Guidance Office

Michelle Huber

6-12 Professional School Counselor

Tri-Center CSD

Phone: (712) 485-2257


Class of 2023

College Rep Visits

Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend sessions with various college admissions representatives throughout the school year. Unless otherwise noted, all visits will take place during advisory in Mrs. Huber's office.

  • 9/19 Iowa Central Community College

  • 9/22 UNI

  • 9/23 Kirkwood Community College (12:15-12:45)

  • 9/28 ISU (12:00-12:30)

  • 9/30 St. Ambrose University

  • 10/5 Simpson College


Local scholarships will be available to the class of 2023 beginning in the Spring semester. In the meantime, you can check the websites listed below.

TIP: Many businesses and companies offer scholarships to employees' children. Check with your parents about potential scholarship opportunities at their place of employment!

National Scholarship Search Engines:

Iowa College Access Network

Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers a variety of resources for college, career, and financial aid planning. They host many virtual events and recordings covering topics such as FAFSA completion, paying for college, and academic planning. You can access their website by clicking here.

Additionally, ICAN offers FREE FAFSA completion assistance. Sign up for an appointment here! Representatives from ICAN can be reached by calling (877) 272-4692 or emailing

Not sure what is needed to complete the FAFSA? Start here:

1) Parent and student create an FSA ID.

2) Gather materials needed to complete FAFSA.

3) Complete FAFSA.

The FAFSA form opens annually on October 1st!


Juniors and seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university after high school may be required to take the ACT for admission. Registration is done online and can be accessed here.


ACT (no writing) $63

ACT (with writing) $88

If you are interested in taking an ACT prep course, please see Mrs. Huber for details. Prep courses are typically offered in October, December, and February. The program utilized is OnToCollege, and materials are provided. In addition to the materials covered during prep sessions, students will be expected to complete work outside of school.

TIP: Haven't taken the ACT before? Take it for the first time to see how it goes, experience the testing process, and then once you have your results decide what subject to focus your studies. Did you know it is recommended to take the ACT at least three times?

Note: Many colleges/universities have adopted a "test optional" admission process, meaning entrance exams (i.e., ACT) is not required for admission. However, there is still a benefit to take the exam! Schools can use student's ACT scores to award additional merit scholarships.

Mental Health Resources

Taking care of one's mental health is just as important as one's physical health. Families seeking counseling services for their son/daughter may find the resources listed below useful. It's okay to ask for help!

Online Resources:

Green Hills AEA Suicide Prevention Resources


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Resources

Iowa AEA Mental Health

SAFE Program (Suicidal Adolescent Family Empowerment)

Community Agencies:

Boys Town In-Home Family Services

Healthy Homes Family Services*

Integrated Therapy Resources*

*Some providers can deliver counseling services on campus, during the school day. Please contact Mrs. Huber for more information.

National Honor Society

Candidate Information Packet - Will be shared with potential candidates in Spring 2023

Tri-Center NHS By-Laws