Mrs. Jessica Watson

Mrs. Jessica Watson is the CHS School Counselor for grades 7-12.

Mrs. Watson can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 320 or email jwatson@canton.k12.pa.us

Mrs. Jamie May

Mrs. Jamie May is the Secretary to the School Counselor.  Some of her duties include:

  • Grading – Report cards/progress reports, etc.
  • Transcripts, etc.
  • Applying to college/financial aid, etc.
  • Registrar/Student file maintenance
  • NTCC

Mrs. May can be contacted in the following ways: Phone = 570-673-5134 ext. 339 or email jmay@canton.k12.pa.us

 
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11/23/2020

Virtual Education Reminders for CHS Students
11/24, 11/25, 12/2, 12/3 and 12/4
● Bring your computer and your charger home!!
● Check your student Gmails often!
● Login to your Homeroom no later than 8:10am
● Attendance will count! If absent, a parent/guardian must email an excuse within 3
days of the absence
● Grades will count! Check the student portal often!
● Late to class and school will count and result in discipline as normal.
● Classroom behavior will be monitored and disruptive behavior will result in
disciplinary action
● Follow your regular schedule as if you were in the school building. You do not
need to attend study hall/lunch/Flex/Media Studies while virtual
● There will be no 9th period so the end of school will be at 2:26pm
● Assignments using Google classroom will be available offline so you do not need
Internet access to complete them. Be sure to a access the document at least one
time while here at school so that it downloads
● Free WiFi is available outside of the high school
● If you are traveling outside of PA for more than 24 hours, please contact the main
office before returning to school. You will be required to quarantine for 14 days or
provide a negative Covid test three days prior to returning to PA
● No NTCC classes on the virtual school days
● Contact the CHS main office at 570-673-5134 with questions that your teacher
can’t answer
● Complete the form located at our CHS website for questions regarding your
computer https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/chs-welcome-page/

11/12/2020

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12:00PM

Mr. Brian Klose Kohler from PSU Wilkes

Zoom in room 210

11/4/2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 12:00PM

Rose Jacklinski from Johnson College

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91630349726

Meeting ID: 916 3034 9726

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00PM

Mr. Elijah Morgan from Mansfield University

Zoom Meeting in Room 210:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://mansfield.zoom.us/j/5706624249

Meeting ID: 570 662 4249

11/3/2020

As you know, the process of applying to college requires keeping track of lots of dates, deadlines, application requirements, essays, scholarship details, and so much more. We want to help you make this time as easy as possible for your students, which is why we have listed below some of the most important dates for you and your students to know as they move through the Penn State application and admission process. Take a look, review, and be in touch with us if you have questions.

IMPORTANT PENN STATE DATES

August 1, 2020

Applications for undergraduate admission become available.

October 1, 2020

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available.

November 2, 2020

Schreyer Honors College priority filing date.

November 15, 2020

Penn State's Early Action filing deadline.

December 1, 2020

FAFSA recommended filing date.

December 24, 2020

Early Action applicants will receive their decision (admit to Penn State, deferral of decision, deny).

February 2021

Early awarding of student aid begins for applicants in Early Action.

May 1, 2021

National Decision Day (enrollment deposits are due).

 

11/02/2020
Keuka College instant admission click the link to find out more.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Keuka-College.pdf

11/02/2020

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing Informational Session Saturday, Nov 7, 2020. Click on the link for more information.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SON-Info-Session-Flyer-11.7.20.pdf

10/28/2020 VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS PLANNING ON A POST SECONDARY EDUCATION! PLEASE REGISTER!!!!!

Following up on the highly successful Borrowing for Higher Education webinar series, PHEAA's PAForward Student Loan Program is offering a new series of Financial Aid Assistance webinars entitled Understanding the Financial Offer and Balances (the award letter) and Covering the Gap.  This is a "matched pair" of webinars, because students and families first need to understand the financial aid offer from the college, and then they need to determine how to cover the balance.

