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!


    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.


    The ASVAB has been rescheduled for January 25!  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.


    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.


    Applications for the 32nd Bronfman Fellowship are now open.  The Bronfman Fellowship is a prestigious program available to outstanding Jewish students of all backgrounds who are in their junior year of high school.  If you are an 11th grader interested in this five week all-expenses-paid trip to Israel and two seminars in New York City where Fellows explore Jewish identity, Jewish ideas and connect to other young Jews, go to www.bronfman.org to apply.  Application deadline is January 4, 2018.


    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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