Welcome Back Class of 2024

Ms. Harris, 10th Grade Counselor

Welcome back to another school year at Red Land High School! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly hired sophomore counselor at Red Land High School.


I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Albright College. I recently completed my Master's in Counseling at Kutztown University. I had the opportunity to complete my internships in the Pottsville School District and the Wilson School District. I previously worked at KidsPeace as a mental health worker in their summer program. Before completing my Master's, I spent two year serving with AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) at Susquehanna University, creating and facilitating teen youth programming for a community center.


I am so excited to be part of the Red Land family! Please contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year at 717-938-6561 x223 or joharris@wssd.k12.pa.us.

Upcoming and Important Dates

October 7th - Career Day and ASVAB (During School)

October 16th - PSATs (8:00am)

October 29th - End of 1st Marking Period

Work Permit Information

Any minor under the age of 18 must have a work permit issued from the school district where they live. Applications for work permits, PDE-4546, are available in the guidance office. More information can be found on our website.

College and Career Preparation

We encourage our students to continually explore career opportunities and interests throughout their high school years. PSATs will be given at Red Land High School on October 16th from 8:00am - 11:00am(approx..); students should arrive no later than 7:45am . Typically college bound juniors take this exam. However, we encourage 10th grade students that are in Honors English II to consider taking the exam in preparation for the SATs. Space is limited for sophomores since the tests is a priority for juniors. The cost is $35 cash or check made out to Red Land High School. Sign-ups to take place in guidance - bring payment to Mrs. Resto or Mrs. Auxer.

Career Development Seminar

The Career Development Seminar educates students on career opportunities and in turn, better utilize the course offerings and community based programs available. Students will be enrolled in a grade level Career Development Seminar each year. The career seminar will meet once a month (until April) for a 32 minute period, a special schedule has been created for these days.


Dates

September 22nd

October 7th

November 11th

December 15th

January 26th

February 23rd

April 20th


Monthly assignments will be post on Schoology. One grade is given at the end of the 4th Quarter for this class. Students will earn .125 credits for this class.

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar

Every year RLHS selects a representative to attend the HOBY Leadership Conference. The selection process entails a written easy and interview to make the selection. This is a prestigious event with representatives attending from Central PA area high schools.

Course Selection and Course Requirements

Students will be selecting courses for their junior year in January 2021. Juniors are required to take the following courses.


English III 1.0 Credit

Social Studies 1.0 Credit

Math 1.0 Credit

Science 1.0 Credit

Physical Education 1.0 Credit

Electives 1.5 Credits


Votech Students (Juniors)

Votech Shop 2.0 Credits

Votech Social Studies 1.0 Credit

English III 1.0 Credit

Math 1.0 Credit

Science 1.0 Credit


Parents are encouraged to attend Course Selection night that will be held at Red Land High School sometime after Holiday Recess to address questions concerning a student’s requirements for 11th grade and graduation.

Grade Level Promotions/Graduation Requirements

All students attending Red Land High School are required to sign up for six (6) credits per year. To be promoted from one grade level to the next, students in the class of 2024 must earn the following credits:


  • Five (5) credits to move from freshman to sophomore status
  • Ten (10) credits to move from sophomore to junior status
  • Sixteen (16) credits to move from junior to senior status (credits must be earned prior to the senior year)

All 22 credits must be earned prior to graduation to participate in commencement ceremonies. A failed course can be made up during summer school (if the course is offered) or the following school year. Please encourage students to view failing a course as a serious matter and urge them to find the necessary motivation for improvement.