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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


    Student Opportunities: 


    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 partnersStudents 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: cmdr5thdist@gmail.com 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, The Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference (RYLA)RYLA is held at Keystone College in Northeastern PA. It is a 5-day, 4-night leadership program for high school sophomores who have shown leadership potential in their home, school, and community.  The conference is designed to introduce participants to thoughts and ideas which will strengthen and develop their leadership skills. It also provides an environment where participants may discuss and exchange their ideas with other students from NEPARYLA Program Information- The program consists of different components, including: - TEAM PROJECTS: Each student will be a member of a team during the conference. Each team works on a project that is hands-on experience with student planning, implementation, and evaluation.- SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES: Discussion groups are held to share and explore ideas which result from each day's programs.- SOCIAL LIFE: There is time in the program for organized sports, dancing, and other activities to develop lasting friendships with other participants and staff.
    Program dates and Location: RYLA will be held Sunday, June 25- Thursday, June 29 at Keystone College in La Plume, PA. 
    Cost: The only cost for attendees is transportation to/from the program. 
    Application Process: There is an application that will ask you to answer some short answer questions. 
    Applications can be submitted online at the following link:  
    On the application, all students should indicate The Hazleton Rotary Club as their sponsoring club. The Hazleton Rotary Club will receive the applications, and they will select three area students to receive a full scholarship to attend RYLA. The applicant must: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.)
    6.  Be accepted by the District RYLA Committee
    Deadline to apply: April 15, 2023
    If you are selected to attend, you will be emailed a medical form that must be signed by a doctor or school nurse and returned to the RYLA registrar.  You will also then receive additional information regarding the conference.

    (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. 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


    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. 



    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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     "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