HS Counselor / Scholarship Information

*Scholarships will be posted as they come available at the bottom of the page.  Check back often!

Some scholarships are accessible through a website.  Just click on the link and a new window will popup so you can get access to the scholarship.

Please feel free to call or email me with questions at any time.

Phone: 573-237-2629

Email:  dpeirick@newhavenschools.us


What Can I Do With a Degree In.......

Accounting?  Biological Sciences?  Management?  Engineering?  Retail/Merchandising?Hospitality/Hotel, Restaurant Adimistration?  Nursing?  etc?  If you are asking yourself what can I do with a degree in something, then stop by Mr. Peirick's office and find out.  I have 52 different degree titles that cover hundreds of different careers/jobs on paper. All you need to do is pick a degree and discover all the possibilities you can have in that field. It will tell you the areas of concentration, the employers, and strategies/education needed for your particular job.  

*Here are a few links to articles that may be of interest to students and parents.

More support for Math and Science classes   Educators and administrators as well as business and community leaders in the St. Louis area are sending high school students a message. Don't slack off on your math and science classes. You'll only make it more difficult for yourself down the road. To see the entire article, click on the following link: Take the Tough Courses Now


Congratulations to  who scored a  on the ACT.   is now eligible for the State of Missouri's Bright Flight Program.  She qualifies for a $3,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years through this program.  Way to go!

 University/College Visits
For more information about when universities or colleges are visiting NHHS please contact Mr. Peirick. These are excellent opportunities to ask questions of college reps about their campus.  If your child is thinking about college they should come and meet with the reps.

College Database

The College Database has created a no-cost resource dedicated to higher education in Missouri. The goal of the page is to help students and their families research and identify campus, online and hybrid learning opportunities in Missouri that fit their needs.


The Missouri colleges page includes a complete look at the state's community colleges, public universities, private colleges, technical schools and distance learning options. College hopefuls can then find potential schools using our proprietary search tool, which allows quick and accurate searching by institution type, setting, size, city and cost. Students can also see the best colleges in Missouri for...


-  Current and future service members

-  Student-teacher ratio

-  Women in technology

-  Return on investment


All data used on the page and in our search tool comes from government databases such as the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). You can check out our Missouri colleges guide and the search tool here:



ACT Test Schedule for the school year

2016 -2017

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 August 6 – 19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17 – 30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5 – 18, 2016
February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 14 – 20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4 – 17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6 – 19, 2017

   Register on- line.  Visit www.actstudent.org to register for the ACT,  for test preparation, for info on the college admissions process, career planning, understanding the ACT score report, or for other information pertaining to college planning. 

Cost is $42.50 - When registering online you must have a credit/debit card. 

New Haven High School Code -  262390

NCAA Code - 9999

NAIA Code - 9876

When you register you must upload/send a recent photo to ACT.  Directions are on the website.

Want tips on doing well on the ACT?  Click on the ACT Blogs below to learn how.

*Free Website*
Varsity Tutors
Want to take practice ACT test in 4 subjects?  Want to brush up on a subject you are currently struggling in?  Then go to  http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests for thousands of written problems and ACT practice tests. 


Be sure to check the deadline for your school of choice for FAFSA information.  Most schools have an earlier deadline than April 1.  Remember you can use last years tax information and then make adjustments when your taxes are finished.


Federal Student Aid ID - https://fsaid.ed.gov/


File Online AFTER October 1, 2016

Need help understanding the FAFSA?  Click on the following link for great info to help fill out the FAFSA


"Ultimate FAFSA Resource Guide"

Juniors, Seniors and Parents!!!!

Most colleges have merit scholarship deadlines.  This means that if you apply to your school of choice by their deadline date and you have an ACT score on file, you are automatically considered for their merit scholarships as long as you meet the requirements for their scholarships. Those requirements usually include an ACT score.  Most schools guarenteed deadlines range from November 15th to January 15th.  Be sure to find out the deadline dates for your school of choice.

Attention freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and parents

Great website to help ESTIMATE what type of federal financial aid you may be eligible for when you enter college:


click on FAFSA4caster and follow the directions. You will get immediate feedback and an ESTIMATE of expected family contribution (EFC) to your college education.

This can help you determine how you are going to pay for college and where you are going to go to college. (i.e. 4 year, 2 year, public, private, vocational)  

Helpful websites and links for Parents and Students:



Missouri Financial Aid for College Missouri state government site that consolidates relevant information. http://www.mo.gov/education/financial-aid-for-college/


How to Consolidate Student Loans Video Course


 Website for Students & Parents About Addiction & Substance Abuse

DrugRehab.com, is a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting addiction and substance abuse.

In a 2014 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 25 percent of youths aged 12 to 17 admitted trying illicit drugs, and 32 percent reported alcohol use. Our hope is that families can visit our website and leave with the knowledge to prevent teen drug/alcohol abuse.

The following links will get you to the help you may be looking for.



Website for Students & Parents about Impaired Driving

Stop Impaired Driving.

Click on the following link to find resources for driving & drinking.  http://stopimpaireddriving.com/additionalresources.htm

Website for Students & Parents About Drugs and Addiction


How to convert your child's Grade Point Average (GPA) from our 11 point scale to a 4 point scale!

Example:  Your child has a grade point average on our 11 point scale of 6.33 and you want to convert that to a 4 point scale. 

First you have to multiply your child's GPA (6.33) by 4 to get your product:  6.33 X 4 = 25.32

Next you divide your product (25.32) by 11 to get your quotient: 25.32/11= 2.30

Now you have your answer!

Your child's GPA on a 4 point scale is 2.30 C-/C range

Example #2

Your child's GPA on the 11 pt scale is 11.18

11.18 X 4 = 44.72

44.72/11 = 4.065 

Your child's GPA on a 4 pt scale is 4.07 A

 *Scholarships Now Available*
(All scholarships have different requirements.  I will list the main requirements, but it is up to the 
student/parents to determine their eligibility for each scholarship)  Pick up scholarships from Mr. Peirick or click on the links provided.

Healthcare Scholarship - Due June 30, 2017
$500 scholarship - Application can be found online at https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/  Application is due June 30, 2017.

Varsity Tutors Essay Scholarship - Monthly winners

Medical Assistant Scholarships

$2,000 Scholarship available at the following link 
Be sure to read the rules and follow all directions.