October Guidance Updates

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Guidance Updates

The following will take place in the month of October here at the Ambridge Area Senior High School:

College and Career FairFriday October 16th. All students’ grades 9-12 will have a chance to participate in the virtual college and career fair. Links for students to virtually tour and speak with representatives will be available via our website and this will take place in each student’s social studies class.

Penn State Beaver Application Work Shop Friday October 23rd. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Justin Vorbach, PSU admissions counselor. He will go through the PSU application process, answer any questions and wave the application fee. Sign up’s is for this are located outside of guidance in 10 minute intervals. Please have your student sign up for a time slot and they will meet with him virtually via zoom on the 23rd.

PSAT/NMSQT – Wednesday October 14h 8:00-12:00. Mrs. Santini spoke with students regarding the PSAT/NMSQT on Thursday September 24th, via English Classes. The AAHS will offer the PSAT to all 11th grade students. Permission slips will be mailed home to all junior families, to register please email Mrs. Misencik at vmisencik@ambridge.k12.pa.us –  The cost of the exam is $17.00, all checks made payable to Ambridge Area School District and due to the guidance office by Friday October 9th, 2020. All testing will be completed in the field house.

Financial Aid Parent NightRepresentatives from Penn State Beaver’s financial aid office will be presenting a Virtual Financial Aid Workshop to seniors and their parents on Wednesday October 7th at 6 p.m. The workshop will explain the various types of financial aid that are available to students who qualify. It will also cover the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including how to complete the FAFSA and the financial aid timeline. The workshop will be tailored for any college or university, not just Penn State.

This virtual program will be available online via Zoom at the link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/99504509571 The program will begin at 6 p.m. and last for about an hour, with additional time available to answer questions. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

Zoom can easily be accessed from any computer or mobile device, and the program will not utilize a camera or microphone. You can also access the program audio only via phone using one of the following numbers: US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 995 0450 9571

For more information, contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Admissions & Student Aid via email at br-admissions@psu.edu.

SAT – The SAT will be held at AAHS on Saturday October 3rd registration is available however a late fee will be assigned.  Students can do so by visiting collegeboard.org -> SAT registration

Western Pennsylvania Psychological Services: WPPC Counseling Services are offered via the Positive Steps program for any student interested in counseling services at AAHS.  Students may enroll with parent/guardian permission for individual therapy during the course of the school day in the guidance office.  Any questions can be directed to Lisa Polidora at 724-266-2833, ext. 2101 or WPPC Counselor Jennifer Cuspard at 724-266-2833, ext. 4274.

The Prevention Network: Lisa Polidora, our Prevention specialist can assist with signing up your student for the Student Assistance Program, Peer relationships, academic stress and monitoring and referring to counseling services for your student.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Polidora with questions about the Student Assistance Program or for any of the above information at 724-266-2833, ext. 2102 or via e-mail: hsprevention@ambridge.k12.pa.us

* Scholarship Information:  all scholarship information received through the AAHS Guidance department is posted to the website at the below link. Please be sure to check the website regularly for updates.  https://www.ambridge.k12.pa.us/?page_id=2648

Tutoring Information:  As a reminder, Peer Tutoring provided by NHS. If your student needs assistance, please contact Mrs. Santini and she will happy to set up tutoring sessions upon request.

Thank you,

AAHS School Counseling Department

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