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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! You will need your family’s 2021 W2 wage and tax statement to complete the application. FAFSA applications will open October 1st, 2023... There will be a delay this year..
Additional Financial Aid for College (PA State Grant, PHEAA):
Due before May 1st, 2024: (Do this after FAFSA) You should receive an email once you submit your FAFSA to this link:
Link to Apply
Upcoming 2023 Weekend SAT Dates
Quest Bridge (Expired)
Are you a junior and thinking about college and need help financially? Apply to Quest Bridge. Quest Bridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with opportunities at top colleges. The Quest Bridge path to college begins with the College Prep Scholars Program, which helps high school juniors become strong applicants to top colleges. In their senior year, students can apply to the National College Match, an admissions process that connects students with admission and full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid at Quest Bridge’s college partners. Students admitted to a college partner through the National College Match join the QuestBridge Scholars Network, which provides them with engagement opportunities and a supportive community on campus and nationwide. After graduation, the QuestBridge Alumni Association provides additional opportunities to support students to achieve success in their careers and communities.Apply Now (Must be a current Junior) DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2023 Flyer
PA American Legion
The Pennsylvania American Legion, Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania National Guard are sponsoring a National Guard youth Camp from June 11-17,2023. This is a 6-day camp to introduce students interested in pursing a career in law enforcement or a branch of the military. The program includes but not limited to marching in a platoon formation, participating in a drill competition, physical training, forensics, canine, SERT team, drug laws, a marksmanship course, and familiarity with weapons. The fee is $175, including meals and lodging. To get an application or if you have any questions, contact the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania. Telephone 717-730-9100 Flyer
Keystone Boys State Leadership
Keystone Boys State Leadership training and Civic Experience. June 18-24, 2023. KBS is an intensive, in-depth, and hands-on course in leadership in which participants conduct the operations of city, county, and state government. To be nominated, contact your school counselor, coach, GATE or NHS sponsor, your local American Legion Post or the PA American Legion HQ. You must also submit an application through the KBS website: KBS website Contact us with any questions at 717-730-9100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chairman Patrick Love
Class of 2023:
Would you like to earn summer credits this summer for free before college?
EOC (Educational Opportunity Center) is sponsoring a new program via the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) at no cost. There are 34 possible exams-on a variety of topics. Get assigned to one of our qualified tutors to work through the Exam prep and meet with the tutor virtually from your home-FREE tutoring! Pre-test-identify the required score needed for the college of your choice (we have the assembled list). Take the CLEP Test-EOC pays for the cost.
Attention Senior Class: Would you like to study abroad this summer in Costa Rica and earn credits? Flyer
(Expired) A FREE summer leadership program that will be offered in 2023,. RYLA will be held Sunday, June 25- Thursday, June 29 at Keystone College in La Plume, PA.
The only cost for attendees is transportation to/from the program.
1. Be a current sophomore ready to enter his or her junior year in the fall. 2. Have shown leadership potential in home, school, and community. 3. Demonstrate the qualities of a good student. 4. Submit a completed application. 5. Be selected and sponsored by the Hazleton Rotary Club (RYLA is 100% FREE to attendees.)
(Expired) PSU 2023 SUMMER Program 10th Grade Students: Do you have an interest in educational careers and want an opportunity to experience college course work at PSU this summer? Apply for the S.C.O.P.E program. The Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (S.C.O.P.E) is a program under the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University in 2022. The deadline is December 12th 2022.
Do you want to be a student of the month this school year?
B.P.O Elks Hazleton Lodge No. 200 / 2023 Elks Student of the Month Program
Free Financial Aid Webinars for You and Your Family:
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.
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Please click on the links to the left to view information that pertains to your child.
Please feel free to contact your child's school counselor with any questions or concerns you have. Counselor assignments are based on your child's last name and grade level.
Please look below for a listing of which school counselor will work with your child.Counseling department members/assignments for 2022-2023
Daniel Corrado, Letters A-C
Phone x. 81518
email@example.comAlyssa Hyduk, Letters D-He
Phone x. firstname.lastname@example.orgChritine Chegwidden, Letters Hi-M
Phone x. 81523
email@example.comMegan Davis, Letters N-RPhone x. 81519
firstname.lastname@example.orgAngela Turse, Letters S-Z
Phone x. 81520
email@example.comHaca Student/Academic Caseloads:Alyssa Hyduk Cr-F firstname.lastname@example.orgOlga Papa G-J email@example.comChristine Chegwidden K-Me firstname.lastname@example.orgStephanie Hopkins Mi-Pe email@example.comMegan Davis Pf-Sa firstname.lastname@example.orgAngela Turse Sc-Z email@example.comGuidance Office Secretary
Kozelk@hasdk12.orgSecondary Guidance Department Chair
Daniel CorradoContact Information:Hazleton Area High SchoolGuidance Department1601 West 23 StreetHazle Township, Pennsylvania 18202570-459-3221 Office Voice Extension 81516570-459-3137 Office Fax