The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors students on the basis of outstanding scholarship. Principals/Guidance Counselors can nominate high school seniors graduating between January and June of 2020 who might not otherwise be recognized through the SAT/ACT, Arts, or CTE recognition process. All high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and who attend public, parochial, or independent schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, are eligible. Administrators, counselors, and teachers may nominate up to ten students for consideration.
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Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 15, 2019 or hand delivered to ISBE by 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 15, 2019.
The Illinois State Board of Education has produced a Career Guide for the 2019-20 school year. This guide is meant to be shared with students, parents, teachers, and counselors regarding various career paths available in Illinois. This guide can be used to assist students in exploring careers and developing a personalized education career pathway.
ISBE will be mailing these high-quality Career Guides to counselors in Illinois school districts in August. This free digital copy of the Career Guide can be shared with students, parents, teachers, and members of the community. Visit www.isbe.net/cte to find additional information on purchasing.