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
**VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL UNDERCLASSMEN**:
If you did not register for classes online, you must attend a group meeting with your grade-level counselor in the auditorium during the following times:
Current 9th Graders: Thursday, May 16, period 6
Current 10th Graders: Thursday, May 16, period 7
Current 11th Graders: Wednesday, May 15, period 7
This will be a very brief meeting; if you have lunch during the period you are to be in the auditorium, you will have time to eat after the meeting.
Attention College-Bound Seniors: Final Transcript Release Forms are now available in the Guidance Office. It is imperative that you have your final transcript sent to the college you will be attending in the fall; ALL colleges must have your final transcript as proof that you graduated from high school.
Attention Seniors: PHEAA has recently posted two 45-minute webinars on how to apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA. Students andfamilies needing additional assistance in these areas are encouraged to visitwww.pheaa.org and complete the following steps:
1) Click on Schools under Partner Access
2) Click on Training Events3) Click on Check Them Out under PHEAA Webinar TrainingCalendar
4) Click on View Event Recordings (in the upper right cornerof screen)
5) Click on the webinar that you want to view
6) Click on PLAYBACK and it will open and start immediately
Transcript Requests: The Counseling Center needs at least one week to process transcripts requests.
Counselor Letters of Recommendation: A two-week notice is required when a letter of recommendation is needed from a student's School Counselor for college applications and scholarship applications.
The Counseling Center cannot guarantee that the support materials needed when submitting college applications or scholarship applications will reach their end destinations by the application deadline date when students do not plan ahead by providing sufficient advance notice to the Counseling Staff. With the volume of such requests being processed by the Guidance Office, students must plan accordingly.
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 liason between students, faculty and/or parents. Students are also assisted in making appropriate course selections according to their abilities, aptitudes, and future career goals.