Roseville Area High School's Counseling Department supports students' academic, career, and personal/social needs through individual planning, responsive services, and classroom guidance. School counselors help students to be successful in school and beyond. Students will receive services in a supportive, safe, and caring environment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, beliefs, or ability.
School counselors can assist students in many areas, including:
- Goal setting
- Academic plans
- Organizations and study skills
- Career exploration
- Post-secondary education planning
- Crisis response and intervention
- Coping skills
- Peer relationships
- Problem solving
- Consultation and collaboration with teachers, administrators, and parents
- Referrals to further mental support
- Family conferences
School counselors are assigned by either a student's last name or participation in AVID/PSEO/Multilingual Learner programs. To reach your student's counselor, select Counselors from the menu on the left or contact our support staff listed below.
- Class Registration
- Schedule Change Guidelines
- College & Career Center
- PSEO Enrollment
- College Preparation Support
- Pre-Collegiate Exams
- Credit Recovery
- Early Graduation
- Log-in Information
- Naviance & MCIS
- Transcript Requests
Class registration for each upcoming school year takes place the prior January. You can access our registration website anytime.
Roseville Area High School is ready to register your student for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The beautiful thing about the schedule at RAHS is that we have so many opportunities for students to explore courses for college and career while still taking the required courses to graduate! We want students to have tried different courses so they know what they like and what they don't want to do after high school. Please check out our new registration website to investigate which classes you want to take next year!
Rising 9th graders (current 8th graders): please join us for #ReadyForRAHS on January 6, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:00pm for a Registration Open House. You will be able to take a self-guided tour and meet teachers! Principal Hester will be giving a short presentation at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend the event, all the information is available on our registration website.
Rising 10th graders (current 9th graders): please take a look at your registration worksheet (make a copy in notability so you can use it) to see your required courses and investigate which classes you are curious enough about to take next year! It is the right time to be thinking about what you want to do after high school! Make sure you have a plan for your 2 credits of Fine Arts requirements(Music, Media Arts, Graphic Design and/or Photography).
Rising 11th graders (current 10th graders): please take a look at your registration worksheet (make a copy in notability so you can use it) to see your required courses and investigate which classes you are curious enough about to take next year! Try something new to balance out your rigorous courses. Consider what you will need to have for the college of your choice or consider which career pathway you want to follow (consider how much money you could make with one of our certifications right out of RAHS)!
Rising 12th graders (current 11th graders): please take a look at your registration worksheet (make a copy in notability so you can use it) to see your required courses and investigate which classes you are curious enough about to take next year! Consider taking courses to prepare you for life after RAHS!
Students can make an appointment with their school counselor with any questions they have about registration!
Course changes will be considered before the start of the trimester and the first two days of each trimester and must fit the following requirements:
- Medical/physical restriction
- Missing the prerequisite
- Inappropriate placement as determined by the counselor or teacher
- School-driven class-size balancing
Hello from the Career & College Center! Our mission is to help students explore and prepare for whatever path they decide after graduating from RAHS. We want students to know all of the options available to them so they can make a post-secondary choice that excites them. Here is a little snapshot of who we are and what areas we specialize in:
Brynn McConnell, Career Navigator | I do a lot of work with career exploration, interest and aptitude inventories, employment opportunities, job shadows, guest speakers, field trips to area employers, and helping students get a jump start on their career through employment, internships, and earning industry-recognized credentials and certificates. I’m especially passionate about careers that do not require a 4-year college degree.
Jessica Hammond, College Coordinator | I provide support and resources for students who are planning to attend college. I coordinate college representative visits and fairs, assist students in exploring colleges and navigating the college application process, educate students on financial aid, manage our scholarship program, and help students prepare for college entrance exams.
The Career & College Center (room C170) is located just outside of the Commons (by the beautiful new mural!); we love visitors and helping our students plan for life after RAHS!
You can also contact us via email for any questions related to post-graduation planning!
What is PSEO?
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see note below). Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis.
By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year (whichever is earlier), schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.
There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.
Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions.
Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.
School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.
Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.
All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding the number of credits will be final.
Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.
Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional postsecondary courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.
How do I apply?
Students interested in being a PSEO student should make an appointment with Ger Vue, the RAHS PSEO counselor. Prior to their appointment, students should decide which college(s) they would like to apply to and bring the corresponding applications. Applications can be found on each college's website. Admissions criteria, application procedures, forms, and deadlines will vary between colleges. PSEO student will work with Mr. Vue to ensure the PSEO courses they take also meet RAHS graduation requirements.
