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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
 
 
Tues., Dec. 12 Coffee with the Counselors from 7:30am-8:30am. All parents and students are invited to the Eagles Room to meet with the North Olmsted High School Counselors and ask any questions you may have. Scheduling classes, College Credit Plus, College/Career information are just a few examples of topics that can be discussed. This is a general question/answer session. Any specific questions concerning individual students can be answered by making a personal appointment with your son or daughter's counselor. Coffee and tea will be provided. We hope to see you there. 
 
 
 
FALL NEWSLETTERS
//junior fall newsletter.docx
 
WINTER NEWSLETTERS

 
SPRING NEWSLETTERS
 
 
SUMMER NEWSLETTERS
 
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

 
 
 
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/ 
 
ACT Test Prep available at Polaris Career Center and Lutheran West High Schools - check out this attachment for dates, and cost, how to register, and further details.  /ACT Test Prep at Polaris.pdf
 
***** 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 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF CLEVELAND offers THE JACK W. AND SHIRLEY J. BERGER SCHOLARS FUND.   The application and additional details are attached /2017Berger-Scholars-Application.pdf
 
*  OACAC offers the Charles L. Warren Scholarship for 2018.
Students may be awarded $1,500 dollars for the 2018 fall semester to put towards their high education.
The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-time $1,500 award.
The application can also be found at: https://oacac.org/student-scholarships


STUDENT CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY:
This scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria:
Demonstrate and show a continued commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
Attend an OACAC member high school. Just one HS counselor needs to be a member to qualify.
Have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale in a college preparatory curriculum
Required to attend an Ohio college or university
Submit the Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship application, an official high school transcript, a counselor recommendation and a personal statement by the published deadline
 
*  The Elks National Foundation is offerieng scholarships to the Most Outstanding Students in the Class of 2018.  Application deadline is November 27, 2017.  Please see the attachament for more information:  http://filecabinet.eschoolview.com/Elks Scholarship.pdf
 
*  BGSU offers the Presidential Scholars Award (previously named the Award of High Distinction) and the Alumni Laureate Scholarship.
The Presidential Scholars Award, a full-fee, renewable scholarship, has a competition hosted in January for selected students who meet the minimum qualifications, which include:
30+ ACT composite or 1390+* SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing), 3.8+ (on 4.0 scale) high school GPA , Incoming freshman for Fall 2018, Complete application to BGSU and to the Honors College [available at https://choose.bgsu.edu/honors/] and submit ACT / SAT test scores and official high school transcript by December 4, 2017
The BGSU Alumni Laureate Scholarship is a distinctive, prestigious program funded by our most generous alumni in order to provide recipients with eight uninterrupted Fall and Spring semesters of support from caring mentors. A scholarship competition is hosted in January for selected students who meet the minimum qualifications, which include: 27+ ACT composite or 1280+* SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing),  3.5+ (on 4.0 scale) high school GPA, Incoming freshman for Fall 2018,  Complete application to BGSU and to the Honors College [available at https://choose.bgsu.edu/honors/] and submit ACT / SAT test scores and official high school transcript by December 4, 2017.   Students who do not have all completed credentials submitted by December 4, 2017 will not be eligible for the competition. Applications will be reviewed after the December 4th deadline and selected students will be invited to interview on campus late January 2018.
For more information about additional scholarship opportunities, visit the Office of Admissions scholarship page at http://choose.bgsu.edu/aid/scholarships/?freshman.
 
*  BGSU Science and Math Education ACTION in Scholars offers scholarship to incoming deadline.  Check out the attachment for more information!  Application Deadline is January 15, 2018.  //BGSU Science and Math Education in ACTION Scholarships.pdf
 
*  Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, they decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year. 
In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying,they have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.
Award: $1250 for High School students.
Deadline: Feb 28th, 18 - They run this scholarship annually.
Please check their scholarship page for more information.
Link to their Scholarship page: http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
 
The Slater & Zurz scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will continue!!!!
The deadline for submissions will be March 31, 2018, and the winner will be selected on May 1, 2018. To learn more about scholarship rules, requirements and guidelines, please refer to the information below and/or visit:
Eligibility:  Student must be a high school senior, Student must be graduating from an Ohio high school, Student must be planning to attend a college or university in Ohio
Entry Requirements:
Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
Students must create a YouTube video running two to four minutes total.
Students are encouraged to be creative, logical, and persuasive in support of their topic-in both their video submission and written essay.
It is important that the videos do not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or hateful. The goal of this video is to expose problems and present solutions, not create new problems. Therefore, the videos cannot contain text or imagery that promotes racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
Anyone under the age of 18 who appears in a video must have parental consent and students must obtain consent prior to video submission
Students are required to submit a written essay, between 500 and 1,000 words, about the topic discussed in the video.
Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and have a link to slaterzurz.com/scholarship in the description.
Then students must complete the online registration form at slaterzurz.com/scholarship
The application must include the video's YouTube link and the accompanying essay.
 
*  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
 

*  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.

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.
 
 
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