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    Guidance News, Announcements & Student/Family Opportunities

     

     

    Attention Graduated Seniors:
    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 required score needed for the college of your choice (we have the assembled list). Take the CLEP Test-EOC pays for the cost.

     

    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: 
    Visit guidance if you need assistance

    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
    Application

     

     

    Free SAT & ACT Test Prep: Meets Mondays 4:30-5:30 Via Zoom You must Register: https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/VirtualSATClass2021 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 

     
     
    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. Deadline to apply is February 4th 2022. Link to Apply
     
      

      

    Free Financial Aid Webinars for You and Your Family:


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

     

     

     

    Promote YOUR teacher! Write an essay about your 
    teacher who has made a difference in your life and win $500! 
    WVIA will come to your school to film you and your teacher’s 
    story, to be posted online at wvia.org. Flyer

     

      

    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: 
    *( The schedule for Spring Semester begins on November 16 and continues until the Spring Semester begins).                                         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

     

     

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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 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
    corradod@hasdk12.org
     
    Alyssa Hyduk, Letters D-He
    Phone x. 81517
    hyduka@hasdk12.org
     
    Chritine Chegwidden, Letters Hi-M
    Phone x. 81523
    chegwiddenc@hasdk12.org
     
    Megan Davis, Letters N-R
    Phone x. 81519
    davism03@hasdk12.org
     
    Angela Turse, Letters S-Z
    Phone x. 81520
    tursea@hasdk12.org
     
     
    Haca Student 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
    John Samoyedny Mi-Pe samoyednyj@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       
    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