STHS Counseling Department
      Helping Find the Right Path for YOU!
    High School Counseling Center
    3500 Elmerton Avenue
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
    717-657-5117    Fax (717) 671-9932
    CEEB Code: 391660
    **Reminder to All Young Men - You must register with the Selective Service at www.sss.gov within 30 days of your 18th birthday**
    **Class of 2018: When you start applying to colleges, be sure to go to www.parchment.com to request your high school transcript. For more information on Parchment and the transcript process click on the "Transcript Request Process" link to the left!**

    There are free 1-subject, 5-subject and composition notebooks available in the Guidance Office for any student that needs one (or more).  Please see Mrs. Olley to pick them up!


    Greater Zion Baptist Church is providing a bus trip to the 16th Annual Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU College Festival in Oxford Hill, MD on February 10.  Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented!  Cost of the bus trip is $20 per person and the bus will depart Greater Zion at 6:00 AM.  Go to www.greaterzionbaptist.org to register for the bus trip and http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/ for more information about the college festival.  Registration is required.



    Greater Zion Baptist Church is hosting an HBCU College Tour to Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, North Carolina A&T, Hampton University and Norfolk State University April 4-7.  Cost is $250, which includes hotel stay and transportation.  Registration is required at www.greaterzionbaptist.org



    Harrisburg Academy is hosting their annual College Fair on April 23 from 6:00-7:30 PM.  More than 100 colleges & universitites will be represented!  To register and for more information, go to www.harrisburgacademy.org/collegefair



    On March 10, the Penn State Cancer Institute, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is holding an educational program for the general public on the latest information related to prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of common cancers.  This is a free program, however, registration is required at https://ce.med.psu.edu/reducing-cancer-forum/



    The US Naval Academy Parents' Club of Central PA is sponsoring a bus trip to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on March 31 for a cost of $90 per person (which includes transportation, a presentation, a tour and lunch).  Reservations are limited and must be confirmed with payment.  Click HERE for detailed information on how to register.



    The ASVAB has been rescheduled for February 1!  If you are in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and are intersted in taking the ASVAB, see Mrs. Olley to sign up!  More information can be found by clicking the ASVAB link to the left.


    The US Air Force is sending a recruiter to meet with interested students on February 7, during 7th period.  If you are interested in learning more about the Air Force, see Mrs. Olley for a pass to attend.


    The Hershey Indivisible Team invites all students and staff to attend a viewing of National Geographic's Gender Revolution documentary on January 20 at 2:30 at the Hershey Public Library.  This event is free of charge and no registration is required.  For more information, go to www.hersheyindivisibleteam.org .  Click HERE for the event flyer. 


    Gateway Student Tours offers college tours in Washington DC, New York City, Bostno and Philadelphia starting at $199 per person.  For more information, go to gatewaystudenttours.com or call 1-844-543-6651.


    Bethel AME Church presents their third annual College Prep Workshop on Saturday January 27 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Topics will include How to Apply to College, How to Apply for Financial Aid and much more!  Representatives from HACC and PHEAA will be facilitating workshops for both students in grades 9-12 and their parents!  This is a FREE event, click HERE for all the details!


    Attention Seniors: PHEAA has recently updated their YouTube channel with new 2018-2019 information!  Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEyfbADuLmUWLHLJfeSXpPw for information on how to apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA. Students and families needing additional assistance in these areas are encouraged to visit www.pheaa.org . 



    Harrisburg Area Community College  - Dual Enrollment for Spring 2018 Term Attention, Students!  Eligible juniors and seniors who are not currently enrolled as Dual Enrollment students at HACC but who plan to take classes during the Spring 2018 semester, must complete a HACC paper application no later than December 1, 2017.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Interested students must first meet with their School Counselor to determine whether they meet Dual Enrollment eligibility requirements and to discuss the Dual Enrollment process.  Both campus-based and on-line classes are available.  As a reminder for current dually enrolled students, you must provide a copy of your Fall semester grade report to your  School Counselor as soon as it becomes available in December so your high school transcript can be updated.  In the event you plan to take college classes during the Spring 2018 term, you must also provide a copy of your Spring course schedule to your Counselor so your high school schedule can be updated.  See your School Counselor for more information.



    The Telluride Association offers free opportunities for bright, motivated high school sophomores (TASS) and juniors (TASP) to participate in a challenging six-week seminar, while living in a diverse, reflective, self-governing intellectual community with similarly motivated peers.  For more information on either TASS or TASP, and to apply, go to www.tellurideassociation.org .  The TASS application is due January 9, 2018 and the TSAP application is due January 16, 2018.   


    Are you interested in Business, Health Care or the Agricultural Sciences?  Consider applying for one of these four-week residential summer programs (former Governor's Schools), application deadline for all programs is February 15, 2018:

    • Lehigh University Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive for current sophomores and juniors (more info)
    • The University of Pittsburgh Heath Career Scholars Academy for current sophomores and juniors (more info
    • Penn State School for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences for current juniors (more info)


    The Central PA Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors is offering an apprenticeship program for current seniors in June, 2018. You must be at least 17 years old and have received your high school diploma or GED to participate.  Click HERE for all the details if working as an electrician is something you’re interested in for your future career!

    Did you know you can learn about all 14 Pennsylvania State Universities on one website?  Go to www.passhe.edu/applynow for more information on the 14 state schools!
    Click HERE for information on Social Skills Groups offered by the Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg.  Groups are offered for ages 5-18.
    Click HERE to view the FAFSA presentation from 1-12-16.
    Click HERE to view the Financial Aid Night presentation from 10-21-15.
    ASSE International offers a variety of exciting exchange programs throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas for students to study abroad in the 2017-18 school year.  Scholarships are available to help defer the cost of living abroad.  Please visit their website at http://www.asse.com to learn more about their programs and to begin your pre-application process for your adventure abroad!
    Click HERE for information we recently received  from the US Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid.  This link has many informative websites listed including several pertaining to the FAFSA - definitely something for every family to check out!
    About the Counseling Department
    The Counseling Department provides services and resources for the students as an aid to educational, vocational, social, and personal development. Each student is considered as an individual with unique interests, abilities, and opportunities. Individual conferences are held each year in order to aid the student during various stages of growth and development. In addition to the personal services extended to students and parents, the guidance staff responds to the needs of the educational community by testing, maintaining records, making agency referrals and acting as liaison between students, faculty and/or parents. Students are also assisted in making appropriate course selections according to their abilities, aptitudes, and future career goals.

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