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    Credit recovery will be offered through Edgenuity (online) and will start in July and end in August. Recovery packets through Keystone Credit Recovery will not be offered this summer. 
    **If you missed the credit recovery survey deadline (June 6th) and are interested in completing recovery this summer, email your school counselor with the following information:
    Full name, parent or guardian name, student 'school' email, parent email, parent phone number, student ID number, and if you are requesting 1 or 2 summer courses. Daniel Corrado, Letters A-C corradod@hasdk12.org, Alyssa Hyduk, Letters D-J hyduka@hasdk12.org Christine Chegwidden, Letters K-O chegwiddenc@hasdk12.org Megan Davis, Letters P-Smdavism03@hasdk12.org Angela Turse, Letters So-Z & HAVA Students tursea@hasdk12.org 
    Career Center Counselors are Randy Teter teterr@hasdk12.org & Olga Papa papao@hasdk12.org 




    Attention Graduating 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.


    A Virtual JUNIOR JUMPSTART was held on MARCH 2ND
    If you missed it... We have the slideshow from the session here:

    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 2020 W2 wage and tax statement to complete the application. FAFSA applications opened October 1st, 2021. 

    Additional Financial Aid for College (PA State Grant, PHEAA):
    Due before May 1st, 2022: (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?

    3 Day College Tour in Washington D.C Flyer/Registration July 18-19-20, 2022
    Democracy Summer Program: An excellent opportunity for students who are interested in working in politics, or studying political science to gain valuable organizing skills and campaign experience. Application Deadline is March 15, 2022. 
    Explore Careers in the Arts while learning new painting techniques on March 21 5:30 on Zoom. You will receive a free art box of supplies! 
    Link to Register   Flyer
    Are you considering a career in the medical field and would like to participate in a medical mentorship with current medical college students? Flyer    Link to Register
    Do you need assistance preparing for the SAT and/or ACT? Register for free weekly zoom meetings.   Link to Register  Flyer
    Attention juniors and seniors: Do you have interests in a business-related career? Learn more about business careers, accounting, finance, and even owning your own business. There will also be a field trip to explore these programs. Flyer    Link to Register
    Would you like to explore careers in engineering? Stop down in guidance to register and learn about careers in mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, computer, environmental, biomedical and petroleum engineering. Your involvement will allow you to participate in a field trip to Wilkes University to explore their engineering programs. Flyer  Link to Register

    May 10th: Meet the Author 4:30 on zoom:https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/meet-the-author

    May 12th: Parent Panel session: 6 pm on zoom https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/ParentPanel 

    May 16th: at 4:30 on zoom: Future Business Leader meeting-special guest How to Start a business:  https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/future-business-leaders-program

    June 16th: Railriders Game  https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/swb-railriders-game-61622  -(providing a bus from HAHS to the game and back for students & parents)

    June 22nd: Lackawanna College  https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/lackawanna-college-field-trip-62222

    August 1-2-3 NYC & NJ Trip https://form.jotform.com/ToolsEOC/nyc--nj-overnight-trip

    EXPIRED: 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. Link to Apply


    Free Financial Aid Webinars for You and Your Family:

    Register for our upcoming webinars at PHEAA.org/virtual 




    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 2021-2022

    Daniel Corrado, Letters A-C
    Phone x. 81518
    Alyssa Hyduk, Letters D-J
    Phone x. 81517
    Chritine Chegwidden, Letters K-O
    Phone x. 81523
    Megan Davis, Letters P-Sm
    Phone x. 81519
    Angela Turse, Letters So-Z & HAVA Students
    Phone x. 81520
    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