Guidance
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
wendy.kormos@nocseagles.org

Kristy LaBella - Grade 12
 
 
 
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS -    Do you need another copy of the Fall Newsletters?
 
 
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION MEETING
An informational meeting on College Credit Plus will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 7:00pm.
 
  
BEREA-MIDPARK HIGH SCHOOL is hosting a TRI-C TRANSFER TALK
 On February 12, 2015, from 6-7:30pm, there will be a meeting about understanding the process of going to Tri-C and then transferring to a four year institution.  This meeting will be help at Berea-Midpark High School.
 
 
 
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS AT LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
*  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
 
 
IF YOU ARE A JUNIOR OR SENIOR WITH A 2.5 GPA AND A MINIMUM ACT COMPOSITE OF A 17 OR 790 ON THE SAT - COMBINED CRITICAL READING AND MATH, PLEASE READ BELOW:
The University of Akron is hosting a Discovering Diversity Day for college-bound juniors and seniors who meet the criteria listed above.  The program is on February 6, 2015, at the University of Akron.  The University of Akron provides transportation from 3 locations in the Cleveland area:  Cleveland Hts. High School, Lorain High School, and College Now Greater Cleveland in downtown Cleveland.  For registration and more information, please visit the following website http://www.uakron.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visiting_campus/discovery-diversity-day.dot
 
 
TRI-C PRESIDENT'S DAY CAMPUS VISITATION DAY ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015:
Tri-C is offering campus visits from 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm at their following locations:  Eastern, Metropolitan, Western, Westshore, Brunswick University Center.  Please visit their website for more information and to register:  http://www.tri-c.edu/campusvisits
 
 
OGT'S FOR ALL 10TH GRADERS AND MAKEUPS FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS
Monday, March 16, 2015, Reading
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Math
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Writing
Thursday, March 19, 2015, Science
Friday, March 20, 2015, Social Studies
 
More information will be provided as it gets closer to the test dates.  If you have any questions, please see your guidance counselor.
 
 
 
COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 15, 2015, AT 7:00PM IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CAFETORIUM.
 
 
 
Seniors' Specials
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The registration deadline for the April 18, 2015, ACT is on March 13, 2015.  Don't miss the registration deadline.  Register online at http://www.actstudent.org/start
 
The next SAT is on March 14, 2015.  Please visit their website to register by February 13, 2015, http://sat.org/register.
 
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.  http://www.collegenowgc.org
 
COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY is on February 8, 2015, at 2pm at numerous locations throughout the state of Ohio.  In our area, financial aid professionals will be at Lorain Community College, Tri-C Corporate College West, and Tri-C Western Campus to help you with your FAFSA questions.  For more information, please go to http://www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org
 
 
 
 
Scholarship Information
* IF YOU DO NOT SEE A SCHOLARSHIP(S) LISTED BELOW THAT YOU BELIEVE IS AVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE OF THE COLLEGE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND/OR THE ORGANIZATION THAT YOU BELIEVE OFFERS THE SCHOLARSHIP(S).  
 
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information http://www.ohioprivatecolleges.org 
 
*  There are scholarships, honors programs, and financial aid assistance at Tri-C.  Please check out their website for details http://tri-c.edu/financialassistance
 
*  For Lorain County Community College's financial aid, scholarships, and honors program, please view their website http://www.lorainccc.edu/financial+aid 
  
*  Check out the University of Akron's website for details deadlines for their scholarships and financial aid programs  http://www.uakron.edu/finaid
 
*  Cleveland State University offers an extension list of scholarships to freshman.  Please check out their website for details and deadlines http://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-new-freshmen

*  Kent State University's full list of scholarships and offerings are available on their website  http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/scholarships
 
* The University of Toledo has a list of First-Time Freshman Admission Scholarships and Awards. Please view their website for details http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships  
 
*  Youngstown State University offers scholarships for a wide range of scholarships.  Please view their website for details, requirements, and deadlines.  http://www.ysu.edu/finaid/sec_scholarships
 
*  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 http://www.defiance.edu/scholarships  
 
*  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 http://www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
 
 *  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 http://www.facebook.com/princetonprize or http://www.youtube.com/princetonprize or hthttp://www.princeton.edu/pprize.  Application deadline is January 31, 2015.
 
