College & Career

A college and career resource center, which is available to students and parents, provides information on college programs, scholarships, employment opportunities, trade and technical school programs, military services, occupational opportunities, and specialized educational and vocational programs. A computer software system which contains occupational, college, and financial aid information is available to all students.

Mr. Eric Melton, our career counselor – coordinates activities to help students develop appropriate career goals. The career counselor has received special training as a college consultant and is available to provide families with specific college and financial aid information. You may reach him at (847) 755-4630 or via email at

College and Career Events

Junior College Planning Night @ Auditorium
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm

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This program is designed for Juniors & their parents!

This program is designed for Juniors & their parents!

There are a lot of things to think about when you’re looking at colleges. Deciding what’s most important to your student makes finding the right fit easier. As you begin the college search, one of the first decisions you need to make — and one that helps narrow the list — is what size college you want to attend. U.S. colleges offer many options, from small colleges with fewer than 1,000 students to large state universities with more than 35,000 students. What’s best for you depends a lot on personality and academic goals.

Please join us on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Schaumburg High School Auditorium. College admission counselors from University of Cincinnati and Xavier University will compare and contrast the differences between large, public university and the small, private university. They will also discuss topics such as selecting a school that best fits the students’ needs and how to navigate the college admissions process.

This program is designed for Schaumburg High School juniors (Class of 2017) and their parents to begin the process of post high school planning. We know that this can be a confusing and overwhelming process, not only for students, but their families. Learning about the steps together can help reduce your stress and give you the tools needed to navigate through the system.

We are looking forward to meeting with you and your student on Monday, February 29, 2016.
Please register online. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Melton at (847) 755-4630 or .

Right College / Right Price @ School Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm

Students are entering a very exciting time in their life…selecting the right college to attend when they graduate from high school.   During junior year, most of the college admission process centers around preparation for choosing a college and actually filing these applications in the fall of senior year. 

As students and their families start on the road to college, their search begins with many questions:

Where should I apply?
Where can I get in?
What kind of campus would I like to live on?

But there’s one question that always seems to be missing from the earliest stages of the process:

What colleges can I afford?

Until now, families haven’t been able answer this stressful question until after applications had been submitted.  We would like to help families discover financially reasonable college opportunities by determining the real cost of college and the amount that can actually be afforded before they begin the application process.

Frank Palmasani is an expert in college selection and financing and has presented on the issues of college cost for more than 30 years.  He will share his knowledge with Schaumburg High School families in the SHS Auditorium on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with parents and students of Class of 2017 and Class of 2018.  

In order to attend the presentation, please register here:

If you should have any questions regarding this presentation, please feel free to contact our College Counselor, Eric Melton at or (847) 755 4630.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m.  in the SHS Auditorium.