STUDENT SUPPORT

Providing Support for Our Students and Families


Counseling & Career Office

Three counselors are available to assist Red Wing High School students and their families in the areas of educational development, career and college planning and personal/social development. Students are assigned to a counselor by the student’s last name. To contact your counselor via email, please click on their name below.

The counselors also serve the important role of connecting students with other support services in the school or community. Please feel free to contact the Student Services office with concerns about a student or his/her adjustment to Red Wing High School.

Office Information
Hours:   Open daily 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone:   651-385-4612

9-12 Students A - K Counselor
Vanessa Jones
651-385-4609

9-12 Students L - Z Counselor
Heidi Raasch
651-385-4608

8th Grade Students Counselor
Robin Pagel
651-385-4616

Secretary
Tina Wronski Grinager
651-385-4612


We are excited to welcome you to our school community. Red Wing High School offers a variety of academic, athletic, fine arts and service opportunities. Please take time to explore the high school website and discover what interests you!

For more information about enrollment click here.
For information about Red Wing Public School's Free and Reduced Meal Program click here.

For information about student parking permits click here and for the student parking orientation click here.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements for each graduating class are outlined in the RWHS Program of Studies.  

2018-2019 RWHS Program of Studies
Students needing to access the RWHS Program of Studies should click here

​​​Course Change Form
Students needing to change course assignments should click HERE to download the form.
Red Wing High School Dual Credit Opportunities
Several options are available for RWHS students to earn college credit including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Concurrent Enrollment, and College-Level Examination Programs.  Contact a counselor for further information regarding any of these programs.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
AP courses are college level courses that help students prepare for the rigor of college. Students can opt to take an end of course exam that may earn them college credit. RWHS offers the following Advanced Placement courses:

AP Biology
AP Calculus
AP Chemistry
AP Economics
AP Human Geography
AP Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition
AP Physics
AP Studio Art
AP US History
AP World History

Concurrent Enrollment Courses
In Concurrent Enrollment Courses students are dually enrolled at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical and RWHS. Students must apply to the college, meet GPA and Accuplacer requirements to qualify for college credit.
The following RWHS courses have this option  available:  

College Organic Chemistry  -  4 credits
College Psychology  -  3 credits
AP Language & Composition  -  3 credits
AP Literature & Comp  -  6 credits

For more information about concurrent enrollment courses through our partnership with Minnesota State College Southeast, click HERE.

College in the Schools
Several of our courses are qualified as College In the School courses, where students are dually enrolled at the University of Minnesota and RWHS. Students must meet GPA requirements to qualify to earn college credit.

Spanish V  -  5 credits
German V  -  10 credits
Probability & Statistics  -  3 credits

Project Lead the Way
Students can opt to take an end of course assessment in PLTW courses in order to obtain college credit. Students can choose to obtain these credits from the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University  or  Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Intro to Engineer and Design -  3 credits
Principals of Engineering -  3 credits
Digital Electronics  -  3 credits
Civil Engineering -  3 credits

College-Level Examination Programs
These courses will result in agreements between Red Wing High School and selected post-secondary schools in Southern Minnesota that will provide curricula allowing advanced standing for students in post -secondary technical programs upon exam completion. There are a variety of courses in Agriculture, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Industrial Technology and Media Arts. Students can refer to the RWHS Program of Studies for eligible courses. 

Post-Secondary Education Options (PSEO)
Post-secondary Education Options (PSEO)  is an opportunity for eligible high school students to enroll in college or university courses that earn credits simultaneously for both their high school diploma and their college degree.  Students should work with their counselor to arrange this to be sure all requirements are met before, during and after the course.

​Accuplacer Tests
Community and Technical Colleges require students to take placement tests.  Many use the Accuplacer test.  The results of these tests determine what level Math and English classes students will take at the college.  It is important to do well on these tests so students won't have to take remedial classes.  There are websites that have information on these tests, one is Collegeboard Accuplacer information.

To see a brochure of dual credit options en Español  click here.
Every senior should sign for a Senior Meeting with their counselor in the fall of their Senior year.  Please see Mrs. G in the Counseling Office to arrange this meeting.  

Graduation Information
Commencement for the Class of 2019 will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7pm in the Sonju Gymnasium.  Graduates will have a class breakfast that morning, with rehearsal to follow.  