Webinar dates are as follows:
Understanding the Financial Offer and Balances
Thursday, October 29th – Noon (ET)

Thursday, November 5th – Noon (ET)

Thursday, November 12th – 6:00 PM (ET)

Thursday, November 18th – 6:00 PM (ET)

Covering the Gap
Wednesday, November 4th – Noon (ET)

Monday, November 9th – 6:00 PM (ET)

Tuesday, November 17th – 6:00 PM (ET)

To register for a webinar:  https://www.pheaa.org/virtual/index.shtml

Please share this information with your families, constituents, etc.:  whomever you believe will benefit.  If you want to offer a webinar at a PTO meeting, in a classroom, or to any other group, we would be happy to accommodate the request with presentations as short as 15 minutes or as along as 90 minutes.  Other available topics include Financial Literacy, Education Loan Repayment Options, Finding Your Perfect School, Net Price Calculators, and Credit Scoring.

10/23/2020

In response to COVID-19, our Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) has been converted into a series of virtual conversations throughout November with Rochester faculty, staff, and students. We hope to 
showcase not only how we continue to build a more inclusive and accessible community, but also the manner in which we evaluate systems in place that maintain the status quo for marginalized and 
misunderstood members of the University of Rochester community. 
Can you help us promote this series of Webinars to all prospective students interested in the University of Rochester? 
MVP 2020’s virtual webinars will begin Thursday, November 5 and conclude Tuesday, December 1. 
We are offering the following sessions:

  • The First Generation Student Experience at Rochester
  • The LatinX Experience at Rochester
  • Religious Diversity on Campus: Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Life
  • One Community: Exploring the Intersections of Identities
  • Academic and Other Services for Underrepresented, Low Income, First to College
  • Connecting with Alumni of Color
  • College is Stressful! Finding Help and Hope in Your New Home Away From Home (or When “Woo Sa” Won’t Do)
  • Minority Student Advisory Board (MSAB) Panel Presentation and Q&A
  • Supporting Different Abilities on Campus
  • Douglass Leadership House (DLH) Showcase
  • University of Rochester’s commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

All sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing. To RSVP, visit enrollment.rochester.edu/multicultural-visitation-program.

10/21/2020 Johnson College

Virtual Information about campus and financial aid!!! Copy and paste the following link into your browser.

https://mailchi.mp/05ce9ccad83f/news-from-the-johnson-college-pipeline-3287260?e=0df6518cf5

10/5/2020 Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University is inviting you to join the BU Office of Financial Aid as they host the Financial Aid webinar on Thursday, October 8th, at 6 p.m.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The FAFSA
  • PA State Grant
  • Loans
  • Ways to pay
  • Scholarships
  • Q and A session

Register below. You'll need a Zoom account set up prior to the start of the event in order to participate. Your education is within reach at Bloomsburg University.

Event Registration

Sean M. Stout
Bloomsburg University of PA
Assistant Director of Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
570-389-5116 | admission.bloomu.edu

9/16/2020  A Career Readiness Event You Don’t Want to Miss!

Unraveling Myths and Misconceptions about Manufacturing

Students and parents are invited to join a FREE virtual program to uncover the truth about manufacturing and engage with leading regional manufacturing employers!

Register to unravel the myths and misconceptions – Event will be held virtually October 7th, 7-8 p.m.

Attend for the chance to win one of THREE Apple Watches!

 

CANCELLED 9/14/2020 PSAT:
The PSAT will be given at CHS on October 14, 2020 right after homeroom. This is for 10th and 11th grade students.
The cost is $17.00.
If you are in 11th grade you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please check with Mrs. Watson. Sign-up sheet is in the Guidance office.
When you pay your money you will receive your study guide.

FORMS / REQUESTS

Letter of Recommendation

If you need a person to write a letter of recommendation, please fill out this form and give it to them so they have something to write about you that is based on your education, activities, awards, volunteer work, etc. 

Request for College / Military Visit

If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to visit colleges, universities and/or military and all other post secondary education facilities. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.

Request for Job Shadowing

If you are a senior student in good standing academically you may use this permission slip to take 3 school days to Job Shadow someone in the field of study you are interested in. Please let the office know that you will be out on (date) so that a phone call home is not sent for your absenteeism.

NORTHERN TIER CAREER CENTER

Click on this link, to learn more about the opportunities at NTCC.

