CHS SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE

Mrs. Jessica Watson

Mrs. Jessica Watson is the CHS School Counselor for grades 7-12.

Mrs. Watson can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 320 or email jwatson@canton.k12.pa.us

Mrs. Jamie May

Mrs. Jamie May is the Secretary to the School Counselor.  Some of her duties include:

  • Grading – Report cards/progress reports, etc.
  • Transcripts, etc.
  • Applying to college/financial aid, etc.
  • Registrar/Student file maintenance
  • NTCC

Mrs. May can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 320 or email jmay@canton.k12.pa.us

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

https://www.drugwatch.com/health/students/

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Canton Junior-Senior High School aids students who are experiencing difficulty in their academic pursuits.  These difficulties may arise from social (peers), emotional (stress), and/or physical (drugs and alcohol) problems.  This team is comprised of school personnel who respond to referrals about students who are referred by faculty, administration, parents, other students, or themselves.  All information about the referral is confidential.  Students are typically referred because they have exhibited noticeable changes in their academics, attendance, and/or behaviors. 

Parents and community members are able to refer a student to SAP.  If the need arises, you can get a referral form from the schools website (www.canton.k12.pa.us) under the high schools Programs & Services.  All you have to do is print it out, fill it out, and mail it or drop it off to Jessica Watson at the high school.

After the SAP team gets a referral, they investigate the issue further by gathering information from other faculty members.  These faculty members complete a checklist for that student's observable behaviors, which consist of the following:  sleepiness, drop in grades, change in appearance, change in social group, lack of interest, etc.  After this information is compiled, the team must get parental and student permission so that the student can get the best possible help for his/her problem.  The parent also has input by filling out a survey about his/her child, and this helps the team with issues related to the home environment.  The SAP program is used as an intervention, not as a treatment or a cure.  A referral to the team does not mean that a student is in trouble, but it does mean that he/she is going to get the best assistance possible so that he/she can be successful in his/her academic life.  SAPs goal is to see that each student achieves his/her best success in his/her school endeavors.          

This year the professionals who have been specially trained to be members of the SAP Team are:

  •  Mrs. Jessica Watson (Coordinator and High School Counselor)
  •  Ms. Cori Rockwell (Elementary Counselor),
  • Don Cron (Dean of Students and Science Teacher),
  • Casey Aylesworth (Science Teacher),
  • Lisa Cole (Social Studies Teacher),
  • Pam Larcom (Math Teacher), 
  • Merakey (Mental Health Consultant),
  • Megan Taylor (Drug and Alcohol/Children and Youth Services Consultant),
  • Lucas Bailey (Math Teacher),
  • Jen Martin (Health Room Assistant).

Below is the Student Assistant Program form for your use.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Updated-Referrel-Form.doc

4/4/2019

!  Susquehanna University’s summer pre-college programs, ranked among the top 25 nationally, are a great option for your students. All of the programs are taught by Susquehanna faculty and limited in size to ensure the best possible experience.   

I hope you will share this information with families seeking an academically challenging, yet fun week for their student(s) this summer. Discounts available until May 1.

Actor’s Institute  July 21–27
Experience professional theatre training.

Choral Institute  July 7–13
Improve your vocal technique and choral performance skills.

Exploring Legal Careers  June 23–29 
Develop analytical reasoning abilities. Prepare and present a mock trial.

#GOMedia  July 7–13
Create a digital portfolio; produce a radio broadcast. 

i-Engineer: Calling All Future Engineers  July 21–27
Strengthen your mental muscle and improve your problem-solving skills. 

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) June 23–29; or July 7–13
Develop a business idea in an entrepreneurial setting.

Publishing & Editing Institute June 23–29
Produce and market a book. 

Stream Ecology Institute July 7–13
Investigate stream systems firsthand. 

Strings & Keyboard Institute July 7–13
Learn new repertoire in private lessons, masterclasses. 