Helpful Links and Forms
College Possible makes college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support! Each February, the College Possible coaches would recruit a group of 40 sophomores s committed to going to college. Our students come from low-income backgrounds and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students selected into our program attend 2 hour sessions/twice per week after school during their junior and senior year. They also remain in our program until they graduate college and receive the support of a college coach.
RAHS students have participated in Genesys Works, a unique collaboration with area businesses in which students get exceptional real world experience, mentoring and high school credits. Students are nominated to apply. Students should see their counselor for more information. For more information about Genesys Work, click here.
Power of You
The Power of YOU program makes the first two years at Saint Paul College tuition-free for eligible high school graduates. It covers the cost of tuition and fees for two years at Saint Paul College through state and federal grants and private scholarships. The Power of YOU supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. Certain criterion must be met, including family income and GPA. For more information contact Saint Paul College at powerofyou@SaintPaul.edu.
Traditionally, four-year colleges have expected college entrance standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT.
The ACT test, started by the American College Testing Program, is a standardized pencil-and-paper test used as a college entrance exam. Colleges and universities use your ACT score, along with your GPA, extracurricular activities, and high school involvement to determine admission to their campus as a freshman. The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT's writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score. Currently, Roseville Area High School offers the chance to take the ACT exam on a specific date in March or April for all Juniors.
The PSAT or Pre SAT is an optional test offered to RAHS Juniors in October. The PSAT is used to determine National Merit Scholars and is the gateway to thousands of dollars in potential scholarships. It’s an exceptional practice for the ACT, which all RAHS students will take in April of their Junior year for free. The PSAT cost is $27 but scholarships are available. Students should see their counselor for more information on the PSAT. Students register via Fee Pay on the RAHS website beginning in August.
Summer school will be held June 19–30, and July 10-21, 2023. If you are interested in registering for the session, please email Mai Lor at Mai.Lor@isd623.org. Thank you!
Fairview Alternative High School (FAHS)
Fairview Alternative High School is a respectful and supportive high school that empowers students to take an active role in their learning through a variety of instructional strategies in a small learning community. Fairview Alternative High School differs from a traditional high school for many reasons. Some examples are: smaller class sizes, enhanced individualized instruction, credit opportunities in the summer, and a project-based learning curriculum.
ParentVue in Synergy
Call Student Support at 651-635-1662 to obtain activation key. Set up account as follows:
Click on I am a Parent
Under Activate My Account, click on link
Use information on activation key to set up account
Username: Put in email address
Password – click on forgot password (new one will be sent to you)
StudentVue in Synergy, School Computers, Schoology, and Google
Username: 1st 6 digits of last name plus 1st 5 digits of first name
Password: 8-digit birthdate (Students are encouraged to change)
Students can log into Naviance and MCIS via the Clever Student Portal by clicking here(link is external).
- Click "Log in with Active Directory", and sign in using your normal username and password.
- Once logged in, click the Naviance link in the apps list.
Families needing to access Naviance will need a family code provided by Student Services office.
The main uses of Naviance are:
- Career and College Searches
- Linking college applications to requests for letters of recommendation and school information
- Test prep for ACT
The main uses of MCIS are:
- Learn about over 520 occupations
- Develop a personal portfolio and personal learning plan
- Research colleges, universities, and career schools
- Find scholarships and financial aid
- Improve job search skills and create a resume
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
- Transcripts for Current RAHS students
- Transcripts for Roseville Alumni
- Ordering Transcripts on Parchment
- College Applications, Initial/Final Transcripts, NCAA Eligibility: Students make requests in their Naviance account. Student Support Services receives these requests, uploads, and submits transcripts.
Common Application Transcripts: Students make requests in their Naviance account. Student Support Services receives the requests, uploads, and submits transcripts and other Common App-required supporting documents.
Scholarship Transcripts: Students obtain these transcripts from Student Support Services.
PSEO Transcripts: Students obtain these transcripts from Student Support Services.
Transcripts Needed for Insurance Company: Students obtain these transcripts from Student Support Services.
Questions about requesting transcripts may be directed to Janelle Gunderson at email@example.com.
Graduate goes to www.parchment.com
Sets up an account with an email address and password
Find high school – Roseville Area High School
Select a destination address for each transcript from Parchment’s database of accredited colleges
Choose deliver options and pay fee online with a valid credit or debit card
Graduate can sign in at any time to request additional transcripts or to track requests in progress.
Graduate will receive a confirmation email when the recipient has been sent the transcript.
Questions or problems registering or ordering transcripts should be addressed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org