NTCC Website

Please view the below power point from the NTCC.

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/10th-presentation-2018-19.pptx

GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA

GED classes may be held locally.  Contact Bradford County Action for more information @ 570-265-4434

This GED study guide is completely free.

COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

APPLYING TO COLLEGE

GREAT LINKS:
ATTN: 2021 Graduating Students (dual enrollment credit)

If your senior took dual-enrollment credits at CHS through Lackawanna College and/or Keystone College, then your student must request that his/her transcripts be sent from these colleges to the university/college that he/she is attending. On each college’s website, there is usually a form to fill out as well as a fee ($5-$10) to pay. Please make sure that you have paid the credit fees at these colleges but wait to request transcripts until the middle of June to ensure that all grades have been reported. Once these transcripts are sent, your student should receive those credits at his/her college so that he/she does not have to take those classes, and/or the credits may count as electives. Here are the website links:

Keystone College:
https://www.keystone.edu/registrar/request-a-transcript/

Lackawanna College:
https://www.lackawanna.edu/academics/dual-enrollment/

Thanks for encouraging your student to take dual-enrollment classes, as this is a challenging yet cheaper way to achieve a goal!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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The Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Canton Junior-Senior High School aids students who are experiencing difficulty in their academic pursuits.  These difficulties may arise from social (peers), emotional (stress), and/or physical (drugs and alcohol) problems.  This team is comprised of school personnel who respond to referrals about students who are referred by faculty, administration, parents, other students, or themselves.  All information about the referral is confidential.  Students are typically referred because they have exhibited noticeable changes in their academics, attendance, and/or behaviors. 

Parents and community members are able to refer a student to SAP.  If the need arises, you can get a referral form from the right here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF_2u-hYFh0sreQMIuKS8raTM7egrbojkGVXNQJ6dsCiDVGw/viewform?usp=sf_link

All you have to do is print it out, fill it out, and mail it or drop it off to Jessica Watson at the high school.

After the SAP team gets a referral, they investigate the issue further by gathering information from other faculty members.  These faculty members complete a checklist for that student's observable behaviors, which consist of the following:  sleepiness, drop in grades, change in appearance, change in social group, lack of interest, etc.  After this information is compiled, the team must get parental and student permission so that the student can get the best possible help for his/her problem.  The parent also has input by filling out a survey about his/her child, and this helps the team with issues related to the home environment.  The SAP program is used as an intervention, not as a treatment or a cure.  A referral to the team does not mean that a student is in trouble, but it does mean that he/she is going to get the best assistance possible so that he/she can be successful in his/her academic life.  SAPs goal is to see that each student achieves his/her best success in his/her school endeavors.          

This year the professionals who have been specially trained to be members of the SAP Team are:

  •  Mrs. Jessica Watson (Coordinator and High School Counselor)
  •  Ms. Cori Rockwell (Elementary Counselor),
  • Don Cron (Dean of Students and Science Teacher),
  • Casey Aylesworth (Science Teacher),
  • Lisa Cole (Social Studies Teacher),
  • Pam Larcom (Math Teacher), 
  • Merakey (Mental Health Consultant),
  • Megan Taylor (Drug and Alcohol/Children and Youth Services Consultant),
  • Lucas Bailey (Math Teacher),
  • Jen Martin (Health Room Assistant).
  • Mental Health Liaison
FINANCIAL AID

10/13/2020

We know this school year has brought unique challenges to your already busy schedule. To help you navigate questions from senior students and families, we’re presenting a free webinar: “What I wish I knew my senior year” on Sunday, October 18th, at 2:30 pm ET.

Invite your students and their families to hear from a panel of college students and high school counselors on lessons learned about preparing for college. The panelists will share:

What they wish they had known before going to college

How to prepare for your college journey

Tips on how to navigate college life once you get there

Register for the webinar for more insight into helping students transition to college. Please note that space is limited for this live online webinar.

Plus, check out the Paying for College Resource for ways to help students and families with helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.

From,
Sallie Mae School Assist Team

PS: Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for content that can help students pursue their college dreams.

9/28/2020

SENIORS - Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Night Events - Thursday, October 22, 2020

SENIORS!

Looking to further your education beyond high school?

