Guidance Department, 440-779-3517

The Guidance Department is divided by grade level

Tricia Calloway - Grade 9
Margie McMullen, Department Chair - Grade 10
Wendy Kormos - Grade 11

Kristy LaBella - Grade 12
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS -    Do you need another copy of the Fall Newsletters?
*  College Goal Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1-4pm, LCCC, Elyria Campus, The Barbara & Mike Bass Library/Community Resource Center
*  FA Information Night, February 10. 2015, 4-7pm, LCCC's Wellington Center, 151 Commerce Drive, Wellington
*  FA Information Night, February 17, 2015, 4-7pm, University Partnership Ridge Campus, 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville
*  FA Information Night, February 24, 2015, 4-7pm, Midpoint Campus Center, 50 Pearl Road, Brunswick
*  FA Information Night, March 11, 2015, 4-7pm, LCCC's Learning Center, 201 West Erie, Lorain
Seniors' Specials
Have you scheduled your Senior Interview with Ms. LaBella? EVERY SENIOR needs to have a SENIOR INTERVIEW.  Please come into guidance and schedule it soon!!!
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The registration deadline for the February 7, 2015, ACT is on January 9, 2015.  Don't miss the late registration deadline.  Register online at
The next SAT is on January 24, 2015.  Please visit their website for to register,  Registration deadline is December 29, 2014.
COLLEGE NOW GREATER CLEVELAND Resource Center is a free service located at 200 Public Square - Ground Floor.  They specialize in scholarships searching, the FAFSA, and overall college search.  Please check out their website for their available hours and ALL they offer.
Scholarship Information
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information 
*  There are scholarships, honors programs, and financial aid assistance at Tri-C.  Please check out their website for details
*  For Lorain County Community College's financial aid, scholarships, and honors program, please view their website 
*  The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation offers Young Entrepreneur Awards/Scholarships to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.  Apply between October 1, 2014 thru December 18, 2014 at  
*  Check out the University of Akron's website for details deadlines for their scholarships and financial aid programs
*  Cleveland State University offers an extension list of scholarships to freshman.  Please check out their website for details and deadlines

