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    Welcome to the HAHS Guidance Page! 
     

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    Attention ALL Juniors & Seniors
    We will be hosting a live/virtual college fair to connect you with colleges and universities on October 21st during school from 10-1.

    You must create an account prior to October 21st here: 
    Virtual Fair Account 

    You could use a personal email or your school email to create this account. 
    (This information was also sent to your school email)


    *If you ever want to access your school email: Go to the district main page and click 'Office 365' on the lefthand side. Your email should look something like this: The first 5 letters of your last name followed by the first 3 letters of your first name followed by 000 (three zeros) followed by @hasdk12.org and your password is your student/lunch # 

     

     

     

    For Families and Students:
     Virtual FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: OCTOBER 11TH
    AT 5pm and 6:30pm
    Register for both here: 

    Learn how to apply for Financial Aid 5pm 

    FAFSA Completion Presentation 6:30pm

     

    Did you miss our financial aid night? We have both sessions recorded:

    FAFSA Completion Recording
    Password: 2pGbngU8

    Financial Aid Presentation
    Password:hJ3mYvai

     

     

     Lackawanna College Open House In Person Visit on November 20th. Click the link for their flyer. 

     

    *Announcement from Bloomsburg University for applying seniors for the Fall 2022 semester:
    Students who are interested in nursing must complete their application by November 15th. Decisions are not on a rolling basis for nursing and students will be notifed of a decision by mid-December. all other majors have rolling admissions decisions. 

     

     

    Student Opportunities: 
    Visit guidance for the following information:

    Are you considering a career in the medical field and would like to participate in a medical mentorship with current medical college students? Flyer to Register
     
     
    Do you need assistance preparing for the SAT and/or ACT? Register for free weekly zoom meetings.Flyer to Register
     
     
    Attention juniors and seniors: Do you have interests in a business-related career? Learn more about business careers, accounting, finance, and even owning your own business. There will also be a field trip to explore these programs. Flyer to Register
     
     
    Would you like to explore careers in engineering? Stop down in guidance to register and learn about careers in mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, computer, environmental, biomedical and petroleum engineering. Your involvement will allow you to participate in a field trip to Wilkes University to explore their engineering programs. Flyer to Register
     
     
    Want to go on a field trip to Marywood University to learn about their Architecture & Social Work programs? Trip is scheduled for November 29th. Flyer to Register
     
     
    Want to volunteer in our community? Register in guidance to see how you could help our homeless veterans and civilians during difficult times.  Flyer to Register
     
    Need help completing your common application and writing your college essays?  Flyer to Register

     

     

      

     Free Financial Aid Webinars for You and Your Family:

    Financial Aid Timeline – know what to do when

    This 1 hour free presentation will provide the starting points and web resources- for effective research before, during and after your student makes postsecondary decisions.  Know what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail! 
    October 12th Tuesday, 6:30pm;     October 19th – Noon, lunch and learn;     October 28th, Thursday, 6:30pm  Register Here

     

    Covering the Gap: Pieces of the Puzzle to Help Pay Your Education Bill     

    Understanding education balances can be confusing. Whether you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. Join PHEAA representatives Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray for a 1-hour webinar that will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private/alternative loans as a last resort in the process of covering the gap and keeping balances affordable. The discussion will also include the basics of credit, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved, and the effects on your borrowing capability.

    November 4th 6:30pm;    November 11th  6:30 pm;   November 16th Noon;   November 30th Noon

     

    Understanding the Offer Letter and Balances

    The “Offer Letter” or “Financing Plans” that you receive provide an idea of the costs associated with attending a postsecondary institution and can be confusing because each school formats their information differently. PHEAA, represented by Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward Student Loan Program, will assist you in this 1-hour webinar in understanding and navigating through the types of aid that are listed, what you are being offered, identifying the balances, and next steps needed so you can make knowledgeable and affordable decisions. Q&A interaction is encouraged.

    November 2nd Noon;    November 9th  6:30 pm;   November 18th 6:30 pm;   November 23rd Noon

            

    o   November 17, 2021 – Working with Homeless College Students in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania administrators are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn about how to best support homeless youth. Topics include a review of McKinney-Vento, how to identify students, upcoming changes to federal aid for homeless students, college access and retention efforts, and additional resources to assist administrators in their work.

    o   December 15, 2021 – Understanding Public Service Loan Forgiveness. As the sole servicer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, we will review the eligibility requirements and the application process. We will also discuss the PSLF Help Tool and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF).

    Register for our upcoming webinars at PHEAA.org/virtual. 

    REGISTER HERE

     

     

     

     

    Interested in becoming an Early Childhood Teacher?

    Earn your Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA), Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and/or Master’s Degree for free while gaining valuable full-time experience in a nationally accredited, four-STARS, Pennsylvania Department of Education licensed program. Click here for flyer information. 

     

     

     

    Would you like to take college courses at a 75% reduced rate during either Winter Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester or Fall Semester at Bloomsburg University? 

