Welcome to Truman's Counseling Center


Phone: (816) 521-5350

Fax: (816) 521-5605


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a developmental and sequential program in a caring environment that prepares students to make appropriate plans and life choices.

Student Request to See Counselor

Email your counselor

A-Dr: Deallon_Walton@isdschools.org

Du-K: Rebecca_Lyle@isdschools.org

L-Ra: Jami_Pelzl@isdschools.org

Re-Z: Prince_Armstrong@isdschools.org

FSL: Kimberly_Stewart@isdschools.org

A+: Jill_Adams@isdschools.org

FSL: Nikki_Merritt@isdschools.org

Plan For College

Click below for a comprehensive "going to college" calendar to help plan out what you should be doing month to month of your high school career to best prepare for college.



For more college planning information: 


ACT Dates
2021-22 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines


Test Date Registration Deadline
Sep. 10 August 5
Oct. 22 September 16
Dec. 10 November 4
Feb. 11 January 6
April 15 March 10
June 10 May 5
July 15 June 16

For additional information on test dates please visit:



For registration, test prep, test day and scores please visit:


Free ACT Prep Resources


AP Course Information

Questions about whether your scores on an AP exam will transfer to college? Curious what your colleges of interest look for on AP scores? Check out AP Credit Policy Search for more info!


Curious how colleges utilize AP exam scores to translate into a grade? See the chart provided by collegeboard that colleges utilize when giving a specific grade!

AP Exam Score


College Course Grade Equivalent


Extremely well qualified

A+ or A


Very well qualified

A-, B+, or B



B-, C+, or C


Possibly qualified



No recommendation


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Cerner Scholars, a Summit Technology Academy "signature program", provides technology-savvy juniors and seniors with an opportunity to earn 1.5 hours of high school credit while working at one of the Cerner campuses in the KC metro area during the school day.   This is a very unique and excellent opportunity for those students who are passionate about technology (software development, networks, scripting, etc.) to gain exposure to the industry and apply what they have learned in the classroom.  There is NO requirement that they attend Summit Tech, but they must have some formal technical training (PLTW, other technology classes your school may offer) and meet the other requirements for entrance into the program.  There may be a few non-IT positions available for students who are strong in math with a passion for data analytics/business.
  • Grade: 11 or 12
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better
  • 95% attendance
  • Gained technical skills and experience at sending school or in an STA program as a junior.
  • Completed application approved by counselor and teacher/supervisor

Apply online at: https://www.raytownschools.org/herndon



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Summit Tech's online application for the 2019-2020 school year is now live. Click the link below and fill out to submit!

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 to submit application for the Nail Tech program

Entrepreneurial Studies

E-Studies (Mall School) for seniors only...for students interested in business and business entrepreneurship. Representatives coming on Jan 22nd to explain the program. Sign up to hear the presentation. 
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Deallon Walton

Last names A-Dr

Rebecca Lyle

Last names Du-K

Jami Pelzl
Last name L-Ra
Prince Armstrong

Last names Re-Z

Kimberly Stewart

Family School Liasion (FSL)


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Independence, Missouri 64050
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Last Update: Thursday, August 03, 2023 08:44:24