*  Kent State University's full list of scholarships and offerings are available on their website
*  Tiffin University offers a unique program for students in music, dance, and visual arts, as well as scholarships for students in these programs.  Please visit their website for details and eligibility 
* The University of Toledo has a list of First-Time Freshman Admission Scholarships and Awards. Please view their website for details  
*  Youngstown State University offers scholarships for a wide range of scholarships.  Please view their website for details, requirements, and deadlines.
*  Defiance College offers a variety of scholarships for incoming freshman.  In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must be accepted one week before the scholarships day.  The Scholarship Day Program dates are December 6, 2014, February 7, 2015, and February 14, 2015.  For further details, please view their website  
*  The Graphic Arts Council of Cleveland is offering scholarships for students interested in going into Graphic Arts.  The applications are due by December 9, 2015.  Applications and criteria to apply for the scholarship are available in the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Department Office.
*  If you are interested in going to the University of Texas at Dallas, you still have time to apply to the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program.  This program is for students who excel in scholarship, leadership, and service and character.  The application deadline is January 7, 2015.  Please visit the following website to apply,
*  The 2015 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.  Please apply online at
*  Waynesburg University in PA offers scholarships for top students.  Students need to apply for admission by November 1, 2014, and the scholarship application is due by January 9, 2015.  For more details, please view
*  Otterbein University offers an extension list of scholarships, which require applying for admission and scholarship priority deadline by December 9, 2014.   Please check out their website for details
*  The Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation is offering scholarships to graduating seniors.  Please come to guidance to get details and an application.  The application deadline is January 9, 2015.
*  The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program offers a scholarship to a graduating senior who has been accepted to Ohio State, demonstrates involvement in school and community activities, shows a sound interest and positive attitude toward college work, and be a resident of Cuyahoga County.  Please get an application from the scholarship binder in the Guidance Office.  Applications are due by January 13, 2015.
*  Please visit the Bowling Green State University website for details on their scholarship offerings.  Students must apply by January 15, 2015.
*  If you are interested in going to Bowling Green State University, are considering a career teaching science and/or math, have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA, have a minimum of a 23 ACT, and are an Ohio resident, please visit the following website to apply for this scholarship
*  The Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program has a scholarship for students who are standout role models in their communities.  The application deadline is January 20, 2015.  For further information and to apply, visit or
*  The Princeton Prize in Relations recognizes students who help improve race relations in their schools or communities.  For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please go to or or ht  Application deadline is January 31, 2015.
* is offering a new $1,000 scholarship.  One must apply by January 31, 2015, at 
*  The Lorain County Community College Foundation is offering full tuition scholarships for students enrolled in the University of Toledo Computer Science and Engineering program through the partnership with LCCC.  Please check out the application and requirements to apply in the scholarship binder in guidance.
*  Baldwin Wallace University offers merit scholarships as listed on their website which are due by February 2, 2015
*  All first-year students who are new to Ohio University are eligible to be considered for their Ohio Signature Scholars Program.  One must be admitted by February 1, 2015.  For more details, please look at the their website
*  The Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland is offering scholarships to females with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 25 ACT or 1140 SAT (critical reading and math) who are looking to attend Ohio University.  Applications are due by February 6, 2015, and available in guidance or at
*  The Cleveland Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarships Program is offering ten (10) $2000.00 scholarships to high school seniors.  Criteria for the scholarship include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, an essay, and an interview.  Applications are due by February 13, 2015.  If interested in applying, please come into guidance for an application.
*  If you are interested in going to Marist University in New York, please check out their Technology Scholarships.   The deadline is February 15, 2015.  Please check out their website for more information and to apply,
*  Dordt College has the Kuyper Scholars Program for incoming freshman that have a high school GPA of at least a 3.5, an ACT score at least a 28 (or SAT equivalent),  an entrance essay, and two letters of recommendation.  Applications are accepted from November 15 through February 15.  For more information to apply, please see their website
*  Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage sponsors a scholarship for students to write an essay about how they experienced an act of intolerance or hatred and how they responded to it.  Essays for 6-10th graders are due by January 29, 2015.  Essays for 11-12th graders are due by February 26, 2015.  For more information and to apply, please visit the website
*  The University Of Akron Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship Program is offering scholarships up to $5,200 to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine at the University of Akron.  Interested students should visit the following website,
*  BAYarts is offering a 2015 Scholarship for graduating seniors in great Cleveland pursuing degrees in visual art.  Please get an application from the scholarship binder in guidance or download it at
* The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards are open to 9-12th graders. Applications are to be dropped off at the VFW Post 7647 by March 31, 2015.  Creative Patriotic Art Awards.pdf
*  The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is offering over 200 scholarships to seniors graduating in June 2015 with a "C" average or better.  Please come into guidance for an application or check it out on their website
*  Are you applying to Johnson and Wales University?  If you are, you may be eligible for a scholarship.  For more information, go to
*  Are you going interested in going to Alma College in Michigan?  If you are, please visit their website for scholarship information
*  Bowling Green State University is offering a continuing scholarship program for incoming freshman majoring in biology.  Students must apply directly for this scholarship through the Department of Biological Sciences.  Applications are due by February 15, 2015.  Please get an application and recommendation form from the scholarship binder in the guidance office.
*  Wright State University and the Army ROTC offers a variety or merit-based scholarships and incentives for AROTC cadets.  For more information, please visit the following website  The National Board Scholarship deadlines are December 24, 2014, and February 28, 2015.
*  The University of St. Francis offers scholarships for those interested in the Marching Band.  Please contact them at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001, to schedule an audition.  Please visit their website for more information 
*  The Phi Delta Kappa North Coast of Ohio Chapter is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who are interested in the field of education.  The application deadline is March 1, 2015.  Please get an application from the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office.
*  The Ohio Association of Public School Employees is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have parents who are OAPSE union members.  The application deadline is March 1, 2015.  Please get a copy of the application from the scholarship binder in the guidance office or from their website
*  Gannon University is offering scholarships to students who are applying and accepted to Gannon as a full-time student, majoring in engineering or computer science, have at least a cumulative GPA of a 3.00, and have either a 24 ACT or 1100 SAT (math and verbal).  The application deadline is March 30, 2015.  For more information and to apply, please visit
*  The Bowling Green State University Department of Mathematics & Statistics is offering a number of $5,00 scholarships to incoming freshman who declare a major in Data Science.  The application deadline is March 31, 2015.  For more information and to apply, please visit the following website,
*  Are you an "Aspiring Fashion Professional?"  If you are, there is an "Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship" worth $1,000, and the application deadline is June 1, 2015.  Graduating seniors interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college should look at the bottom right hand corner of the following website to apply  
*  There is an "Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship" worth applying to if you are a pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  The application deadlinje is June 1, 2015.  Interested students should visit the following website and the scholarship will be on the right side of that page.
College Rep. Visits
The following colleges will have representatives at NOHS on the following dates and times:  (Please remember to come to guidance to sign up and get a pink pass from one of the secretaries at least one day in advance): 
Wednesday, December 10, National Guard here during lunch periods 
Thursday, December 11, Air Force here during lunch periods
Get Involved and Plan for the Future
Check out all the clubs and activities we offer at NOHS and get involved.  Be a part of Eagle Pride!  It's fun and helps you for your future!!!  Clubs and Activities 2014-2015.pdf
The Ohio Means Jobs is a useful and free website to help you figure out what career/job you may want to explore in your future.  For more information, please check out the website
Polaris for the 2015-2016 school year
Are you 10th graders interested in going to Polaris as a junior?  If you are, they will be here soon to tell you what Polaris has to offer and the programs available to you.  Please see the attached sheets for the November Visit Day Polaris Visitation Dates.pdf and for the timeline of events this school year Polaris Application Process for 2014-2015.pdf
Class of 2018 Graduation Requirements
There are new Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018.  Please read the attachment for details. Graduation Requirements for Class of 2018.pdf
Summer Programs 2015
*  The University of Notre Dame offers outstanding students the opportunity to experience life at Notre Dame academically and overall.  Deadline for programs vary, however, the first deadline is January 16, 2015.  For more information and to apply, please visit
* Duke University is offering summer programs for Summer 2015.  Please check out their website for more details.
*  Cornell University offers award-winning 3 and 6 week summer programs.  Please visit their website for more information, 
*  The Phillips Exeter Academy Summer Schoolin New Hampshire offers 5 weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration for junior high and high school students.  Please visit their website
*  The Glenn High School Internship Project (GHIP) is having a Summer Internship (at the Glenn Research Center) for students that are 16 years old before June 15, 2015 and are US Citizens.  Students must also be a current sophomore or junior, and a minimum of a 3.00 GPA.  This program is NOT for graduating seniors (class of 2015).  Applications deadline is March 1, 2015.  The project is for students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM).  For more information and to apply, please visit the following website
*  Alma College in Michigan offers summer programs.  Please visit their website for more information
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