Summer Writers Workshop July 21–27
Live the life of a practicing writer. 

Sustainability 101: Building a Resilient World July 21–27
Explore sustainable practices through hands-on activities. 

Wall Street Susquehanna June 23–29; or July 7–13
An exciting introduction to business and investing.

Wind Ensemble Institute June 23–29
Immerse yourself in music.


3/19/2019

Greetings from the Air Force ROTC Department at Wilkes University!  My name is Major (Retired) William C. Perles and I'm one of the assistant professors of aeronautical studies for the AFROTC program at Wilkes University.  We will be holding an Open House at our detachment located at Wilkes University on March 28th 2019 to explain the Air Force ROTC program to interested students and families.  Please see attached flyer for additional information, which includes the registration process and pass along to your students.

The AFROTC program is a college-level elective course that can be taken along with other college classes, and is open to ANY major or concentration - no formal application required!  Additionally, there are opportunities to receive in-college AFROTC scholarships during their freshman and sophomore years.  No matter your career path AFROTC has something to benefit every college student!

Students participate in a weekly leadership laboratory where they are placed in various leadership roles throughout their college adventure and are able to practice practical application of leadership in a safe academic environment.  Throughout the program, students are afforded various opportunities and experiences to choose from to create a unique & memorable college experience, practice leadership skills, receive expert mentoring/guidance from AF leaders, all in an environment that encourages students to develop and grow to their potential.

Students who wish to pursue a career in the Air Force are able to contract as early as their Junior year in college, which reserves their full-time job of choice in the Air Force following their graduation.  Once contracted, they also start receiving a monthly academic stipend.

The AFROTC program at Wilkes is open to full-time college students attending any college in Northeast PA:  which includes Kings, Misericordia, University of Scranton, Marywood, Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, PSU-Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Schuylkill & Hazleton, and LCCC.

To learn more about AFROTC, please visit https://www.afrotc.com/, for info about AFROTC at Wilkes, visit https://www.wilkes.edu/academics/colleges/science-and-engineering/aerospace-studies/detachment-752/index.aspx  .

Please encourage your students to come and visit our Open House March 28th, 2019 at Wilkes University for any interested college-bound High School students (see attached flyer).

Feel free to reach out anytime should you have any questions.  Our office number is (570) 408-4860 or you can email us at rotcdl@wilkes.edu.  We would love to talk to you about our program!
Best Regards,
William C. Perles, Major, USAF Retired
Mr. William C. Perles, CTR, Major, USAF, Ret.

Golden Key Group, LLC

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

AFROTC Det 752, Wilkes University

Office: (570) 408-4865

Golden Key Group: https://www.goldenkeygroup.com/

3/04/2019

Cosmetology to Open House.  The event will take place at our Shamokin Dam Campus, March 20, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to arrive at the top of the hour to attend one of 3 sessions.

Hourly sessions to include:

  • Brief video of the History of Empire
  • School Experience Tour with our Student Ambassadors
  • DemoStations
    • Blow Outs
    • Braiding
    • Make Up
    • Up Do’s
  • Wrap Up

We will be posting an event to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/EmpireShamokinDam, with more information.  Please like and follow our page.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to reach out to me or our Career Planning Specialist, Kira Leitzel.

Janette Zellers

Executive Director

Shamokin Dam Campus
tel: 570.743.1410

30 Baldwin Boulevard, Suite 50

Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

www.empire.edu

Confidentiality

GIRL SCOUTS

               SAVE THE DATE!   March 21, 2019   6:00-7:30 pm

The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is hosting a “Women of Distinction Career Expo” on Thursday, March 21st at Mansfield University's Allen Hall.

As a non-profit organization that advocates for girls, we are inviting a variety of professional women from fields that were traditionally occupied only by men.

