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 ASVAB is coming up on November 2. If you are in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and need some help making career decisions then think about taking the ASVAB Career Exploration Exam.  This is also the exam you will need to take if you are planning on enlisting in the US Military.  See Mrs. Olley in Guidance to sign up!

    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!

    A representative from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will be visiting Susquehanna Township High School on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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.

    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!
    The Daughters of the American Revolution are holding an essay contest, the prompt is "Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties".  Click HERE for complete instructions.  Deadline for entries is November 30, 2017.  Any student in 9th-12th grade is eligible to participate. 
    The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is holding a Junior American Citizens Contest.  Students can submit entries in one of three categories: Art, Creative Expression or Community Service in the theme "100th Anniversary of World War I - Service on the Homefront".  Click HERE for complete instructions in each category.  Entries must be submitted to Mrs. Olley in Guidance by November 28, 2017.
    Are you a student who is making a difference through volunteering?  Apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  STHS will select one winner to continue on to the Pennsylvania state level competition where the winner will receive $1,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete for ten national awards of $5,000 each!  Students can apply at spirit.prudential.com  The deadline to apply is November 7, 2017.
    Susquehanna Township is offering an SAT/PSAT prep class on October 21 and 28 from 9:00 AM-Noon each day.  The cost is $125 + $15 book fee.  Registration is required at the Susquehanna Township Parks and Recreation Office by October 13, 2017.  Click HERE for more information.
    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 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!
    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 Resources and Training (left side of screen)
    3. Click on Training Events
    4. Click on Check Them Out under PHEAA Webinar Training Calendar
    5. Click on View Event Recordings (in the upper right corner of screen)
    6. Click on the webinar that you want to view
    7. 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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