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Guidance

Guidance

Guidance Counselors for 2020-2021

 
Grade 8: 
Jamie Clark
 
Grade 9: 
Karin Pennock
[email protected] 

Grades 8-9 Secretaries: 

Christina Pugh

(440) 352-3341, x1902
[email protected]

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

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Grade 10: 
Alyssa Winer
[email protected]

Grade 11:
Lindsay Kosinski
[email protected]

Grades 12: 
Scott Bailis (Director of Guidance)
[email protected]
 


Grades 10-12 Guidance Secretary & Registrar Mrs. Jill Maczuzak
(440) 352-3341, x4320
[email protected] 

  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 [email protected]

Email your request to: [email protected]
  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:


ATTENTION SENIORS:

 

If you are considering or plan to attend a trade school, community college or 4 year college after graduation, you may qualify for aid to help pay your bill. It's not too late to file the FAFSA to find out if you have funds available to you. Join us Tuesday, May 11th 2021 at 7pm for our virtual session and learn how! Please use the following link to log into the virtual session via Google Meet:

 

meet.google.com/pci-bbcc-nix


Please direct any questions to your LEAF advisor:

Cheryl Suszynski: [email protected]


The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will be holding the following sessions VIRTUALLY on a LEAF Google Meet:  


Juniors/Seniors: Manufacturing - Alternative to a 4-year College 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Did you know many local manufacturers will pay for tuition reimbursement and training? Get your future started in the new high-tech world of manufacturing. A virtual tour of a manufacturing facility with Alliance for Working Together (AWT).


Please register for your VIRTUAL 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.  LEAF is a nonprofit that delivers career and college access advisory programs that connect individuals to their best-fit careers.

Please view the following links for information: 





  

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