Our guests will interact with students about their chosen profession informally as well as in a panel discussion format. So far, we have a geologist, lawyer, psychology professor, district attorney, project manager, detective, entrepreneur, environmental consultant, television journalist plus more responding every day.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to seek information and insight into possible careers. We’d like to invite your female students, grades 6-12, to attend the expo from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with the option of attending Mansfield’s Art Gallery featuring high school student artwork, following the program that evening.

Please note Mansfield Univ. requires a list of student attendee's name and their adult escort's name. We do have limited capacity so please RSVP to Maureen Hayden at mhayden@gsnypenn.org by March 1st.  We will respond with confirmation including itinerary and parking details.

Sincerely,
Maureen Hayden
Community Recruitment Manager
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
226 Colonial Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
607.796.6202 x2515

mhayden@gsnypenn.org

APRIL 2019 JOB FAIR

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Save-the-Date-April-3-2019.pdf

01/30/2019

I have attached an application for the 2019 Troy Fair Junior Board.  Please disregard the due by date of January 31st.
Emily Vinson 
Troy Fair Board Secretary and Jr Board Coordinator

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Jr-Fair-Board-App.pdf

1/9/2019

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing Information Session will be held Saturday, January 26 (Snow date: February 2)

Presentation begins at 10 am.

L.D. Clute Education Building 
600 Roe Avenue
Elmira NY 14905

No preregistration required.

1/3/2019

2019 FBINAA Youth Leadership Program 

Download PDF Information Sheet | Download PDF Application Form | Download PDF Essay

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA), an organization comprised of law enforcement professionals who are graduates of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, is offering to qualified Students (ages 14 –16) who have demonstrated above average academic standards (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale), as well as good citizenship, the opportunity to participate in an eight-day program of leadership development at the FBI Academy.

The candidate does not have to be related or have a relationship with a National Academy graduate or FBI-LEEDA member to be considered.

This exciting program is offered through the cooperation of the FBI, and individual participants are selected and sponsored by the various state chapters of the FBINAA, who will pay transportation and student sponsorship fees. Participants will also be included from sister organizations, including NEIA and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Further, the counselors and instructional staff for the program consist of National Academy graduates who are members of the FBINAA and select FBI Special Agent personnel. Guest lecturers in various professional disciplines also address the students.

Although the program is not limited to young persons interested in a future career in law enforcement, interested candidates should possess a desire to gain knowledge of the American system of criminal justice, as well as ethics, leadership skills, and personal development.

This year’s session of the Youth Leadership Program begins June 20, 2019, with arrival at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., and will conclude on June 28, 2019, with departure from Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

The program is open to males and females. Qualifications for the Youth Leadership Program are provided by the FBINAA. Qualified candidates are encouraged to complete the application, including the necessary signatures, and to submit the forms Delanie Lynch by the due date of February 15, 2019.

Please return the completed application and essay form to Delanie Lynch at dlynch@fbileeda.org or 

FBI-LEEDA
Attention: Delanie Lynch

5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 125
Malvern, PA 19355

11/27/2018

Guide to College Visits-
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/visiting-colleges/

11/21/2018

Do you have students thinking about Penn State?

Now is the time for them to submit their application!

If their application is complete by November 30, they will have the best chance of receiving admission to their first-choice campus and major.

Students must request standardized test scores through the testing service center and their completed Self-Reported Academic Record must be submitted prior to our review of their application.

Once the application is complete, students may check their status through their MyPennState profile.

11/13/2018

Guide to College Visits-

11/20/2018

I am reaching out to share three important updates for your students who are applying to Pitt.

Pitt Honors Application Process

We received more than 7,000 University of Pittsburgh applications in the week leading up to the November 1 Pitt Honors Priority Deadline. Our staff are working hard to process and review such a huge influx of applications, but it takes time to give everyone a fair and thorough review. As a result, we will be delayed in making Pitt Honors decisions. Those who met the November 1 Pitt Honors Priority Consideration Deadline will hear back from us by January 12 at the latest.

We are sending an e-mail to students who met the Pitt Honors Priority Deadline, letting them know about the updated timeline and encouraging them to contact their Pitt Admissions Territory Manager with any questions.

