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High School Course Guide

by Don Emerson | December 5, 2019

Course Sequence Map for English Course Sequence Map for Driver's Ed Course Sequence Map for Math 20-21 Tri-Point High School Course Guide read more


By Emerson, Don | December 5, 2019

Tri-Point High School Scholarship List NOTE: Some scholarships that are listed have not opened yet. Check back frequently to see when those scholarships begin to accept applications.       . . . read more Feedback

19-20 Because I Care Form

August 6, 2019

19-20 Because I Care Form read more

College Applications

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Most college and university applications are available online at the specific school website (usually listed under prospective students or admissions).    Obtain all application materials from the college or university: . . . read more

College Exploration Websites

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

ACT Financial Aid Estimator (www.act.org/fane)  - The Financial Aid Need Estimator allows you to calculate both your family contribution and costs at specific institutions National Architectural Accrediting Board (www.naab.org) - . . . read more

Career Information

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

America's Career InfoNet Bureau of Labor Statistics Illinois Labor Unions Listings Illinois Vocational and Trade Schools American Society of Newspaper Editors  - Journalism Careers Mapping Your . . . read more

Financial Aid Information

By Emerson, Don | August 14, 2017

Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) scholarship search by Wells Fargo Financial Aid FAFSA Federal Student Aid Fin Aid Midwest Exchange Your Financial Aid Journey in 5 Steps by Wells Fargo . . . read more

Packing for College Checklist

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Packing for college can be overwhelming, and students usually arrive at campus only to find they have forgotten something.  For example, forgetting their window fan on move in day when it's 95 degrees in their residence hall. . . . read more


by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017


Counseling and Treatment Resources

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org Bipolar Disorder http://www.oreilly.com/medical/bipolar/news/resources.html?scrlybrkr=4665c12a Carle Addiction Recovery Center 217.383.6039 www.carleaddictionrecovery.com Caring . . . read more

Academic Underachievement & Support Resources

By Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Academic Underachievement Symptoms 1. Repeated failure to complete school or homework assignments on time 2. Academic performance is below the student’s intelligence 3. Heightened anxiety that interferes . . . read more

College Visitation Days

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

  College Visitation Form College days are defined as visitation of post-secondary school sites, tech, career, and armed services. Students must see the administration/guidance counselor with a note 3 days in advance of . . . read more

Conflict Resolution

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Even the healthiest relationships, at times, experience conflict.  Conflict can be stressful, but if effectively resolved, conflict can build a stronger friendship. Steps: Understand the Problem.   Make sure you . . . read more

Contact Information

and Teacherease Link

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

I can be reached by email: emersond@tripointschools.org or by  phone: (815) 689 - 2110 ext. 318.   Teacherease     read more

Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond the High School Interscholastic Level

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Student Athletes Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Football Baseball High School Student Athletes 540,207 439,550 1,109,278 472,644 NCAA . . . read more Feedback

How to Calculate Grade Point Averages

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

How to Calculate Your GPA For each class, multiply the grade points defined for the grade (A=4, etc.) by the credit of  the course (usually 0.5) Add all of the Total Grade Points Add all of the Total Credits (usually . . . read more Feedback

Illinois College Search and Information

By Don Emerson

August 14, 2017

Illinois College Fairs Illinois College Fair Calendar read more

NCAA Approved Core Course List

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Division I and Division II Worksheet Quick Reference Sheet NCAA Approved Course List (CEEB Code/ACT Code: 141525)   read more

Presentations on Preparing for College

By Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Below are presentations given by  ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission).  In 1957, state lawmakers created the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to ensure that financial considerations did not prevent Illinois . . . read more

Taking Effective Lecture Notes

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Taking Effective Lecture Notes Effective note taking is an important part of effective study.  The following note taking tips should help you get the most out of lectures.   Before Lecture 1) Prepare . . . read more

Test Anxiety

Overcoming Test Anxiety

by Don Emerson | August 14, 2017

Test anxiety is an uneasiness or apprehension experienced before, during, or after an examination because of concern, worry, or fear. Almost everyone experiences some anxiety. But some students find that anxiety interferes with their . . . read more

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