Not sure yet what you want to do with your future, but it might include furthering your education?

Keep your options open and learn about financial aid!

JOIN US

Free Virtual Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Night

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:00 PM – Financial Aid Night Event

Click this link to register for the Financial Aid Night event -

https://tinyurl.com/troyFANevent

7:00 PM – FAFSA Completion Event

Click this link to register for the FAFSA Completion Night event -

https://tinyurl.com/troyFAFSAevent

PHEAA: 9/17/2020

Presented by PHEAA:  Borrowing for Higher Education
Following up on the highly successful "Covering The Gap" webinar series, PHEAA now offers a series of one-hour webinars focused more specifically on the borrowing aspect of higher education finance.  A significant percentage of students find that grants, scholarships, work-study, savings, PA529, and other funding sources are insufficient to meet the total cost of attending postsecondary school.  In an ideal situation, borrowing would not be necessary; yet, considering the lifelong value of a higher education, borrowing can be a smart investment.  Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA's PA Forward Private Student Loan Program will provide an in-depth look at federal and private education loans, to include calculating the amount to borrow, understanding loan terms and conditions, navigating the application process, keeping an eye on debt levels while attending college, and effectively managing debt after graduation.  The discussion will also provide a glimpse into the world of credit decisions.  Please register below to join us for one or more of these informative presentations.  Active participation is encouraged via Q&A!

Click here to register

(If the link doesn't work, please paste this URL into your browser:
https://pheaa-events500.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=pheaa-events500&service=6)

PHEAA NEWS:

FAFSA Completion Help
To help Pennsylvania families complete the FAFSA® PHEAA has partnered with PASFAA to conduct FAFSA Completion Help Events from October through April. These sessions are free to the public. Review the FAFSA checklist to view a list of the documents/information that families need to complete the FAFSA form.

PA State Grant Application

To be considered for a PA State Grant, students must complete the FAFSA. First-time applicants must also complete the State Grant Form (SGF), which gathers additional information needed for determining eligibility and financial need. The PA State Grant Form User Guide is available for your use in assisting students as they complete the SGF.

Military Family Education Program (MFEP)

Check out PHEAA’s newly launched MFEP webpage to learn about the program’s eligibility requirements, application process, and more.

INDUSTRY NEWS:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Help Tool
PSLF can be a confusing program to navigate, but it can be totally worth it if borrowers qualify. The Department of Education created the PSLF Help Tool to help borrowers understand and navigate the PSLF process better.

RESOURCES:

FAFSA Toolkit

PHEAA’s FAFSA Toolkit contains items available for download as pdfs, including flyers, web banners, the FSA ID worksheet, social media posts, a reminder for parents, “I filed my FAFSA” cards, a FAFSA checklist, and FAFSA scam tips. All PHEAA materials and services are available free of charge.

FUN FACT!
Over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin are produced each year in the United States.
goodhousekeeping.com

 

ACT:
Test Dates for 20-21 School Year
October 10, 2020 CANCELLED!!!
Deadline September 25, 2020

No late fees, Photo must be uploaded by October 2, 2020
April 17, 2021
Deadline March 12, 2021, Photo must be uploaded by April 9, 2021
June 12, 2021
Deadline May 7, 2021, Photo must be uploaded by April 9, 2021
With Essay= $68.00
Without Essay= $52.00

FEE WAIVER: If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please stop in the guidance office and check. A fee waiver covers two (2) ACT test. A fee waiver does NOT cover the $30.00 late fee.

9/24/2020 SAT Prep Course

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SATPrep-FY2020-2021.pdf

SAT:
Test Dates for 20-21 School Year
November 7, 2020 CANCELLED
Deadline October 7, 2020
March 13, 2021
Deadline February 12, 2021
With Essay= $64.50
Without Essay= $49.50

FEE WAIVER: If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please stop in the guidance office and check. A fee waiver covers two (2) SAT test. A fee waiver does NOT cover the late fee or change of location fee.

**Remember there are other schools that MAY be offering these test (SAT and ACT) on other dates. Check when you are signing up.

