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3 months ago

Welcome to the Bangor High School Guidance Office

187 Five Points Richmond Road

Bangor, PA  18013

Phone: 610-599-7011  prompt 3

Fax: 610-599-7039

CEEB CODE (school code)  390190

 

                        Last names starting  A - G - Mrs. Meaghan Falko - falkome@bangorsd.org

                        Last names starting H - O - Mr. Matt Kichline - kichlinema@bangorsd.org

                        Last names starting P - Z - Mrs. Meriah Hopstetter - shumakem@bangorsd.org

 

Sherry Diorio - Guidance Secretary

diorios@bangorsd.org

 

PLEASE LOOK AT THE GUIDANCE CALENDAR TO SEE WHAT COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES ARE COMING TO OUR SCHOOL. THE ADMISSION REPRESENTATIVE WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTION YOUR CHILD HAS REGARDING THE ADMISSION PROCESS AND MORE.

 

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Alumni Transcript Request

3 months ago

If you are in need of your High School Transcript, please do one of the following:
 

Download the Request Form -Mail to the address on the form or Fax to 610-599-7039

 You may also e-mail diorios@bangorsd.org to request a High School Transcript.

Please include the following information:
 
Name used while in high school
Year of high school graduation
Birth date

Where the transcript is to be sent - Name and address of where transcript is to be sent

 
Once the transcript is received, it will take anywhere from 24 - 48 hours to be sent out.

These instructions are for past graduates not current seniors.


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PSAT/NMSQT

2 months ago

The PSAT/NMSQT will be held at Bangor High School - OCTOBER 16, 2019

All Bangor Area High School tenth grade students will be taking the PSAT free of charge. If a BAHS tenth grader does not want to take the PSAT testing, please go to Guidance for an Opt Out Form.  If an Opt Out Form is not received, you will be expected to take the test.

Any eleventh grade student wishing to take the PSAT may sign up in Guidance.  As an eleventh grader, your scores will be considered for the Merit Scholarship Program.

GUIDANCE BULLETIN

2 months ago

By Sherry Diorio


College "Early Decision" vs "Early Action"

If a college offers an "Early Action" plan, that means that is a nonbinding option that would enable a student to get a decision early.  "Early Decision" is a binding option that a student would only use for a school that is definitely their #1 school.  Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are usually in November.  For example, The University of Michigan Early Action deadline is November 1st.  If a student is applying for Early Decision, they should make an appointment with their school counselor to go over the required paperwork.


 SPOT LIGHT

The FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) opens on October 1st.  You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid, including loans.  You should log on to create an ID.  It takes a few days to process the ID.  www.fafsa.ed.gov  -Some colleges require parents/guardians to submit the FAFSA AND CSS/Financial Profile. Check to see which schools require both:  cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

To complete the FAFSA for 2020-2021, you will use your 2018 income tax return.


THE COMMON APPLICATION

The common application is a generic college application that students can complete once and send to numerous colleges.  The common application website has a list of participating colleges.  Each college may have their own specific addendums to submit in addition to the common application.  All this information is on the common app website.  Students create their profile, complete the application, add their colleges, add their teachers for recommendation and add their school counselor - www.commonapp.org

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Guidance Scholarships

about 1 month ago

There are many scholarship opportunities available to High School Juniors and Seniors for which the Guidance Department receives information.  We have information on the scholarships listed below, some with direct links to the scholarship information, others that require a paper application which are available in the Guidance Office. 

