• Guidance Office News

    The Challenge Program-  Week of Giveways! Learn about local businesses and have the chance to earn prizes! Week of Giveaways


    SAT-The SAT (without Essay) will be offered at Rockwood on Wednesday March 3rd.  All Juniors who are enrolled in CP English 11 will take the test.  Other interested Juniors and Seniors can sign up to take the test as well.  Juniors can take the test free of charge.  Seniors will be charged the testing fee.

    If you are not currently enrolled in CP English 11 and are interested in taking the test, please email Mrs. Opfar (popfar@rockwoodschools.org) by Wednesday January 27th to sign up.


    Virtual College Fair--College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Encourage sophomores and juniors at your school to sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. They'll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps.

    Direct students to register at cb.org/bigfuturedays.



    Free money vs. self-help money. Grants and scholarships vs. loans and work-study. Unfortunately, most parents don’t understand the different types of financial aid available and they don’t know how to position better to get more of the free money for college we all want. Let us help! 








    Virtual FAFSA appointment- If you would like to schedule a one on one virtual appointment with help completing the FAFSA, please contact Julie Fontana at jfontana@pheaa.org or 814-322-2563.

    FAFSA Presentation-Click on link below (you must provide the password) to view the FAFSA Presentation.  Please be aware a message will pop up stating "there is no content to view.....", Push the place button at the bottom of the screen and the recording will begin.             

    2021-22 FAFSA Overview Recording

    PLAY RECORDING ( 55 min)

    Recording Password:mR5PnWJS

    Financial Aid Presentation-Click on link below ( you must provide the password) to view the Financial Aid Presentation that was held Monday September 21st, 2020. Please be aware a message will pop up stating "there is no content to view......" Push the play button at the bottom of the screen and the recording will begin.

    PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation
    Monday, September 21, 2020

    Play Recording
    Recording Password:9Zsw9x62

    9th Grade SCTC Experience- Interested 9th graders can attend the 9th-grade experience at Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) on December 3rd, 2020.  This experience is for 9th graders who are interested in possibly enrolling in SCTC for their 10th-grade year.  Mrs. Opfar will speak with all 9th graders and send home permissions for those interested.


     ASVABs-The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery(ASVAB) will be given on Thursday November 12, 2020. This is a free assessment designed to help students learn about themselves and the world of work, as well as to identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and to develop an effective strategy to realize their career goals.  The test has three sections;; a multiple-aptitude test, an interest inventory and a career exploration tool.  All current 10th graders will be taking the test, as well as any interested 11th and 12th grade students.  Although associated with entrance to the military, the test is also used by many schools as a career interest inventory.  Scores for the 10th graders cannot be used for entrance to the miliatary.  Student who are interested in the military can submit their scores when taking the exam in 11th or 12th grade.  The test will take place in the morning during 1st-4th period.  If you have any questions please contact the guidance office.


    PSAT & SATBoth tests will given at the school on Wednesday, October 14th. 2020.  ALL CP English 10 students (and other interested 10th graders ) will take the PSAT.  ALL CP English 11 and CP English 12 (and other interested  11th  & 12th grade students) will take the SAT.  Both tests are being offered free of charge. test will be offered to students enrolled in CP English 11 and CP English 12(as well as any other interested junior or senior). Registration will take place in school.  More information will be given when school resumes.





    SOS Program- The Signs of Suicide program will be implemented in the 9th Grade Health classes, please click the following link- SOS program, or visit our district's Facebook page to find out more information. Letters are also being sent home with the 9th-grade students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Opfar in the Guidance office.


     7 Things to do on a College Visit:
    How to stand out from the crowd when applying to college: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/education/story/5C9402DB7A29C6F48625770E0063901F?OpenDocument


    SAT Article- How to Prepare!
    Please feel free to stop in the Guidance Office to get started on your College Career!!! We have applications and information for any school requested!