MILITARY OPPORTUNITIES

Coast Guard: 

My name is Dale Campbell. I am an Academy Admissions Partner for the United States Coast Guard Academy. I am reaching out to you as a contact to the guidance department at your high school.

I wanted to make you aware that the US Coast Guard Academy has a one week summer program for rising seniors called the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), where they are immersed in the Academy life. The on-line application for this program is now open. The application opens in February, and the deadline for application to this program is 1 April 2019. There are three one-week sessions. Exclusively for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, AIM is now widely regarded as the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country. The program is intense and rewarding. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The Coast Guard Academy is an academically rigorous, highly selective four year military service academy leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five Federal Service Academies. As such, cadets receive individual attention from the faculty. As well, on graduation there is greater access to graduate school and flight training. Tuition, room, board and a stipend are paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.  Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns have a five year obligation to serve, although 4 out of 5 opt to serve longer due to job satisfaction. This is in part due to the varied humanitarian, regulatory, environmental and border security missions the Coast Guard carries out.

I am a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and as such my position as an Academy Admissions Partner is volunteer. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, meet with and interview prospective candidates, and can assist and advise students in the application process. Additional information and the on-line application can be found at www.uscga.edu. You may also call the Coast Guard Academy Admissions office at 800-883-8724. I can be reached by e-mail at auxapp1015@gmail.com.

For information on all the programs for accession to the US Coast Guard, both enlistment and commissioning, go to www.gocoastguard.com. I may be able to answer general questions about enlistment.

Best regards,

Dale Campbell

Academy Admissions Partner

United States Coast Guard Academy

http://www.uscga.edu/

AIR FORCE

U.S. Air Force Programs for High School Juniors & Seniors are OPEN for acceptance.

When your students join the U.S. Air Force, they'll automatically be enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force.  They'll earn college credits from the very first day of Basic Training and continue to earn credits while they gain on-the-job experience during Technical Training.

The Air Force is committed to providing a high standard of ongoing education, because educated Airmen are great Airmen.

We would like the opportunity to help your students discover their skills, earn a degree, learn to lead and take their career to the highest level.

Contact your local Air Force Recruiter below to discuss the opportunities that await your students and/or refer your students directly so we can help research their future plans and goals.

Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win!

Technical Sergeant Quinton Terrill

Air Force Representative

(570) 317-7325

quinton.terrill@us.af.mil

**********************************

AIR NATIONAL GUARD

To learn more about opportunities with the https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SKM_30819090513520.pdf, look over this brochure.

COAST GUARD

Students interested in the Coast Guard Academy 

The Coast Guard Academy is an academically rigorous, highly selective four year military service academy leading to a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five Federal Service Academies. As such, cadets receive individual attention from the faculty. As well, on graduation there is greater access to graduate school and flight training. Tuition, room, board and a stipend are paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.  Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns have a five year obligation to serve, although 4 out of 5 opt to serve longer due to job satisfaction. This is in part to the varied humanitarian, regulatory, environmental and border security missions the Coast Guard carries out.

Additional information and the on-line application can be found at www.uscga.edu. You may also call the Coast Guard Academy Admissions office at 800-883-8724. e-mail at auxapp1015@gmail.com.

For information on all the programs for accession to the Coast Guard, both enlistment and commissioning, go to www.gocoastguard.com. I am able to answer general questions about enlistment in the Coast Guard.

http://www.uscga.edu/

NCAA INFORMATION

The Division I and Division II quick reference sheets have been updated to include the redesigned SAT concordance in the sliding scale. As you assist students and families, use these documents to help them better understand the required academic standards their student must meet. The “Division I Academic Requirements” and “Division II Academic Requirements” documents are both found on our Want to Play College Sports webpage under "Initial-Eligibility Toolkit," and on the High School Portal’s Resources Page under “Important New Rules.” Please feel free to download them (below) and share with your college-bound student-athletes and their families.

Division I Academic Requirements
Division II Academic Requirements

Student-Athlete Profile Account
When the NCAA Eligibility Center redesigned its registration website at www.eligibilitycenter.org , one of the most significant enhancements was the creation of the profile account.  The profile account gives college-bound student-athletes the opportunity to make the best decision about their college choices earlier in their high school careers. Students may now choose from the traditional certification account for those wanting to attend and compete at Division I and II schools, or a free profile account for those attending Division III schools and students who are not yet sure at what school they want to attend and compete.