*  Schoolsoup.com is offering a new $1,000 scholarship.  One must apply by January 31, 2015, at http://schoolsoup.com/housescholarships/i-am-applying 
 
*  The Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Foundation is offering $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have a career goal in crude oil and natural gas industry, or related energy field, must be a US citizen, must be an Ohio resident or student attending or planning to attend an Ohio college, university or trade school, and have at least a 2.50 GPA.  Applications must be done by March 31, 2015.  They are available in the scholarship binder in the guidance office.
 
*  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 http://www.bw.edu/admission/financialaid/scholarshipsandaid 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 http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/signature
 
*  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 http://www.ohioalumni.org/ohio-university-womens-club.
 
*  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, http://www.marist.edu/technologyscholarships
 
*  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 http://www.dordt.edu/ksp
 
*  The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be awarding one (1) $2,000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior who is planning to attend a four year college or university and intends to pursue a career in television or a television-related field.  Online applications must be completed by February 15, 2015.  Apply online at http://www.nataslgl.org.

*  The Savannah College of Art and Design offers scholarships for students with a 3.75 GPA, minimum of 1220 SAT (math and critical reading) or ACT composite of a 27, outstanding visual arts, performing arts, writing, or riding capabilities, honors or awards from competitions or recognitions, and outstanding leadership skills.  The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2015.  Students should apply at http://www.scad.edu/apply
 
*  The University of Mount Union is offering the Minority Achievement Award.  Required on-campus interview/essay are on February 19, 2015 from 8:30am-12:30pm and March 21, 2015, from 4:30pm-8:30pm.  For more information on the award, please visit their website http://mountunion.edu/minority-achievement-award
 
*  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 http://www.maltzmuseum.org/stop-the-hate
 
*  The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who succeed in and out of the classroom.  The application deadline is February 27, 2015.  Please visit their website for information and to apply http://www.buickachievers.com
 
*  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, http://www.uachooseohiofirst.com
 
*  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 http://www.bayarts.net
 
*  The Team Cleveland Student-Athlete Scholarship is awarded to self-identified LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) student-athletes who have made a contribution to the sport(s) he or she is a part of and as a result of his or her contributions and involvement has helped the perception of the LGBTQIA community.  The scholarship is due by March 1, 2015.  Please get a copy of the scholarship application from the scholarship binder in the guidance office.
 
*  The Metro West Kiwanis Charitable Foundation is offering 3 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each scholarship for students who are looking to further their education after high school.  The scholarship application is due by March 16, 2015.  Please come to guidance and get a copy of the application from the scholarship binder.
 
* 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  http://www.ohiocareercolleges.org
 
*  Are you applying to Johnson and Wales University?  If you are, you may be eligible for a scholarship.  For more information, go to http://www.admissions.jwu.edu/apply
 
*  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 http://www.wright.edu/army-rotc.  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 http://news.sf.edu/2014/11/10/usf-launch-marching-band-program-fall-2015/ 
 
*  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 http://www.oapse.org
 
*  The Ohio PTA Memorial Scholarship Program is offering Academic, Technical, or Special Education Scholarships of $500.00.  Scholarships are based on scholastic achievement, school involvement, leadership qualifications, and special family circumstances.  Applications are due by March 1, 2015.  The application is available on their website, http://www.ohiopta.org
 
*  The Esperanza Scholarship Program annually awards college scholarships to eligible Hispanic students who reside in Cuyahoga or Lorain counties, have at least a 2.5 GPA, have taken the ACT or SAT, and have completed the FAFSA which indicates financial need.  For further information on the criteria for this scholarship and to apply, please visit their website, http://www.esperanzainc.org/scholarships  The application deadline is March 27, 2015.
 