Transcripts and Academic Records

We are strongly encouraging students to fill out our Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) to report grades (even if they have already submitted a transcript through the Common Application). Completing the SRAR significantly speeds up application processing time and the student will get an admissions decision from us much sooner.

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/visiting-colleges/

11/8/2018

The Office of Admissions at the University of Pittsburgh would like to bring to your attention two prestigious scholarships that are available only to qualified entering freshmen who reside in Pennsylvania: The Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program.

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation as one of only 43 schools in the country to offer a full-tuition, room and board scholarship to five incoming freshmen from Pennsylvania. Known as the Stamps Scholarship, the award also provides up to $17,400 in enrichment funds to be used over four years (or eight terms) for the purpose of study abroad, unpaid internships, research, and other leadership experiences.

Each year, five graduating high school seniors from Pennsylvania will be selected to participate in the Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program. Each student will each receive a full-tuition scholarship for four years (or eight terms) which may include one international experience as well as assistance with securing internship positions throughout their time at Pitt.

Please note, while students’ credentials will be automatically reviewed for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships, consideration for the Stamps Scholarship and the Nordenberg Scholars Program requires the submission of additional materials and is completely voluntary.

To be considered, the following three items must be submitted together and received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid no later than December 1:

  1. Typed essay, in no more than 500 words, responding to the question "if you could change anything in our world, what would it be and why?"
  2. One page academic resume/activity sheet highlighting the student’s leadership, community service, and international experiences.
  3. One page letter of recommendation from one individual who can discuss the student’s leadership experiences and continued leadership potential.

Encourage your students to start the PA Scholars Application today!

College/University and Military

High School Visitation Dates

Room 123

Date

Day

Visitor

Time

October 4

Thursday

Hesston College

TBA

October 8

Monday

Lock Haven

They are doing on the spot acceptance if you go there and fill out an application, have a transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

October 9

Tuesday

Mansfield

9:30am

October 10

Wednesday

Juniata

8:30am

October 12

Friday

Arnot School of Nursing

1:00am

October 19

Friday

Shippensburg

10:30am

October 19

Friday

Elmira College

1:50pm

October 23

Tuesday

Alfred Unv.

1:00pm

October 24

Wednesday

Penn State

10:00am

October 25

Thursday

Thaddeus Stevens

1:00pm

October 30

Tuesday

IUP

8:25am

News from Penn State:

Early Action application deadline: November 1

Penn State’s Early Action application deadline is fast approaching! If you have students who want to have an admission decision by December 24, they must submit their completed Penn State application by November 1, 2018!

Students may choose to apply to Penn State through one of the application methods listed below.

·         MyPennState

·         Coalition Application

·         The Common Application

A completed application includes the online application, the application fee, standardized test scores submitted through the testing service center, and a completed Self-Reported Academic Record.

Not all majors are eligible for Early Action consideration. Please encourage your students to pay close attention to this information as they complete their application.

Once the application is submitted, they may check their status through their MyPennState profile.

Student Shadow Day at Lackawanna 

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Student-Shawdow-Day.pdf

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Elmira, NY

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/A-CAREER-WORTH-CONSIDERING-recruitment-flyer.pdf

Please click on this link to learn more about the upcoming Arnot Ogden School of Nursing Open House

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SON-Info-Session-Flyer-10-27-18-3.pdf

Lock Haven University 

Lock Haven University is holding a INSTANT DECISION OPEN HOUSE on Monday, October 8 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. This date has been chosen with the fall holiday in mind to best accommodate the students' desire to both visit campus and get an admission decision without interfering with their weekend plans.

Corning Community College

Workforce@CCC Technical Pipeline Programs Launch!

