Student Instructions:  (Use the Form link)

Student:  When requesting a letter of reference/
recommendation from a teacher, be aware to:

  • Think of teachers who know you well.
  • Student Information Work-Sheet
    • Fill out the work-sheet as completely as possible
    • Not all sections may apply to every student
    • Fill out one work-sheet per reference letter requested

Written Statement

    • Create a written statement describing yourself by including:
      • Your academic interests / plans for the future
      • Your strengths
      • Attitude and/or skills which may help you be academically successful in your post- high school plans
    • Attach your written statement to this worksheet
  • Make an appointment to ask the teacher / teachers to write a letter of recommendation for you.
    • Plan ahead to meet your timeline
    • Allow each teacher 10-14 days for the completion of the letter
    • DO NOT assume the letter will be completed if you leave the request in the teacher’s mailbox.
    • Make sure you make a personal contact with the teachers
  • During the appointment provide:
    • A self addressed, stamped envelope
    • Completed information work-sheet

Thank You Letters:

    • Write a short “Thank You” letter (note) to the teachers who have supported you and provided a reference letter
    • “Thank You” letters (notes) may be e-mailed to the teachers utilizing their school e-mail addresses

Contact: James N. Hecimovich
Contact Us

705 North Section Avenue, Spring Valley, MN  55975
Phone (507) 346-7276   |   Fax (507) 346-7278
Follow Us On