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Guidance
Guidance Department, 440-779-3517
The Guidance Department is divided by grade level  FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
 
Mrs. Margie McMullen, Department Chair - Grade 9
 
Mrs. Wendy Kormos - Grade 10
 
Ms. Kristy LaBella - Grade 11
 
Mrs. Tricia Calloway - Grade 12
 
Did you attend COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT AT NOHS?  If you did, here is the information on transcripts.  A flat transript fee is added to the students' fee bill during senior year so it is unlimited on how many can be sent. 
 
 
LCCC will be at NOHS for CCP on Monday. May 21, 2018, DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.  Check out the attached flier for more information!!!! /LCCCflyer.pdf
 
 
THIS IS A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR EVERYONE!!!!! 
/4 Biggest Mistakes on Applying to Colleges.pdf
 
NAVIANCE
The North Olmsted High School Counseling Office has selected Naviance Family Connection to assist us and our students in managing the college and career planning process.  FAMILY CONNECTION is a comprehensive website that students can use as a tool in planning for their future.  We encourage students and their parents to utilize this website throughout their high school years.  The students all have accounts.  Please follow the attached instructions to utilize this outstanding program.  http://Naviance instructions.docx
 
ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ACT AND SAT SCORES MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY FROM ACT AND SAT, NO LONGER FROM NOHS.  PLEASE READ:

Juniors and Seniors,

When signing up for the ACT or the SAT, please be sure you are listing the colleges that you want your scores to be sent to. You may list up to four. Many colleges want the scores sent directly from the test center. It will be your responsibility to see that any past or future scores are sent. If you have already taken the ACT/SAT and did not list the colleges you are applying to, then you have to contact ACT and the College Board for the SAT to have your scores sent. The websites to request test scores to be sent are below. Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.

act.org

sat.org/register

DON'T MISS THESE GREAT INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID AT THE WESTLAKE PORTER PUBLIC LIBRARY  //CollegemeetingsatWestlakeLibrary.pdf


 

 
Seniors' Specials
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Please check out the ACT website for test dates and locations for the 2017-2018 school year. Register online at http://www.actstudent.org/start
 
Please check out the SAT website for test dates and locations for the 2017-2018 school year.  Register online at 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
 
MYTHS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID - Please read the following handout about Financial Aid.  Financial Aid Myths.pdf
 
FREE ACT PREP called PrepFactory.  Check out the attachment and then check it outline.  /ACT PREP.pdf
 
GREAT INFORMATION FROM COLLEGE BOARD - DOWNLOAD AND READ IT! 
 
ACT SAT Prep website - https://www.prepfactory.com/ 
 
***** TRI-C HAS A NEW PROGRAM FOR THE FALL 2018 - CHECK IT OUT!!!!! FIRST ENERGY POWER SYSTEM INSTITUTE 
 
 
 
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).  
 
*  WWW.FASTWEB .COM is a great wedbsite for to help you on your college path - scholarship matches, college resources, internship opportunities, financial aid tips, college scholarship app.  //FASTWEB.pdf
 
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information http://www.ohioprivatecolleges.org 
 
*  The StudentScholarships.org has a list of scholarships that students from Ohio school districts are eligible for.  Please download their newsletter for the list of scholarships, http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php
 
*  College Scholarships Guide: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships
 
*  Are you working at Chick-fil-A?  If not, maybe you should apply to work there.  Why?  Check out this website on scholarship opportunities for Chick-fil-A members, http://inside.chick-fil-a.com/chick-fil-a-doubles-investment-in-team-member-scholarships/
 
 *** The Triple-ImPact Competitor Scholarship for High School Junior Student-Athletes has a deadlineof May 31, 2018.  JUNIORS, check this out and apply at www.positivecoach.org/scholarships
 
*  The Ohio State University has an Alumni Scholars Program that offers scholarships.  Check out the attachment for more information and come to guidance and get an application if you are interested and meet the criteria!     //Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program.pdf
 
***Three scholarship opportunities for your seniors this year.   
1. Animation Career Review "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship - This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. - Interested students can visit AnimationCareerReview.com to find eligibility information along with an online application. - This is the seventh year we have offered this scholarship.   
2. Fashion Schools "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship - This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  - Interested students can visit Fashion-Schools.org to find eligibility information along with an online application.  - This is the fifth year we have offered this scholarship.   
3. Online MBA Report "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. - Interested students can visit OnlineMBAReport.com to find eligibility information along with an online application. - This is the third year we have offered this scholarship.   
The deadline for all three scholarships is June 1, 2018.
 

*  The Cleveland State University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering scholarships totaling $2,500.00 to incoming freshmen men for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

            To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit applications by August 15, 2018 and enroll, full-time, at Cleveland State for the 2018-2019 year. Applicants can apply online at: www.csuohio.edu/SigEp Applicant qualifications are noted in our website.

***NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.
We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.  Interested students may visit https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.
 