Registration for a profile account is free and easy. Students should expect 10 to 20 minutes to complete a profile account. Also, if a student with a profile account decides to compete at the Division I or II level, they can easily transition their profile account to a certification account. (A registration fee of $80 (domestic/Canada) or $135 (international) is required to begin the certification process.) Please encourage your freshmen student-athletes to register for a free profile account. 

High School Transcript Upload

To date, over 18,000 high schools have used the transcript upload feature available through the High School Portal to send more than 897,000 transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

We encourage you to continue using the upload feature for all preliminary and final transcripts for your students, as it significantly reduces processing time for student accounts. As a reminder, only transcripts in a PDF file format may be uploaded through the High School Portal. Any other document types will not be reviewed and could potentially hold up a student's evaluation. Also, when students register with the Eligibility Center, the student must accept the terms and conditions, which provides broad permission for all schools to share official high school transcripts and academic records with the Eligibility Center. Please click  here to access a video tutorial on how to upload transcripts to the Eligibility Center.

Test Score Submission

For a student's academic certification to be processed, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.

Note: If a student took the SAT prior to or during March 2016 and then takes the current (redesigned SAT), the Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the pre-March 2016 version and the current (redesigned) SAT when determining a student's initial eligibility. The Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the current SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the previous SAT version (March 2016 and earlier), a numerical score on the current test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test.

Please refer to the Division I and Division II Academic Requirements Brochures above, to help your students determine the core-course grade point average needed that meets their SAT or ACT sum score.

Free NCAA/NFHS Partnership Initial-Eligibility Online Course

The NCAA Eligibility Center, in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), has updated the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Course available through nfhslearn.com Counselors and coaches can visit NFHSLearn.com  and complete the FREE initial-eligibility course. This interactive course familiarizes viewers with Division I and II academic requirements, as well as the Eligibility Center’s registration and certification processes required for college-bound student-athletes. It’s a great tool for you and your colleagues. Please pass it on!

CURRENT NEWS

Did you know Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers academic and non-academic services to students who qualify as first generation college students, meet financial guidelines, and/or are students with disabilities?

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is one of two PSU campuses which offers Student Success Services (SSS), a federally funded TRIO program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Program services include but are not limited to academic advising, math and writing tutoring, a textbook resource program, financial aid assistance, career counseling, academic, cultural and social activities, and campus transitioning.

If you have high school seniors who may benefit from applying to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a small campus dedicated to student success, please contact the admissions office at 570-675-9238 and speak with an admissions counselor. For more information on the program, visit the Wilkes-Barre Student Support Services Page.

10/26/2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Merrilyn Dunlap from Clarion University

Join Zoom Meeting

https://clarion.zoom.us/j/92625727399

Meeting ID: 926 2572 7399

10/20/2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 2:00PM:

Ms. Destiny Brito

Alfred State University of New York

College of Technology

(Zoom in Room 210)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91085853892?pwd=MkhJdmtOdUhiRkwwdTBNSWZyaldDQT09

10/15/2020

See Mrs. Segur for a pass!  See your gmails for the Zoom links.

Friday, October 16, 2020, at 1:00PM:

Ms. Bre Reynolds from Lock Haven University

(Zoom in Room 210)

Monday, October 19, 2020, at 12:30PM

Ms. Elisa Goserud from IUP

(Zoom in Room 210)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 9:00AM

Mr. DJ Eberle from King’s College

(Zoom in Room 210)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 1:00PM

Ms. Kaila Hazinakus

Slippery Rock University

(Zoom in Room 210)

10/07/2020 Kings College

Over the last two weeks, we have kicked off our King’s College Virtual Night series. We will be hosting regionalized virtual fairs that your students can sign up for almost every weeknight from until Thanksgiving.

Students can register for their fair by clicking the link below and filling out the registration form.

10/6/2020

College Zoom Meetings:

 

October 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm 

Mr. Sean Stout

Bloomsburg University

(Zoom)(check gmail for Zoom link)

 

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm 

Kaila Hazinakus

Slippery Rock  University

(Zoom)(check gmail for Zoom link)

10/01/2020

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts appreciates your continued support especially in these challenging times.

