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 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! 
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
Congressman Scott Perry is holding two US Service Academy Information Nights in Central PA for students interested in attending one of the US Service Academies.  This is a great time to learn about the unique application process for the Academies.  The dates are April 11 and April 12. Click HERE for more information.

The Cedar Crest College Forensic Science Student Organization will hold their 15th Annual Forensic Science Symposium on March 25.  Interested students should register by March 20 at http://www.cedarcrest.edu/academics/forensic_science/symposium.shtm

Attention girls in grades 9-12: Penn College is hosting a Construction Day event for girls interested in pursuing a career in construction.  The event will be on March 20; you must apply to attend this event and only 50 girls will be chosen from the pool of applicants.  For more information and to apply, go to https://www.pct.edu/academics/cdt/framingfuture
The US Naval Academy Parents' Club of Central PA is sponsoring a bus trip to the Naval Academy on Saturday March 25 for interested students and their parents.  Cost is $85 per person.  For more information or to register, contact Joe Innerst at joseph.innerst@dallastown.net 
Penn State College of Medicine is offering their 18th annual Mini-Medical School March 7-28.  This is a free program for students interested in going into the medical field, however, registration is required.  Register online at http://bit.ly/MiniMed2017  Brochures are available in Guidance.

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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