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!


    The Dauphin County Commissioners are holding a Cultural Celebration Essay Contest for students ages 6-18.  The top prize for high school students is $140!  Click HERE for more information.  Click HERE for the entry form and prompt.  Deadline for submissions is May 18, 2018.


    Are you interested in cosmetology?  Empire Beauty School is hosting a Senior Experience Day at their Harrisburg campus on March 28.  Interested seniors can contact Anne Malatestinic at amalatestinic@empire.edu to reserve a spot.  Space is limited so reserve your spot ASAP!


    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


    Liberty University is hosting a College for a Weekend program for current sophomores, juniors and seniors April 5-8.  The cost of the program is $50 which includes food, housing and access to sporting events; there will also be a chance to compete for a $10,000 scholarship!  Interested students can register at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=16415 or contact Miles Hunter at mhunter11@liberty.edu with any questions.


    A representative from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will be visiting Susquehanna Township High School on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the High School Auditorium to discuss HACC as a cost-effective post-secondary option for graduating seniors.  Also on the evening’s agenda, will be a discussion on the high school’s Dual Enrollment Program with HACC.  STHS students who meet certain eligibility requirements may take college courses at HACC and earn college credit while still in high school, getting a head start on their college careers.  This year, the Dual Enrollment Program is expanding to include high school juniors as well. Current sophomores may be interested in learning more about how they can take advantage of college coursework earlier in their high school careers.  Again, certain eligibility requirements apply.  While this program is primarily geared towards current juniors and seniors, all students and their families are invited to attend.  We look forward to your participation in this program in an effort to learn more about HACC’s programs and admission processes as well as about the high school’s Dual Enrollment program with HACC.


    Congressman Lou Barletta invites you to a Service Academy Information Fair being held at Bishop McDevitt High School on May 2, 2018 5:00-7:00 PM.  Representatives from all five US Service Academies will be present.  Admission is free but RSVP is required at jodi.marsico@mail.house.gov


    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.  


    Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA is holding a Forensic Science Symposium on Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.  This would be a great opportunity for any student interested in a career in Forensic Science.  This is a free event but registration is required at http://www.cedarcrest.edu/academics/forensic_science/symposium.shtm by March 19, 2018.  Questions about the event can be directed to Janine Kishbaugh at jmkish@cedarcrest.edu 


    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



    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. 


    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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