Topic outline

  • General

    Guidance: Helpful Links

    Ohio College Web Sites

    ACT testing information

    Graduation Requirements

    Accredited Online Colleges

    College Scholarship Guide

    Best Schools Guide to the FAFSA

    Mr. Zender

    Here at Van Buren Local Schools Mr. Zender, our guidance counselor is to be a resource person, a coordinator, a consultant, a group leader, a person who helps teachers, adults, and parents understand children.

    Mr. Zender is specially trained to help students and parents determine exactly the right courses to provide students with the background for any career. Students meet with counselors each year to ensure that they are on the right path to graduation and to help with any problems or career choice changes that occur. Mr. Zender will also help to see that students meet all of the qualifications to enter the college or career of their choice.

    The Van Buren ACT Code: 365-195
    Note: It is important that you enter the exact code as seen above.

  • College Credit Plus (CCP)


    Student/Parent Information on CCP at Van Buren

    PARENT CCP MEETING, DECEMBER 14th -6:30 HS Auditorium

  • Val / Sal Selection

    Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selection

    The Valedictorian and Salutatorian selection criteria will take place with the current Senior class of 2016 for the first time.

  • ACT Info


     Van Buren School Code: 365-195

    ACT Prep Sessions 2016:

    Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00- 8:10 and 8:20-9:30

    Thursday October 13th 7:00-8:10 and 8:20-9:30

    At Liberty-Benton HS

  • College Reps


    Guidance Office College Visit List

    Colleges are being scheduled to visit Van Buren this fall. More will be added on a daily basis.

    To schedule a college visit, visit the college web site.

    Once the visit is scheduled, see Mr. Zender for approval and visitation form or download below and sign to bring in.

    Seniors are permitted two visits from school and juniors are permitted one visit in the 2nd semester.

  • Awards

    Van Buren Senior Awards Program:

    2017 Senior Awards Program will be in the high school auditorium on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am.

    Please forward any accepted scholarships to me for presentation at the awards!!

    *Parents and family members are welcome to attend!

    • Scheduling


      Scheduling for 2017-18

      Scheduling for 2017-18 school year will begin in February. 

      I will meet with the following during English class periods:

      Juniors on Monday, February 6th

      Sophomores on Tuesday, February 7th

      Freshmen on Friday, February 10th

      *8th Grade scheduling meeting will be on Tuesday, February 28th in the HS cafeteria at 6:30 for all 8th graders and parents.


      • Testing


        Guidance Testing Dates 2016-17

        PSAT/NMSQT Test: October 19th for interested 11th graders. To be given at VBHS. Sign up in guidance office if interested.

        OGT: No OGT test make-ups scheduled for this year. Also last year for OGT testing!

        END OF COURSE EXAMS:  UPDATE! The End of Coures Exam make-ups will be given on December 5th, 6th and 7th. Those students who did not take the exams last year or who scored a 1 or 2 will need to take these. See Mr. Zender for more information.

         ACT: 2016-17 DATES: Sept. 10; Oct. 22; Dec. 10; Feb. 11; April 8;June 10. Also the Ohio Dept. of Education will be providing a one time FREE ACT exam for all interested juniors. This will be given sometime inthe spring. Updates to follow!


        • Senior info

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          Senior Information Packet Class of 2017

          Senior Information on:
          Financial Aid
          Much more...

        • Financial aid