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 composition notebooks available in the Guidance Office for any student that needs one (or more).  Please see Mrs. Olley to pick them up!


    Harrisburg University is hosting a FREE Aquaponics Summer Exploration Camp for rising 9th - 12th graders June 18-22 at Steelton-Highspire High School.  The camp runs from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM each day.  There are only 10-12 spots available and the spots opened up at the last minute, so we have to notify HU by the end of the day on June 6 if we have any interested students.  If this camp is something you would like to do, please email Mrs. Olley at rolley@hannasd.org ASAP to reserve your spot!


    The Camp Curtin YMCA is hosting a free Judo Camp for boys and girls ages 7-18, from July 23 - July 27.  Click HERE for more information.  To register, contact Howard Alexander at ccmjudocamp@gmail.com


    The Ron Brown Scholar Program Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  This free program teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college.  Using our "high tech and high touch" approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through our exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models.  GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors and their parents throughout the college application process.  Current sophomores and juniors can go to rbsgps.com for more information and to apply!


    The American Literacy Corporation will host the 3rd Annual Central PA Writers and Illustrators Summer Camp July 9-20, 2018 at Harrisburg University.  Any student as young as a rising thrid grader and as old as a rising senior is invited to register.  Go to http://www.superreader.org/2018-writers-and-illustrators-summer-camp/ for all the information and to register!  **This camp is also looking for junior and senior volunteers to be Junior Camp Counselors for the younger campers.  Click HERE for more information and learn how to get involved!!**


    Temple University is offering reading skills and speed reading programs for children and adults at their Strawberry Square location as well as in Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg this summer.  They have programs for anyone, ages four years through college and class schedules vary starting as early as June 18 and endling as late as August 26. Click HERE for more information and how to register.


    Reminder to all Dual Enrollment students that you must turn in a copy of your final HACC grade(s) to either your counselor or Mrs. Olley by June 7, in order for the grade(s) and credit(s) to appear on your final report card and transcript.  This is extremely important, HACC will not give us this information, the only way we can get it is directly from the student.


    Bed Bath and Beyond is having a College Shopping Day on July 15 from 4:00-7:00 PM.  The store will provide a list of items that are needed for college.  Parents will get 20% off their entire purchase and will be given a code so they can have 20% off their entire purchase all summer.


    The Central PA Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors invites any interested seniors to apply for their apprenticeship program.  Click HERE for more information and application.  Applications are accepted until June 8, 2018.


    Attention Sophomores: The Hanna Education Foundation is seeking applicants for two student representative positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Click HERE for the application.  It is not required, but preferred, that you type your application and print to obtain signatures.  


    Attention current sophomores and juniors: Representatives from Temple University Harrisburg will be visiting the Guidance Office in May, to present information about their Summer Leadership Program.  If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign up with Ms. Whitman in Guidance.


    IMPORTANT DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: Effective immediately, HACC has increased the cost of Dual Enrollment courses by $25 per credit hour, which means the cost of a three-credit course (which is everything except phys ed classes), will be raised from $300 to $375.  This will affect any student taking a Dual Enrollment course July 1, 2018 and later.


    Messiah College invites you to see their Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, College Symphony Orchestra and Symponic Winds and Brass Choir throughout April and May.  For show times and ticket prices, go to arts.messiah.edu


    The Penn State  College of Medicine has  opened their PULSE Application for the Fall 2018 Program.  Established in 2008, PULSE is the Penn State College of Medicine’s educational outreach program for high school students passionate about the biomedical sciences. The PULSE program is a semester-long academic course taught at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. PULSE aims to cultivate interest in medicine, biomedical science, and healthcare systems science by introducing passionate learners to medical students, biomedical researchers, and practicing clinicians.  This year's topic will be Cardiology.  Students grade 9 -12 are encouraged to apply at https://sites.psu.edu/hmcpulse/ by May 31.  


    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.


    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 . 


    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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