*  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 http://www.gannon.edu/seecs
 
*  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, http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/mathematics-and-statistics/comast1.html
 
*  The Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Foundation is offering $1,000 scholarships to students who have at least a 2.50 GPA, are a US citizen, Ohio resident or going to an Ohio college, trade, or university, and have a career goal in crude oil and natural gas industry or related energy field.  Applications are available in the scholarship binder in the guidance office, and the due date is March 31, 2015.
 
*  The William D. Squires Scholarship is offering 15 scholarships to students with a 3.20 minimum GPA, who are in financial need, have good character, and know their career goal.  The application can be found online at http://www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org, and can be completed from February 1 until April 6, 2015.
 
*  The Northeast Region of the Ohio School Boards Association, or NEOSBA, offers a $1,000 "book grant" (scholarship) to a student who is pursuing a degree in education.  The application deadline is May 15, 2015.  Applications are available in the scholarships binder in the guidance office or online at http://www.ohioschoolboards.org
 
*  The Americans of Italian Heritage and the American of Italians Heritage Charities, Inc. has a scholarship that offers four $2,000 scholarship to students that are will be a full-time college student after high school, have at least a 2.5 GPA, has at least one parent of Italian descent, and demonstrates financial need.  Applications are due by May 15, 2015, and are available in the scholarship binder in guidance or online at http://www.aihclub.com
 
*  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 http://www.fashion-schools.org/.  
 
*  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  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ and the scholarship will be on the right side of that page.
 
*  The AMDA has announced its National Audition Tour for Admission and Scholarships.  They will be in Cleveland, OH, on Feburary 28, 2015.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.amda.edu
 
 
 
 
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): 
 
Tuesday, February 3, Army: During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, February 4, Marines, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, February 11, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, February 25, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Tuesday, March 3, Army: During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, March 4, Marines, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, March 11, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, March 25, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Tuesday, April 7, Army: During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, April 8, Marines, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, April 15, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, April 29, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Tuesday, May 5, Army: During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, May 6, Marines, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, May 13, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, May 27, National Guard, During lunches in the Cafeteria
 
 
 
Get Involved and Plan for the Future
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: 
 
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 http://www.ohiomeansjobs.com.
 
 
 
Polaris for the 2015-2016 school year
Are you 10th graders interested in going to Polaris as a junior?  Did you miss the field trip in November?  You can still go on a Career Tech Thursday.  Please complete the attached form and turn it into Mrs. McMullen.  Polaris Tech Thursday Form.pdf
 
For more information on the Polaris Application Process, please read the attached 
 
 
 
Class of 2018 and beyond Graduation Requirements
There are new Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018 and beyond.  Please read the attachment for details. Graduation Requirements for Class of 2018.pdf
 
 
 
Summer Programs 2015
* Duke University is offering summer programs for Summer 2015.  Please check out their website for more details. http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
 
*  Cornell University offers award-winning 3 and 6 week summer programs.  Please visit their website for more information, http://www.summercollege.cornell.edu 
 
*  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 http://www.exeter.edu/summer
 
*  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 https://intern.nasa.gov/
 
*  Alma College in Michigan offers summer programs.  Please visit their website for more information https://www.alma.edu/offices/conference-services/summer-camps-events/
 
*  The Cleveland Botanical Garden has a Holden Junior Volunteer Summer Program.  They are seeking outstanding students (age 14 and up) who love nature, want to try new things, and make a difference.  The program runs from June 15-July 31.  Full program details and applications are available at http://www.holdenarb.org
 
*  The Grand River Academy in Austinburg, Ohio, offers Summer Academic Camps.  Please visit their website for more information http://www.grandriver.org/summer-camp
 
*  The Accounting Careers Awareness Program in Ohio offers an all-expense paid campus residency program for minority high school students in Ohio.  The program is set for June 14-19, 2015, at the main campus of The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business in Columbus, Ohio.  Application brochures are available in the Summer Program binder in the guidance office or online at http://www.FutureCPA.com.  Applications are due by April 1.
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