News from the School Counselor

Mrs. Jurick

Winter 2022

Happy New Year!


I hope that everyone has been well as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. The second semester is quickly approaching. Quarter 2 grades will be finalized on Friday, January 14th. Students should be checking each class on Infinite Campus for any missing work. Remote students will need to make sure they are caught up on any "overdue activities" prior to next Friday. Remember, students must have a minimum GPA of a 2.0 for athletics.


Seniors: Many scholarship opportunities have already been emailed to you. They are also posted on the guidance website if you are unable to locate them in your email. Local scholarships will be coming your way first week of February. There is A LOT of money out there so please take the time to apply! Do NOT wait until last minute. Scholarship deadlines vary, so please keep an eye on when you need to turn in your material. Some may require letters of recommendation. It’s good practice to give your recommenders a couple weeks’ notice so they have time to prepare a thoughtful letter for you.


Senior project information will be provided at our senior meeting planned for Friday, February 18. THIS IS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Attendance at senior meetings is critical. Another graduation requirement that you need to focus on is community service hours. As a reminder, you need 25 hours for each year enrolled at Harding. All hours are due April 25th.


Juniors: Now is the time to start preparing for the ACT that will be given on March 8. State law requires that schools administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all grade eleven students. There are many books, websites and apps that provide free practice. Some students choose to take the ACT twice in the spring, others once in the spring and once in the fall. ACT pre-id day will be Friday, February 25th. More information will be coming on this important assessment.


College Credit Plus: The CCP program is intended to fulfill the requirements of House Bill 59 by establishing clear requirements and goals for a system of dual credit in the state of Ohio. The CCP program allows eligible students to enroll in a state-assisted colleges or universities. The CCP program will be available to all students in grades 7-12 who meet the eligibility criteria. The legislation requires school districts to inform students and their parents of the program by February 1, 2022.


The informational meeting will be shown virtually March 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and sent through Infinite Campus. While this meeting is not mandatory it is strongly recommended for new and returning CCP students who intend to participate during the 2022-2023 academic year.


In order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate in CCP, the Letter of Intent to Participate must be signed and returned to your child's school by April 1, 2022. This is the final binding date set by the State of Ohio by which all eligibility criteria must be completed.


Please Note: Students presently participating in CCP and planning to continue next year in CCP MUST resubmit the forms.


Auburn Career Center: Students in 9th and 10th grade have been presented with information on each of Auburn Career Centers career tech programs. Students can now apply online at this link: https://auburn.enrolltrack.com/StudentPortal/#signup. If accepted into a two year program, students will start during the 2022/23 school year.



Spring Testing: Spring testing for students in grades 6-11 will begin March 28 and conclude May 6. All testing is completed online. See below for tested areas:


GRADES 3-8

Grade 3. English Language Arts & Math

Grade 4. English Language Arts & Math

Grade 5. English Language Arts & Math & Science

Grade 6. English Language Arts & Math

Grade 7 English Language Arts & Math

Grade 8 English Language Arts & Math & Science


HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

Classes of 2023 and beyond - End-of-course tests in English language arts II, algebra I, geometry, biology, American history, and American government.

Classes of 2018 - 2022 – End-of-course tests in English language arts I and II, algebra I, geometry, biology, American history and American government.


Graduation Requirements:

Class of 2022: https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Earning-an-Ohio-High-School-Diploma-for-the-Cl-2/GradReq2021.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US


Classes of 2023 & Beyond:

https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Sections/Classes-of-2023-and-Beyond-Graduation-Requirements/GradReq2023.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

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