    • An opportunity to earn credits that can apply toward a bachelor's degree
    • An opportunity to explore potential college majors
    • A maturing experience in a superior academic environment
    • A resume-building activity that will make college applications more competitive
    • The potential for transferring college credits back to satisfy high school requirements (some districts allow this)
    • An opportunity to expand their education in areas where their high school does not have advanced placement classes
    • An opportunity to reduce the total cost of a college education by taking university courses with reduced tuition

    To find out which semester is available for registration click the below link: 
    *(Scheduling for Spring Semester beings on November 16 and continues until the Spring Semester begins).                                        

    https://www.bloomu.edu/ace           Course search

     

     

    Free after-school SAT/ACT prep‘Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors interested in SAT/ACT after-school bootcamp, every Tuesday, starting September 14th. Snacks will be provided.  For more information, please see Guidance to pickup a flyer or register HERE

     

      

     

     

     

     Link to complete FAFSA and FSA ID/Account
    studentaid.gov/
    FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It determines a student's eligibility for need-based federal and state financial aid for college, which may include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. If eligible, it can really help you pay for school! Link is available on the guidance website. You will need your family’s 2019 W2 wage and tax statement to complete the application. FAFSA applications opened October 1st, 2020. 

     

    Free Virtual Financial Aid Presentations: PHEAA Main Link 

     

     

     

    Additional Financial Aid for College:
    PA State Grant due before May 1st, 2022: (Do after FAFSA)

    Link to Apply

     

     

     

     

     KINGS COLLEGE- McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program

    High School Mentoring Program 

    HS Student Contract- English

    HS Student Contract- Spanish

    2021 Mentoring Application

     

     

     

    Free SAT Prep- 12 week course at no cost- Available for Sophomores and Juniors Application needed:                   HS Application

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Do you know someone recovering from addiction and is looking to start college? Luzerne County Community College is presenting an awesome opportunity for people who are in recovery from substance abuse.  This will be a free college education through the AllOne Recovery Education Institute. Click the link for the flyer:

    LCCC Flyer for students recovering from addiction

     

     

    Tips to help you deal with tough challenges in life.  Your Life Your Voice

     

     

    Turn your ideas into CASH!
    Penn State Hazleton and the Hazleton LaunchBox are hosting an entrepreneurship program this fall for students in grades 10-12

    Link to their website
    Flyer

     

     

     

     

    PennDOT Innovations Challenge is a statewide competition that challenges teams of students in 9th through 12th grade to use their problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges. Regional winners will be selected by PennDOT's Engineering Districts. Those winners will move on to a statewide competition where an overall winner will be selected. An award of $5,500 will be divided among the first, second and third place statewide winning teams:

    Innovations Challenge

     

     

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    Scholarship Information-Please use the link below to access information regarding available local and national scholarships. 
     
    **Students will be provided with log in information.**
     
    The following is a list of available local scholarships. This list will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.
    **Please visit the above link for scholarship details.
     
     
     
     
     
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      PSAT/NMSQT SCORE REPORTS

    1.       Go to www.collegeboard.org and log into your account. If you need to create an account, do so.

    2.       In “My Organizer,”  select the tab for PSAT/NMSQT scores.

    3.       Click on “View Details.”

    4.       Click on “Download.”

    5.       If necessary, click, “open.”

    6.       Print your 4 (FOUR) page score report.

    7.       Keep this score report in a safe place until the PSAT Score Interpretation Session.

    8.       If you have problems or questions, visit the guidance office.

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    "The Hazleton Area School District and the Hazleton Area High School guidance staff believe that school counseling services are an integral part of the total educational program.  Our school counseling program, in collaboration with faculty, parents, and the community, is designed to provide all students with opportunities and resources to accomplish developmental tasks within the areas of academic, career and personal/social development needed to become effective learners.  These learners achieve success in school, enjoy successful and rewarding lives, and develop into contributing members of society."

    Please click on the links to the left to view information that pertains to your child.

    Please feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor with any questions or concerns you have. Counselor assignments are based on your child's last name. 

    Please look below for a listing of which counselor will work with your child. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Counseling department members and their assignments for
    2021-2022


    Daniel Corrado, Letters A-C
    Phone x. 81518
    corradod@hasdk12.org

     
     
    Alyssa Hyduk, Letters D-J
    Phone x. 81517
    hyduka@hasdk12.org

     
     
    Chritine Chegwidden, Letters K-O
    Phone x. 81523
    chegwiddenc@hasdk12.org

     
     
    Megan Davis, Letters P-Sm
    Phone x. 81519
    davism03@hasdk12.org

     
     
    Angela Turse, Letters So-Z & STEM 
    Phone x. 81520
    tursea@hasdk12.org

     
     

                                                                                      
    Guidance Office Secretary
    Kristen Kozel       
    570-459-3221  x.81516       
    Kozelk@hasdk12.org
     
    Secondary Guidance Department Chair
    Daniel Corrado                     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Contact Information:
    Hazleton Area High School
    Guidance Department
    1601 West 23 Street
    Hazle Township, Pennsylvania 18202
    570-459-3221 Office Voice Extension 81516
    570-459-3137 Office Fax