  KEEP CHECKING THIS WEBSITE - AS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS COME IN FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, THE GUIDANCE OFFICE WILL POST THEM

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND -  SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FREE TO APPLY FOR-NEVER GIVE OUT ANY BANK OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.  ALSO, NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

2020 ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION -MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP-The Elks National Foundation awards over two million dollars in college scholarships, to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide. All high school students in the Bangor Slate Belt and Easton area are encouraged and welcomed to submit an application, properly prepared, on-line for judging and selection, at the local level. The top three girls and top three boys, will advance to the district level, then possibly to the State and National levels. The application is totally on-line, please review instructions carefully. Applications are available online only at enf.elks.org/mvs. Deadline is November 5, 2019.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)-Voice of Democracy 2019-2020 Theme: "What Makes America Great" - Students in Grade 9-12 may begin by competing at the local Post level. Students must write and record a three-to-five  minute essay on the theme-applications can be found at www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships -You may stop in Guidance for more information - Submit to: Commander Alfero - VFW Post 739 - 202 Veterans Rd. Bangor, PA 18013 Deadline: October 31, 2019

VALLEY FORGE CHAPTER - SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Is sponsoring locally the National Society SAR Knight Essay Contest. This contest is open to high school seniors. Please stop by Guidance for more information on this contest. Deadline: December 4, 2019

LEHIGH VALLEY MALL & SIMON YOUTH FOUNDATION - Lehigh Valley Mall is once again partnering with SYF to award local students post-secondary scholarship through the Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program. Scholarship applications are available at syf.org/scholarships -            Deadline:  February 18, 2020

36th ANNUAL DeSALES UNIVERSITY POETRY FESTIVAL - Join high school students from across the Northeast United States on the beautiful campus of DeSales University to participate in a day of poetry festivities on Friday, October 25, 2019. Students are invited to submit 3  poems before the festival to compete for a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to DeSales. For questions concerning the festival, registration, and/or petry submissions, contact       Dr. Myers at 610-282-1100, ext. 1387

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc receive up to a $25,000.00 scholarship. The eligibility criteria to be considered for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships are as follows: *Be enrolled as a full- time high school in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation.*Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a Bachelor’s degree to an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four year.*Demonstrate a critical financial nee ($55,000.00 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)*Be involved in co-curricular and community services activates*Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity*Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0*Be a United States citizen Online registration application can be completed at www.scholars.horatioalger.org 

Penn State’s application for summer and fall 2020 is now available online at MyPennState. The Coalition Application, or the Common Application. Students only need to submit one application, through one of these systems, to Penn State.Students interested in applying Early Action need to submit their application material by November 1 (receive a decision by December 24). This is not Early Decision. Early Action students will continue to have to May 1 to make their decision. For students not choosing Early Action, they should apply by our Priority Filing Date of November 30 (receive a decision by January 31). Admission to Penn State may become more competitive if a student waits to apply by or after the priority filing date. Please encourage your students to apply early. As an additional reminder, the complete application is made up of the application, standardized test scores, and Self-Reported Academic Record. Test scores must be sent directly from testing service.  Any questions contact us at 814-865-5471 or admissions@ psu.edu

 John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. *Describe and analyze an act of political courage by US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. *Use at least five varied, reliable sources such as books, articles, and personal interviews. Participant are encouraged to use primary source material such as letters, speeches, and government documents. Awards: First place $10,000.00, Second place $3,000.00, Five finalists $1000.00 each, Eight semifinalists $100.00 each Visit JFKlibrary.org/essay contest  for complete guidelines Submissions must be post marked by January 17, 2020

Mercyhurst University-45th Annual Sister Angelica Art Scholarship Competition Mercyhurst offers degrees in Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Art Education, and Studio Art. Students interested in pursuing a degree in one of these art areas should enter. First place $10,000.00 per year, Second place $8,000.00 per year, Third place $6,000.00 per year, Honorable Mention Award of $2,500.00 per year. Any questions please contact Tom Hubert 814-824-2384 or thubert@mercyhurst.edu To mail an entry Tom Hubert, Mercyhurst University, 501 East 38th Street, Erie, Pa 16546-0001

2019 Youth Awards Presented by: Hispanic Heritage Foundation The 2019 Youth Awards are now being accepted. This award is for students who are graduating from the Class of 2020 with up to $3,500.00 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. The 2019 Youth Award categories are (may be subject to change):*Business & Entrepreneurship*Community Service *Education *Healthcare & Science *Media & Entertainment *Technology & Engineering To be considered, students must meet the following criteria: *Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring/summer of 2020 *Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10. Scale *Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021 *Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines) *If selected, attendance to regional ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense *Be a U.S. permanent resident, US citizen, or qualify under DACA The deadline to apply is Tuesday October 15th.  Apply at www. HispanicHeritage.org

 







    
 







   

SAT

2 months ago

The SAT is the nation's most widely used college admission test.  More then two million students take the SAT every year in over 170 countries.  It's what most colleges use to get to know you better, helping them understand how you think, solve problems and communicate.

