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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. Denise Krouse - krousede@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.

 

How to build an impressive college application resume.  Go to unigo.com for some help.

GUIDANCE BULLETIN

11 days 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 2019-2020, you will use your 2017 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


PENN STATE UNIVERSITY 2018-2019 NEW APPLICATION

Students can apply to PSU Through either the common app for through the PSU application.  PSU switched to "Self Report Academics" this year.  This means, if a student uses the PSU application, the student will report on the application their gpa, rank and all their classes and grades for 9-11.  Students can choose either application to apply to PSU.  We recommend submitting your PSU application as early as possible.





ASVAB

9 days ago

ASVAB

 THE ASVAB WILL BE GIVEN OCTOBER 19, 2018

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.

 



 

COLLEGE VISITS TO BHS

9 days 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. 

October 3 – Moravian College

October 9 – East Stroudsburg University

October 10 – University of the Sciences

October 10 - PSAT Testing

October 11 -  Thiel College

October 11 -  National Guard Recruiter

October 12 - CIT talk to 9th graders

October 16 -  Navy Recruiter

October 17 – Miseracordia University

October 17 - Army Recruiter

October 18 - Muhlenberg College

October 19 -  Johnson College & Marine Recruiter

October 19 - ASVAB TESTING

October 22 -  Immaculata University

October 23 – Lock Haven University

October 24 - Act 80 Day - no students

October 25  - Northampton Community College

October 26 - PEPRALLY - BEAT PENARGYL

October 27 - Bangor - PenArgyl Football Game

October 31 - Army Recruiter

November 6 - Fairleigh Dickinson College











Guidance Scholarships

9 hours 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

2018-2019 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

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Northampton County Chiefs of Police Association

The Northampton County Chiefs of Police Association announces the creation of a $1,000 college scholarship.  To be eligible the student must be a resident of Northampton County, PA.  The student must be enrolled as a Criminal Justice or another police related science major at any accredited college or university.  The student must have maintained a cumulative GPA in high school of at least 3.0.

Please contact the Guidance Office for a copy of the application - 610-599-7011 prompt 3 - or you may e-mail 

Mrs. Diorio at diorios@bangorsd.org

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION - MOST VALLUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for the MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on: Scholarship, Leadership, Financial need.  For details and to access the application, visit enf.elks.org/mvs

Deadline - November 15, 2018


VFW - VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

2018-2019 Theme "Why My Vote Matters"  - For students in grades 9-12. Stop by Guidance for Official Entry Form.

Deadline - October 31, 2018


FASTWEB

Connect anytime, anywhere - get scholarship and free college resources on the go. Create your profile - starting getting scholarship matches.


THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Any senior may stop by Guidance for instructions or go to http://www.cokeurl.com/apply2018

Deadline - October 31, 2018


CARIN UNIVERSITY BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS

Students can be awarded up to $4,000 each year if they remain eligible. Whether you want to go into medicine, research, or teaching, Cairn's programs will prepare you to do so with excellence.  To learn more about Carin's biology programs and scholarships visit cairn.edu/biology


THE CLASSROOM TO CLASSROOM SCHOLARSHIP

Education.com is on a mission to make an impact in the lives of aspiring teachers in America. Once a year, they award a graduating high school student with a scholarship to further their educational goals.  You can find more detailed information at www.education.com/scholarships


UNIGO SCHOLARSHIPS

Students go to unigo.com for scholarships. This site has many scholarships - Zombie Apocalypse  - Education Matters Scholarship - Sweet & Simple Scholarship are just a few. Deadlines vary.  Please check out this site.


GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year.  High School seniors who demonstrate LEADERSHIP - DRIVE - INTEGRITY - CITIZENSHIP may apply - reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Deadline - January 4, 2019


VALLEY FORGE CHAPTER PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY-SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

KNIGHT ESSAY CONTEST

Stop in Guidance for a hardcopy of the instructions. Deadline – December 31, 2018


IMAGINE AMERICA FOUNDATIOIN

Graduating seniors are eligible for the Imagine America Scholarship.  Please go to www.imagine-america.org for more information









 



 


















       

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION

9 days ago


 


COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED WHEN RECEIVED BY GUIDANCE.


You can also go onto the College/University website you are interested in to see when their Open House will be.


ENJOY YOUR SUMMER VACATION

 



SAT

9 days 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

                                                          

2018-2019 SAT CALENDAR 


Test Dates                Aug 25    Oct 06   Nov 03   Dec 01    Mar 09   May 04   June 01  

Registration              July 27    Sep 07   Oct 05   Nov 02    Feb 08   Apr 05     May 03    

Late Registration     Aug 15    Sep 26   Oct 24   Nov 20    Feb 27   Apr 24     May 22

 

The Bangor High School will house the  August 25, 2018  SAT

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 area 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

 

ACT

9 days 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

                                                                  2018-2019 Test Calendar
 
Test Dates               Sep 08    Oct 27     Dec 08     Feb 09     April 13     Jun 08    July 13

Regular Reg.            Aug 10    Sept 28   Nov 02     Jan 11     March 08    May 03    Jun 14     
   
 
BANGOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE HOLDING THE OCTOBER 27 ACT TESTING

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

SAT Prep Classes

5 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

 

PSAT/NMSQT

9 days ago

The PSAT/NMSQT will be held at Bangor High School on October 10, 2018 in the morning. 

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.

OPT out form

about 1 month ago

NCLB Opt Out
 
Section 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to release our
 

 families private information to military recruiters unless you “opt out” in writing.

 
Please click below to download the NCLB Opt Out Form


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Alumni Transcript Request

about 1 month 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
                                                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
 
Once the transcript is received, it will take anywhere from 24 - 48 hours to be sent out.

These instructions are for past graduates not seniors.


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Vacation Forms

about 1 month ago

BANGOR AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ON EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

A request form is in the Main Office.

A form will be put on the website site at a later date.




Summer Programs

4 months ago

As information for Summer 2018 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

5 months ago

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID CAN BE FILED AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

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.

 

2012 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.

 

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

 

ATTENTION 2018 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!!!

 

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East Stroudsburg University Instant Admit Day

8 months 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-

BHS OFFERING THE SAT SCHOOL DAY!
We will offer the SAT during the school day on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The registration period has concluded. Registered students will receive an informational booklet in the weeks prior to the exam. It is strongly suggested that students take advantage of free SAT prep on Khan Academy. The Khan Academy app is preloaded on their BASD IPad.