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SHHS Guidance Department
SHHS Counseling Staff  - 610-892-3470  (Extensions listed below)
  • Roberta Winemiller, School Counselor/Department Chair -  x2115
  • Morgan Segal, 9th Grade School Counselor -    x2111
  • Robin Smith, School Counselor -  x2112
  • Kristin Dunning, School Counselor - x2113
  • Jennifer Salvage, School Counselor -  x2114
  • Elisa Clark, Administrative Assistant -  x2117
  • Kathy Markert, Career Center Coordinator -  x2118
    Seniors - Read this excellent article on how to interact with professors and/or employers!
    PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation given by Francis McKeown - March 29, 2017 at SHHS - Financial Aid 101 Planning for Post Secondary Education   Check out this power point presentation loaded with valuable information!
     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. 
Delaware County Community College - Dual Enrollment 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  Check out the website as well -
Click here for more information and registration formDCCC Procedure Information and DCCC Dual Enrollment Registration Form
  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.
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    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  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  The test center code for SHHS is 216670. The high school code for SHHS is 395-015.