High School Guidance

 

Ohio Means Jobs                                          Ohio Means Jobs K-12 Students (Link)

College/Career Readiness help can be found through the Ohio Means Jobs site for K-12 students.  Students can explore occupations, take inventories, and see what jobs are in demand in Ohio under the Explore It tab. Under the Plan It tab, test prep can be found for the PSAT, ACT, SAT and even the ASVAB, as well as information on interview skills and practice.  Additionally through the College Navigator link located at the bottom they can explore what colleges offer their majors of interest and learn more about them.  Definitely a site well worth visiting again and again!

 

                     Millstream Career Center (Link)

Arlington students have the opportunity to participage in a Millstream Career Center program during their junior and senior years.  Students enrolled at Millstream are still considered a part of Arlington High while able to take advantage of opportunities offered at both schools.  The hands-on training offered at Millstream allows many students to leave high school with career skills and/or college credits in their field to give them a headstart following graduation.  Applications open the second semester of student's sophomore year.  Transportation is provided.

CC+ Logo                             College Credit Plus ( Link)

Ohio allows students in grades 7-12 to take college classes for both high school and college credit.  In order to participate, students and their families must attend a meeting held prior to March 1 of each year and complete intent to participate forms.  Students may attend any university of their choice and may take a total of 30 hours of credit each year.  Each full credit high school class equals 3 hours, so the number of courses a student takes here at Arlington determines the number of college credits students are eligible to participate.  Cost of tuition is paid by the state and school unless a class is failed, at which time the cost becomes the student/family responsiblity.  Explore the website for more information and feel free to ask any questions of me.  We commonly partner with the following universities: University of Findlay, University of Northwestern Ohio, Owens Community College, Rhodes State College, University of Toledo

 

 ACT Logo                          ACT Test Dates     (Link)

College-going students will want to take an ACT beginning in the Spring of their junior year (either April or June test).  Most students take the test multiple times to achieve their highest score.  ACT  prep classes are offered by Arlington staff twice a year on Saturdays, usually for the October and April tests.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  The writing test is required for some colleges so it is suggested that you take it at least once.  Some colleges offer Power or Super Scoring where they will take the best score from all tests taken.  Usually the higher the score, the higher the opportunity for scholarships.

SAT Logo                                     SAT Test Dates   (Link)

Although the ACT is the most commonly taken test in our area and all colleges accept it, some students actually test better on the SAT.  Students can take the SAT to see if they earn a better score.  There will be a new format of the test beginning in March of 2016.  SAT also offers subject tests if a student is strong in a particular area and wants the opportunity to demonstrate it. (Most commonly used for sciences and foreign languages, but many more are offered)

                  Eligibility for Playing College-Level Sports   ( Link)

Many student athletes go on to compete at the college level.  In order to be eligible for recruiting and scholarships students need to understand the requirements and realize this begins from the moment they begin their high school classes.  Students must have earned 16 core credits (math, english, science, social studies, and foreign language - NCAA approved courses only) and maintain a minimum of a 2.3 average in JUST those core classes.  Additionally they must register with the NCAA elibility center and it is suggested this occur no later than their junior year, although earlier is encouraged.  For more information visit the link.

NAIA                Eligibility for Playing College-Level Sports   (Link)

Many student athletes go on to compete at the college level.  In order to be eligible for recruiting and scholarships students need to understand the requirements and realize this begins from the moment they begin their high school classes.  Students must have earned an 18 Composite on the ACT or a 940 on the SAT.  Additionally students must have a minimum 2.0 gpa and graduate in the top half of their class.  It is recommended students register with the NAIA eligibility center no later than their junior year.  An early determination of eligibility can be granted in some cases.  For more information visit the link.

Job Shadow  (Form Download)

 As students explore their future options we encourage students to spend time actually experiencing a career.  Students need to be conscientious to not miss classes at times that will hurt them, but we allow students the opportunity to job shadow in a field they are considering.   The form should be brought to the office with 2 days advance notice and the visit registered with Mrs. Hutcheson and Mrs. Wehrle (signatures required), then taken to the job site to be signed on the day of the visit.  We reserve the right to deny this priviledge if a student's attendance and/or grades indicate school cannot be missed.

Junior/Senior College Visits  (Form Download)

As Juniors and Seniors planning for their future, 2 college visits can be made each of those years .  The form should be brought to the office with 2 days advance notice and the visit registered with Mrs. Hutcheson and Mrs. Wehrle (signatures required), then taken to the college to be signed on the day of the visit.  

 

Transcript Release Form  (Form Download)

As seniors apply to college we need permission to release their transcripts.  Rather than print individual transcript release froms from each school, I offer this form as a blanketed way to authorize.  Students and families can choose to release them to any school, or name particular schools.  No transcript is ever released without direct student authorization, so even if a school/organization would request one nothing would be released without first receiving direct permission from the student.

 

                            https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Note NEW Deadlines for 2017 -   fafsa deadlines (link)

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2017
2016-2017 Deadlines2016-2017 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2017.

