SENIOR FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
We will be holding a free financial Aid workshop on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:00pm. I encourage all parents of senior bound students to attend. A Financial Aid specialist from Kent State will be here to walk us through the process. Please contact Mrs. Derheimer.
General Scholarship, Loan, and College Information
www.waceinc.org - The Best of Co-op. This site guides students to schools that have great co-op programs.
www.cantonstudentloan.org - The Canton Student Loan foundation provides college loans to students.
www.melf.org - The Massillon Educational Loan foundation provides college loans to students
http://www.starkcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/for-students - A variety of scholarships are available throughout Stark County
http://college.usatoday.com/2012/01/30/the-10-best-sites-to-look-for-scholarships/ - The top 10 scholarship websites
New GRADUATION HONORS
(Must earn an honors diploma to be included in the honors)
Valedictorian is based on GPA. If there is a tie for valedictorian, the tied will be broken by ACT score.
Cum Laude Honors
Summa Cum Laude -3.9 and Above
Magna Cum Laude - 3.75 - 3.89
New Honors Diploma Requirements
4 years of English, Math, Science (Including 2 advanced sciences), and Social Studies
1 credit of Fine Art
3 years of a world language or 2 years of 2 world languages
27 ACT or 1280 SAT
(Must meet 7 of 8 criteria)
Career Tech, STEM, Arts, and Social Science & Civic Engagements Honors Diploma Requirements are listed below:
15 hours, in one or more locations related to the specific honors diploma pathway.
Required log signed off by site supervisor (required for students who choose use the portfolio as their exemption)
Electronic or hard copy
Company profile/thorough description of company (i.e. products, services, marketing strategies, size, image, etc.)
Log of 15 hours: time, activities completed, signed off by placement supervisor
Job shadowing reflection (2 page typed, double spaced, 12 pt font, 1” margin)
Describe your experience (What did you learn from your experience? How did this contribute to your thinking about life after high school? What else would you like to learn about this or related fields?)
Provide 2 artifacts from their placement/work samples/pictures/video. If you are unable to obtain artifacts from your site, you must provide two work samples in your honors diploma pathway.
Collection of 10 work samples related to student’s honor diploma area of focus. Can include: projects, essays, presentations, documentation of performance, videos, photos of project, art work, etc.
Presentation required for both field experience/portfolio
5-10 minute presentation to school personnel and professionals in the field
Sometime in April of senior year
Stark County Tech Prep (Junior/Senior Year)
R.G. Drage Career Technical Center
Students have the opportunity to attend R.G. Drage during their Junior and Senior years.
R.G. Drage is a vocational school that will teach students skills and prepare them for a job in the field of their choice.
For more information see your guidance counselor or visit
o Animal Science & Management/Pre-Veterinary Technology
o Auto Collision Technology
o Auto Services Technology
o Bakery/Pastry Operations
o Building Construction
o Culinary Arts
o Dental Assistant/Hygienist
o Early Childhood Education
o Graphic Communications
o Heavy Truck/Diesel Technology
o H.V.A.C. Tech Prep
o Metal Fabrication
0 Medical Technology
o Sports Turf and Landscape Management
o Precision Machining Technology
0 Sports Medicine (Housed at Louisville)
Students have the option to do tech prep their Junior and Senior year.
These programs are free to students.
Tech prep gives students a head start if they are planning on going to college.
Tech prep teaches students high tech skills in whichever program they choose and gives them real world experience before they leave high school.
Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2014 and beyond
4 credits of English
4 credits of Math (1 must be Algebra II)
3 credits of Science (1 must be Biology, I must be Physical Science, and 1 must be an advanced Science – Chemistry., Physics, Adv. Bio.)
3 credits of Social Studies (World History, American History, US Government/Economics)
.5 credit of Health (Sophomore Year)
.5 credit of Phys. Ed. (2 classes) (Freshman and Sophomore Year - or the PE Waiver)
.5 credit of Computer (Freshman Year)
.5 credit of a fine art (.5 year of fine art must be taken at the middle school but does not have to be recorded on a student's transcript)
Financial Literacy (requirement met through Financial Literacy presentation at Walsh)
The remainder in elective credits
20 Credits Total
This is an online review (there is a fee to use the site). The site is used by some area colleges as a review method and it is good review for any student struggling in a specific math course.
College and Career Search
Great up-to-date website for a variety of college information!
Offers online college application information, as well as free financial aid search resources.
Provides information on selecting and paying for schools, majors, campus life, etc.
Information on colleges in Ohio as well as scholarships and financial aid.
Mentoring and Apprenticeship Opportunities
America's Building trades Union - East Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council
Call 330-454-3664 for more information
See Mrs. Derheimer for a list of all East Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Affiliate Local Unions (the list is extensive and they really want good, qualified candidates who will show up to work on time, are willing to take classes in the evening, and are drug free). Students will start out a a good starting wage and will also participate in evening classes associate with a trade.