only)
9.    Buick Achievers (automotive industry related occupations)
10.  State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship
11.  Sheriffs' Association Scholarships
12.  Byrd scholarship (medical)
13.  Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Scholarship (business only)
14.  Neblett, Beard and Arsenault Scholarship
15.  Pilot Club of Leesville Scholarship (medical or business only)
16.  Rotary Club of Leesville Scholarship
17.  Kiwanis of Vernon Memorial Scholarship
18.  Fort Polk Spouses' Club Community Grants
19.  VP Employees' Scholarship (education majors)
20.  CLTCC "Do It Right" Scholarship
21.  LACD Scholarship
22.  Leesville Lions Club
23.  SHS Alumni
24.  SHS PTO
25.  National Beta Club Scholarship

26.  SHS FBLA Scholarship (must be a senior in FBLA and have been a member for at least 3 years; deadline April 3, 2017)--now available
27.  Intertribal Council of Central Louisiana




ACT Information
Simpson High School ACT Code is 192735.   To register to take the ACT and to view all ACT testing dates, please visit this website:  http://www.actstudent.org/

Try to register two months in advance.

To view the ACT Question of the Day,  click this link:  http://www.act.org/qotd/


JUMPSTART INFORMATION
Go to http://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/all-things-jump-start/ to find out about Jumpstart.


The following Word documents contain the graduation requirements:

JUMP START TOPS TECH COURSE REQUIREMENTS.docx
JUMP START UNIVERSITY COURSE REQUIREMENTS.docx
Dual Enrollment Information
Click http://vpsb.k12.la.us/Portals/VernonParish/District/docs/Dual_Enrollment_Newsletter.pdf to read a newsletter posted on the VPSB website about dual enrollment.
Information on TOPS and the FAFSA
Check out this website for information on TOPS and how to complete the FAFSA. 

http://www.osfa.state.la.us/