Highlights of IUP Academy of Culinary Arts 

  • Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry
  • Associate Degree Options
  • Bachelor Degree Options (Hospitality Management, Nutrition, Dietetics, Family Consumer Science)
  • Hands-on
  • Guaranteed Externship
  • Small Class Sizes

With the challenges presented by COVID-19, we have created several unique virtual experience for students!  We would appreciate if you could share this information with any of your students that may be interested in a career in Culinary or Baking and Pastry.

We have three options 

  • Presentation and Pasta Demo (45 minutes).  If any interest in this option, please let me know and I can get you dates and times.  Via ZOOM
  • Presentation and/or One on One Discussions with Students 

(short, usually 15 minutes). Can be done via ZOOM or telephone.  Most weekdays  8-4:30 and some evenings available.

10/01/2020

  • I will be hosting a Bradford County Session on Zoom on Monday, October 19th at 7:00pm for students and families to learn more about SRU. Even if we are able to get a virtual visit with the high school set up, this fair is a great way to allow families to also get some information about SRU.

o    Students can register here for the Bradford County Session with SRU where I will provide an admissions presentation to cover important information about campus life, majors, housing, financial aid, scholarships, and more.

  • Applying and Scholarships:

o    Students should apply to SRU by Dec. 1st to be considered for academic scholarships.

o    The only items needed for application are the submission of an online app, the $30 app fee (or fee waiver application), and the official high school transcript. SRU is test-optional.

  • Visit Opportunities at SRU:

o    In-person weekday and select Saturday visits

o    Virtual Open Houses on Saturdays: October 17, October 24, and November 7. Students get to meet with faculty from their major of interest and connect with current SRU students and admissions staff.

o    Weekday virtual admissions presentations and virtual tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays

9/22/2020

Wilkes University: Learn What's New with Us.

Scholarship Opportunities
This year, we've taken the leap to offering our incoming students more than ever before. We've increased all of our scholarship levels and are now offering scholarships up to $25,000 in merit alone. Our highest merit scholarship of $25,000 is more than two-thirds of our tuition! We've made meeting students where they are a priority with our new Hometown Advantage Award.
Early Decision
We're now offering Early Decision to those students who apply before Nov. 15. Early decision advantages include: priority housing, based on preference and availability, advanced registration for courses within intended field of study, access to department faculty for an early advising session, and scholarship priority, where students can maximize their scholarship potential by applying early with a FAFSA.
Wilkes Virtual Experience
We're providing access to Wilkes in a way that we haven't before - virtually. Prospective students can now experience Wilkes from anywhere in the world! We've created a virtual experience to share all that Wilkes has to offer.
Test Optional
Finally, Wilkes University is test-optional for fall 2021 applicants for all majors. Students have the option to choose whether or not to submit test scores.

 

9/22/2020
King’s College
We are currently open for on-campus visits, Monday-Saturday. Virtually, we have virtual visits happen on campus Monday through Friday, along with Virtual Open Houses planned for Sunday, October 18th and Sunday, November 15th. We will also be hosting our Virtual Senior Preview Days every Friday morning in November. To find more information about each event, and to register, students can go to https://www.kings.edu/admissions/admission_events.
DJ Eberle
Admission Counselor
Resident Counselor (Holy Cross - Fifth Floor)
133 North River Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
Office: 570.208.6019 or 1-888-KINGS PA
Fax: 570.208.5971
Follow King’s College Office of Admission on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

9/14/2020 Clarion University

Clarion University is now test optional. Learn more at www.clarion.edu/fyrequirements.

  • Students can apply for test optional admissions if they have a 3.0 GPA or higher. GPA does not automatically guarantee admissions to the university. High School curriculum, trends in grades, and rigor of coursework will be reviewed and considered for admission.
  • Nursing programs (ASN, BSN) require a SAT/ACT. The ASN program also requires students to take the National League for Nursing pre-entrance exam. Priority deadline for the BSN program is December 15; ASN deadline is May 15.
  • Students considering the 5-year BS-to-MS Speech Pathology, LECOM-affiliated programs (pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy), Logan Chiropractic program, and/or Honors program must submit standardized test scores.
  • University scholarships require a SAT/ACT for applicants to be considered.

