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Guidance Department, 440-779-3517

The Guidance Department is divided by grade level  FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Mrs. Wendy Kormos - Grade 9
Ms. Kristy LaBella - Grade 10
Mrs. Tricia Calloway - Grade 11
Mrs. Margie McMullen, Department Chair - Grade 12
If you missed our CCP Information Night on February 15, 2017, no worries, here are the two general handouts on CCP.  PLEASE COMPLETE AND TURN IN THE APPLICATION FOR 2017-2018 BY APRIL 1, 2017!!!!!!!
If you want further information on CCP at Tri-C, LCCC, CSU, or Polaris' Computer Networking Academy with Tri-C, please stop into guidance for more information and handouts. 
/sophomore january newsletter.docx
ACT SAT Prep website -
FREE PRACTICE TESTS FOR THE ACT AND SAT - Please read the attached handout for more information  /Free Practice Tests.pdf
Interested in being a Lifeguard, please check out the attached flier for more information, /Job Flyer for how to be a lifeguard.pdf
THIS IS A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR EVERYONE!!!!!  /4 Biggest Mistakes on Applying to Colleges.pdf
10th Grade Class Visits' Questions and Answers
*  Polaris has sent their acceptance and wait list letters.  If you did not receive a letter, please see Ms. LaBella and she can find out for you.
*  If you are having difficulty in a class, please talk to your teacher and go to SOAR.  If it is in a math class, please also go to Math Lab during your study hall.  If you are not sure how the Math LAb works and where it is, please come ask us in Guidance.
*  Please look at the section below on this Guidance page for Graduation Requirements - credits and End of Course exams.
*  In the beginning of the Course Selection Guide, which is now online, there is information on the Honors Diploma, GPA for athletics, and what colleges recommend for classes and credits.
*  Please come into Guidance to get the College Process Timeline.  This will give suggestions on what to do each year, including when to take the ACT and SAT.
*  Work Permits are available in the Main Office.
*  Guidance has a Job Board, Volunteer Board, Apprenticeship Board, and College Board.  Please stop in and check them all out for what you are or might be looking for in regards to a job, volunteer opportunity, or college.
*  Scheduling for next year will take place the week of February 21.  Teachers are recommending you are classes now in your core subjects.  Look and ask about what electives if you are not sure which ones you want to take.  And attend the Elective Class Fair on Tuesday, February 14, during your lunch to learn about all the elective classes available to you.
*  For information on College Credit Plus, please attend our CCP Night on February 15, 2017, at 6:00pm in the NOHS Cafeteria. 

Seniors' Specials
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Please check out the ACT website for test dates and locations for the 2016-2017 school year. Register online at
Please check out the SAT website for test dates and locations for the 2016-2017 school year.  Register online at
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.
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

Scholarship Information
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information 
*  The has a list of scholarships that students from Ohio school districts are eligible for.  Please download their newsletter for the list of scholarships,
*  The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program offers scholarships to admitted Ohio State students for the Class of 2021.  For more information, check out this website,
*  The Levy Law Offices is offering a $2500 scholarship for a student enrolling in a 2 to 5 year institution next year in Kentucky or Ohio.  For more information and to apply, please visit the following website,
*  The VFW is offering the Creative Patriotic Arts Award for students in Grades 9-12.  Application deadline is March 31, 2017.  Please come and get an application from the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office.
*The Fluorine Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi is offering the BP Scholarhsip for young women who are seniors in high school this year who are going to college next year and plan to major in science.  Application deadline is March 31, 2017.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply,
*The Herb Guild Garden Club is offering a scholarship to those who are planning to study horticulture, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, botany, landscaping,or culinary arts in college.  Application deadline is April 1, 2017.  Please come get the application from the scholarship binder in the guidance office.
*  Student Insights is offering scholarships to high school seniors who are going to a 4 year college, community college, or career college.  Application deadline is April 22, 2017.  For more information, check out this attachment,  /Student Insights Scholarship.pdf  OR
* The Slater & Zurz local law firm is offering a $1000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are going to college next year.  The application deadline is May 19, 2017.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply.
*  The Law Offices of Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one high school aged student or one college-aged student in Ohio.   The application deadline is May 31, 2017.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply,
*  The SigEp Building Balanced Man Scholarship is for Balanced Men with a 3.0+ GPA and a leader in and out of the classroom.  Application deadling is August 15, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please visit
*  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,
*  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

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): 

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!!! /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
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, and beyond Graduation Requirements
Please read the graduation requirements for the classes of 2018, 2019, 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, and click on Grades 7-12, High School and Middle School Satellite.
ATTENTION 10TH GRADERS/THE CLASS OF 2019:  Did you apply to a Polaris Program for your junior and senior year?  No worries if you didn't, you CAN STILL APPLY.  Just visit  If you have any questions, please see or e-mail Ms. LaBella, NOHS 10th grade counselor.
ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS:  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GOING TO POLARIS DURING YOUR JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS?  Attend the 9th Grade Advantage Night on May 4, 2017, from 6-7:30pm at Polaris.  Learn more about Polaris, their programs, and EARN POINTS toward your application NOW!  /9th Grade Advantage Flyer.pdf
*Syracuse University offers a Summer College for High School Students!!!!!  Apply and check out all they have on their website,
*Look Up To Cleveland has summer programs June 26-30 and July 17-21, 2017!  Please check out their website for more information and to apply,
*Stanford offers Pre-College Studies to interested students in all grades.  Please check out their website for more information,
*  The World's Most Complete Game Camp is in Seattle at the Univeristy of Washington.  Check out their website for more information,
*  University of Dayton offers two summer programs for high school juniors and seniors.  Check out their websites for more information,
* University of Dayton is offering summer engineering camps.  Check out the attached flier for more information, /Dayton Engineering Camps.pdf
*The Ronald Reagon Student Leadership Program offers summer programs  Early application deadline is February 15, 2017, and Final deadline is April 12, 2017.  To apply and for more information, please visit
*Duke University offers a Summer College Program for current 10th and 11th graders.  For more
*Would you like to WIN A FREE SUMMER PROGRAM Les Roches and learn more about the world of hospitality business management? By entering our Summer Program competition, students can win a full scholarship for the Summer Program at Les Roches Chicago.  For more information, check out their website,
*The Accounting Career Awareness Program of Ohio is offering a summer program for students interested in careers in accounting or business. Applications are due March 31, 2017.  Please visit their website to apply,
*VCUArts has a Pre-College Summer Intensivie Residency PRogram July 9-28, 2017.  Application deadline is March 31, 2017.  Visit to apply and for more information
*Washington University in St. Louis offer Summer Experiences for Middle and High School experiences.  Application deadline is April 1, 2017.  Check out their programs, dates, and offering at
*Ohio Business Week offers their week-long business camp this year at Ohio University July 16-22, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please visit their website,  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.  
*The 2017 Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented™ at Otterbein University offers rising high school juniors and seniors opportunities for career exploration through a unique program comprised of classes, seminars and workshops on the arts, sciences and humanities.   The dates are June 18-24, 2017.  For more information and to apply,  Call 614-823-1570 or visit
*Gettysburg College offers a few summer programs for juniors and seniors to be.  Check out their website for more information:
Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
Campaigns and Elections Academy - This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.
Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
Adruino Camp - Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.
Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.
*  Boston University Academy of Media Production is offering summer camps July 10-August 4, 2017.  Applications deadline is April 28, 2017.  Please visit their website to apply,
*  Summer will be here before we know it.  Mercyhurst University offers summer programs.  Check out their website for more information,
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