SJHS Counselor Newsletter

From Mrs. Harmon's desk


The AIU Apprenticeship program has opened its application for the 2016-2017 school year. Students can choose from over 30 career areas in fields such as Visual Art, Performing Art, Science, Journalism, Engineering and more. There is a $75 registration fee which is refunded if a student is not accepted. Information can be found on Mrs. Harmon's webpage ( under AIU APPRENTICESHIPS or from the site: Deadline is June 10, 2016 but earlier is better. Meetings are held 5-6 times per year,and students must provide their own transportation to sites around Pittsburgh area.

Please see Mrs. Harmon for more information or discuss this further.

LAST SAT FOR 2015-2016

The last SAT date is June 4, 2016. Registration is until May 11, 2016 at midnight. Freeport, Knoch, Penn Hills, Shaler and Butler have testing that day.

JUNIORS: Remember Pitt and Penn State require at least one junior test score.


Don't forget to link this year's PSAT scores with Khan Academy for practice on the PSAT and SAT. Many students have done this, and have told me it has helped them practice questions where they are not as strong.

Coming Soon: Information about STAFF

STAFF is a leadership program moderated by Mrs. Harmon an carried out by an executive board of 9 Jrs/srs who have attended the summer workshop, interviewed and were chosen to continue the 23 year program.

Any student in grade 9-11 is welcome to attend. Cost is $35 for drinks, lunch, supplies and snacks. It is held here at SJHS and while dates are still being determined, we are looking at the week of June 13 or June 20 Mon-Thurs. from 10 am-2 pm. Students participated in games, activities, small groups, team building and discussions that involve leadership skills, what they are, and how they can help you.

Details will be mailed out to 9th grade parents as soon as we set the date, and will be available from Mrs. Harmon