Eric Dawson School Counselor
9th & 11th Grade
724-446-5520 ext. 2016
Work Day: 7:00AM-2:30PM
Gina Hipps School Counselor
10th & 12th Grade
724-446-5520 ext. 2017
Work Day: 7:00AM-2:30PM
724-446-5520 Ext. 2015
Work Day: 7:00AM-2:30PM
Scheduling & Student Activities Information
Requests: School Counselor Visits, College Visits, Transcripts
School Counselor Visit:
- Email your counselor directly. (Email addresses are listed at the top of the guidance website.)
- Call your counselor (Telephone numbers and Extensions are listed at the top of the guidance website.)
College or Post-Secondary School Visits:
- PreApproval: Student email your counselor in advance.
- Parent/Guardian: Complete the regular high school excuse and select College Visit.
Transcripts for Current Seniors:
- After your college application is complete, email your school counselor and Mrs. Petrosky the following information:
- Full student name
- College/University name
College Representatives and Common App Information
College Representatives: Juniors and Seniors interested in networking with College Representatives can utilize the list of representatives linked below. These reps are eager to hear from you.
Common App: Common App is an opportunity to complete one application to use for several colleges/universities. For more information, use the link below:
Financial Aid Information (Recorded Financial Aid Events, Scholarships, Loans, and more...)
CHS & AP Information
Updated Nov. 20th:
Registration for AP and CHS is finished for Semester #1. Please contact your school counselor directly for detailed information, questions, or concerns.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
The due date for AP Exam Registration: Nov. 2nd.
COLLEGE in HIGH SCHOOL (CHS)
Click the link to view the College in High School Program video below:
The due date for CHS Registration: Sept. 30th CLOSED NOW
Financial Aid Virtual Events
Updated February 9th:
There are multiple Financial Aid Events. Seniors and Juniors are encouraged to participate. Parents and Guardians are suggested to participate with their students.
All interested students must register in advance on the attached calendar.
Understanding the Financial Aid Offer & Balances: The Financial Aid Offer, or Financing Plans, that you receive to provide an idea of the costs associated with attending post secondary education can be confusing as each school formats their information differently. PHEAA, represented by Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward are offering a one hour webinar to assist in understanding and navigating through the types of Aid listed, what you are being offered and identifying the balances and next steps needed. Q&A interaction is encouraged. Event Dates
Thursday, February 11 – Noon (ET)
Tuesday, February 16 – 6:30 PM (ET)
Thursday, February 25 – Noon (ET)
Covering the Gap – Pieces of the Puzzle to Help Pay Your Education Bill: Understanding education balances can be confusing and whether you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. PHEAA, represented by Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward, are offering one-hour webinars on the topic of Covering the Gap. These webinars emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), reminds families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and touch on private/alternative loans as a last resort. The discussion will also include the basics of credit: what is a credit score, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved and the effects on your borrowing capability. Event Dates
Tuesday, February 9 – 6:30 PM (ET)
Wednesday, February 17 – 12:30 PM (ET)
Tuesday, February 23 – 6:30 (ET)
Or Copy/Paste: http://pheaa-events500.webex.com/
To assist you in better understanding the financial aid application process, listed below are links to PHEAA publications. Additional publications are available on the PHEAA website.
Jayeann Harr, Higher Education Access Partner - SW
PHEAA - Pennsylvania School Services
PENN STATE University Application Workshop (Virtual)
Below is a link to the PSU presentation, created by Dave Davis, PSU Representative. Interested seniors are encouraged to apply after you view the presentation. If you have additional questions, please see your school counselor.
Transcript Request for Alumni
NCAA Student-Athlete College Information
College-bound junior and senior student-athletes:
The NCAA Clearinghouse website is linked below. All student-athletes who aspire to play Division I or Division II sports at a college or university are required to go through the NCAA Clearinghouse approval process. Do not wait on this process. Complete the NCAA student-athlete application right away. For more information, contact your school counselor.
Self Help Resources
If you are in need of food assistance, Yough High School connects with the local food bank to provide a Backpack Program where students have the opportunity to take home a few, neatly packaged, meals for the weekend. For more information, see your school counselor.
Armed Services Notification: