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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 2017: 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! 

 
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Green Team is looking for motivated students to volunteer over the summer.  Duties include supporting administrative assistants, program outreach and other specialized projects.  If you are interested in gaining valuable work experience while helping protect our natural resources, please contact Peter Hoagland at 717-237-2225 or peter.hoagland@pa.usda.gov .  For more information, go to http://www.pa.nrcs.usda.gov
 
Attention Class of 2019: The Hanna Education Foundation is looking for rising juniors to be student representatives!  To learn more about this opportunity, go to www.hannafoundation.org .  Click HERE for the application.  Please send any questions to hef@hannafoundation.org  GOOD LUCK!
 
The Ron Brown Scholar Program is please to announce the opening of the Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program for rising African-American juniors and seniors.  This is a free program designed to help African-American students navigate the college admissions process.  Click HERE for more information and apply at https://ronbrowngps.fluidreview.com .  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017, accepted students should expect to be notified on a rolling basis no later than July 15, 2017.
  

FREE STEM SKILL CAMP brought to you by Daewood Engineering, Susquehanna Township School District and H.E.AT. 

July 10 – 21, 2017, part of our high school campus will become a Heavy Equipment Virtual Environment!  This 10-day career pathways camp will place you in the seat of a bulldozer, an excavator and test your skills.  The camp includes Droning, GIS mapping, field trips, potential internship opportunities and more!  You will also earn a flagger certificate that is good for four years!  Imagine earning $15-$32 an hour while in college or during the summer.  Click HERE to apply online and contact Mrs. Short in Guidance if you have any questions.  Deadline for applications is May 31st

 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is hosting a tour of eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) September 5-9 2017.  Click HERE for more information!
 
Attention Students Interested in a Health Care Career: Penn State Hershey Med Center invites you to apply for the PULSE program.  For more information and to apply, go to sites.psu.edu/hmcpulse .  Applications are due by May 31, 2017

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.
 
Click http://www.senatorteplitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Internship_Package_2015.pdf to see many internship opportunities available through Senator Teplitz's office.
 
ASSE International offers a variety of exciting exchange programs throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas for students to study abroad in the 2016-17 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!
 
Attention Seniors: PHEAA has recently posted two 45-minute webinars 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 and complete the following steps:
1. Click on Schools under Partner Access
2. Click on Training Events
3. Click on Check Them Out under PHEAA Webinar Training Calendar
4. Click on View Event Recordings (in the upper right corner of screen)
5. Click on the webinar that you want to view
6. Click on PLAYBACK and it will open and start immediately 
 
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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