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    Would you like to take college courses at a 75% reduced rate this Summer Semester 2021 or next Fall Semester 2021 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

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




    Did you miss our virtual financial aid night?
    Below you will find all the information that was presented: 

    Financial Aid 101 for 2021-2022 year 
    How to Complete the FAFSA for 2021-2022 school year
    Link to Recording for "How to Complete the FAFSA"
    Password for recording: 


     How to create a FSA IDCreating a FSA ID
    Password for recording: 9qXJHuUf
    (Seniors, you and a parent/guardian will both need a FSA ID in order to complete the FAFSA).

    FSA ID / Items Needed



     Link to complete FAFSA and FSA ID/Account
    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 




    Do you need help understanding a financial aid letter? 
    Understanding Financial Offer/Award Letters and Balances
    February 25th, 2021
     Register Here 




    Are you interested in free webinars regarding college-related topics?
    Topics include FAFSA overview, which loans should I pick, loan forgiveness, repayment plans, etc..
    February to March 2021 calendar:

    Register Here



     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





    East Stroudsburg University: Virtual College Visit If you missed it, here is a recording 




    SAT PREP course with PSU! (Fee required)
    Flyer for SAT PREP Course
    Mondays/Thursdays • January 18 to March 4
    Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
    Course Fee: $299 - Register by Dec. 31 for the discounted rate.
    Includes books and materials.
    Course will be offered through remote instruction on Zoom.





    SAT Prep Information

    Are you interested in preparing for the SAT Test?

    Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. is excited to offer you the chance to prepare to Rock this test!
    Virtual Preparation Classes offered:
    Thursdays from 4-5pm starting October 1st.
    Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Topics include: Tips and strategies, Practice tests, Khan Academy, Opportunity to write an essay and fee waivers available
    To register please
    Call (570) 331-6755 or Email carolyn@eocinc.org

    Also, check out their calendar offering free virtual drop-in tutoring labs, as well as a virtual SAT prep series to help you prepare for the November test: September Calendar
    To register, email carolyn@eocinc.org or call 570-331-6755.






    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





    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.

    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.

    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 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 2020-2021:
    Mr. Samoyedny   570-459-3221   Extension 81517     Letters M-Z (Grades 10 & 12)                   Email: samoyednyj@hasdk12.org
    Mrs. Davis           570-459-3221   Extension 81519     Letters M-Z (Grades 9 & 11)                    E-mail: davism03@hasdk12.org
    Mr. Corrado         570-459-3221   Extension 81518     Letters A-L (Grades 10 & 12)                   Email: corradod@hasdk12.org
    Ms. Hyduk           570-459-3221   Extension 81520      Letters A-L (Grades 9 & 11)                    Email: hyduka@hasdk12.org

    Guidance Office Secretary:
    Nina Curran       570-459-3221  Extension 81516       Email: currann@hasdk12.org
    Secondary Guidance Department Chair:
    Mr. Samoyedny                           570-459-3221  Extenstion  81517
    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