Van Horn Counseling Center

Now is the Time to Apply for Career Ed. and Early College Programs!


Interested in Herndon Career Center?

Programs offered include: Advertising Art & Graphic Design, Automotive Collision, Automotive Technology, Industrial Engineering, Cosmetology, Diesel Mechanics, Foundations of Nursing, Law Enforcement/Police Science, EMT, & Welding/Metal Fabrication.

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Interested in Summit Technology Academy?

Programs offered include: Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design & Development, Software Development, Network Engineering, Cyber Security, Pre-Allied Health Academy, Pre-Professional Nursing, International Studies Academy, & Digital Media Technology

Missouri Innovation Campus programs include: Systems Engineering Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Computer Science-Software Design, & Computer Science-Cyber Security

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Interested in other programs?

The ISD and our various other partner schools offer programs including: Construction Trades, Machine Technology, Early Childhood, Cadet Teaching, Culinary, Aviation, Nail Tech, Computer Integrated Machining & Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology (Hydraulics), and Fire Science. Look for more programs to be added to this list for 17-18! You can apply for the ISD CTE programs HERE!



Learn about the programs offered at both sites through our Career Education Consortium site HERE!

2017-18 Academy Pathways
The Role of the Professional School Counselor

In the 21st century, the United States and the state of Missouri continue to undergo changes industrially, occupationally, socially, and economically. These changes are creating challenges for students in Missouri. A rapidly changing work place and labor force; violence in homes, schools, and communities; divorce; teenage suicide; substance abuse; and sexual experimentation are just a few examples of these challenges. These challenges are real, and they are having substantial impact on the personal/social, career, and academic development of students.

Comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs in Missouri, implemented by certified, professional school counselors, in collaboration with parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators, are effective in assisting students to respond to these and similar challenges. School guidance and counseling programs are integral in the educational process as they assist all students in developing knowledge and skills to handle these challenges and to complete a college and career ready program so that they are better prepared for the multiple opportunities awaiting them after high school.

Read more about the role of Professional School Counselors at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website!

Schedule An Appointment With Your Counselor:

Van Horn Counselors



Shanna Tempel, School Counselor
Last Names A-G
816-521-5599 ext. 17541
Chris Wiley, School Counselor In Training
Last Names H-O
Yvonne Rito, School Counselor
Last Names P-Z
816-521-5599 ext. 17540
Upcoming Events
February 6-10
2017-18 Public Enrollment Window
February 20-21
President's Day/Staff Professional Development
(No School)
March 20
Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00
Junior Parent Meeting 6:00
March 21
Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00
March 24-April 3
Spring Break (No School)
April 14
Good Friday (No School)
April 21
Cap/Gown/Grad Announcement Delivery
(Senior Lunch Room, During Lunch Shifts)
April 28
Follow-Up Cap/Gown/Grad Announcement Delivery
(Senior Lunch Room, During Lunch Shifts)
May 1
AP Chemistry Test
May 3
AP Literature & Composition Test
May 4
AP Government Test
May 5
AP United States History Test
May 8
AP Biology Test
AP Music Theory Test
May 10
Ap Language and Composition Test
May 11
AP Statistics Test
May 12
AP European History Test
May 18
Decision Day
May 19
Tentative Last Day of School
Graduation Practice & Legacy Walk
May 20
Graduation 2:00