Duquesne University has a unique opportunity in their Business, Liberal Arts and Music applicants. They are test optional admissions. Their research has shown that there is a group of students for whom the SAT and ACT may not be a fair predictor of their academic capabilities in college. Student must have a 3.0 high school GPA to be considered for admissions.
Scholarship and Guaranteed Admissions Program deadlines
The deadlines for our Scholarship and Guaranteed Admissions Programs are approaching!
New School of Computing and Information
Pitt has announced a new School of Computing and Information, which will begin enrolling students in fall 2017. The School combines the former Computer Science program and the School of Information Sciences and will offer a variety of academic programs that combine computing and information expertise with academic disciplines across campus. The focus will be on discovery and entrepreneurship driven by technology.
Praise for Pitt
We are proud to announce that Pitt is ranked #47 among global universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Global Universities. We are the largest Pennsylvania university in the top 50.
Pitt was also named the best public university in the northeast by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, earning the highest scores in three out of four categories: student outcomes, academic resources, and student engagement.
Thinking about becoming a Nurse?
Have you considered a 2-Year RN Diploma Program?
Start your RN job more quickly!
Earn college credits too!
West Penn 2-Year RNs are being HIRED having less College Debt!
For more information see West Penn Hospital School of Nursing at
www.ahn.org/education or call toll free 1-877-33NURSE
Look at what more they have to say:
Dear Guidance Counselor,
Our nation continues to experience a shortage of nurses. According to US Labor
statistics this shortage will continue for several years. As you know this translates to
nursing jobs being available. Nursing would be a career possibility for any young man or
woman who likes to work with people and has an interest in science.
They can complete their training for this career in just two years in our 22-month RN Diploma
program. A BSN is not required. When they graduate there will be many nursing
jobs available for them and there are many RN to BSN completion programs
available to continue their education.
If you have any questions about the field of nursing or the different nursing programs
feel free to contact me. I’d be glad talk with you or your students.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Joan Brooks, RN, MSN
I would like to introduce you to FirstEnergy's Power System Institute (PSI) program. This two-year college program combines academics and hands-on training to prepare students for a career in the electric utility industry. Can you answer yes to the following questions?
0 Do you possess a dedication to safety?
0 Do you prefer to be outside, regardless of weather conditions?
0 Do you like physical labor?
0 Are you comfortable at heights? In confined spaces?
0 Are you a team player?
0 Are you willing to work overtime?
0 Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career?
If so, then a career as a line worker or substation electrician could be perfect for you!
West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is continuing its partnerships with Westmoreland County Community College and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to bring exciting opportunities to you. WCCC is offering an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology for those interested in a career as a line worker and PennHL is offering a similar degree program for substation electricians. FirstEnergy pays tuition, required books and lab fees for qualified students who are accepted into the Power Systems Institute program.
Prospective students should attend an information session to learn more about this exciting opportunity. At the session, company representatives will provide more details about FirstEnergy's PSI program, and describe the skills, abilities and attitude needed for the line worker or substation electrician professions. Parents are encouraged to attend with their son/daughter.
The information session at Pennsylvania Highlands on Saturday, December 10. For additional information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi or call 1-800-829-6801. You also may visit the colleges' websites at wwwwccc.edu or wwwpennhighlands.edu.
Helen L. Kalp
Power Systems Institute
Office: 724-838-6509 or 800-829-6801, #4
Don't forget - Link your CollegeBoard account up to Khan Academy for specific support based on your SAT results. Follow this link for information about linking accounts, and other free practice resources: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/khan-academy
The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award is a great way to encourage high school girls to explore computer science. The girls will have an opportunity to compete on both the local and national levels.
Please encourage your female students to apply for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. The application will be open until November 7th.
Details for the application process can be found here.
Military Visits for November:
November 16th - Two Sessions
11:10 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
PENN STATE APPLICATION WORKSHOP – seniors may attend this workshop to start or complete the PSU application. The PSU admissions representative will waive the $65 application fee and will take SAT scores from a College Board printout of your scores (name must be on the printout). You may start your application prior to attending, but do not submit until your fee is waived. THE PRIORITY APPLICATION DATE FOR PENN STATE IS NOV 30. After this date, the SAT and GPA admissions requirements increase.
Sign up in advance in the Guidance Office and bring a completed Transcript Request Form.
Please bring in your letters of acceptance to colleges and technical schools, your Extra Effort awards from Steel Center, your honor roll level report cards! We want to post them and give you the accolades you deserve!
This year’s event will again take place at the Baldwin High School Main Gymnasium on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 6-8pm. Over 50 vendors will be on hand to provide information to students and families on tons of great programs, agencies, and supports available to support individuals now and after graduation.
There are also 2 great breakout sessions about the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Health Care.
The 2016 Transition & Job Fair is open to all individuals age 14 and older and their families. This event is being sponsored by a dozen local schools and districts, but is open to the public and FREE to attend! Individuals can register now by clicking on the link below:
Steel Center invites you to their Open House.
Monday, November 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
With 15 programs highlighting in-demand fields, Steel Center is a place for SUCCESS! For more information, contact them at 412-469-3200 or www.steelcentertech.com. Current students and interested individuals are encouraged to attend.
An Apprenticeship is an Earn While You Learn program! You will receive a free education as you apprentice a Journeyman in the field and receive pay and benefits. If you are interested in learning more about this in-demand field, please contact the Western PA Laborers' Education and Training Center at 1-800-442-8868 or www.laborpa.org. You must be 18 years of age and have a diploma or GED.
