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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, 2022. 

    Additional Financial Aid for College (PA State Grant, PHEAA):
    Due before May 1st, 2023: (Do this after FAFSA) You should receive an email once you submit your FAFSA to this link:

    Link to Apply




    Student Opportunities: 

    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

    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. This program provides high school 10th graders of diverse backgrounds interested in educational careers (teaching, counseling, rehabilitation, special education, vocational education, education policy, etc.) the opportunity to experience college life while earning credit for college work. S.C.O.P.E. is a four (4) week academic intensive program during which students take several courses including an English language and composition course, and a college preparatory/SAT course.  The program will run in its entirety from Sunday, July 2nd through Friday, July 28th, 2022 The program will be held at the University Park campus located in State College, Pennsylvania. The program comes at no fee to the participant and will be challenging academically, but students having completed the program leave with a renewed sense of potential and determination.  It is our hope to prepare students for a successful college experience.  Overall, S.C.O.P.E. is a wonderful opportunity through which students get a feel for educational careers, college life in general and Penn State in particular.
    Application & Website  The application due date (postmark date) is December 12th, 2022. 


    Need help with your FASA?


    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


    2022-2023 Penndot Innovation Challenge:  Challenge Information


    Free SAT Test Prep: November 9, 16, 23, & 30th.  Flyer Via Zoom and have completed and filed EOC or Talent Search Program paperwork for the current year. Have Questions? (570) 331-6755 or email Carolyn@eocinc.org 


    Free Financial Aid Webinars for You and Your Family:

    Register for our upcoming webinars at PHEAA.org/virtual 


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


    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 free college education through the AllOne Recovery Education Institute. Click the link for the flyer: 
    LCCC Flyer for students recovering from addiction




    The PA State Police Hill Impact Program is designed to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and those individuals looking to seek a career in law enforcement. 
    Information and Application


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    Success starts with you!   
    "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 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

    In-Person Caseloads:
    Daniel Corrado, Letters A-C
    Phone x. 81518
    Alyssa Hyduk, Letters D-He
    Phone x. 81517
    Chritine Chegwidden, Letters Hi-M
    Phone x. 81523
    Megan Davis, Letters N-R
    Phone x. 81519
    Angela Turse, Letters S-Z
    Phone x. 81520
    Haca Student/Academic Caseloads:
    Daniel Corrado A-B   corradod@hasdk12.org
    Randy Teter C-Co   teterr@hasdk12.org
    Alyssa Hyduk Cr-F  hyduka@hasdk12.org
    Olga Papa G-J   papao@hasdk12.org
    Christine Chegwidden K-Me  chegwiddenc@hasdk12.org
    Stephanie Hopkins Mi-Pe hopkinss@hasdk12.org
    Megan Davis Pf-Sa davism03@hasdk12.org
    Angela Turse Sc-Z tursea@hasdk12.org 
    Guidance Office Secretary
    Kristen Kozel       
    570-459-3221  x.81516       
    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