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 August 25, 2014

The Guidance Office is open!

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 909-256-0421 and to receive the updates by email, email ee5@mail.remind.com

To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up an 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


Links:

CAREER SEARCH
Ohio Career Information System
ASVAB Prep Site
www.workinged.com
www.ohiomeansjobs.com
Career Selection
COLLEGE SEARCH
Colleges Listings
Peterson's Guide to Colleges/Universities
College Net
College Searches
EDUregistry
Course Applicability System (CAS)
www.college.edu
WWW.OHIOALLIEDHEALTH.COM
College Basics
Ohio 4 year Public Colleges
Info for On-Line Colleges
Ohio 4 year Private Colleges
FINANCIAL AID
FastWEB Financial Aid/ Scholarships
Yahoo Financial Aid Search
Financial Aid Info. Page
Ohio Board of Regents
Financial Aid Tutorial
WWW.COLLEGEADVANTAGE.COM
Student Lending Works
WWW.SCHOOLSOUP.COM
http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa
www.oasfaa.org
www.studentaid.ed.gov
WWW.SCHOLARSHIPQUESTHELPER.COM
www.moneyandstuff.info
MISC.
Progress Book

ACT

http://www.testdatescentral.com/act-test-dates.html
NCAA Clearinghouse
www.college.gov
http://www.undergradzone.com
http://www.freerecruitingwebinar.org/
wwww.knowhow2go.org

Click here for a list of scholarships available in the guidance office. Updated  6/1/14

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

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

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)
Contact
Mr. Wilson
andy.wilson@hardinnorthern.org

NOTE: Summer Transcript Requests should go to Teressa Wilson at extension 1207 or email at teressa.wilson@hardinnorthern.org

 

Upcoming   Events:

August 29 Seniors- early release forms due to guidance office
September 1 No School
September 2 No School
   

Scheduling for 2014-15

Click here for a graduation check sheet for the class of 2015 and 2016.

Click here for a graduation check sheet for the class of 2017 and beyond.

Click here for a copy of the 2014-15 High School Course Description Booklet and the HS Request Sheet

Click here for a copy of the 2014-15 8th grade course request sheet (for this year's 7th graders)

Click here for a copy of the 2014-15 7th grade course request sheet. (for this year's 6th graders)

Click here for a copy of the 2013-14 Master Schedule

Click here for a copy of the Request for Schedule change sheet. Can only submit one time and must be done before June 6

Students received a preliminary copy of their schedule mid May and can make changes to their schedules until 6/6/14.

 


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:
January 1- FAFSA can be filed as soon as you have your taxes complete.  NOTE: you can file FAFSA with estimated tax return information but will have to re-file as soon as your tax return is final. 

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.

Resources:
Cover Letter: download this first as it contains a summary of all links below. This was give to seniors in a hard copy form.
1. Funding Your Education Booklet: Seniors were given a hard copy.
2.Invitation Letter: Several key pieces of information and an invitation to several opportunities for help and information.
3.HN Powerpoint: Seniors have seen this. General information on Financial Aid.
4.Powerpoint give to Counselors: good summary
5.Documents Needed to file FAFSA- Basic List
6.Financial Aid Check List
7.FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
8.Changes to FAFSA for this year
9.Federal Loan Information
10.FAFSA frequently asked questions
11.Federal Aid Programs
12.Find the Information you Need online
13.Summary of Ohio Financial Aid Programs
14.Financial Aid Glossary
15.Common Abbreviations in Financial Aid
16.Ohio College Deadlines for filing FAFSA
17.Financial Aid Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Websites
18.Scholarship Search Strategies
19.Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet
20.Fast Web Scholarship Search

21.College Goal Sunday flyer- Great Place to get FAFSA help!
22. Scholarship applications available at Hardin Northern are listed on the left side of this web site!
23.College Cost Comparison Sheet

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 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 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 22 at 6:30 pm. See Financial Information above.


Dual Enrollment

There was a Parent Information meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm in the new computer lab concerning college credit in high school. Click here for 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! Click here for the paperwork for Post Secondary Option where the student takes classes at a college.


Colleges Visiting HN

September 15 Ohio State
September 23 Cincinnati
September 29 Heidelberg
October 3 Rhodes
October 29 Defiance College
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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. 

OGT information and help can be found by clicking here
  F
or practice test and past OGT tests with answer keys click here
Students that still have tests to pass after the Spring administration can take the OGT in the Summer at Apollo. Cost is $20 per test. Registration is due to Apollo by June 6th. Call Dave Hochstetler at 419-998-2977 for details.
 

ACT Test Date Registration
Deadline
SAT Test Date Registration
Deadline
Sept. 13 August 8 Oct. 11 Sept. 12
Oct. 25 Sept. 19 Nov. 8 Oct. 9
Dec. 13 Nov. 7 Dec. 6 Nov 6
Feb. 7 Jan 9 Jan. 24 Dec. 29
April 18 March 13 March 14 Feb. 13
June 13 May 8 May 2

Apr. 6

    June 6 May 8

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