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 February 15, 2018

A resource being offered by the guidance department is a text/email list serve.  If you wish to receive updates by text, text @ee5 to 909-256-0421 and to receive the updates by email, email

To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up an appointment between August 2 and August 15 or to enroll a new student in grades K-6 call Mrs. Thiel. 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).


HN Career Advising Policy
ASVAB Prep Site
Career Selection
college score card
Colleges Listings
Peterson's Guide to Colleges/Universities
College Net
College Searches
Course Applicability System (CAS)
College Basics
Ohio 4 year Public Colleges
Info for On-Line Colleges
Ohio 2 year Public Colleges
Ohio 4 year Private Colleges
FastWEB Financial Aid/ Scholarships
Yahoo Financial Aid Search
Financial Aid Info. Page
Ohio Board of Regents
Financial Aid Tutorial
Student Lending Works
Progress Book

NCAA Clearinghouse

Click here for a list of scholarships available in the guidance office. Updated  2/14/18

Click here for the 2017 HN community scholarship recipient letter with direction for obtaing scholarship.

Click here for a writable copy of the Polar Bear Legacy scholarhsip application.

Click here for a writeble copy of the HN community scholarship applicaiton.

Click here for a writable copy of the Norma Dirmeyer Bibler Scholarship for HN students attending the University of Findlay.

***Click here for a list of the new graduation requirments, a description of the Next Generation of Assessments, and the schedule for the those tests.***

Click here for a copy of the Elks Teen of the Month Application.

Click here for a college application powerpoint

Interested in Donating to the Hardin Northern Scholarship Foundation? Click here for more information.

  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)
Mr. Wilson

NOTE: Summer Transcript Requests should go to Teressa Combs at extension 1207 or email at


Upcoming   Events:

February 27 ACT administered at HN to all juniors.
February 19 No school
February20 Early dismissal at 1:30 HS Parent teacher conferences 2 to 8 pm
February 22 Applications for March and April Elks Teens of the Month due.

Scheduling for 2018-19

Click here for a graduation check sheet

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-2019 Course Description Booklet and the HS course request sheet.

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-19 8th grade course request sheet (for this year's 7th graders)

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-19 7th grade course request sheet (for this year's 6th graders)

Click Here for a copy of the 2018-19 master schedule (when available)

Click Here for 2017-18 master schedule

Scheduling materials will be given to classes on these days:
Current Juniors on February 15
Current Sophomores on February 16
Current Freshman on February 22
Current 8th graders on February 22-26
Current 7th graders on February 23
Current 6th graders on TBD

Click here for a copy of the 2017-18 High School course description book

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid season is here and I wanted to list some resources for you.  First of all, I reviewed this information with the seniors mid October.   Dates to remember:
October 1- FAFSA can be filed for 2018-19 school year using 2016 tax year (referred to as prior prior year).

February 1-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.  A few have moved their deadline up to mid November so the early FAFSA is filled out, the better

Cover Letter: download this first as it contains a summary of all links below. This was given to seniors in a hard copy form.
1. Do You Need Money For College, an overview
2. Invitation letter.Several key pieces of information and an invitation to several opportunities for help and information.
3. PPT for Parent Info Night on Nov. 1: General information on Financial Aid.
4. PPT given to counselors.  good summary

5.who are considered parents for FAFSA?
6.Financial Aid Glossary
7.Common Abbreviations in Financial Aid
8.Financial Aid Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Websites
9.Scholarship Search Strategies
10.Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet

11. Scholarship applications available at Hardin Northern are listed on the left side of this web site!
12.College Cost Comparison Sheet links you to the online filing system for FAFSA.  Remember, you can't file until after October 1, 2016.

The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators web site is full of good information, and so is the Federal Governments financial aid website, 

You can find great tutorials on Youtube on how to fill out the FAFSA!

There will be a parent information meeting on Nobember 3 at 7 pm in the new computer lab to discuss the basics of Financial aid and college application process.

Parent Information Nights

CCP Parent Information Night on February 7, 2018

Click here for a copy of the PPT.

Click here for the HN registration form and CCP description

Click here for HN's summary of CCP courses (14 of them!)

College Credit Plus (CCP)

Ohio has revamped the PSEO and Dual Credit system and is now calling it CCP. Little has changed from a student/parent perspective. To save confusion, Hardin Northern will still refer to the courses being offered here at HN as Dual credit. Hardin Northern has 7 high school teachers that are adjunct professors for a local university and teaching courses here at Hardin Northern that are for high school AND college credit. These courses are:

HN course title College course title College credits
Literature Appreciation U. of Findlay ENG 150 3 semester hours
Calculus U. of Findlay MATH 141 4 semester hours
Spanish IV U. of Findlay SPAN 220 3 semester hours
Written Communications U. of Urbana ENG 102 and ENG 106 6 semester hours
Graphic Design Rhodes CPT 1580 3 semester hours
3D Animation Rhodes CPT 2770 3 semester hours
Multimedia Rhodes CPT 3 semester hours
Video Editing Rhodes CPT 3 semester hours
American Gov't DC
Rhodes POL 1010
3 semester hours
3 semester hours
American History DC to 1877
American History DC from 1877
Rhodes HST 1610
3 semester hours
3 semester hours
  Total hours offered at HN 40 semester hours

To take these courses, a student must register for the Hardin Northern course (must meet the prerequisites for the course). There is no cost to the student/parent unless the student fails the course. Student must meet the Universiy's enrollment criteria.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in technology would be best served by taking Written communications (6 semester hours), Graphic Design (3 semester hours), 3D Animation (3 semester hours), Multimedia (3 semester hours), and Video Editing (3 semester hours) for a total of 18 sememster hours toward a degree in technology.

Students interested in pursuing a college degree would be best served by taking Written Communications (6 semester hours), Lit Appreciation (3semester hours), Calculus (4 semester hours), Government (3 semester hours), Microeconomics (3 semester hours), Spanish IV (3 semester hours), 2 American History Courses (6 semester hours), and at least one Technology course (3 semester hours) for a total of 31 semester hours toward a degree.

In addition, as always, students can go TO the college campus and take courses there (large variety of possibilities). This was called Post Secondary Option in the past but is now called CCP. To participate in CCP, students/parents must fill out paper work by March 30 and submit to Hardin Northern for approval. Once approved, students must then apply to the univeristy of their choice for admittance. See Mr. Wilson for more details.

Click here for a letter from the state describing CCP and resources at your disposal.

Colleges Visiting HN

September 12 Heidleberg  
October 2 Rhodes
September 14 BG
October 19 Ohio University
September 11 Bluffton
October 12 Willmington
September 15 UNOH seniors only
September 22 Clark State

Testing Schedule and Information

Class of 2018 and beyond, click here for graduation requirments.

The next opportunity to take End Of Course Exams is in December of 2017

NOTE:  All 11th graders will take the ACT test in April at no cost to the student.  This is a state mandate and could provide an alternative route to graduation.

ACT Test Date Registration
SAT Test Date Registration
September 9 August 4 October 7 September 8
October 28

September 22

November 4 October 5
December 9 November 3 December 2 November 2
February 10 January 12 March 10 February 9
April 14 March 9 May 5 April 6
June 9 May 4 June 2 May 3

Note:  For a list of colleges that require or recommend the Optional Writing Component of the ACT, go to

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