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Counseling Department

Austin High School CEEB School Code is 240-125.

The Austin High School Counseling Department is structured to serve students and families by dividing caseloads according to students last name. Counselors will remain with students for their entire high school career (9-12th grade).
  • A-E: Sarah Schmit
  • F-K: Lynn Keenan
  • L-Q: Julie Hale
  • R-Z: Joseph Ott
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Mission Statement

All students at Austin High School will be provided the opportunity to continue their challenging education journey in a safe learning environment. Students will be encouraged to view education as a continuing process toward expertise in professional, work, and social skills and to develop their individual talents and abilities to their fullest potential. The staff at Austin High School will work with parents and the larger Austin community to provide the resources necessary to enable students to be the best that they can be.

Counseling Purpose:
"Our intention is to build confident, responsible, lifelong learners working towards Academic, Social, Emotional and Post-Secondary Career Readiness success."
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Important Dates and Information

9th Grade Welcome Meeting

October is College Knowledge Month.

FAFSA Workshops / Help Sessions
FAFSA Help Sessions, as part of Minnesota College Goal, will be offered in Room 151 of Austin High School at various times as listed below.

Austin High School, with the support of Riverland Community College, will be offering workshops on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting in October. These are free of charge and will offer an opportunity to gain helpful insight into filling out the FAFSA as well as ask questions.

There will be after school sessions on October 8 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and October 10 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

New this year, a financial aid advisor from Riverland will be available to assist students from 1:30pm - 3:30pm at AHS on the following days:
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 24
  • October 29
  • October 31
  • November 14
  • November 19
  • November 21
  • November 26

November 14, 2019 - ASVAB
The next ASVAB testing date is November 14th at 8 am. IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE TEST. Please see Career Center for more information.

ACCUPLACER testing for qualified 10th and 11th grade students to determine PSEO eligibility/placement will take place from November through February. Upcoming Accuplacer Test Dates: December 3, 9, 10, (16, 17 - Make up days) at 8 am and 1 pm - See Career Center for more information.

February 5th, 2020 - PSEO Informational Session - AHS Knowlton Auditorium - 6pm
Paul Anderson from Riverland Community College will provide valuable information about understanding and making decisions about the Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO), including understanding the differences between concurrent classes held onsite and classes at the college.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - ACT
Austin High School will be administering the ACT to all juniors on Tuesday, February 25th. Registration will take place at school during social studies classes in February. 11th Grade PSEO students should stop into the counseling office in February to fill out the Pre-ID Information for the ACT.

ASVAB testing dates TBD.

FAFSA Help Sessions - Dates and times coming soon!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 - Junior Student and Parent Night
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Knowlton Auditorium, please plan to attend this informational session about details for the remainder of your student's Junior year and what to expect as they head into their Senior year. Topics include details regarding the college application process, scholarships, FAFSA, transcripts and ACT. We will host a guest speaker from Riverland Community College to walk us through the process. The program will last approximately 1 hour.

Parent Advisory Committee meetings with Andrea Malo, AHS Principal, will be held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 12 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room in the AHS Office.

Parent meetings in Spanish hosted by Carla Conradt, Success coach, will be offered on the second Wednesday of the month, at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the AHS Museum (no meetings in October, December, or March).

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Austin High School
301 3rd Street NW
Austin, MN  55912
Grades: 9-12
Phone: 507-460-1800
Fax: 507-355-2415
School Hours : 7:55AM - 3:00PM
Principal: Andrea Malo

Important Contact Information
Attendance: 507-460-1806
ahs.attendance@austin.k12.mn.us
Activities: 507-460-1825
Counseling: 507-460-1812
Food Service: 507-460-1821
Para Español: 507-460-1815
District Enrollment: 507-460-1937
Cashier: 507-460-1822