 *  Check out this scholarship from The Columbus Foundation.  It could be for you!  //ColumbusFoundationscholarship.pdf
 
***The newly revisedhttp://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com now includes more than 700 scholarships guaranteed by nearly 200 colleges and universities.
 
***  FBI  CITIZENS  ACADEMY FOUNDATION OF CLEVELAND 2018  SCHOLARSHIP.  Is it for you???  //FBI2018Scholarship_Flyer.pdf     //FBI2018ScholarshipApplication1.pdf
 
***   College Covered has new ways to help your students             
Academic Letter Handout: We’ve just published a new and simple guide that breaks down the components of the award letter. It’s perfect for sharing with your parents and students, and will give them the information they need on how to pay for school in an easy-to-understand way. You can download it here: http://CollegeCovered.com/AwardLetterHandout.  
New Scholarship Program: We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2018 scholarship program. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. Pass on this link, https://scholarship.collegecovered.com to your students.  
College Covered Podcast: We just launched our new, can’t-miss podcast full of smart insights and relatable stories about getting into college. Check out our first three episodes, including our latest release: How Do I Get Scholarships? Please share CollegeCovered.com, a FREE resource on planning and paying for college, with your students and parents
 
Wolterman Law Office LPA Hope For The Future Scholarship, $1500.00, Due on 5/6/2018 Are you an Ohio student who will be enrolled in an Ohio two-year to five-year institution in 2017-2018? Do you need help paying for schooling or supplies? You are not alone. College is not cheap, but we don’t want that to stop you from pursuing this irreplaceable experience. At Wolterman Law Office LPA, we have experienced first-hand the benefits of higher education. That is why we are offering a $1500 scholarship to help one Ohio student go to college, law school, or other institute of higher education. You can find more information on the program and how to apply here:    https://www.woltermanlaw.com/page/scholarship
 
*  Don't miss out on this awesome Art Scholarship!!!!!   /750ArtStudentScholarshipAwardsCompetition.pdf
 
* Another great scholarship from the Cleveland Scholarship Foundation - Check it out!!!!//ClevelandFoundationScholarship.pdf 

College Rep. Visits
The following colleges will have representatives at NOHS on the following dates and times:
Signing up for College Rep Visits:
*  Log into your Naviance account
*  On the Homepage, under the What’s New, the upcoming visits will be liste
*  Click on register under the college rep. visit you would like to attend and complete the information
*  THERE NO LONGER BE SIGN UPS OR PINK PASSES IN GUIDANCE TO OBTAIN. JUST REGISTER ONLINE AS STATED ABOVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!!! /Student Clubs.docx
 
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.
 
 
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, and beyond Graduation Requirements
Please read the graduation requirements for the classes of 2018, 2019, and beyond. http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements/Graduation-Requirements-2018-and-Beyond
 
Or download the following attachment:  /ODE Handout on Requirements to Earn a HS Diploma.pdf
 
 
 
Polaris Career Center Information
ARE YOU AWARE OF THE POLARIS SATELLITE PROGRAMS?  If not, please take the time to find out.  They have great programs!!!   For more information on their programs, please check out their website, http://www.polaris.edu and click on Grades 7-12, High School and Middle School Satellite.
 
 
PROGRAMS
***  Are you interested in a Career in Business, Finance, or Accounting?  Check out this summer camp June 17-22, 2018, at The Ohio State University.  It is an Accounting Career Awareness Program.  Applications are due March 30, 2018 at www.ohiocpa.com/ACAP
 
*** Careers in Professional Accounting Camp July 22-24, 2018, at Cleveland State University.  Applications are due April 13, 2018 at www.ohiocpa.com/CPACamp
 
Registration is now open through April 30th for our inaugural Sport Management Summer Institute, which will take place June 17th through June 23rd on the Cleveland State University campus:                   www.thesummerinstitute.net     The Summer Institute will provide an opportunity for High School students to engage with local leaders in the Sport & Entertainment industry, including leadership teams from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians,   the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Teamwork Online, Cleveland State Department of Athletics, and Live Nation.      The Summer Institute will provide classroom learning experiences, case studies, textbook engagement, and capstone projects in such areas as:     Marketing & Sponsorships  Community Relations  Media & Communications  Collegiate Athletics & NCAA Compliance  Ticketing and Access Management  Venue Operations and Services  Event Management and Services  And many more     Please share our website link with your students who may have an interest in a college career path in Sport and Entertainment Management.       Enrollment into The Summer Institute will be limited,   so please make sure your students...  'get in the game'!         
 
The application for the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar is OPEN!   Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers an opportunity for high school juniors to experience USNA for one week. Participants learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's future leaders.   2018 Sessions June 2-7 June 9-14 June 16-21   This past summer, we hosted more than 2,550 students from all 50 states, U.S. territories, as well as students living abroad. The program was led by 245 outstanding Midshipmen during Block 1 of their Summer Training.   I have attached a digital version of the Summer Seminar brochure, and here is the link to the website:  
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