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Guidance Office

Guidance Office:


Last Names   A - F    Regina Taylor

Last Names    G - O   Kristen Wilson

Last Names   P - Z    Monica Lewis

Social Worker   Sara Swinford

Testing Coordinator   Amanda Best

Registrar   Sandra Simmons


2018 - 2019 Course Description Guide -  click here


Senior Sting Newsletters 

September Senior Sting (click here) 





Interested in pursuing a Theatre Major??


The first event is:

So You Want to be a Theatre Major? - a panel discussion for those interested in pursuing a degree in theatre. This will be held on Sunday, September 9 at 2pm in the Performing Arts Center at Highlands High School located at 2400 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. The event is $10 per person or $20 per family and is open to students, parents, teachers and anyone interested in theatre. Theatre teachers are more than welcome to attend free of charge. Just send me an email if you are interested in attending.

The panelists will include faculty from the University of Cincinnati-CCM, Western Kentucky University, Wright State University and Northern Kentucky University. They will share their knowledge and individual experiences including how to prepare for college theatre programs, expectations of college theatre and tips for auditions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions during the Q&A session.


The second event is:

Auditioning/Interviewing for Theater Programs: Masterclass Series  - A step by step series on selecting and auditioning/interviewing college programs.

This series is intended to help students and their families prepare for upcoming college auditions/interviews this year and beyond. The series will begin with a look on how to begin and select programs and colleges, transition to helping students choose appropriate material/portfolio work, polish selections and interview skills and culminating with mock college audition day.

The series of 4 workshops will take place as follows:

Workshop #1 - Sunday, Sept. 30th from 6pm to 9pm - How/Where to Start? - figure out what questions to ask in researching colleges and programs, the best practices of researching those programs and review college audition requirements and time limits. Parents are invited to join this workshop free with their child to ask questions and to attend a parent's only session to get information on their role in the process.

Workshop #2 - Sunday, Oct. 21st from 6pm to 9pm - Choosing Your Material - figure out how to narrow down the material you should use for your auditions, technical theatre students learn how to build a portfolio, the ins and outs of prescreens and more!

Workshop #3 - Sunday, Nov. 18th from 6pm to 9pm - Audition and Interview Prep - we work with the material that has been selected by the students. Using trained professionals and coaches in the Greater Cincinnati area, we have sessions on monologue work for actors and singers, song work for singers, dance audition work for musical theatre students, portfolio work for technical theatre students and interview skills for all students!

Workshop #4 - Sunday, Jan. 6th from 6pm to 9pm - Mock Audition/Tech Interviews - we put the students to the test! This workshop is run like a college audition with a panel of judges who will critique the students on their performances, portfolios and interviews. Afterwards, feedback is given on how to make final improvements going into college audition/interview season!


Registration and more information can be found at www.caststages.org



 Academy Day

  • This year’s annual Academy Day will be on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, in Lexington  from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Registration will be from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM followed by the official program from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Congressman Barr will address his role in the Service Academy Nomination process. In addition, a representative from each Service Academy will give a presentation on their program, along with representatives from the ROTC Programs of the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. Following the main program from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, representatives from all of the programs present will have booths set up to answer questions and hand out literature. Congressman Barr's will also be present to answer any questions regarding the Service Academy Nomination process and they will have Nomination Applications for the fall of 2018 available at the registration table.

  • Register for this event on site.


Your school community is invited to attend an upcoming Yale and Johns Hopkins Information Session. Details are listed below, and a PDF poster is attached to this email. Please share this information with interested students, their families, and any counselors who may wish to attend. Juniors and seniors who are already on our mailing list will also receive an email directly from our office.

Best regards,

The Yale Undergraduate Admissions Office

Corinne Smith (Yale University) and Quinn Furness (Johns Hopkins University) will discuss academic programs, residential and campus life, admissions, and financial aid.

Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 7:00 PM
duPont Manual High School
120 W Lee St
Louisville, KY 40208
Event Registration

All students are welcome to attend.


August KHEAA newsletter is attached.  


In this issue:

- Get your FSA ID before Oct. 1 to file the FAFSA
- Federal government offers student loan forgiveness for teachers, nurses
- Check net price calculators to get idea of college costs
- Adults seeking Work Ready funding should apply using kheaa.com
- Students can enter Fossil Day photo and art contest
- CPE approves higher GPA requirements for public universities
- Applications for 2019 U.S. Senate Youth Program available
- Kentuckians win at FCCLA conference
- Kentucky students win at technology conference
- Campaign will familiarize students with careers

click here for August KHEAA newsletter

The ACT MOM will be offering a three-session ACT prep workshop at WCHS in October to prepare for the October ACT test date.  Register at www.actmom.org.   These sessions will take place at Woodford County High School on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm. 

FREE ACT prep resource materials are available atwww.actmom.org.  

Alive at 25 is a driver’s awareness course.  This FREE course will be offered at WCHS on September 24th from 4:30-8:30p.m. in room 109.   If you're a teenager, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that you complete Driver's Ed, or a Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) course, before obtaining your unrestricted KY driver's license.  To register, visit www.aliveat25.us.   


 Profile in Courage Essay Contest. It’s a perfect time to teach about political courage and we're poised to make this the biggest year yet. We’re pleased to announce that we're increasing the number of awards this year for students, with a top prize of $10,000. 

click here for more information

Guidance Info


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ACT Registration:




ACT Test Prep Programs




Club Z ACT Program

ZAPS! Doorway to College 


Sullivan University ACT Prep


ACT Torch Prep Boot Camp


Financial Aid for Minority College Students

Resources for Asian and Pacific Islander students-

Our content team just released a guide, which you can check out below, that highlights 25 different scholarship opportunities for API students. The guide also includes advice from Elisabeth Saldana, a financial aid coordinator for scholarships and outreach, on how students can stand out in their applications to increase their chances of receiving financial aid.

College Scholarships for Asian/Pacific Islander Students -  click here



Woodford County High School

180 Frankfort Street
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4630
Fax: 859-873-7731