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
If you were not able to attend the meeting, no worries.  Please read the attachments, and as always, contact your son or daughter's counselor if you have questions.
 
OPPORTUNITY NIGHT AT TRI-C ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015, FROM 5-7PM
 
Tri-C is hosting an event at their Metro Campus in Cleveland to give information on ways to earn a higher education for credit and non-credit programs.  Attached is the handout of more information 05-06-15 College Pathway Programs Opportunity Night Flyer.pdf
 
 
 
 
Seniors' Specials
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Registration deadline for the June 13, 2015, ACT is on May 8, 2015.  Don't miss the registration deadline.  Register online at http://www.actstudent.org/start
 
The next SAT is on May 2, 2015.  Please visit their website for late registration, 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
 
Have your plans after high school changed or are you still unsure?  Please come visit guidance and see Ms. LaBella.  We have information on community colleges, career colleges, apprenticeships, jobs, and the service.  We have recruiter information for each branch of the service if that is something that interests you.  Please stop in, ask, and let us help you!
 
 
 
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 
 
*  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 
 
*  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 Positive Coaching Alliance is offering high school JUNIOR student-athletes who exemplify the Triple-Impact Competitor model of improving themselves, their team, and their sport, an opportunity for a scholarship.  Application deadline is May 31, 2015.  Please visit their website to apply and for more information  http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/
 
*  The Great Lakes Neurotechnologies Biomedical Engineering Education Scholarship was created to assist two Cleveland area high school seniors who plan on attending a four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree in Biomedical Engineering.  The scholarships are $1,000.00 each, and the student must have at least a 3.00 GPA in order to apply. The application deadline is April 30, 2015.  For more information and to apply, please visit their website, http://glneurotech.com/2015-bme-scholarships.
 
*  Raphael's School of Beauty Culture, Inc., is offering one full summer scholarship for their school.  Apply at one of their locations or online at http://www.RaphaelsBeautySchool.edu
 
*  The American Association of Drilling Engineers Appalachian Chapter 2015-2016 Scholarship is offering scholarships to students with at least a 3.5 GPA, minimum ACT score of a 27 or 600 in Math and 600 in Reading on the ACT, and plans to enroll in an accredited college in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia.  Applications are due April 30, 2015, and are available online at  http://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/
 
*  JUNE 6, 2015, NORTH OLMSTED MAYOR'S 5K RACE/WALK.  It's the Bicentennial Edition, so sign up to walk, run, or even help out.  This is a great SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY for the CLASS OF 2016.  The Race Entry Form is attached North Olmsted Community Scholarship 5K Race.pdf
 
*  Tri-C has extended their scholarship deadlines.  Please visit their website to apply http://www.tri-c.edu
 
*  The Silver & Gold Scholarship Program is available to students whose parent is employed as a police officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical services.  The scholarship deadline is June 10, 2015.  Please come get an application from the scholarship binder in the guidance office.
 
 
 
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, 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 School in 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
 
*  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
 
*  Wright State University Pre-College Programs is offering Residential Camps and Institutes for students in grades 6-12.  Please visit their website for more information, http://www.wright.edu/precollege
 
*  Boston University is again offering the New England Center for Investigative Reporting Investigative Journalism Workshop.  Their three 2-week workshops begin on June 29, 2015.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.bu.edu/mysummer/academics/summer-investigative-journalism-workshop-for-high-school-students/
 
*  Boston University offers a variety of pre-college programs for high school students.  For more information and deadlines, please visit their website, http://www.bu.edu/summer/highschool
 
*  Indiana University of Pennsylvania Cook Honors College offers a Summer Honors Program for intellectually rising high school juniors or seniors (maybe even sophomores).  The cost is $350 for the full two week program, July 12-25, 2015.  Applications are due by May 1, 2015, and are available at http://www.iup.edu/honors/summer
 
*  Gettysburg College is offering a variety of Academic Summer Programs - Camp Psych, Writing Camp, Government Leadership Camp, and Civil War Institute Summer Conference High School Student Scholarship Program.  Please check out their website for more information http://www.gettysburg.edu
 
*  John Carroll University offers Health Information Technology Camps for juniors and seniors to be.  The Building Mobile Apps in Healthcare IT is from July 13-17, 2015, and the IBM Watson Technology Camp in Healthcare IT is from July 20-24, 2015.  Tuition for one camp is $225, and for both camps is $400.  For more information and to apply, please visit http://sites.jcu.edu/healthitcamp.
 
*  Ohio Business Week is a week-long business camp for high school students who are interested in business.  The camp is June 21-27, 2015, at Ohio Dominican University.  The application deadline is May 31, 2015.  Applications are available in guidance or online at http://www.ohiobusinessweek.org
 
*  The Great Lakes Science Center offers Summer Science Break Camps.  They also offer volunteer opportunities at these camps.  Volunteer applications are due no later April 30, 2015, and are available on their website http://www.GreatScience.com
 
* Kent State University Fashion School is looking for serious High School students who have a passion for fashion.  They are starting their first program for High School Students Interested in exploring their "Passion for Fashion."  The Fashion School Academy Summer 2015 is June 14-20.  Please contact Marji Wachowiak, 330-672-0194, mwachowi@kent.edu or fashionschoolacademy@kent.edu.
 
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