 

When to Take the SAT

Most students take the SAT during their junior year of high school.  Many students choose to take the SAT in the fall of their senior year after becoming familiar with the test-day experience.

 

To access resources, build your own study plan and much more visit: sat.collegeboard.org/practice

Register online quickly and easily! Visit sat.collegeboard.org/register and get

e-mail alerts and test-date reminders - 24 hour access to free college planning and real-time practice tools

                                                          

2019-2020 SAT CALENDAR 


Test Dates                Aug 24    Oct 05   Nov 02   Dec 07    Mar 14   May 02   June 06  

Registration              July 26    Sep 06   Oct 03   Nov 08    Feb 14   Apr 03     May 08    

Late Registration     Aug 15    Sep 24   Oct 22   Nov 26    Mar 03  Apr 21     May 27

 To sign up for the SAT you must do so online at collegeboard.com.  Stop by the Guidance Office for a brochure. 

 SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests are college admissions tests that allow you to differentiate yourself on your college application and showcase your achievements in specific subject areas like math, science, literature, foreign languages or history.

 

To ask a question or send a message, visit sat.collegeboard.org/contact or call them at                 866-756-7346

 

College Open House Information
As information comes into Guidance, it will be posted. You may also go to the website of the college/university you wish to visit

New England Institute of Technology
Fall Open House
Saturday October 26 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seniors: On site admissions review
Bring your transcripts
Address: One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818
800-736-7744

Temple University
Learn about becoming a Temple Owl
Weekday Tours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Weekend Tours: Sunday, December 8, 10am
Register today 267-468-8100 or ambler.temple.edu/visitTUA

Pennsylvania college of Art & Design
Open House dates
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
All open houses run 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Wilson College
Fall Open House Dates
Saturday, October 26
Veterinary Studies Focus Day
Saturday, November 23
To register or for additional information, call the Office of Admissions at 800-421-8402 or visit www.wilson.edu/visit

Delaware Valley University
Fall Open House Dates
Sunday, October 20
Sunday, November 10
To register or for additional information
215-489-2211or visit WWW.DELVAL.EDU/OPENHOUSE

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Fall Open House
Sunday, October 13
Sunday, November 17
Check in begins at 8:30 AM
Register now- WWW.OPENHOUSE.NJIT.EDU

Bridgewater College
Open House dates:
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019-Saturday, February 1,
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Register today at:WWW.BRIDGEWATER.EDU/VISIT
Office of Admissions
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
800-759-8328
Email: admissions@bridgewater.edu

Holy Family University
Open House-Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Register online at: www.holyfamily.edy/openhouse

Alvernia University
Alvernia will be at Bangor High School
Friday, November 15, 2019
Any questions 888-258-3764 or email Alvernia.edu

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana will be visiting at Bangor High School
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:08 am
Any questions 724-357-2230 or email admissions-inquiry@iup.edu

Millersville University
will be visiting at Bangor High School
Millersville will be visiting at Bangor High School
Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:08 am
Visit open house at Millersville University
Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, November 9,
To register a visit at Millersville email Millersville.edu/visit
For more information call 717-871-4625
Or email admissions@millersville. Edu

DeSales University
Open House dates:
Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, November 24, 2019
Register at desales.edu/visit

Kings College
Fall Open Houses
Sunday, October 20 & Sunday, November 10, 2019
For more information visit www.kings.edu

National College Fair
Sunday, October 20 at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Register free at www.gotomyncf.com

Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
Monday, November 4 at 7 pm- 9pm
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Register free at www.gotomypvafair.com

