MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System) is a comprehensive career information and planning system for high school students and adults. It includes a wealth of information on occupations, post-secondary schools of all types, scholarships, job search skills and much more. Users are able to create personal portfolios that support lifelong career planning and promote career self-reliance. MCIS includes tools that encourage self-assessment, exploration, research, goal setting, and decision-making.
By the end of 8th grade all WMS students will have set up a MCIS account with the assistance of their school counselor.
The Winona Senior High School Counseling Office will offer FAFSA 101 informational sessions during the 2021-22 school year.
A representative from either Winona State or Minnesota State College Southeast will walk families through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) process, and will have brochures and handouts to disburse.
FAFSA is the form that the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid. Submitting it is the first step toward accessing grants, scholarships, work-study programs and federal student loans, but there are important variables students and families need to consider before starting the process.
The FAFSA 101 Informational Sessions will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Learning Commons for students and their families on the following conference nights:
October 7, 2021
February 17, 2022
February 24, 2022
It is recommended that the families of senior students attend the October session, as the FAFSA window opens Oct. 1. Families of junior students should attend the February sessions to prepare for senior year.
Winona Area Public Schools participates in the F.I.T. Program. During these difficult economic times many families are struggling to keep jobs and homes, and to cover basic expenses. Also, some families are going through relationship changes that are putting stressors on the lives in that household.
Families in Transition is available to assist parents and guardians who may be in need of assistance. In the Winona Area Public Schools we can help get youngsters enrolled in a pre-school program, Community Education offerings, school-aged childcare, or a K-12 academic or athletic program. The F.I.T. program is free and is available year round to also help with information and questions about registration, immunizations, and school breakfast and lunch programs.