Please click on the attached link to read about this amazing paid program. Corning Community College

Wilkes University 

Earth and Environmental Science Day at Wilkes University gives high school students and teachers the opportunity to join our faculty experts for hands-on, interactive lab activities and presentations on:

  • Grasping the Gravity of the Situation: Gravity Anomalies and Earth Structure
  • Climate Change and Melting Glacial Ice
  • A Hydraulic Blast! Analyzing Leaking Pipes in a Water System
  • Geospatial Applications: Mapping and Analysis of Water Quality and Watersheds
  • Flash, Bang, Boom: How Weather Forms and Impacts Our Lives

Plus:

  • Check out labs in the Cohen Science Center.
  • Hear about career opportunities in the geosciences.
  • Enjoy lunch with current students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Please forward this email to any teachers or students who might be interested. Teachers can register with their classes or students can register with a parent/guardian.

Space is limited. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 12. Check out the full schedule and registration form at www.wilkes.edu/EESDay.

Questions? Contact Julie McMonagle at julie.mcmonagle@wilkes.edu or 570-408-4604.

Mansfield College Day
First to sign up and first to turn in their permission slips are the first to get access to this post-secondary educational trip.

There are only 46 seats available. Because this is a half day at Canton High School, we will be attending the morning session only!

  • When: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Who: 11th and 12th grade students
  • Time: TBA/am
  • Where: Mansfield University Campus

*Permission slips and a sign up sheet are located in the Guidance Office.

FORMS / REQUESTS

Letter of Recommendation

If you need a person to write a letter of recommendation, please fill out this form and give it to them so they have something to write about you that is based on your education, activities, awards, volunteer work, etc. 

Request for College / Military Visit

If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to visit colleges, universities and/or military and all other post secondary education facilities. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.

Request for Job Shadowing

If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to Job Shadow someone in the field of study you are interested in. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.

NORTHERN TIER CAREER CENTER

Click on this link, to learn more about the opportunities at NTCC.

NTCC Website

Please view the below power point from the NTCC.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/10th-presentation-2018-19.pptx

GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA

GED classes may be held locally.  Contact Bradford County Action for more information @ 570-265-4434

This GED study guide is completely free.

COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

APPLYING TO COLLEGE

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Workshop presented by PHEAA:

Troy Area School District

Troy Memorial Auditorium

September 6, 2018 @ 6pm

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PHEAA INFORMATION

FAFSA®Completion Help Events
To help Pennsylvania families complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), PHEAA, in partnership with PASFAA (The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators), conducts FAFSA Completion Help Eventsfrom October through April. These sessions are free to the public. 

Fee for Service Awareness 
Check out the MyFedLoan.org video on the topic of “Fee for Service” agencies. Learn more about companies who are misrepresenting the facts and themselves to get your student’s business and their money.

Student Aid Guide Now Available
The student aid guide is now available in both English and Spanish. Information in this publication can be used by all individuals who are preparing for continuing education. Also available is the "Funding Your Future" brochure.

FAFSA INFORMATION

This video explains what an FSA ID is, why you need one, and provides the step-by-step process for creating an FSA ID. 

Reminder, the FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 college year. 
NEW – 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Video 
PHEAA’s How to Complete the FAFSA for 18-19 provides students with timesaving advice and uniquely helpful tips about completing the FAFSA. Additional videos focus on MySmartBorrowing, federal and state aid, and scholarships. 
TESTING

2018-2019 Testing Schedule

DATETESTGRADE
August 25, 2018SAT11th and 12th
October 10, 2018PSAT/NMSQT10th and 11th
October 24, 2018ASVAB10th, 11th, and 12th
October 27, 2018ACT11th and 12th
November 3, 2018SAT11th and 12th
December 3-14, 2018Keystone Winter Wave 110th and 11th
January 7-18, 2019Keystone Winter Wave 210th and 11th
March 9, 2019SAT11th and 12th
April 13, 2019ACT11th and 12th
April 15-26, 2019PSSA English Language Arts7th and 8th
April 29 - May 3, 2019PSSA Math7th and 8th
April 29 - May 3, 2019PSSA Science8th
April 29 - May 3, 2019PSSA Make-ups7th and 8th
May 7-18, 2019AP (Advanced Placement)11th and 12th
May 13-24, 2019Keystone Spring Exams9th, 10th and 11th
June 8, 2019ACT11th and 12th