*Should standardized testing requirements change for Clarion scholarships, Honors program considerations, and/or major requirements, Admissions will notify students.

Schedule a CU Counselor to visit your students virtually or in-person.

Meet Your Counselor

Request a Virtual High School Visit

The Clarion University Admissions Office understands the 2020-2021 academic year is going to look extremely different for your school district. We look forward to speaking with your high school students about academic programs, ways to study at Clarion (including online education), campus events, and accomplishments we are experiencing on our campuses.

If you would like to schedule a virtual visit or traditional in-person visit with Clarion University to speak with your students, we would be delighted to arrange one. Please contact your admissions counselor, reach out to us at admissions@clarion.edu or 814-393-2306, or request a virtual visit at www.clarion.edu/hsvrequest, to schedule a visit that follows your district guidelines.

9/9/2020 West Virginia University

Ask Us Anything
At this interactive experience, you will hear from WVU experts and real WVU
students and staff who can help you understand everything from the admissions
process to financial aid to campus life. And you’ll receive a WVU Tervis tumbler
just for attending.
This is your space and your time — to Ask Us Anything and get answers in
real time from the people who know WVU best.
Join us on Zoom, from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. :
September 29
October 27
November 17
December 8
Register for Ask Us Anything at go.wvu.edu/aua.

9/9/2020 Penn State Wilkes-Barre

https://www.canton.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SKM_30820090910060.pdf

9/3/2020 Bloomsburg Unv.

Bloomsburg University has become Test Optional for that Fall 2021 incoming class.

An SAT or ACT test will not be required to complete your application. All applicants who submit a high school transcript will receive full consideration for admission and scholarships. Applicants will not be penalized or otherwise disadvantaged if they do not submit and standardized test score with their admissions application.

When reviewing applications for competitive programs, like nursing, we will consider the rigor of the courses taken, including AP, honors, and dual enrollment course work.

CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Theses online college courses are available for 11th and 12th graders through Corning Community College. They are free of charge and you must register through Corning by clicking on the link below. These course do not count towards Canton credits.

CCC has added a CSCS 1200-Computer Essentials course recently. These are all FREE tuition and start on 9/14.

https://www.corning-cc.edu/admissions-future-students/ace/online-options.php

Kim Perkins
Director of ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
kperkin7@corning-cc.edu
607-962-9533

Virtual College Visit announcements:

College and Military Representative 

Zoom Meetings:

Meetings will be in Mrs. Segur’s room (210); see Mrs. Segur or Mrs. Knapp for a pass!

Thursday, September 17 at 12:30 PM:

Ms. Lydia Treichel from Keuka College

Zoom in Room 210)

Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00PM:

Ms. Bre Reynolds from Lock Haven University

(Zoom in Room 210)

Thursday, September 24 at 1:00PM:

Ms. Elisa Goserud from IUP

(Zoom in Room 210)

Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00PM:

Mr. Joseph Kohler from the Army National Guard (Zoom in Room 210)

Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00PM:

Ms. Bre Reynolds from Lock Haven University

(Zoom in Room 210)--  https://lockhaven.zoom.us/j/95675199317

Thursday, September 24 at 1:00PM:  

Ms. Elisa Goserud from IUP

(Zoom in Room 210)

COVID 19 Updates will be listed here under Important Info:

Boys: If you are 18 or older, you must register for the selective service by going to https://www.sss.gov/

The Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1-855-284-2494. We’re going to be formally announcing this soon, but I hope you all help us spread the word on this critical resource.
It’s a difficult time, and it’s easy to feel alone and cut-off from the world, but we need people to know that they are not alone, and support is available. Thank you for the help in advance. We will be sharing information about this resource on our social media accounts.
SENIORS 2021 NEWS:
If you need a transcript for a school, employment or scholarships please contact me at jmay@canton.k12.pa.us and I can email one to you and you can have it to do with what you need.

Mrs. Watson and myself are thinking of you daily, keep up the good work!!