Seton Hall University
Open Houses Sunday, October 27 & Sunday November 24, 2019
Sunday February 16, & Sunday April 19, 2020
Register now
www.SHU.EDU/VISITING
Any questions 800-843-4255

The University of Scranton
Open house Sunday, October 20 & Sunday, November 3, 2019
Any questions-scranton.edu/visit Or call
888-827-2686

Penn State University
Open House
Saturday, October 19, 2019
For more information and to register, visit
www.Openhouse.psu.edu

Moravian College
Senior Select Days- Wednesday, October 9 & Thursday, November 7, 2019
College for a day- Monday, October 14, 2019
Nursing Twilight Tours- Wednesday, October 16 &
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Regular visits are welcome Monday – Friday and select Saturdays-To For more info and to register go to www.moravian.edu/visit or call 610-861-1320

Ithaca College
Open houses Monday, October 14 & Saturday, October 26, 2019, Monday November 11, 2019 & Saturday, April 25, 2020
Learn more and register at www.Ithaca.edu/visit

Lock Haven University
Open houses Seniors only Monday, October 14,
Saturday, October 26, Saturday, November 9, 2019 & Saturday April 25, 2020
Register online at WWW.LOCKHAVEN.EDU/VISIT
or call 570-484-2027

Kutztown University
Open house Friday October 11, 2019
9 am – 1 pm McFarland Student Union 218
Register online at www.kutztown.edu/visit

York College of Pennsylvania
Fall open houses
Saturday October 26 & November 9
Winter open house
Saturday February 8, 2020
Register today www.ycp.edu/visityork

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts -Open house-Saturday, October 26, 2019



ACT

2 months ago

The ACT
Your chance to get ahead! Stop by the Guidance Office and get a brochure on the ACT
 
Why take the ACT?
The ACT test is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States
The ACT is based on information you are learning in high school
The ACT is more than a test.  The information you provide when you register, long with your ACT results, can help you plan for life after high school
The ACT is a good value.  The ACT offers both a college admissions test and a career planning component

                                                                  2019-2020 Test Dates (National)
 
Test Dates               Sep 14    Oct 26     Dec 14     Feb 08     April 04     Jun 13    July 18

Regular Reg.            Aug 16    Sept 20   Nov 08     Jan 10      Feb 28       May 08    Jun 19     
Late Fee Required  Aug 30    Oct   04   Nov 22     Jan 17     Mar 13       May 22    Jun 26
 


Register online - all you need to know is at www.actstudent.org/start
 

SAT Prep Classes

2 months ago

****NEW**** 

A SAT PREP CLASS HAS BEEN CREATED IN STUDY ISLAND FOR OUR STUDENTS -  IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEE MRS. BARBAR WISMER IN ROOM 171 FOR ENROLLMENT


PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY SAT REVIEW COURSE

Penn State Lehigh Valley will be offering another the SAT Review course beginning Saturday, March 32018.  The program is targeted toward juniors who plan to take exam in May or June, 2018.  Please stop by Guidance for a flyer or call 610-285-5026 for more information


NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SAT Math & Verbal Prep - HFYAC113

Get an in depth look at what you need to know to prepare for the SAT test including strategies and techniques for taking the test and a review of Verbal and Math concepts.  Learn how to tackle the essay.  Bring the calculator you will use for the test. 

Textbook provided.

Contact Northampton Community College for more information or visit their website

 

 

SAT REVIEW COURSE @ PSU LEHIGH VALLEY

Please stop by Guidance for more information

or go to:  lehighvalley.psu.edu/sat-review-course

 

COLLEGE VISITS TO BHS

about 1 month ago

Admission Representative from each of the colleges/universities listed will talk to students about the admission process, financial aid, scholarships, and general information about their institutions.

ALL COLLEGE VISITS TO OUR HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE DURING LUNCHES - 11:08 - 12:50PM - THE REPS WILL BE OUTSIDE THE SENIOR SIDE OF THE CAFETERIA. 

BHS will be hosting a Back to School-College/Career Night September 18 starting at 6:00pm

September 19 - Moravian College

September 23 - Willson College

September 25 - Shippensburg University

October 1 - Misericordia University

October 3 - Muhlenberg College

October 4 - United States Army National Guard

OCTOBER 4 - WE WILL ADMINISTER THE ASVAB (sign up in Guidance by September 27, 2019)

October 16 - WE WILL ADMINISTER THE PSAT

October 16 -  Indiana University of Pennsylvania

October 17 - Millersville University

October 31 - Cambelback Resort

November 6 - Russell Sage College

November 13 - DeSales University

November 15 - Alvernia University

November 19 - Camelback Resort











Summer Programs

3 months ago

As information for Summer 2020 Programs come into the Guidance Office, they will be posted

 


UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY
Is the United States Coast Guard Academy right for you? Find out this July.
The Academy Introduction Mission program challenges and inspires rising high school seniors interested in serving their country and exploring technical degree programs. For more information on this exciting program go to




Financial Aid

3 months ago

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID CAN BE FILED AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2019

 

FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE: 

ON-LINE SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

 SCHOLARSHIP/COLLEGE SEARCH SERVICE SCAMS

 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE ARE COMPANIES THAT WILL ATTEMPT TO SOLICIT YOU AS A CLIENT FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND ADMISSION SERVICES. BE WARY OF ANY COMPANY THAT CHARGES A FEE OR CONTRACTS FOR A FEE TO ASSIST YOU IN FINANCIAL AID OR COLLEGE COUNSELING. THESE COMPANIES TYPICALLY ONLY HELP YOU WITH RESOURCES THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ON YOUR OWN AT NO COST.

WE URGE YOU TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO ANY CONTRACT FOR SERVICES WITH ANY AGENCY. WE OFFER SERVICES TO HELP YOU SEARCH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND ALSO COMPLETE THE FAFSA AND CSS FINANCIAL AID PROFILE.

 Paper FAFSAs will not be available in the guidance office. Students will be able to obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID(1-800-433-3243) or by visiting www.edpubs.org.

Students may request up to three copies of the paper application and should receive their FAFSAs in three to seven business days. 

ATTENTION 2020 SENIOR CLASS:

Deadline for state grants is May 1st. File your FAFSA after October 1st and before the May 1st deadline to be considered for state grants!!!


YOU CAN REGISTER ON-LINE www.fafsa.ed.gov

The deadline to submit the FAFSA varies from school to school, so check with your student’s colleges for these deadlines. 

Please contact the college's financial aid office with any questions you may have.

                                                                    FINANCIAL AID: 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

Hope and Lifetime Learning tax Credits

www.irs.ustreas.gov

 

Federal Student Financial Aid Information

www.ed.gov/studentaid

 

General Scholarship search

www.fastweb.com
 

www.collegeboard.com

 

www.finaid.org

 

  


 

 

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East Stroudsburg University Instant Admit Day

about 1 year ago

ESU IMMEDIATE DECISION DAY

BHS Guidance Office will once again host the East Stroudsburg University Immediate Decision Day for our seniors. Time and date has not been set for 2017-2018 school year.

Seniors may sign up for this event in the High School Guidance Office.

Interested seniors will be given an appointment time from Guidance.

Click on link below for information to apply-

2020 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

3 months ago

By Sherry Diorio


CLASS OF 2020 -

Local scholarships come into the Guidance Office during the months of March and April.  Be on the lookout for them.


ASVAB

2 months ago

ASVAB

 THE ASVAB WILL BE GIVEN OCTOBER 4, 2019


All tenth - twelfth graders may sign up


If you need some help making career decisions, then think about taking the ASVAB.  Please sign up in Guidance to take the ASVAB

This school year all eleventh grade students will be taking the ASVAB 

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help you take steps toward finding a career that is right for you. You can benefit from the program whether you plan to pursue further education after high school or enter the workforce right away.

  The program is designed to help you: 

  Learn more about yourself and the world of work  

Explore occupations in the line with your interests and skills 

Develop an effective strategy to realize your career goals.