UHS Counseling Center Newsletter



Some colleges ask students to update their application files and submit first marking period grades. Use the form below to submit a request to your school counselor for your first-marking period grades to be processed. This is only for students who want first-marking period grades sent to a college for which their school documents were processed prior to November 22nd. First marking period grades will automatically be included with transcripts processed after November 22nd.

The Technical College High School (TCHS) and Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy Information Sessions

TCHS and Homeland Security will be at UHS on Wednesday, 11/10/2021, E Day, to present about the programs they offer. In order to attend, please click on the following link to sign up and receive an E-Hall Pass:

TCHS/Homeland Security sign up link

1st period: TCHS Career programs- Large Library Classroom

2nd period: Teacher Academy – Large Library Classroom

2nd period: Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy- Counseling Center

3rd period: Allied Health- which will include Hospital placement, Sports Medicine, Community Health, and EMT Services- Large Library Classroom

Information about TCHS programs can be found on their website:


Information for Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy can be found on their website: OACTEP Virtual Open House Link

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PA Governor's School for the Sciences

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The deadline to apply is January 31. The application requires 3 recommendation letters. Students must speak to a school counselor to discuss the process for requesitng a letter of recommendation. The process of securing a letter of recommendation can take 4-6 weeks, so students should speak with a school counselor by early December. Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents in their junior year of high school.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences is an intensive, five-week summer residential program that emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research for high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics. PGSS is a great opportunity for students interested in strengthening their STEM skills, networking, and preparing for a meaningful postsecondary experience,” said Secretary Ortega. “This program opens doors for talented students all across the commonwealth, especially for students who may have less access to high-quality resources, materials, and curriculum.” The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania’s youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.

Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Awarded scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals, and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items, and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program.

PGSS offers students the opportunity to participate in true scientific research and specialized scientific study. The program also seeks to maintain a pipeline of modern technological talent throughout Pennsylvania and promotes the involvement of under-represented and minority students in STEM fields.

Visit the Governor’s School for the Sciences to apply and for more information.

FAFSA Workshop by Emory & Henry College

Thursday, November 11 at 5 p.m.

Emory & Henry College is offering a free, virtual workshop about how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for students, parents, high school contacts, and anyone who wishes to learn about FAFSA. FAFSA opened October 1, 2021 to file for the 2022-2023 academic year. All students must file a FAFSA each year.

If you are not quite sure where to start, or have specific questions about financial aid, or just want a general overview, this session is for you! Traci Harrison, Director of Admissions and Scarlett Blevins, Director of Financial Aid at Emory & Henry College lead this session.

Register: https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event/44936

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