HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING BULLETIN

May/June 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 GRADUATES!

From the entire Counseling Office staff...


Here's wishing each of you the very BEST

for every new adventure that life has in store for you!


CONGRATULATIONS!

COLLEGE TOURS FOR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS

This spring semester Mrs. Rullo spent some time participating in a college tour for high school counselors at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. Counselors participate in these tours to bring back information to their colleagues and students about the colleges they visit, to collaborate with other school counselors around the United States and to build relationships with admissions officers.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS SUMMER?

Log in to Naviance Student

Select Colleges

Then: Research Colleges

Then: Enrichment programs


You can explore the many Summer programs available to current high school students. Many have rolling deadlines, so be sure to check the website for full details.


In addition, take a look at TeenLife directory with over 2,000 outside-the-classroom enrichment programs for students in grades 7-12, including summer programs and gap year options.

2018-2019 CAREER CONNECTIONS (formerly Apprenticeship Programs)

Career Connections (formerly Apprenticeships) offer a variety of programs to explore careers. The sessions are held during the school day approximately once a month. Pick up an application packet in the guidance office or in D411. See Ms. Konechny in D411 with any questions.


Application deadline is Monday, May 20, 2019.

DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS

No. 101 DRIVER EDUCATION (HS RM D302)

May 6th, 13th, June 17th, June 24th & July 1st


INSTRUCTORS: Mr. Antis, Mr. DeHaas, Mr. Herzog and Mr. Sliacky

Resident: $375.00 (Complete Program and License Test)

Non Resident: $390.00 (Complete Program and License Test)

Car Instruction Only and License Test-$300.00


DRIVER'S ED APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.


PLEASE VISIT THE ADULT EDUCATION WEBSITE HERE for class times, locations and the most up-to-date information.

SUMMER HEALTH & WELLNESS CLASS

The Health & Wellness Course will be offered as a concentrated course in the summer. The pace of the course is geared toward those who are willing and able to grasp various concepts in a short period of time.


Students are required to complete a project during the Health class in order to fulfill graduation requirements.


All the information you need, including Class Description & Registration form are available here!

HOW TO LINK PSAT SCORES TO FREE ONLINE TUTORING THROUGH KHAN ACADEMY

Visit the College Board to create a College Board account and get access to your PSAT score report.


Create a Khan Academy account and link it to your College Board account to get FREE, personalized practice for the SAT.

AP TEST SCORES

If you are taking an AP exam, most scores should be available in July.


Sign in at apscore.org to access your scores when they become available.

COLLEGE TESTING INFORMATION

UPCOMING SAT DATES:

June 1, 2019 @ MTLHS


SAT Test Center Number: 39-442

We do not offer the MAY SAT test at MTLHS.


UPCOMING ACT DATES:

June 8, 2019 NOT @ MTLHS

July 13, 2019 NOT @ MTLHS


Mt. Lebanon High School Code 393730 (SAT & ACT)


REGISTER FOR SAT TESTS HERE

REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS HERE


For parking and other test-day information, please visit the High School website.


Contact Mr. Rolf Briegel (SAT Center Supervisor) via email with questions or concerns.


For information on College Testing Accommodations process, please see instructions on the School Counseling/ Forms page here.


2019-20 SAT TEST DATES


August 24 (Not at Mt. Lebanon)

October 5

November 2 (Not at Mt. Lebanon)

December 7

March 14 (Subject Tests not offered on this date)

May 2 (Not at Mt. Lebanon)

June 6

ACT TEST - JUNE 8 (not at Mt. Lebanon)

Mt. Lebanon is not a testing site for the ACT test. However, Mt. Lebanon students wishing to take this test are encouraged to go to an authorized test site nearby.


It is recommended for students to take this test in addition to the SAT. Please see your school counselor for information about the test.


Click here to register for an ACT test.

MTLHS Code: 393730

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU VISIT COLLEGES

Planning a trip to visit

colleges?


Here’s a little help for Making the Most of College Visits.

COLLEGE BOUND JUNIORS

Get Ahead of the College Application Process


Start your essay now! This is one thing that takes time. Give it your best effort by writing it over the summer before your schedule gets busy again in the fall!


The 2019-20 Common App essay prompts can be viewed here.



If you haven't already done so... create your common app account today!

1. Go to Common App

2. Click “Create Account”


And be sure to check out this video for additional information:

JUNIORS - ARE YOU GOING TO NEED A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION?

Your counselor needs a Student Personal Analysis from you in order to write a letter of recommendation.


If you haven't already turned yours in, download a copy here and bring it in ASAP!

COMMON APPLICATION ACCOUNT ROLLOVER - FOR JUNIORS

Did you know that you can create a Common Application account right now and roll over your information from year to year? You can get a jump on the college application process by creating your profile right now and putting information in about your family, education, activities, and testing. You can then explore and use the same user name and password when you are ready to apply!


As you probably know, the Common Application is a streamlined college application that over 600 schools currently accept. Filling out only one application that multiple schools accept will save you time when applying to colleges, and you can get started now:

1. Go to Common App

2. Click “Create Account”

And be sure to check out this video for additional information:

FALL 2019 - COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REP VISITS

During the first semester of the school year, many colleges send admissions representatives to visit our school. At these times, all 11th and 12th grade high school students have an opportunity to talk in small groups with representatives from the visiting colleges. Since these conferences are time-consuming students should be selective in choosing them; otherwise, they may be neglecting their classwork. Military representatives also visit frequently and are available through individual requests.


Parents and students are kept informed of these visits in numerous publications. In the fall, we will be using Naviance to let students know of these visits.


IMPORTANT: Students should check their student email and login to Naviance regularly during the school year to keep abreast of upcoming events.

DUQUESNEFEST - JUNE 9th

DuquesneFest is a fun and informative day where Fall 2019 high school seniors and their families can speak with representatives from admissions and financial aid, as well as from other academic, administraive and student life departments. During the day, there will be many opportunities to learn about college admission procedures, classes, majors and career opportunities.

For more information and to register online click here.

OUTREACH TEEN SERVICES, INC.

Outreach Teen & Family Services offers Education, Prevention and Intervention programs. Their mission is to promote and provide empathetic, personal, accessible and affordable mental health counseling and wellness programs for children and their families.


The Choices program meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. This program is for any young person in need of education on how to deal with the pressures of alcohol/other drug uses so they can make better decisions and is available as an opportunity to help families find answers. Outreach aims to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and educating teens.


Click here or call 412.561.5405 to find out more about what Outreach Teen & Family Services has to offer.