Riverside Local Schools
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Guidance

Guidance

Guidance Counselors for 2020-2021

 
Grade 8: 
Jamie Clark
Jamie.Clark@riversideschools.net 
 
Grade 9: 
Karin Pennock
Karin.Pennock@riversideschools.net 

Grades 8-9 Secretaries: 

Christina Pugh

(440) 352-3341, x1902
Christina.Pugh@riversideschools.net

 JRW Fax # (Grades 8-9) (440) 352-1278

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Grade 10: 
Alyssa Winer
Alyssa.Winer@riversideschools.net

Grade 11:
Lindsay Kosinski
Lindsay.Kosinski@riversideschools.net

Grades 12: 
Scott Bailis (Director of Guidance)
Scott.Bailis@riversideschools.net
 


Grades 10-12 Guidance Secretary & Registrar Mrs. Jill Maczuzak
(440) 352-3341, x4320
Jill.Maczuzak@riversideschools.net 

  RHS Fax # (Grades 10-12)(440) 352-1257



 

COLLEGE VISITS: 
 
Please click on the following link to view the College Visit list for this fall: COLLEGE VISITS.  If you are interested in signing up for a visit(s), please complete the following google form - COLLEGE VISIT FORM
 
2020 Seniors: 
Your final transcript will be sent through Naviance by your counselor.  Please complete the Senior Exit Survey - 2020 in Google.  Check your school email for additional information.
 
FORMER STUDENTS, DO YOU NEED A TRANSCRIPT? Or need to verify graduation?
 
From June 24 - mid-August, please contact Crystal DiFranco at (440) 358-8204 or email Crystal.DiFranco@riversideschools.net.

Email your request to: jill.maczuzak@riversideschools.net
  Please include:
1. first name/last name (name graduated under)
2. married name (if applicable)
3. date of graduation or withdrawal
4. address to which the transcript will be sent (only unofficial transcripts will be sent to home address)
  
GUIDANCE NEWS
 
 
ACT vs. SAT:  ACTvs.SAT.pdf

 

Ohio colleges that accept the Common App:  CommonApplication_Ohio.pdf 

 
LEAF INFORMATION:

LEAF will be holding the following free VIRTUAL session on a Google Meet. Juniors:  Get a Jump-Start on College Planning is on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for high school juniors and their parents. Hear about the college application process, timeline, how and when to apply for admissions and financial aid. Learn what questions to ask and who to talk to when visiting a college campus in person or virtually. Strategize how to make the most of virtual visits and online information sessions. Learn how to take a few steps each month between now and next year. 


Please register for your session online at https://leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions/, or call 440.525.7095 to reserve a seat.  Reservations are required, capacity is limited.  The sessions are free. 


Please view the following links for information: 





LEAF will hold a free VIRTUAL Scholarships 101 Session Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on a LEAF Google Meet. Learn about how to research scholarships at universities, national databases, and at the local level. Get helpful hints on the scholarship application process. Reservations are required, capacity is limited.  Please register online at https://leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions/ or call LEAF at 440-525-7095 to reserve a seat.  LEAF is a nonprofit that delivers career and college access advisory programs that connect individuals to their best-fit careers.   

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 
To find national scholarships, college and career information, please check the following National Scholarship databases: tuitionfundingsources.com and fastweb.com.

Also, for ways to increase your chances of obtaining scholarships, click on the following link: 7 C's of Winning Scholarships.


 
SCHOLARSHIPS Click "Scholarships" for this year's local scholarship information for RHS Seniors.
 
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 GRADE CALCULATOR - Use this link to enter your term and exam grades to determine your semester grade.
 
JOB, SUMMER, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

This information can be found on the Google Classroom: Job, Summer, and Volunteer Opportunities.  The class code to join is:  pkdmtfz.
 




 
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
 
Grants Guide for High School Students
 
More Information on Financial Aid


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF)

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT PRESENTATION
 If you missed LEAF's Financial Aid Night or need a refresher, the presentation is recorded in 4 part on their Youtube page. Please view it at http://www.youtube.com/user/LEAFOHIO or type it in your web browser if needed.


FAFSA: STEP BY STEP
 http://www.fastweb.com/sp/member/hs/bulletin/FAFSA08

 Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Step by Step FAFSA information.


INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT AID REPORT 
http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/SAR_HS_Jan_2008.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Student Aid Report information.
 
 UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/award-letter-2008_HS.pdf
 Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Understanding Your Financial Aid Award letter.
 
 QUICK GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID TERMS

http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/finaidterms2008_HS.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Quick Guide to Financial Aid Report information.
 
 LEAF RESOURCE CENTER SCHEDULE
 Click on the link to review the LEAF Resource Schedule: http://www.LEAF-ohio.org
 

  RHS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

HONORS DIPLOMA CRITERIA
 

COURSE CATALOG / SCHOOL PROFILE
 
 
 
CREDIT FLEXIBILITY 
 
 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION

 
 
 
Timeline and Minimum Course Requirement


WORK PERMIT


Form 2 of 2

Form 1 of 2

COLLEGE PLANNING


Planning 101 (Defines GPA, class rank, transcripts, standardized tests like ACT and SAT and college admissions expectations)

Planned Absence Form 

Student Activity Form
 

The College Payoff (The data from a new study shows clearly that  a college degree is critical to economic opportunity.)

TEST INFORMATION
 
 
 
Success for the OGT 

 
              

 
 
 

SAT Test Dates
 

GUIDANCE LINKS
 

EducationPlanner.com

Selective Service's On-Line Registration Form


NCAA Initial Eligibility - Clearinghouse


ScholarshipHunter

NextStudent
 

FastWeb.com.


College Basics 
(Contrasts online and traditional colleges and the SAT and ACT; offers suggestions about the college application process and college visits, along with other links)

PrepHQ 
(college planning process illustrated)
 

Auburn Career Center

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS