If you are already enrolled at Helias, registration for the 2017-18 school year is coming up March 7-16, 2017. Students will meet with counselors in Feb. and March to discuss their plans for fall. Registration forms will be given to students on March 7 and are due back no later than March 16 with a parental signature.

There is no need to re-enroll, each year; however, a tuition contract will need to be signed and returned by April 1, 2017.

If students would like to take summer school classes, the classes and registration form can be found on the I'm New page.

High School is the time to explore your interests and have fun at the same time.  There are many opportunities for you to get involved in activities, clubs and organizations.

Here are five of the most important reasons why you should get involved at school.

  1. Learn new things. Every experience you have builds on what you already know.  Being involved is one way to learn outside of the classroom.  You get a chance to put yourself into problem-solving situations or try something “hands on.”  There are so many ways to get involved, and each has something different that it brings to the table.
  2. Build your resume. Your resume is something that should constantly be improved by the diverse things you do in life.  Work is one way to build a resume, but activities and organizations can also demonstrate what you have to offer to future employers. 
  3. Increase scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can play an important part in paying for college.  The more prospects you have for scholarships, the higher probability of earning a type of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back.  Clubs, organizations, and activities sometimes have scholarships tied into them.  If not, your activities will be helpful when completing scholarship applications. 
  4. Develop stronger personal skills. A person changes and grows with each new experience. Getting involved might provide the chance to take on a leadership role in an organization or club.  That would be a way for you to learn more about how to lead people and groups.  Even if you don’t have a leadership position, you would learn key teamwork strategies.
  5. Meet new people. This is one of the most important reasons to get involved, in my opinion.  You have the chance to meet so many new people from various cultures and with different perspectives.  All the people you encounter in activities and organizations have traits you can learn from.  Who knows, you may meet someone who will be a friend for life.

Getting involved has so many benefits.  Some you see right away, and others build with time.  I know I enjoyed all of the activities and clubs I was involved in.  This is the prime time for you to try new things!  

Give Back!

Getting involved at school can also mean giving back to the community through service with non profits and other organizations. Please contact Maureen Quinn, Campus Minister for more information.