State Deadline
Ohio - Opens  October 1, 2016
College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.
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The first step in financial aid is to file a FAFSA as soon as possible when help is needed.  Whether it is  believed you will qualify or not, it is important to file as colleges use this as the first step in financial aid.  If you do not file, it is likely that the next step will not be reached and financial aid opportunities may be missed.  With few exceptions, most students will need parent tax information to file.  Our state deadline is October 1, 2016 by midnight and you will use your 2015 filed taxes.   If help is needed, college financial aid offices are great resources.

  Order Credentials from Parchment

We now have electronic transcript services through Parchment.  Currently only our seniors are eligible, but this may change in the future!   Use the button above to order transcripts. 

 

2017 Senior Scholarships, Apprenticeships/Trainings

ScholarshipsAmountDeadlineFurther Information
Ball Recycling Scholarship$2,000September 16, 2016Ball Recycling
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship   Up to $10,000October 3, 2016Wendys High School Heisman
United Way Secor Scholarship   Up to $8,000December 1, 2016Secor Scholarship
AXA Achievement ScholarshipUp to $25,000December 15, 2016AXA Achievement
Burger King ScholarUp to $50,000

December 15, 2016  

Burger King Scholars
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship   Up to $40,000

   January 5, 2016

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
BGSU Action Scholarships   Up to $20,000

   January 15, 2017

BGSU Action (Science & Math Education)
Megawatt Scholarship   $5,000   January 15, 2017   Megawatt Scholarship
Ohio Townships Association   $1500   January 28, 2017Ohio Townships
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders$1500   February 1, 2017   FFA Scholarships
Hancock-Wood Electric  Co-opUp to $2500   February 1, 2017Hancock-Wood Electric Scholarship
Jamie Farr Scholarship  $3000   February 1,2017   Jamie Farr Scholarship
Toledo Community Foundation Scholarships   Varies   February 1, 2017Toledo Community Foundation Scholarships
Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship 2017$1000   February 3, 2017Warren Scholarship
Daughters of American Revolution   Up to $20,000   February 10, 2017NSDAR Scholarships
Wings of Eagles Scholarship   $1,000  February 10, 2017Wings of Eagles
National Co-op Scholarship ProgramVaries   February 15, 2017   National Co-op Scholarship Program
Mercy Health Scholarship   $1500   February 24, 2017Mercy Health St. Rita's Health Partners Scholarship
Cyberbullying Prevention Scholarship   $1000   February 28, 2017Cyberbullying Prevention Scholarship
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship   $1000   March 1, 2017Hancock County Retired Teachers Association
OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship   $2500   March 1, 2017   Ohio Association of Public School Employees Scholarships
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation Scholarship$1000   March 1, 2017OOGEEP Scholarship
State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship   $2500   March 1, 2017Good Neighbor Scholarship
Zinggia Art Scholarship   $2000   March 4, 2017   Zinggia Art Scholarship
Grob Apprenticeship/Scholarship   Free Associates Degree/Fulltime WageMarch 17, 2017Grob Industries Apprenticeship/Scholarship
Millstream Area Credit Union ScholarshipsVaries

March 25,2017

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April 30,2017

   Millstream Credit Union Scholarship Opportunities
Barbara Fleming Scholarship   $500   March 31, 2017Barbara Fleming Memorial - Nursing
Blanchard Valley Health System - Kathleen Higgins Nursing Scholarship$500-$1000   April 1, 2017Kathleen Higgins Nursing Scholarship
Blanchard Valley Health System - Medical Explorers Scholarship$500-$1000April 1, 2017Medical Explorers Scholarship
Blanchard Valley Health System- Findlay Auxiliary Scholarship$1000 MaximumApril 1, 2017Findlay Auxiliary Scholarship
Fort Findlay Daughters of American Revolution   $1,000April 15, 2017Fort Findlay DAR

Mennel Milling Apprenticeship Work Opportunity

 April 27,2017Mennel Milling Apprenticeship Work Opportunity

 

Robert A. Klingler Col, LPA Scholarship

$1000   May 31, 2017Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

   $1000   June 1, 2017   Aspiring Animation Professional 
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship$1000   June 1, 2017Aspiring Fashion Professional
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship   $1000   June 1, 2017 Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship   $1000 June 1, 2017     Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

 

Wells Fargo College Steps Sweepstakes

   $5,000   Varies   College Steps Sweepstakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MaryBeth Hutcheson 

419-365-5121 Ext. 250

hutchesonm@ag.noacsc.org

 

 

Summer Golf Camp

Arlington's summer golf camp will be held on July 24th through July 28th, starting at 10 am, at Sycamore Springs Golf Course. Any interested students, grades 9-12, that plan on playing on the Arlington golf team should attend.

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2017-18 School Year Supply Lists and Fees

Supply Lists and Fees for Elementary and Junior High/High School. Links are provided for you to download and print.

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