OVHS Counseling Office News

August/September 2021

Dual Enrollment Information - PLTW, RACC, Alvernia

Dual Enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to earn college credits through a partnership between Oley Valley School District and the college or university whereas our high school courses can qualify for college-level credits.



Project Lead the Way (PLTW):


Students that were enrolled in the following courses during the 2020-21 school year may be eligible for dual enrollment credit:


Intro to Engineering Design CP

Principles of Engineering CP

Digital Electronics Honors

Engineering Design & Development Honors

Civil Engineering & Architecture CP

Computer Science Essentials

AP Computer Science Principles

Principles of Biomedical Science CP

Human Body Systems CP


A letter was mailed home if you were eligible to pursue credit. Should you have questions, please reach out directly to Mrs. Borovik.



RACC and Alvernia University Dual Enrollment


Information about Dual Enrollment (DE) opportunities with Reading Area Community College and Alvernia University were discussed at grade level assemblies the first week of school. It is important to know that not all colleges accept dual enrollment credit. It is the responsibility of the student to reach out to colleges of interest for more information on college-specific transfer credits procedures.


*Students (Grades 9-12) must have at least a current 2.5 cumulative GPA to apply for dual enrollment. They must receive at least a C or higher in the course to earn the credit.


*Students must be currently enrolled in OVHS courses for the 2021-2022 school year to qualify for RACC and Alvernia DE credits.


RACC DE Information:


The deadline to apply for RACC dual enrollment is October 1st.

RACC will bill parents directly for the cost of the courses.

***RACC is offering one free dual enrollment course for the Fall 2021 semester (ONE 3 or 4 credit course) to anyone that qualifies for a dual enrollment course - you do not need to do anything beyond the regular application for the free course - the course is automatically free. (This free DE course is ONLY available in the FALL. OVHS Spring semester only classes are not eligible).


Alvernia DE Information:


The deadline to apply for Alvernia University dual enrollment is September 7th.

OVHS pays upfront for the cost of these courses, parents reimburse the district.


Please see the list of qualifying courses in the packets attached below which also include more detailed information on costs, payment procedures and deadlines.

AP Testing Information

Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the corresponding AP examination. Students are also responsible for a portion of the cost of each exam. 2022 AP Exam dates and cost information are listed below:


2021-22 AP Exam Schedule:

AP US Government and Politics: 5/2/2022 at 8am

AP Chemistry: 5/2/2022 at 12pm

AP Environmental Science: 5/3/2022 at 8am

AP Psychology: 5/3/2022 at 12pm

AP English Literature: 5/4/2022 at 8am

AP Statistics: 5/5/2022 at 12pm

AP European History: 5/6/2022 at 8am

AP United States History: 5/6/2022 at 8am

AP Microeconomics: 5/6/2022 at 12pm

AP Calc AB and BC: 5/9/2022 at 8am

AP Computer Science Principles: 5/9/2022 at 12pm

AP English Language: 5/10/2022 at 8am

AP Physics C: 5/10/2022 at 12pm

AP Spanish Language: 5/11/2022 at 8am

AP Biology: 5/11/2022 at 12pm

AP Music Theory: 5/13/2022 at 8am

**AP 2D Art: no test date, portfolio submission deadline: 5/6/202 at 11:29pm (teacher deadline for submission will be earlier for required teacher review).


AP Invoices will be distributed in September and payment is due 10/1/2021. Failure to submit payment will result in becoming ineligible after a second invoice is distributed. Exam cost to students is $48 per exam, not to exceed the cost of 3 exams ($144).

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TWO UPCOMING FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION SESSIONS

OVHS Financial Aid Night

Thursday, Sep. 23rd 2021 at 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Financial Aid Night is open to all Junior and Senior parents and guardians - ZOOM invite to come

Financial Aid Awareness Seminar (Judy Schwank partnering with PHEEA)

Wednesday, Sep. 15th 2021 at 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

See Flyer below.
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9th Grade Field Trip to BCTC/RACC

Traditionally, 8th grade students have the opportunity to tour the BCTC East Campus as a group in late spring. Unfortunately, the Class of 2025 was unable to to view the East Campus because of pandemic restrictions put in place at the BCTC.


On October 13th, 2021, all 9th Grade students will attend in-person visits to tour both the BCTC East Campus and Reading Area Community College.


While on this trip, students will have the opportunity to explore several programs at the Career Center, visit the New House Project and then, in the afternoon, tour the campus of RACC. We hope to serve lunch in between the two site visits at OVMS.


A field trip permission form was handed out to all 9th Grade students on Friday and is due back in the Guidance Office by September 30th.


***Please note that at this time BCTC & RACC requires all visitors to wear face coverings while touring their campuses***

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PSAT Testing for All 10th and 11th Grade Students

On October 13th, 2021, OVHS will administer the PSAT to all 10th and 11th grade students. The district is covering the cost of this assessment for both grade levels.

Senior Meetings

Throughout the month of September, counselors will meet with seniors to review post secondary planning, assist in college applications, and answer any questions students may have. Please remind your senior student that colleges can ask to review current grades and may rescind admission should students not continue on their previous academic path. Senior year grades are important!

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NAVIANCE INFORMATION

The OVHS Counseling Department utilizes NAVIANCE EDocs when sending students' transcripts and letters of recommendations as part of the college application process. Many colleges and universities use the Common App system, making it faster and easier for applicants applying to multiple institutions. Below is a brief, three minute video for parents and students on how to create a Common App account and match these two systems.

Student Assistance Program

SAP is a group of specially trained Oley Valley High School teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses and a liaison from Caron Foundation. This voluntary program offers supportive services to students experiencing academic, behavioral and or emotional difficulties that may pose barriers to school success.


The SAP team receives referrals from administrators, faculty, staff, parents/guardians and students themselves. The team assists students and their parents in address the areas of emotional wellbeing, substance dependancy, attendance/truancy, academic concerns, changes in behavior, personal problems, mental health concerns and other issues which cause a student to struggle in and out of school. Support services both in and outside of school are recommended by the SAP team, after working with the student and their families to determine the need for services.


All communication is confidential. No one other than the SAP team will know the students involved in this program.


2021-22 STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TEAM MEMBERS


Ms. Kristina Angstadt – School Counselor

Mrs. Tonya Bauer – Teacher

Mrs. AnnMarie Borovik – School Counselor

Mrs. Gina Finnerty – Principal

Mrs. Angela Marino – Teacher

Mr. Tanner Mills – Teacher

Mrs. Terri Robinson – School Counselor

Mrs. Holly Stutzman – School Nurse

Caron Representative

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Creating Hope Through Action


If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, the following resources are a great place to find assistance:


• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


• Veterans Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1


• Spanish Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-888-628-9454


• Crisis Text Line: TEXT PA to 741741 or visit http://www.crisistextline.org/


• The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 or visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org

OVHS BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Thursday, Sep. 9th 2021 at 6:30pm

Oley Valley High School, Jefferson Street, Oley, PA, USA

We welcome all parents of OVHS students to come and meet their child(ren)'s teachers and see the new improvements to the building and grounds.

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OVHS Contact Information and Resources

Mrs. Terri Robinson - Students Last Names A-G - trobinson@ovsdpa.org

Mrs. AnnMarie Borovik - Students Last Names H-O - aborovik@ovsdpa.org

Ms. Kristina Angstadt - Students Last Names P-Z - kangstadt@ovsdpa.org

Mrs. Karen Shearer - Guidance Secretary - kshearer@ovsdpa.org