Guidance Office News
Upcoming Seniors- Please click on the Financial Aid tab to the left. PHEAA is offering some great financial aid/smart borrowing webinars!
UPDATE-Due to overwhelming registration response, PHEAA has added additional dates for the same presentation. Click on the following link to register for the webinar May 7th, May 14th or May 21st. Financial Aid Webinar
Financial Aid Webinar- Upcoming Seniors and their parents (as well as current Seniors and upperclassmen) are highly encouraged to register for this webinar which will be held on April 23rd. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Agency (PHEAA) will be providing an overview of how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine elegibility for most student aid programs such as the Pennsyclvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional offers, and federal student and parent loans. This will be a great opportunity to have PHEAA representatives answer questions you may have. Click on following link to register. Financial Aid Webinar
*There will be another financial aid presentation scheduled for September 21st in the high school library at 6:00 covering the same topics. Our PHEAA representative will be returning to the high school the evening of November 12th to help interested parents/students complete the FAFSA.
School Day SAT Make Up Day scheduled for March 25th has obviously been cancelled-The information on the College Board states that it will not be made up. If there is any new information, I will update you on this page.
College Fair-The College Fair will be held on Thursday, March 19th at the Friedens Armory. Interested 10th and11th graders can sign up in the Guidance Office.
ATOMS Program-ATOMS Program Flyer
SAT SCHOOL DAY- Rockwood will begin offering the SAT twice a year during a school day! Our first test day will be Wednesday, March 4th. Students currently enrolled in College Prep English 11 will automatically take the test at no fee. Any other Juniors who want to take it can sign up to take it as well (no fee). Seniors who are interested can take it at cost to them. You do not register online. We complete registration in class. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop in Guidance.
PFEW: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week representatives will be here to present to our current 10th and 11th graders regarding the wonderful opportunity they provide in the summer for students interested in business.
Apply on line at : hhttps://pfew.org/student_application.php
ASVABs-The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery(ASVAB) will be given on Thursday November 14th, 2019. 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.
SOS Program-The 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.
PSATs-PSATs will be given at the school on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. All students enrolled in CP English 10 & 11 will take the test. If you are not enrolled in one of those classes and are interested in taking the PSAT, please stop in Guidance.
9th Grade SCTC Experience-Interested 9th graders can attend the 9th-grade experience at Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. 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
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
Pre- College Honors Program- This is a program through California University where high school students can earn college credits online while still in high school. See www.calu.edu for more information or the guidance office.
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!