Canton ACT Test dates

2018 Test Dates at CHSRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline
October 27, 2018September 28, 2018October 14, 2018
April 13, 2019March 8, 2019March 25, 2019
June 8, 2019May 3, 2019May 20, 2019

Register online here.  If you cannot afford the test fee, fee waivers are availabe.  Ask your counselor for information.

Test Code: 221620

CEEB code: 390540

Test Fees:   ACT  $50.50    ACT with writing $67.00

SAT Dates:

2018-19 Test Dates at CHSRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline
November 3, 2018October 5, 2018October 16, 2018
March 9, 2019February 8, 2019February 19, 2019

 Register online here

CEEB Code: 390540

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MILITARY OPPORTUNITIES

Coast Guard: 

My name is Dale Campbell. I am an Academy Admissions Partner for the United States Coast Guard Academy. I am reaching out to you as a contact to the guidance department at your high school.

I wanted to make you aware that the US Coast Guard Academy has a one week summer program for rising seniors called the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), where they are immersed in the Academy life. The on-line application for this program is now open. The application opens in February, and the deadline for application to this program is 1 April 2019. There are three one-week sessions. Exclusively for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, AIM is now widely regarded as the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country. The program is intense and rewarding. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The Coast Guard Academy is an academically rigorous, highly selective four year military service academy leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five Federal Service Academies. As such, cadets receive individual attention from the faculty. As well, on graduation there is greater access to graduate school and flight training. Tuition, room, board and a stipend are paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.  Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns have a five year obligation to serve, although 4 out of 5 opt to serve longer due to job satisfaction. This is in part due to the varied humanitarian, regulatory, environmental and border security missions the Coast Guard carries out.

I am a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and as such my position as an Academy Admissions Partner is volunteer. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, meet with and interview prospective candidates, and can assist and advise students in the application process. Additional information and the on-line application can be found at www.uscga.edu. You may also call the Coast Guard Academy Admissions office at 800-883-8724. I can be reached by e-mail at auxapp1015@gmail.com.

For information on all the programs for accession to the US Coast Guard, both enlistment and commissioning, go to www.gocoastguard.com. I may be able to answer general questions about enlistment.

Best regards,

Dale Campbell

Academy Admissions Partner

United States Coast Guard Academy

http://www.uscga.edu/

AIR FORCE

U.S. Air Force Programs for High School Juniors & Seniors are OPEN for acceptance.

When your students join the U.S. Air Force, they'll automatically be enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force.  They'll earn college credits from the very first day of Basic Training and continue to earn credits while they gain on-the-job experience during Technical Training.

The Air Force is committed to providing a high standard of ongoing education, because educated Airmen are great Airmen.

We would like the opportunity to help your students discover their skills, earn a degree, learn to lead and take their career to the highest level.

Contact your local Air Force Recruiter below to discuss the opportunities that await your students and/or refer your students directly so we can help research their future plans and goals.

Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win!

Technical Sergeant Quinton Terrill

Air Force Representative

(570) 317-7325

quinton.terrill@us.af.mil

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AIR NATIONAL GUARD

To learn more about opportunities with the Air National Guard, look over this brochure.

COAST GUARD

Students interested in the Coast Guard Academy 

The Coast Guard Academy is an academically rigorous, highly selective four year military service academy leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five Federal Service Academies. As such, cadets receive individual attention from the faculty. As well, on graduation there is greater access to graduate school and flight training. Tuition, room, board and a stipend are paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.  Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns have a five year obligation to serve, although 4 out of 5 opt to serve longer due to job satisfaction. This is in part to the varied humanitarian, regulatory, environmental and border security missions the Coast Guard carries out.

