High School Counselor
High School Counselor:
Mrs. Wynn Thompson
419.365.5121 ext. 250
We now have electronic transcript services through Parchment. Use the button above to order transcripts.
College/Career Readiness help can be found on 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 participate 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.
College Credit Plus ( Link)
Ohio offers students in grades 7-12 an opportunity to take cost-free college classes for both high school and college credit at public institutions. Private institutions may also be attended but there may be a cost associated dependent on the university policy. No economically disadvantaged student may be charged. In order to participate, Students must attend an informational session scheduled prior to February 15 and submit a written notice of their intent to participate in the upcoming academic year, by April first, in accordance with section 3365.03 of the Revised Code, but may submit the written notice of intent to participate as early as February fifteenth. Students desiring to participate in college credit plus in the summer are strongly encouraged to submit letters of intent and begin the admissions process starting in February and prior to the April first notice of intent deadline in order to improve chances of meeting summer registration timelines.". Students may attend any university of their choice and may take a maximum 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 responsibility. Arlington High school cannot limit a student's participation in the college credit plus program to only the courses offered in our school and students may also participate on-line or at any other participating institution of higher education, or any combination thereof Participating students may be concurrently enrolled in multiple post-secondary institutions and may take post-secondary courses from more than one institution of higher education, concurrently. Explore the website for more information and feel free to ask any questions of me. Arlington High School offers College Credit Plus opportunities in English Composition 1 and 2, Physics, Chemistry 2 on our high school campus. We also provide opportunities with support for both Government and Psychology online. We commonly partner with the following universities: University of Findlay, University of Northwestern Ohio, Owens Community College, Rhodes State College and Ohio State Lima Campus, and the University of Toledo
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 for Hancock County students twice yearly at Liberty Benton High School. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Additionally the ACT Academy offers practice opportunities to prepare and improve your score. It is found here ACT Academy The writing test is not required by any Ohio college, so you do not need to take it. 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. During Fall of 2020, opportunities to retake only sections of the test will be offered for the first time.
In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID-19, ACT announced it will offer a flexible schedule for summer 2020 test dates and test-at-home options for fall/winter 2020.
As CDC and local guidelines for safety allow, ACT will offer its June and July national test dates as scheduled and will additionally provide makeup test dates for June and July. The makeup test date for the June 13 national test date will be June 20, and the makeup test date for the July 18 test date will be July 25. ACT will work with individual national test centers should they need to reschedule to the makeup test date and students will be notified in advance. Students may also make free test date changes from the June to the July national test date.
In addition to the three previously planned fall test dates on September 12, October 24 and December 12, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT® test in late fall/early winter 2020, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option as part of its national testing program. The fee waivers ACT provides to students from low-income homes will apply to the at-home testing option, and ACT is considering other ways to address access and equity issues.
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. 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)
In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID-19, Future SAT administrations - If it's safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26. For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.
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 eligibility center and it is suggested this occur no later than their junior year, although earlier is encouraged. For more information visit the 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. Cheney(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. Cheney (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 forms 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.