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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up an appointment between August 8 and August 24 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). 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 4/21/17
Click here for the HN community scholarship applicaiton.
Click here for the Polar Bear Legacy scholarship application.
Click here for the Norma Dirmeyer Bibler Scholarship applicaiton.
Click here for Elks Teen of the Year Application.
***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 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)
NOTE: Summer Transcript Requests should go to Teressa Combs at extension 1207 or email at email@example.com
Scheduling for 2017-18
Click here for a graduation check sheet
Click here for a copy of the 2017-2018 Course Description Booklet and the HS course request sheet.
Click here for a copy of the 2017-18 8th grade course request sheet (for this year's 7th graders)
Click here for a copy of the 2017-18 7th grade course request sheet (for this year's 6th graders)
Click here for a copy of the 2016-17 master schedule
2017-18 master schedule is not available yet
Schedules will be given to classes on these days:
All requests for schedule changes are due by Friday, June 2
Click here for a request to change schedule sheet
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:
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. For a specific college deadline, see number 18 below.
6.Financial Aid Check List
www.fafsa.ed.gov 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, 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 Nobember 3 at 7 pm in the new computer lab to discuss the basics of Financial aid and college application process.
Parent Information Nights
A CCP meeting will be held on February 23 at 7 pm for any parents or students interested in earning College credit while in high school. Meeting will be held in multimedia room beside the library.
Click here for a powerpoint about CCP
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 6 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:
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), and Web Page I (3 semester hours) for a total of 15 sememster hours toward a degree in technology.
Students interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences would be best served by taking Written Communications (6 semester hours), Chemistry (4 semester hours), and Calculus (4 semester hours) for a total of 14 semester hours toward a science 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.
A CCP meeting was scheduled on March 10 for any parents or students interested in CCP.
Click here for the information form and HN registration form for CCP.
Click here for a CCP information pamphlet
Click here for a letter from the state describing CCP and resources at your disposal.
Colleges Visiting HN
Testing Schedule and Information
The next OGT test offering at HN will be the week of October 24 for seniors that have not passed all five tests.
Class of 2018 and beyond, click here for graduation requirments.
The next opportunity to take End Of Course Exams is in December of 2016
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.
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