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 2019: 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!**

    A college prep workshop will be held on Saturday September 29 from 9:00-11:30 AM at HACC's Midtown Center (this is for anyone attending college or trade school, not just students going to HACC).  Topics will include How to Prepare for College, How to Apply to College, Which Options are Best for You, Financing a College Education and more!  This is a free program but an RSVP is required by September 22 to thecollegepreplady@gmail.com .  Click HERE for more information.


    The George Scott for Congress campaign is looking for student interns to help with a variety of tasks from doing research to recruiting volunteers to organizing volunteers and more.  Students with an interest in political science or campaign management and that are willing to commit to 10 hours of work a week are encouraged to apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHJ0HfeTXBVormr0IXBB9xOD2T-XTcQxb-S_uv9K08PLS1AA/viewform?usp=sf_link ASAP - the election is coming up on November 6!


    Juniors and seniors interested in a communications major are invited to Elizabethtown College for a Communications Experience Day on October 8 from 8:30 AM-1:15 PM.  Registration is limited to 25 students, so register ASAP!  Go to www.etown.edu/comexperience for more information and to register. 


    High school students that are currently enrolled in the YMCA Teen Achievers Program are invited to the annual Teen Achievers College tour April 15-19, 2019.  The cost is $300 per student.  For more information, call the Camp Curtin YMCA at 717-238-9622.  Click HERE for more information.


    Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the Junior American Citizen Committee Contest presented by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The 2018 theme is "The 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing."  Entries are accepted in the categories of Art, Creative Expression and Community Service.  Entries are due November 30.  Click HERE for detailed information.  Entries must be submitted to the STHS Guidance Office so that an official contest entry form can be attached. 


    The Chick-Fil-A on Lindle Road is having a Student Night on September 25.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can stop by anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 PM to submit an application and interview for a position.  Everyone who interviews gets a free chicken sandwich!  Click HERE for more information. 


    HACC is hosting a FAFSA Workshop on October 31 from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.  This is a free workshop and computers will be available to submit your FAFSA online.  Click HERE for a list of items to bring with you.


    Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest presented by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The essay topic is "Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used vs. Ships of Today."  Essays must be 800-1200 words and are due November 30.  Click HERE for detailed information and the full prompt.     


    Attention Juniors: The Susquehanna Township Alumni Association is looking for an outgoing, community-oriented junior to serve as a student representative on their board.  If you are interested in applying, click HERE for an application.  Deadline to apply is September 10.


    The National Sojourners are holding a patriotic essay contest for students in grades 9-12.  Local first prize is $100; national first prize is $2,000.  Click HERE for the required cover sheet and more information.  Deadline to submit essays is December 1, 2018.


    Oberlin Conservatory of Music is holding auditions February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and March 1 & 2.  Go to www.oberlin.edu/con for more information.


    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.


    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.  


    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


    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 . 

    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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