Additional information and the on-line application can be found at www.uscga.edu. You may also call the Coast Guard Academy Admissions office at 800-883-8724. e-mail at auxapp1015@gmail.com.

For information on all the programs for accession to the Coast Guard, both enlistment and commissioning, go to www.gocoastguard.com. I am able to answer general questions about enlistment in the Coast Guard.

http://www.uscga.edu/

NCAA INFORMATION

The Division I and Division II quick reference sheets have been updated to include the redesigned SAT concordance in the sliding scale. As you assist students and families, use these documents to help them better understand the required academic standards their student must meet. The “Division I Academic Requirements” and “Division II Academic Requirements” documents are both found on our Want to Play College Sports webpage under "Initial-Eligibility Toolkit," and on the High School Portal’s Resources Page under “Important New Rules.” Please feel free to download them (below) and share with your college-bound student-athletes and their families.

Division I Academic Requirements
Division II Academic Requirements

Student-Athlete Profile Account
When the NCAA Eligibility Center redesigned its registration website at www.eligibilitycenter.org , one of the most significant enhancements was the creation of the profile account.  The profile account gives college-bound student-athletes the opportunity to make the best decision about their college choices earlier in their high school careers. Students may now choose from the traditional certification account for those wanting to attend and compete at Division I and II schools, or a free profile account for those attending Division III schools and students who are not yet sure at what school they want to attend and compete.

Registration for a profile account is free and easy. Students should expect 10 to 20 minutes to complete a profile account. Also, if a student with a profile account decides to compete at the Division I or II level, they can easily transition their profile account to a certification account. (A registration fee of $80 (domestic/Canada) or $135 (international) is required to begin the certification process.) Please encourage your freshmen student-athletes to register for a free profile account. 

High School Transcript Upload

To date, over 18,000 high schools have used the transcript upload feature available through the High School Portal to send more than 897,000 transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

We encourage you to continue using the upload feature for all preliminary and final transcripts for your students, as it significantly reduces processing time for student accounts. As a reminder, only transcripts in a PDF file format may be uploaded through the High School Portal. Any other document types will not be reviewed and could potentially hold up a student's evaluation. Also, when students register with the Eligibility Center, the student must accept the terms and conditions, which provides broad permission for all schools to share official high school transcripts and academic records with the Eligibility Center. Please click  here to access a video tutorial on how to upload transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

Test Score Submission

For a student's academic certification to be processed, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.

Note: If a student took the SAT prior to or during March 2016 and then takes the current (redesigned SAT), the Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the pre-March 2016 version and the current (redesigned) SAT when determining a student's initial eligibility. The Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the current SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the previous SAT version (March 2016 and earlier), a numerical score on the current test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test.

Please refer to the Division I and Division II Academic Requirements Brochures above, to help your students determine the core-course grade point average needed that meets their SAT or ACT sum score.

Free NCAA/NFHS Partnership Initial-Eligibility Online Course

The NCAA Eligibility Center, in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), has updated the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Course available through nfhslearn.com Counselors and coaches can visit NFHSLearn.com  and complete the FREE initial-eligibility course. This interactive course familiarizes viewers with Division I and II academic requirements, as well as the Eligibility Center’s registration and certification processes required for college-bound student-athletes. It’s a great tool for you and your colleagues. Please pass it on!

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Did you know Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers academic and non-academic services to students who qualify as first generation college students, meet financial guidelines, and/or are students with disabilities?

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is one of two PSU campuses which offers Student Success Services (SSS), a federally funded TRIO program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Program services include but are not limited to academic advising, math and writing tutoring, a textbook resource program, financial aid assistance, career counseling, academic, cultural and social activities, and campus transitioning.

If you have high school seniors who may benefit from applying to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a small campus dedicated to student success, please contact the admissions office at 570-675-9238 and speak with an admissions counselor. For more information on the program, visit the Wilkes-Barre Student Support Services Page.

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