Counselor's Desk

FROM THE COUNSELOR – Mrs. Nelson                                                               May 2024


Happy May! We are officially in the home stretch with just less than 30 days to go till graduation/the end of the school year. Please check below for some information as we finish up the 2023-2024 school year. If you have any questions or need assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

  • Graduation

    Graduation is on Friday, May 24, 2024 beginning at 7:00pm in the Troy High School gymnasium. Please reach out to Mrs. Stoner (senior class advisor) if you have any questions in regards to graduation.

  • Awards Night (Seniors)

    Awards Night for Troy Jr. / Sr. High School will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. My role is to recognize and congratulate those seniors that have been awarded scholarships for higher education. I will also be awarding honors cords for graduation to those seniors who are graduating with a 3.50 GPA or above. More information will be sent out by the office for this event. 

  • University of Idaho

    UIdaho Bound has a number of sessions for this coming orientation season. These include both in person and virtual options. Admitted U of I students should be sure to register ASAP to get this important event on the books. Please follow this link if you still need to register:


  • LCSC

    For students who need to sign up for a student advising and registration (STAR) session, please have them call Career and Advising Services at 
    208.792.2313 or sign up online at  Students must be tentatively admitted before they can sign up. 

  • Other Colleges and Universities

    Seniors who are planning to attend other colleges or universities should contact that institution to see what the plans are for freshman registration. If you need any assistance with that, please contact me at the school and I will help you find the information needed.

  • Scholarships

    The May scholarship list is now available and posted in Mrs. Burch’s room. This is the time to be applying for outside scholarships.  Scholarship information can be found online at the Troy Jr. / Sr. High School website in the Academics section under “Counselor’s Desk” and is also attached to this email. New lists are published every month.

  • 24-25 Senior Parent Meeting (current Juniors)

    There will be a 2024-2025 senior parent meeting on Tuesday, May 21 beginning at 5:00 pm (this will be before Awards Night) in the Troy High School Library. Some topics that will be discussed are graduation, senior trip destinations, senior sweatshirts, fundraising for the senior lock in event, and more. Mr. Hoffman will be sending out more information in regards to this meeting, so be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks. 

  • SAT (Junior)
  • The scores for the most recent SAT that was taken should be available to students now. I will be sending a copy of the score report home for your records. If students need to take or retake the SAT assessment, these college entrance exams are given every couple of months but won’t be available again at our school until spring 2025.  For the SAT you can find more information at The last recommended time to take a college entrance exam is October of their senior year. 

  • Junior Reviews

I will be meeting with juniors as this school year is wrapping up to go over their senior year schedule. This will include a look over student transcripts to ensure that graduation requirements are being met and that all students are on track to graduate in spring 2025. 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your student’s needs, have concerns, need information, or need further resources. 


Happy Spring!


Ashley Nelson
Troy School District Counselor


Troy Junior / Senior High School is dedicated to the empowerment of students to become responsible and productive members of society through education for a lifetime.

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Ashley Nelson

Counselor, Troy Junior Senior High School

(208) 835-2361 

Troy Junior / Senior High School is dedicated to the empowerment of students to become responsible and productive members of society through education for a lifetime.