Senior Meeting Dates

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are financial awards that are given to students that do not have to be repaid.  There are many, many different scholarships that are awarded based on many different criteria. Some examples of the criteria are:
good grades, financial need, ethnic heritage, athletic or artistic talent or the degree that will be pursued in post secondary education.  Community service is the most common criteria required on scholarship applications.  Watch out for scholarship scams, you should never have to pay to apply for a scholarship.

Below are links to some of the many scholarship sites.
www.studentscholarships.org
www.scholarships.com
www.schoolsoup.com
www.fastweb.com
www.collegeanswer.com

Local Scholarships
​​​​​Local scholarships are available for RWHS seniors only.  Watch for the letter/packet in early March. 

Hedin Hartnagel Loan Information
The Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund, Inc. lends money to Red Wing High School graduates for post-secondary education for the upcoming semester. A student may borrow up to $1250.00 per semester and up to $2500.00 per year for education expenses. The maximum amount the Fund will lend to each individual student is $10,000.00 during the course of his/her continuing education.  For more information click here.
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Letter of Recommendation Process
Click HERE to print the Letter of Recommendation request and information form to give to your teachers.  Depending on your college, there may also be a Naviance or other online component to complete. Students should review the admission information for each college to determine how to submit Letters of Recommendation with applications.  

Transcript Requests
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Transcripts may be requested in the Red Wing High School Counseling and Career Office by filling out a transcript request form and paying $2.00.  You may also request via Naviance.
Click HERE to download a copy of transcript request form.

Financial Aid Information
The best site to get information about the FAFSA and applying for financial aid is at:  http://studentaid.ed.gov.
REMINDER - When filling out the FAFSA - go to www.fafsa.ed.gov - not fafsa.com or fafsa.org.

College Admission Exams Information
As the year moves forward, students will hear about the various tests that are given as part of the post–secondary planning process. Most 4 year colleges require students to take either the ACT or SAT test to use as a measure for acceptance into their school along with potential scholarship availability. You should check with each college as to what test they require/prefer.


 ACT Test This is the college entrance test that most students in the Midwest take. Most juniors take this test in April as they will have almost another year more of education than if they take it in October. Juniors may retake the test in June or October if they want to improve their score. More information about this test and the test registration deadlines are available at www.actstudent.org.

A common question with this test is if a student should take the optional writing portion that is now required by some colleges.  Unless the student knows exactly where he or she wants to go and that school does not require the written portion, students should take the written portion.


ACT Testing Accommodations
Students with a disability may qualify for accommodations for college entrance or placement exams, such as the AccuPlacer, ACT, or SAT.  Students who may need financial assistance may also receive assistance.  For details, contact a guidance counselor.

Click on links below for more ACT information:
MN schools requiring the ACT Writing test
ACT score information for Minnesota students

 
***Practice ACT Tests ***
Practice ACT tests are available online. 
Here are some resources:

http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/
http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/act.php (video coach and practice tests both timed and not-timed)
http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/order.html  (this costs money) 
http://www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=13
  

SAT Test
This college admissions test is taken by about 10 RWHS students each year. This test is required by highly selective colleges, including the military academies. It is not given in Red Wing. Register online at www.collegeboard.com.

SAT Testing Accommodations
Students with a disability may qualify for accommodations for college entrance or placement exams, such as the AccuPlacer, ACT, or SAT.  Students who may need financial assistance may also receive assistance.  For details, contact a guidance counselor.
 

PSAT Test
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.  

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills
You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:
  • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
  • Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service. 


Accuplacer Tests
Community and Technical Colleges require students to take placement tests.  Many use the Accuplacer test.  The results of these tests determine what level Math and English classes students will take at the college.  It is important to do well on these tests so students won't have to take remedial classes.  There are websites that have information on these tests, one isCollegeboard Accuplacer information.

College Entrance/Placement Testing Accommodations
Students with a disability may qualify for accommodations for college entrance or placement exams, such as the AccuPlacer, AP exams, PSAT, ACT, or SAT.  Students who may need financial assistance may also receive assistance.  For details, contact a guidance counselor.
 

For information on Credit Recovery options, please contact the Credit Recovery Coordinator, Nicky Larson. 

Night School

Night School classes meet Monday afternoons from 2:50pm-4:50pm in the RWHS IMC.  Classes will only meet when school is in session. All assignments must be completed by May 20, 2019 with an average of 70% or greater for students to receive credit for these classes.  

