High School Counselor
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)
****The 2019-2020 College Credit Plus Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium. All students interested in taking CC+ courses during the next school year (Including Millstream students & summer courses) must attend to be eligible to participate. Notification forms will be due back to the counselor by March 29, 2019.****
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 responsibility. 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 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 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)
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. 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 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.
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.
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