Students - the SAT is changing and you get a chance to practice it and be prepared! The SAT changes will take place in the Spring of 2016. Check it out!
Fall 2015 Free Parenting Series
Presented by Outreach Teen & Family Services Inc.
Students if you are looking for a job, here are a few options:
1. All students coming to the guidance office must sign in when they visit our office at the counter. This new sign in sheet will help us keep a record of student visits. It will be located near the appointment sheets. Make sure you write down the time you arrive and leave after your visit.
2. Sophomores and juniors taking the PSAT this year will not be required to show an ID card during testing if they do not have one. We are still checking on student ID cards for those who do not have an ID card. ID is still required for SAT and ACT testing only the PSAT will be exempt from the ID card this year. Students registered for the SAT or ACT who do not have ID need to see Mrs. Babik IMMEDIATELY.
3. Please complete the Counseling Survey. Links can be found on our Home Page or on the previous Blog post on this page.
We are pleased to introduce The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's new College Bound program, a new series of noncredit courses designed to provide a college-level experience to high school juniors and seniors in the areas of fashion, design, media arts, and culinary.
Classes meet weekly for 4 or 5 hours on Saturday over the course of our academic quarter. Students who successfully complete a course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity, upon enrollment with any of The Art Institutes schools, to receive proficiency credit* for equivalent courses.
Each College Bound course will end with a showcase event for students to share their projects and new skills with friends and family.
Top 5 reasons students should take the ACT® test
The ACT test is:
Late registration for the October 24th test date ends on October 2nd. Next test after October is December 12, 2015.
ACT offers no-cost and low-cost test prep options at www.actstudent.org/testprep.
Still looking for Students and Parents to complete our
Career and Post-Secondary Survey !
Help us help you! We want to create lasting and beneficial programming based on your needs. Please complete the survey by October 15, 2015 to help us create meaningful events for this school year and years to come.
Did you know there is a shortage of Skilled Trades Workers in the US?
For every 1 job requiring a master's degree, there are 2 professional jobs requiring a bachelors degree and 7 jobs requiring 2 years or less of schooling.
Remember: researching your career interests includes reviewing the job growth in that field so when you are done with school you can find a job.
If you are looking to increase your understanding of the PSAT, SAT and/or ACT, Mount Lebanon Academy is offering Preparation Workshops. They teach test strategies, budgeting time, analyzing test questions and improving in each area for the tests. Registration forms can be found in the Guidance Office.
National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine is an Envision program to introduce student to the fields of health and medicine and the career opportunities. The program will take place in eight cities across the country next summer.
If you are interested in more information or to be considered as a nominee from BHS for the program, please see Mrs. Babik for more details. Submissions are due by September 25th.
"Engineering boasts one of the highest starting salaries for those with a bachelor level education, and one of the best salary growth rates throughout an individual’s career; choosing an engineering program with the best return on investment even further boosts one’s lifetime earning potential," explains Best Value Schools.
If Engineering is your choice or your wanting to understand the best options in the field, check out this article!
Seniors the first scholarship bulletin of the year is out! Please check it out in the Counseling Office or on this website under Events & Scholarships.
TIP: Researching and completing scholarships can be overwhelming. Imagine it's like a job that you have to work at only for 1 to 2 hours per week. Pick one day per week that you are going to your "scholarship job" , sit down, do the research and make some $$$$ for school!
Frostburg State University announces an exciting option for your college-bound seniors: our new Regional Resident Tuition Rate.
Out-of-state students who live within a 120-mile radius of Frostburg’s campus can now attend FSU for a significantly reduced rate – a savings of over $4,600 per year for full-time enrollment.
Frostburg State University offers many exciting opportunities for your students. Some of our points of pride are:
- Unique majors including Ethnobotany, Adventure Sports Management, and Secure Computing & Information Assurance
- Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Individual programs have earned national recognition as well, such as our AACSB-accredited College of Business and our ABET-accredited engineering programs.
- New facilities like the Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology, with a multimedia learning center and planetarium, state-of-the-art television and radio studios, a 3-D printing lab and more.
If you're interested in visiting the Frostburg campus, their fall open house dates are:
· October 10
· October 31
· November 14
· November 21
Imagine a university where scholars, artists, and designers find the support they need to challenge convention and fearlessly create positive change in the world.
Imagine a community where walls between disciplines are dissolved, so journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians.
Imagine an intellectual and creative haven that never has and never will settle for status quo.
The New School is just such a university community, attracting students from all over the world to its home in the heart of Greenwich Village.
The New School in New York City
Founded in 1919 by those who imagined a school that would rethink the purpose of higher education, today The New School offers more than 10,000 students areas of study across more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. No matter what area of study students pursue, they discover a unique form of creative problem solving that will forever change the way they investigate and create – relentlessly questioning convention, collaborating across disciplines, and taking risks.
For undergraduates, The New School offers programs in art and design, liberal arts, and the performing arts at: Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Performing Arts, which includes Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz, and the School of Drama.
What’s New at The New School
Pittsburgh made the list with Carnegie Mellon University at #11! They are probably working now on ways to get in the top 10. The schools were ranked based on who is "making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities".
Duquesne University is waiving the application fee for any senior who applies by December 15th. This is a $50 savings! Students can apply online and schedule a visit at www.duq.edu/admissions.
Key Club is having its first meeting on Tuesday, September 15th at 2:30 in room 226!
What is Key Club? It’s an organization focused on leadership and community service. Did you know we host the Food Drive in November? The Carnation sale in February? Do you like volunteering? Did you know we are an international club? If this interests you, then this is the club for you!
See Mrs. Babik if you have any questions or cannot make it to the first meeting.
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