News from the HN Guidance Office
The Mission of the Hardin Northern guidance office is to: encourage high academic performance; assist students in developing career goals; provide information on college preparation and enrollment; track student progress toward graduation; and assist students and parents in overcoming personal, school, and social problems.
Last updated December 11, 2013
A new resource being offered by the guidance department is a text/email list serve. If you wish to receive updates by text, text @ee5 to 909-726-7006 and to receive the updates by email, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up and appointment between now and August 20 or to enroll a new student in grades K-6 call Mrs. Delong. Phone number is 419-759-2331. You will need original copies of the students birth certificate, social security card, shot records, custody papers and proof of residence in our district or open enrollment forms.
To Nominate an alumni for the Hardin Northern Hall of Distinction, click this link, fill out the form, and submit it (all done electronically). https://docs.google.com/a/hardinnorthern.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5kTWZ0WHJRMGFxZjBBODYzRlgxTEE6MQ#gid=0
Click here for a list of scholarships available in the guidance office. Updated 12/11/13
Click here for the 2013-14 Elks Teen of the Month Application.
Click here for a copy of the Powerpoint used with the seniors to discuss College applications.
click here for a list of Ohio Colleges
Click here for a College preparation timeline, starting in the 8th grade!
Questions or to
request a transcript (if requesting transcript, please include maiden name,
year graduated, and address you want transcript sent to)
NOTE: Summer Transcript Requests should go to Teressa Wilson at extension 1207 or email at email@example.com
Scheduling for 2013-14
Students will recieve the scheduling materials on the following schedule:
Course Request sheets due:
Click here for a graduation check sheet for the class of 2014 and beyond
Click here for a copy of the 2013-14 High School Course Description Booklet and the HS Request Sheet
Click here for a copy of the 2013-14 8th grade course request sheet (for this year's 7th graders)
Click here for a copy of the 2013-14 7th grade course request sheet. (for this year's 6th graders)
Click here for a copy of the 2013-14 Master Schedule
Students received a preliminary copy of their schedule mid May and could make changes to their schedules until June 7, 2013. Schedules are now final.
Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid season is coming up quickly and I wanted
to list some resources here. First of all, I reviewed this information with the seniors just before Christmas break. Dates to remember:
February 15-March 1- Most colleges set a deadline in this range for when FAFSA must be filed to be eligible for financial aid from the university or college.
www.fafsa.ed.gov links you to the online filing system for FAFSA. Remember, you can't file until after January 1, 2013. All filers are encouraged to use the on-line application process but if you need a hard copy, you can down load it at www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov
The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators web site is full of good information, and so is the Federal Governments financial aid website, studentaid.ed.gov
You can find great tutorials on Youtube on how to fill out the FAFSA!
There will be a parent information meeting on January 21 at 7 pm in the new computer lab to discuss the basics of Financial aid. We will follow this meeting (7:45 pm) with an information meeting on Post Secondary Options and Dual Credit (college credit while still in high school)
Parent Information Nights
There was a Parent Information night on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in the new computer lab at 7 pm. Information covered included college selection, career selection, collage applications, and scholarships. Click here for the PowerPoint.
There was a Parent Information meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7 pm in the new computer lab to discuss basic information on Financial Aid. This meeting was especially useful to parents of seniors that would like a basic understanding of financial aid. A more advanced meeting will be held at the Kenton HS cafeteria on January 23 at 6:30 pm. Click here to download the presentation.
There was a Parent Information meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7:45 pm in the new computer lab concerning college credit in high school. Click herefor the Powerpoint that discusses Post Secondary Option and Dual Credit. Click here for information on the 9 courses offered for college credit at Hardin Northern. Students could graduate high school with 29 semester hours of college credit without leaving HN!
Colleges Visiting HN
Testing Schedule and Information
The next test offering at HN will be the week of October 28 for juniors and seniors that have not passed all five tests. 10th graders will take the test for the first time in March.
Note: For a list of colleges that require or recommend the Optional Writing Component of the ACT, go to www.act.org/aap/writingpref
News in Guidance Office
OCIS is now available on-line. Call the guidance office for the password and web address. This program can: help students find colleges that offer the majors they are interested in, determine career goals and abilities, search for scholarships, and much more. OCIS has a new web page address. http://ocis.ode.state.oh.us