HS Counselors Corner

Welcome to the High School Counselor's Page!

Financial Aid  Night will be Thursday, October 29th at 5:30pm via Zoom
contact Mrs. Ringness for zoom link

College Credit in High School

Interested in getting college credit while attending High School? Set Up a Meeting to go over all of the in-school college options for students. 

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



Please click on the link below for information regarding PSEO. 
MDE PSEO Information

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

  College & Military Visit Schedule

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



Transcript Requests


Transcript forms are available in the counselor's office. Fill out the form and return it to Mrs. Wiener'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. Ringness for a list of scholarship opportunities.

Most Local Scholarships are due on March 31st with a few early/middle March. 

* Students have 18 Months to claim their scholarships*
College Fund

Alexis Ann Hasser Memorial
American Legion Post 93

American Red Cross

Beau Berglund Memorial

Bob Froelke Scholarship

Catholic United Financial

Chisago County Pheasants Forever

Coldwell Banker Pro IV Realty

Dales Heating & Appliance Trades

Betty L. Diers Memorial

Walter (Mike) Diers Memorial

Eagles Aerie

East Central Energy

Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization

Federated Co-Op

Floyd and Jan May Family Memorial

Frandsen Foundation

Hermann Insurance

Janet Pederson Memorial

John Schoeberl Memorial

Markham Family Foundation

Masonic Jasper Chapter Lodge 164

Matson Dunwood Scholarship

McDonald’s National Employee

P.E.O. Women’s Chapter FL

P.E.O. Women’s Chapter FL Star

Rock Creek Lions Club

Rush City Ambassadors

Rush City Class of 1975

Rush City Directors

Rush City Education Association

Rush City Education Association William West Memorial

Rush City Education Association C. E. Jacobson Memorial

Rush City Education Foundation

Rush City Education Foundation Richard G. Schneider Memorial

Rush City Education Foundation Beise & Froelke Memorial

Rush City Garden Club

Rush City High School Student Council

Rush City Lions Club

Rush City Riding Club “Double RC Riding Club”
Rush City Schools
Rush City Sno-Bugs
Rush City Womens Club
Rush City Youth Sports Club
Rush Lake Improvement Association Grant Allen
Unity Bank Scholarship



A great way to learn about a college is to go on a college visit!



Due to ACT not being offered this past spring, some colleges are 'Test Optional' for ACT scores. If you did not take the ACT this past 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 soon. Registration Information and practice materials are available online at actstudent.org
Test Fees:
ACT    no writing       $55.00
ACT with writing     $70.00


Sept. 12, 13, and 19, 2020
Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 25, 2020
Dec. 12, 2020
Feb. 6, 2021
April 17, 2021
June 12, 2021
July 17, 2021

  **For Students who receive free/reduced lunch, you may pick up a fee waiver from Mrs. Ringness.

Parent Information

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.

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:

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.doc

Check out Mrs. Ringness' Virtual Calming Room

Counselor: Mari Ringness 
Phone: 320-358-1267
Fax: 320-358-1261

Click Here to Book an Appointment with Mrs. Ringness 

 Check out Mrs. Ringness' Virtual Office
Need to Make Up Some Classes?

Pine City ALC offers Night School Credit Recovery at Rush City High School
-- Call or email your school counselor for registration information

Keystone Credit Recovery
(there is a charge to families)

College and Career Websites


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

Students planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Fall 2021 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 Oct. 1, 2020. 


(NEVER PAY to fill out the FAFSA)