Seniors - even though you have to wait until the end of the year, this would be a good time to make contact with a representative and also see about Job Shadowing for your Senior Project. See Mrs. Babik if you want more details before contacting their office.
An Apprenticeship is an Earn While You Learn program! You will receive a free education as you apprentice a Journeyman in the field and receive pay and benefits. If you are interested in learning more about this in-demand field, please contact the Insulators Training Center at 724-788-1913. You must be 18 years of age and have a diploma or GED.
Seniors - even though you have to wait until the end of the year, this would be a good time to make contact with a representative and also see about Job Shadowing for your Senior Project. See Mrs. Babik if you want more details before contacting them.
Visit the Crash Day website at crash.ysu.edu to register for the open house on November 5th (9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) or Friday, November 18th (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). This is a great time to meet the President, tour the campus, have lunch with the faculty and see if this campus is for you!
Greetings from the Office of Admission at California University of PA!
On behalf of the Office of Admission at Cal U, I wish to extend an invitation to your senior class to join us for a FAFSA filing night on November 15th. During this event, students and families who need assistance filing the FAFSA will have the opportunity to connect with a team of experts and:
Date: November 15th, 2016
Location: Cal U Convocation Center
(Optional Tour of Campus): 6:00pm
Students and families can register by following this link: www.calu.edu/fafsanight
In addition to registration, if you identify interested students, we are encouraging the families to bring the following items to the FAFSA night to allow for proper filiing:
Did you know?
This fall, Occidental College students have a front-row seat to the election season through Oxy's Campaign Semester, the country's only college program in which students get a full semester of academic credit for working on Presidential, U.S. House, U.S. Senate or gubernatorial campaigns.
Open to students in all majors, the opportunities for personal growth during Campaign Semester are limitless. In addition to politics, students expand their knowledge in history, sociology, economics, psychology and communication as they see first-hand how these subjects intersect in the unique setting of a political campaign.
Duquesne University is hosting the Accounting Honors Institute
for any student (grades 9-12) who is interested in Accounting or related topics. The Saturday classes start on Jan 14, 2017 and are held approximately twice a month for three months. There are three modules: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Fraud and Forensics, and Analyzing Financial Documents. The fee is $25 per module ($65 if participating in all 3 modules).
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and classes fill up, so register as soon as possible. Registration closes on Dec 19, 2016.
To register, complete the application and request a teacher or counselor to serve as a sponsor. Brochures/applications with exact dates and times are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.duq.edu/business/AHI.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) Fall Open House will be held on Nov 5, 2016, in Forbes Tower. Doors open at 9:45 AM. Faculty and students from all programs will be present to discuss undergraduate and graduate programs, including:
Undergraduate Programs - Athletic Training (BS), Communication Science (BA), Emergency Medicine (BS), Health Information Management (BS), Nutrition & Dietetics (BS), and Rehabilitation Science (BS)
Graduate Programs - Audiology (MA/MS, AuD)/SpeechLanguage, Pathology (MA/MS, CScD), Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (MS), Health Information Systems (MS), Health Care Supervision & Management (MS), Nutrition & Dietetics (MS), Occupational Therapy (OTD, CScD), Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant Studies (MS), Prosthetics & Orthotics (MS), Rehabilitation Science & Technology (MS), Sports Medicine (MS), Wellness & Human Performance (MS).
See attached flyer for more information. Pitt SHRS Fall Open House 2016.pdf
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh is inviting your students to apply to the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards!
Aspirations in Computing: AiC is a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) designed to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to technically inclined young women. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing builds a talent pool for the growing technical workforce and helps academic and corporate organizations celebrate diversity in computing by honoring young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Award recipients are hand selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The deadline for applying to the High School Award is November 7th, 2016, and the deadline for Parent Approvals and Educator Endorsements is November 14th, 2016.
CollegeBoard is now offering an August SAT for the first time on August 26, 2017. Students can begin registering for this exam next April 2017.
NOVEMBER 2016 COLLEGE VISITS
Nov School Time
1 St. Vincent College 8:40
1 Wheeling Jesuit 12:50
2 Gannon 12:50
9 Point Park 8:40
10 Michigan State 12:50
14 Empire Beauty School 12:00
16 Bella Capelli (Beauty) Acad 7:45
16 Penn State Application Workshop 11:10 or 12:00
17 FIDM-Fashion Inst of Des & Merchandising – CA 9:30
PENN STATE APPLICATION WORKSHOP – seniors may attend this workshop to start or complete the PSU application. The PSU admissions representative will waive the $65 application fee and will take SAT scores from a College Board printout of your scores (name must be on the printout). You may start your application prior to attending, but do not submit until your fee is waived. THE PRIORITY APPLICATION DATE FOR PENN STATE IS NOV 30. After this date, the SAT and GPA admissions requirements increase. Sign up in advance in the Guidance Office and bring a completed Transcript Request Form.
SIGN UP IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE. SHOW UP FOR THE MEETING IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.
Seniors – Even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, it’s worth attending a college rep meeting. It demonstrates that you are interested and that can make a difference in the admissions process.
Juniors – You are encouraged to attend these informative meetings.
Freshmen and Sophomores – You may attend during lunch or study hall and only with teacher permission.
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