RCHS Counselor Corner

Welcome to the High School Counselor's Page!

Counselor: Kari Weileder
Phone:    320-358-1267
Fax:  320-358-1261
E-mail:  [email protected]

College Courses offered at Rush City High School

College Composition I College Speech and Communications
College Multicultural Literature First Year Experience
College Algebra College Trigonometry
College Calculus College World History
College Spanish Health and Disease in the Human Body
Health Care Academy Business Academy
American Sign Language III/IV German III/IV


*IMPORTANT- "a pupil is bound by notifying the school district by May 30th (IN WRITING) if they are going to do PSEO for the following school year." The PSEO Contract can qualify as a form of writing.

Additional PSEO Information from MDE:

College & Military Visit Schedule

(if you are interested in meeting with one of these recruiters, please sign up with Mrs. Kirchberg in the counseling office)

Transcript Requests

Transcript forms are available in the counselor's office. Fill out the form and return it to Mrs. Kirchberg's desk. For most purposes, she will mail the transcript directly to your school or scholarship organization. If you need to have an "official" transcript given to you, please note that on the form. She will then place the transcript in a sealed envelope and give it to you. Do NOT open it; turn it in or mail it in its sealed form.

See Mrs. Weileder for a list of scholarship opportunities and for the Local Scholarship Application.

Most Local Scholarships are due on March 29th with a few early/middle March.
* Students have 18 Months to claim their scholarships*

A great way to learn about a college is to go on a college visit! Click the link below:

Scheduling a College Visit

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a Rush City High School Diploma, students must earn a minimum of 21.5 credits in grades 9-12. Click on the following link for more information about graduation requirements, including specific course requirements.
Rush City High School Graduation Requirements

Need to Make Up Some Classes?

College and Career Websites



Students can also log in to https://portal.mncis.intocareers.org to access their Personal Learning Plans and research different colleges and career fields.
Financial Aid

Students planning on attending a post-seconday institution in the Fall of 2023 should fill out the FAFSA. Filling out the FAFSA is a requirement of the Frandsen Family Scholarship. A FAFSA is required for all students who plan on enrolling in a post-secondary institution. This can be filled out online beginning October 1, 2022.
(NEVER pay to fill out the FAFSA)

If you did not take the ACT last spring and you are a senior, reach out to the college you plan on attending to see if they require the ACT score.

If you plan to begin college at a 4-year college and have not already taken the ACT, plan to do so. Practice materials are available online at ACT
If you decide to take the ACT on a Saturday, you will need to register on the ACT website.
Test Fees:
ACT (no writing)        $55.00
ACT  (with writing)     $70.00
**ACT DATE FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR**March 9, 2023

Parent Questions
Feel like you are overwhelmed helping your son or daughter choose a college, complete an application, and learn about the costs of college? You are definitely not alone! Sending a child off to college--especially the first one--is a complicated process for everyone. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me.

Parent Access to Grades

If you would like to check your student's progress in classes, you may do so from any computer connected to the internet. Click on the link below for instructions: