Counselors' Corner

Table of Contents

School Initiatives

Unity Day is October 23rd, 2019

  • Unity Day is all about standing together against bullying. It promotes kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
  • We are encouraging students to WEAR ORANGE to support Unity Day. Orange is associated with safety and visibility.

Bullying Resources

*Always report bullying and/or harassment to an adult that you trust, so it can be handled immediately- be an upstander!*

What is a bystander?

  • A bystander is someone who witnesses what happens but does nothing. Bystanders can be friends, students, peers, teachers, school staff, parents, or coaches.

What is an upstander?

  • An upstander is someone who sees what happens and intervenes, interrupts, or speaks up to stop the bullying. An upstander reports the bullying to a trusted adult.

Student Bullying and Awareness Guide

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Guide

Emergency Hotlines

*Administrators, counselors, and teachers do not check their emails or Google accounts 24/7. If you are in crisis or have an emergency that cannot wait until the next day of school, please utilize one of the resources below. We care about your safety!*

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or 614-221-5445

Teen Hotline: 614-294-3300

Crisis Text Line: text "HELLO," "START," or "HOME" to 741741

Safe Schools Tip Line: Call or text 1-844-723-3764

Nationwide Youth Hotline: 614-722-1800

Will you be Enrolled, Enlisted, or Employed?

Book an appointment with your Career Pathways Coach, Mrs. Eft.

Which "E" will YOU be?

Staff will be approaching you this year to find out which "E" you have chosen. Be prepared to answer, "I am enrolled", "I am enlisted", or "I am employed".

Mrs. Eft, as the new Career Pathways Coach, is finding more and more pathways for our students to be enrolled, enlisted, or employed in.

If needed, please see Mrs. Eft during her office hours in the basement hallway inside of room 136 Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday from 10:00 AM until 1:15 PM. You can pop in or email for an appointment at leah.eft@edisonwildcats.org.

We wish you luck in all your future endeavors!


Career Pathways Worksheet HERE!


ASVAB Test Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

All EHS Sophomores are offered the opportunity to take the ASVAB test. Included in the ASVAB testing is a separate presentation on Career Exploration led by a military professional. This is a great opportunity for any of those students interested in being enlisted, and also for those students who need extra career exploration as sophomores in high school.

ASVAB TEST EXPLAINED: https://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab/asvab-test-explained.html

Remind 101

In an attempt to increase communication, the School Counseling Department will be sending messages via text and email through Remind 101. This is a one way communication tool that allows us to provide information and we are encouraging parents/guardians and students to sign up!

Text 81010 with the message @graduationyear-ehs.

For example: Seniors text 81010 with the message @2020-ehs.

Parents: Text 81010 with the message @graduationyear-rents.

If you are an ECAT student, also sign up for our ECAT group by texting 81010 with the message @ECAT-ehs.

Graduation Requirements

Grading Scale

  • To receive Highest Honors you must have a GPA of 4.0 for the nine weeks
  • To receive High Honors you must have a GPA of 3.75-3.99 for the nine weeks
  • To receive Honor Roll you must have a GPA of 3.0-3.75 for the nine weeks

Graduation Requirements

If students have any questions about their progress towards graduation, please schedule an appointment with Ms. McGee.

End-of-Course Exams

Ohio Department of Education's Honors Diploma

You must meet 6 out of 7 of these requirements to be considered for the Honors Diploma AND to be considered for Edison High School's Top Ten Honors:

CPR Certifications

Edison High School is offering a new course in CPR/First Aid. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for students to be exposed to basic CPR training during high school, while gaining their CPR certification for free. CPR/First Aid class should be taken by all students before they graduate high school.

Ohio Department of Education

  • If you have further questions about graduation requirements, click here.
  • If you are unsure of your pathway to graduation, make an appointment with your school counselor.

College Applications

How to Apply to College:

  • Your prospective college's website under Admissions
  • commonapp.org
  • The links below will take you directly to some local college and university websites, then click Admissions

Fee Waivers

  • You may qualify for a fee waiver to apply for college.
  • Please see your college application to see if you qualify!
  • If you are still unsure, contact a counselor using the methods at the end of this site.

Choosing a College or College Major

Collegeboard.com

  • This website offers a wealth of information on choosing a college or college major.
  • You can create a free account and begin researching the perfect major for you right away.

Ohio Means Jobs Backpack

  • Utilize your Backpack on your OMJ account.
  • Take the Career Clusters Inventory to find out which careers are a fit for you!
  • Research what majors and degrees are needed for those careers.

You can also set up appointments with your counselors!

  • Keep in mind: tuition cost, location, degrees offered, extracurricular activities such as sports, scholarship opportunities, etc.

Colleges' Visit Dates:

Pay attention to Remind101 to sign up for colleges' visit dates.

Upcoming:

  • Ohio University Eastern in St. Clairsville hosts Walk-in-Wednesdays during the month of October from 4-8 PM. Information will be available about tours, free applications, and scholarships.

FAFSA

What is the FAFSA?

  • FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • The FAFSA determines student eligibility for need-based financial aid for college.
  • It can be in the form of grants, scholarships, or loans.
  • It helps students pay for college.
  • You can start filling out your FAFSA on October 1, 2019 at FAFSA.ed.gov.
  • You must apply for a PIN and receive it through email before starting your application at the link above.
  • Make sure you write this information down somewhere safe, you will need it more than once!
  • collegecovered.com is a great free resource for understanding the FAFSA.

Student Loans

  • Student loans are used to pay for the cost of college.
  • A loan is borrowed money that is repaid over the time. In addition to repaying the amount borrowed, most borrowers also have to pay a fee for borrowing, called interest.
  • To apply for federal student loans, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The loans will be obtained through the college‚Äôs financial aid office.
  • Most students will need a creditworthy cosigner, as they have not had the opportunity to build up their credit yet. A cosigner is a co-borrower, equally responsible for repaying the debt.
  • No Cosigner? Click Here.

If you need further information about student loans, click here.

Scholarships

List of Scholarships HERE

How to search for scholarships:

  • Ask your parents' employers if they have student scholarships
  • Check with your sport or club adviser to see if any scholarships are available
  • Google scholarships

Popular Scholarship Websites

goingmerry.com

scholarships.com

The Scholly App

Ohiomeansjobs.com

Cappex

Raise.me

Fastweb

Monster.com

Imagine America Foundations


Scholarship Workshops Opportunity

You do not have to be a future Ohio Valley College of Technology student to participate!

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 12th
  • November 21st
  • December 3rd
  • December 19th

All workshops are held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Ohio Valley College of Technology Campus.


College Credit Plus

Qualifying Edison Local Students have a unique opportunity to take college courses at Edison High School beginning their freshman year. Students are able to receive high school credit and college credit through Eastern Gateway Community College while remaining in our high school. These college credits can be transferred to a four-year college or university.

If desired, students are able to graduate from Edison with an Associate's Degree from EGCC without leaving Edison High School. Many students are able to enter college as a junior. Given the average 4-year college tuition is approximately $80,000, the College Credit Plus program can save students up to $40,000 in their college education. Students must achieve a predetermined score on the ACT or Accuplacer Test to qualify for the program.

CCP with Eastern Gateway Community College

  • CCP Classes can be taken at Edison High School, online through EGCC, or on campus at EGCC.
  • CCP benefits the student by saving them time and money.
  • Risks of CCP towards the student are grades are permanent and once they are on a transcript, they are official.

***September 2, 2019 was the drop/add date for College Credit Plus courses (any course a student is taking for college credit)***

Steps to take College Credit Plus classes:

  • Apply to EGCC during our Application Day at Edison on October 29th, 2019 in the auditorium
    • You will need: social security number, date of birth, full address
  • Take the Accuplacer test at Edison High School
  • If scores qualify for CCP classes, then you can schedule classes
  • See Ms. McGee and Mrs. Pepperling to learn about which college courses are being offered at Edison, and create a schedule

ACT

Students can practice for the ACT using free online resources:


ACT Test Date for Juniors:

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Interested in Taking the ACT Again?

  • Go to act.org
  • Log in to your ACT account
  • Search for upcoming test dates and register online

PSAT

Students can practice for the SAT using free online resources:


Taking the SAT

NCAA Information

Prospective College Athletes

College sport hopefuls MUST make an appointment with both:

  • Ms. McGee, school counselor
  • Mrs. Stagani, athletic director

Student Role in Athletic Eligibility

Students are responsible for maintaining their academics throughout high school. These tips will help keep them on track for meeting academic initial-eligibility standards:

Grade 9

  • Students work with their counselor to ensure they take appropriate NCAA core courses.

Grade 10

  • Students register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.

Grade 11

  • Students work with their school counselor to ensure they will graduate on time with the required number of NCAA core courses.
  • Students take the ACT or SAT and submit their scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999.
  • Students ask their counselor to upload their official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the end of the year.

Grade 12

  • Students complete last NCAA core courses.
  • Students take the ACT or SAT again, if necessary, and submit their scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code 9999.
  • Students should apply to the school of their choosing and confirm they have been accepted.
  • Students request final amateurism certification beginning April 1 before enrolling in college in the fall.
  • Students ask their counselor to upload their final official transcript with proof of graduation to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Transcript Requests

If an official transcript is needed, it can be requested by creating an online account:

  • Go to exchange.parchment.com and create a free account so that you can order transcripts from EHS
  • This allows students to send transcripts to colleges

If an unofficial transcript is needed, please see Mrs. Sapp, Ms. McGee, or Mrs. Pepperling.

Alumni Transcripts: Download here

Contact Us

If you need to make an appointment with the school counselor, please make an appointment through the websites below:

If you need to contact someone from the School Counseling Department, please see emails listed below.

Mrs. Eft

Career Pathways Coach

leah.eft@edisonwildcats.org

Ms. McGee

High School Counselor

sara.mcgee@edisonwildcats.org

Mrs. Pepperling

Junior High Counselor

samanda.pepperling@edisonwildcats.org

Mrs. Sapp

Guidance Office Aide

kathy.sapp@edisonwildcats.org