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Last Updated: 10/9/2020 6:25 PM

Mrs. Melissa Schultz Counselor, Students Last Name A-K                 

Mr. Steve Smith Counselor, Students Last Name L-Z  


Patient Care Technician Certificate Program: Rhodes State College is conducting a two-semester Patient Care Technician Certificate Program.  Because of a grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, there is no cost for this program for the student.  This program will provide high school students the opportunity to receive education and training in the targeted health care profession, while simultaneously receiving high school and college credit for the courses.  Juniors or seniors who are interested in a health care profession should consider this opportunity to apply.  This multi-skilled entry level position is ideal for students seeking immediate employment in the health care field after graduation or advance into other high-demand health career pathways (Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, Health Technicians).

Criteria to Apply: 2.5 cumulative GPA, ACT Science score of 20 or comparable measure, written essay, and teacher letter of recommendation

Please see this document for more information.  Applications still being accepted even though deadline has passed.


A financial aid officer with a local college will be presenting our annual "Financial Aid Night" on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Due to COVID restrictions, she will be doing her presentation via Zoom as opposed to in-person. We will publicize the Zoom meeting information here on this page as well as Elida Facebook, daily announcements and the Friday e-newsletter. We also hope to have copies of the Powerpoint Presentation as well as any handouts that to be used in the meeting available for students to pick-up in the academic office and/or accessed on this page. 

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 tab (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.



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

Over 800 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 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.



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 GROB:  GROB is looking for highly-motivated candidates graduating high school in Spring 2021 who have a strong work ethic, excellent attendance and grades, enjoy math and problem solving, and willing to learn and travel. earn a company-paid associates's degree at Rhodes in either Electronic Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology while working at GROB and earning an income. The application deadline for the Class of 2021 program has been extended to Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  Apply online at Contact GROB at with any questions you may have. See your counselors and posters in the hallways for more information on the program.   

The GROB apprenticeship team will also be hosting another live webinar on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm for those interested in learning more about us. This virtual event will include an information session with details about our company and program, a recorded facility tour given by current apprentices, and a Q&A session. Registration is required at: All registrants will receive a recording of the presentation if they are unable to join us live on January 18.


Apprenticeship Opportunity at UA Local Union #776:   UA Local Union #776GROB is now accepting applications for their apprenticeship program.  This union provides highly skilled and trained plumbers, pipefitters, sprinklerfitters, steamfitters, and service technicians to West Central Ohio businesses and industries.  This is a 5-year training program and 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.  Application deadline is January 15, 2021. Click HERE for more information and a copy of the application. Check out their virtual tour at