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SHHS Counseling Staff  - 610-892-3470  (Extensions listed below)
  • Roberta Winemiller, School Counselor/Department Chair -  rwinemiller@wssd.org  x2115
  • Morgan Segal, 9th Grade School Counselor - msegal@wssd.org    x2111
  • Robin Smith, School Counselor - rsmith2@wssd.org  x2112
  • Kristin Dunning, School Counselor - kdunning@wssd.org x2113
  • Jennifer Salvage, School Counselor - jsalvage@wssd.org  x2114
  • Elisa Clark, Administrative Assistant - eclark@wssd.org  x2117
  • Kathy Markert, Career Center Coordinator - kmarkert@wssd.org  x2118
     
     
     
    Spring AP Registration - All students taking a 2017 spring AP class are required to register for the test.  For more information and the registration form, please click on this link 2017 Spring AP Registration Form and Letter.  The registration deadline is Friday, February 17, 2017.  Please make checks payable to Strath Haven High School for $93, and return check and form to Mrs. Markert in the Guidance Office. (No cash!)  Families with financial need may request assistance with the fee, please see your guidance counselor.
     
    Kaplan's SAT Prepathon - Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm.  Kaplan will be hosting FREE, nonstop, live online prep sessions to help students get ready for the SAT on March 11.  Instructors will train students on a different section of the SAT every hour, so students can join in at any time throughout the event. For more information and to sign up for this free event visit www.kaptest.com/Prepathon
     
      On April 20th, sophomores have the opportunity to take a Pre-ACT.  The cost of the test is $15.00.  Checks should be made payable to SHHS and delivered to Mrs. Ford in the 3rd floor office.  Registration deadline is April 15. The Pre-ACT will provide valuable information about your son/daughter in preparation for post-secondary planning.  The Pre-ACT uses the same format as the ACT, which includes the following:

                    One - Reading comprehension subtest

                    One - Math reasoning subtest (containing Alg I, Geom, Alg II, and some Alg III/Trig)

                    One - English test (containing grammar, improving sentences, etc.)

                    One - Science reasoning test (interpretation of tables of information and graphs)

    All sophomores are encouraged to take the Pre-ACT as the first of two practice standardized tests.  In October 2017, juniors will take the PSAT, and across the two tests, students, counselors and families will be able to select the most appropriate standardized test for each student as part of the preparation for post-secondary admissions.

     
     
    Academy Day at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.  March 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Students interested in the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as well as Valley Forge Military Academy and College are invited to attend this event.  Representatives from these schools will be present to provide information about admission and academy life.  The event will be held in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom at Valley Forge Military Academy and College located at 1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, Pa.
    If you have any questions, please call Maureen Quinn  at 610-690-7323 or email her at Maureen.Quinn@mail.house.gov.
     
     
    Chester Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry will be holding an Open House on Thursday, March 16, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm.  Anyone interested in the electrical field as a career should attend.  Guided tours of the training facility will be available, and instructors and members of the Committee will be on hand to answer questions.  Information on the application process, qualifications and dates and times to apply for the September 2017 class will be distributed.  Please call 610-494-2820 if you are interested in attending. The training facility is located at 3729 Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn, PA.
     
     
     
     Christianson Tutorials - Strath Haven High School Cram Courses for SAT and ACT Tests!  Students will learn test taking strategies, reading techniques, grammar rules, critical math content, prepare for the essay and much more.  The cost for each course is $150.  Test dates for the SAT Cram Courses are Sept. 24, 2016,  January 14, 2017 and May 20, 2017. Test dates for the ACT Cram Courses are February 4, 2017 and June 3, 2017.   Click here for the SAT Cram Course flyer - SAT Cram Courses at SHHS  Click here for the ACT Cram Course flyer - ACT Cram Courses at SHHS
    Register on-line - see flyers for registration information. 
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Delaware County Community College - Dual Enrollment Pilot Program - CHECK THIS OUT!!!!
DCCC is pleased to announce a special opportunity for high school juniors and seniors.  Students may enroll in college classes at DCCC while completing their high school curriculum.  Eligible juniors may take up to 9 credits, and seniors may take up to 12 credits at the amazing reduced rates of $50 per credit (with fees included) for a sponsoring school district, and $100 per credit (with fees included) for a non-sponsoring district.  The $25 application fee is also waived.  For more information call 610-359-5333 or enroll@dccc.edu.  Check out the website as well - www.dccc.edu/highschool
 
Click here for more information and registration formDCCC Procedure Information and DCCC Dual Enrollment Registration Form
 
 
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  2017-18 Common Application Essay Prompts

The essay prompts are as follows:

  • Some students have a background, identity, interest or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.   
  • The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success.  Recount an incident or time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure.  How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea.  What prompted your thinking?  What was the outcome?
  • Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve.  It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  • Discuss an accomplishment or event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you want to lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you?  What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  • Share an essay on any topic of your choice.  It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
 
 
 
  STANDARDIZED TESTING INFORMATION -   PSAT, SAT and ACT TESTING INFORMATION
 
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2017!! -  Are you confused about the college application process?
 
Click here for the complete  Guide To College Planning
 
Here's a brief summary of how to get started - Getting Started with Your College Applications and this link explains where all those forms go    What Goes Where College Application Checklist
 
 
https://vimeo.com/73384070    Seniors and Parents of the Class of 2017 -  this link is a very informative video concerning linking the Common App and Naviance!
 
 
 
 

 
Look for scholarship and summer opportunities information on the SHHS guidance page.  Information is always being added and updated - please be aware of scholarship/summer application deadlines!
 
Remember to click on the SAT-ACT-AP Information link on this webpage for a multitude of test prep options - including free, practice standardized tests and test prep tutors!
 
SAT Registration:  Students may register online at http://www.collegeboard.org.  The test center number for SHHS is 39-700. The code number for Strath Haven High School is 395-015.
 
ACT Registration: You may register online at http://www.actstudent.org.  The test center code for SHHS is 216670. The high school code for SHHS is 395-015.
 
 

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