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Last Updated: 3/7/2022 2:39 PM


Mrs. Melissa Schultz Counselor, Students Last Name A-K mschultz@elida.k12.oh.us             Mr. Steve Smith Counselor, Students Last Name L-Z   stsmith@elida.k12.oh.us  

2022-2023 ACADEMIC HANDBOOK

2021-22 ACADEMIC HANDBOOK 

  AP Exams for 2021-22

Attention all students taking any AP courses in 2021-22: 

AP exams will be offered to students taking AP English, AP Calculus, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, and/or AP Latin in early May 2022.  Please look for information that will be distributed to all AP students in class on October 11th.  Any student who is going to take an AP exam will need to return the order form to the academic office by November 5th to have an exam ordered.

 FINANCIAL AID

A financial aid officer with a local college will be presenting our annual "Financial Aid Night" on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She will be introducing students and parents to the FAFSA  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Any student who plans to attend college or any type of training and needs federal grants, aid, or loans of any kind MUST file a FAFSA!  If a FAFSA is not filed, the only means of attending college are scholarships and/or paying out-of-pocket the entire expense!

You may begin your FAFSA starting October 1st.

Click on the "FAFSA PROCESS INFORMATION" tab on the right side of this page for more information on how to begin the FAFSA process. Once both the student AND parent have created their own FAFSA I.D., (as discussed in that document) the FAFSA can be started by clicking on the FAFSA icon (along the right side).

Seniors in the College Application Process: If you are currently involved in the college application process or soon will be, please take a look at the attached sheet with some important College Application reminders and instructions found here.

 

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Are you applying to colleges that require you to use the Common App? 

Over 900 colleges and universities are now requiring the use of the Common App.  This saves you time because you only have to complete one application (and possibly some extra items for your particular school) as opposed to completing multiple applications. There is a Common Application link available to the right.   You will need to create an account on Common App before being able to proceed.  A word to the wise...be sure that you enter your counselor's correct email (see above) in order for them to be able to process their part of your application.

UNOH Fall Open House (Colleges of Business, Health Professions, Occupational Professions):

- Friday, October 29, 2021 at UNOH (8:30a-3:00p)

Full tuition scholarships available for students for students placing 1st in tests for Accounting, Business Administration, Information Technology, Medical Technology, or Marketing

- 2nd place = $5,000 scholarship, 3rd place = $4,000 scholarship, 4th place = $3,000 scholarship, 5th place = $2,000 scholarship

- Test will be administered at 11:30am in UNOH Events Center

- Information on and tours of available programs with department faculty on hand

- Information on financial aid and future employment opportunities

- For more information, see www.unoh.edu

 

Unique Opportunity for Seniors (Class of 2022) Planning to Attend OSU-Lima:

The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities is offering jobs and scholarship dollars (up to $2,000 per semester) while attending OSU-Lima. Please see more information on the opportunity attached here.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum Volunteer Opportunity for Students:

If you are 18 years old (or about to turn 18) and have an interest in Space Flight, Aviation, Physics, or History, this may be a great opportunity for you, especially if you have a desire to volunteer or have a need for volunteer hours. These things look great on college applications! Please see here for more information and an application.

 

APPRECENTICESHIPS:

Are you a senior looking for opportunities after high school and college may not be a part of your plan?  Many companies around Lima are looking to fill apprenticeship positions for next year. 

What is an apprenticeship?  An apprenticeship is a program where a company hires a worker who, quite possibly, has no training in that particular field but has an interest.  The worker receives specialized on-the-job training from the company, which could also involve receiving free college as part of the training.  In return, the worker signs a contract requiring them to work for the company for a specified amount of time.  If this sounds like an opportunity you may be interested in, please see your counselor for more information.

Apprenticeship Opportunity at UA Local union #776: 

UA Local Union #776 is now accepting applications for their apprenticeship program.  This union provides highly skilled and trained plumbers, pipefitters, sprinklerfitters, streamfitters, and service technicians to West Central Ohio businesses and industries.  This is a 5-year training program with continuing education.  You must be 18 years old, have a HS diploma or GED, provide a copy of your transcript, birth certificate, and proof of age.  Deadline to submit your application is January 28, 2022.  Go to https://www.ualocal776.com/apply for more information and the application link.