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    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 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




    Attention ELD students who are planning college:
    Lackawanna College is offering a FREE 10-week Academic English course this summer 2021 to help you transition into college. See flyer for additional details. Flyer in English    or    Flyer in Spanish




    April 2021 Free Virtual Financial Aid Webinars:
    Link to Register





    Paying for College Town Hall
    Join Representative Steven Malagari and PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) for a 1 hour  webinar for Students and Families that are starting to plan or are in the thick of decisions with May 1st national admissions day right around the corner and affording the costs is one topic that is on everyone’s mind.  This presentation, will review the types of Aid available, what needs to be done to check for eligibility and provide tips on the options for covering balances and making affordable decisions.
    pheaa-event (one hour event on April 15th, 7:pm).




    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 




    Additional Financial Aid for College:
    PA State Grant due before May 1st, 2021: (Do after FAFSA)

    Link to Apply





     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




    SAT Preparation Are you interested in taking the May 8th SAT Test?
    Flyer for Info!
    Free Preparation Classes offered Every Tuesday: April 6th , 13th , 20th , 27th & May 4 th from 12:10 to 1:00pm via Zoom





    You're invited to LCCC's Virtual Open House!

    Join us for a glimpse into what makes LCCC a great place to learn on April 21 at 6 pm. Luzerne County Community College staff and faculty from our admissions, financial aid, early college, student support services and academic programs will present both live and pre-recorded sessions to help you explore all that LCCC has to offer the students of NEPA. Admissions will be available to answer any questions you may have about beginning your educational journey here at LCCC. 
    Register Today!






    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