Meeting Dates: 
-September 17 & 24
-October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
-November 5, 12, 19, 26
-December 3, 10, 17
-January 7, 14, 21, 28
-February 4, 11, 18, 25
-March 11, 18, 25
-April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
-May 6, 13, 20

Registration:

Students must meet with high school counselors to determine night school eligibility and classes to be enrolled in while attending the program. Parents will complete the Credit Recovery Application with their child and return it to their counselor for signatures.  Application en Español.

Attendance:

Night School meets on a limited number of times and weekly attendance is expected.  Extracurricular activities will not excuse a student from class. Each student is allowed no more than two absences and two tardies per semester. Additional absences or tardies may result in termination from the program. Teachers will maintain a weekly attendance record for each student.

Instructional Program:

Night School is a self-paced program. Students are eligible to earn .50 credits each semester if they complete all necessary work for the course.



Summer School

Red Wing High School will be offering a credit recovery program during Summer 2019.  All courses allow a student to make-up credit towards graduation requirements.  Classes for original credit (first-time) will not be offered. The summer program will begin Monday, June 10, 2019 and will run from 8-12:30 every day.
 

Registration:

Students must meet with high school counselors to determine summer school eligibility and classes to be enrolled in while attending the program. Parents will complete the Credit Recovery Application with their child and return it to their counselor for signatures.  Application en Español.



Tower View Alternative High School
Tower View Alternative High School is a program sponsored by the Goodhue County Education District and staffed by Red Wing Public Schools.  Tower View has full standards-based math, language arts, career/technical education, social studies, and science curricula; outdoor recreation and physical education; parenting classes and other support/human resource services; ArtReach; Youth Outreach; special education; art classes; and robotics.

To apply for Tower View students or guardians should schedule a meeting with an RWHS counselor.  

Contact Principal, Dr. Beth Borgen, for more information.  
Transcript Requests
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Transcripts may be requested by:
1) Coming in person to the Red Wing High School Counseling and Career Office, filling out a transcript request form and paying $2.00.
2) Mailing a signed request giving the graduation date or the approximate date of last attendance, date of birth and the name under which you were enrolled. Mailed requests must include the $2.00 fee.

Click HERE to download a copy of transcript request form.

Hedin Hartnagel Loan Information
The Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund, Inc. lends money to Red Wing High School graduates for post-secondary education for the upcoming semester. A student may borrow up to $1250.00 per semester and up to $2500.00 per year for education expenses. The maximum amount the Fund will lend to each individual student is $10,000.00 during the course of his/her continuing education.  For more information click here.
 

Additional Student Support

Red Wing High School also offers connections with other support services in the building or community.   Contact information is below or a school counselor can assist in connecting students to these resources as well.  
 

Support for Students on Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
Psychologist

Candis Haekenkamp

Social Workers
Kaycee Tulip
Ashley Nelson

Support for English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL Instructor
Megan Hanten
A program for students who have a home language other than English, committed to teaching social and academic English to maximize students’ classroom experience.

Intérprete en Español 
Jeimmy Yusty-Rojas
651-385-4607
Officer Ryan Sullivan, Red Wing Police Department

Mr. Richard Torres, RWHS Home/School Liaison

Mr. Mitch Skeen, Prairie Island Indian Community High School Liaison
Office Phone: 651-385-4528 
Cell Phone: 651-775-3595

The mission of Youth Outreach is to provide intervention, life-skills education and mentoring for adolescents at risk of facing serious challenges in their healthy transition to adulthood.  RWYO programs are proven to have a positive impact on the attitudes and decision-making skills of our community’s youth.  For more information click here.

Jenna Collins
Red Wing Youth Outreach RWHS Mentor Coordinator
651-278-5839
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It is the mission of Hispanic Outreach to serve Hispanics through support services, advocacy and education to ease their integration into the community while preserving their culture.  Hispanic Outreach offers tutoring services to Red Wing High School students as well.   For more information click here.
All students in grades 8-12 are eligible to use our Food Pantry here at RWHS.  Students can talk to a counselor, teacher or the nurse to get connected, then will be sent home regularly with a discreet bag of food or self-care products as needed.  There is no limit on who can use this service or how many times. 

The Food Pantry service is handled by our nurse, Vikki LeClaire, and students are kept anonymous. 
This is an amazing service that we encourage our students to take advantage of.  A healthy body = a healthy mind!