HS Counseling Department

6 days ago

Welcome to the OVHS Counseling Department

The Counseling Office is Open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm

Monday through Friday during the regular school year.

PHONE - 610-987-4100, EXT 6013

FAX - 610-987-4107

School Counselors

Terri Robinson - Students Last Names A-G                  

Email Address - trobinson@ovsdpa.org

AnnMarie Borovik - Students Last Names H-O              

Email Address - aborovik@ovsdpa.org 

Kristina Angstadt - Students Last Names P-Z                     

Email Address - kangstadt@ovsdpa.org                     

Counseling Secretary

Karen Shearer                                                                          Email Address - kshearer@ovsdpa.org

Students can schedule an appointment to meet with their Counselor through the Counseling Secretary.

Parents can schedule an appointment to meet with their child's counselor by contacting the Counseling Secretary at the number listed above

 

SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWSLETTERS

The School Counseling Office will be sending Newsletters via School Messenger periodically throughout the school year.  Below are the newsletters sent during the 2022-23 and 2021-22 school year.

November 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/​awj

October/November 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/​jae8x

September/October 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/4hrq1

August 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/1d9hf

June 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/htzag

May 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/kqe2w

April 2022-

https://www.smore.com/1fyes

March 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/7s9ma

February 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/qan3r

January 2022 -

https://www.smore.com/806pn

December 2021-

https://www.smore.com/​ygf4x

November 2021 -

https://www.smore.com/yg8z4

October 2021 - https://www.smore.com/e7bk6

September 2021 -

https://www.smore.​com/4c2gn

August 2021 -

https://www.smore.com/​s925f

Senior College Applications

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Steps to College Application

1. Review your unofficial transcript with your Parent/Guardian.  Any changes to the transcript must be given to the Guidance Office

2.  Complete a green TRANSCRIPT RELEASE Form and return it to the Guidance Office.  Transcripts will not be released to college/technical schools without a Transcript Release form on file in the Guidance Office.

3.  Check NAVIANCE to make sure that your LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS are uploaded in NAVIANCE.  If your letters are not uploaded, contact the teachers to inform them you will be applying to colleges shortly.

4.  Schedule a SENIOR MEETING with your COUNSELOR

5.  Begin to fill out your COLLEGE APPLICATIONS.  Applications can be found on the college website.

6. Once you have submitted your application, go to Naviance, move that college from COLLEGES I AM THINKING ABOUT to COLLEGES I AM APPLYING TO.  If you completed a common application be sure to match your common app on Naviance.

7.  Submit your TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM to your Counselor.

8.  SAT/ACT scores are not included on the HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.  SAT scores must be sent by COLLEGE BOARD and ACT by ACT.  Log on to your account at these websites to send the scores.

9.  Apply for Financial Aid after October 1.  Visit fafsa.ed.gov

 

BERKS CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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The Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) is a three (3) year accredited program offering 40 career programs in seven (7) career areas and five (5) technical academies with Reading Area Community College and Bloomsburg University.  Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 attend on a half day basis taking required academic courses at Oley Valley High School, while attending BCTC for their career and technical program.  Senior students who demonstrate a high level of competency in their program may participate in a supervised work-based learning experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS - Students apply for enrollment  through the Guidance Office in October of each year.  Applications are submitted by the Guidance Office and to be considered for their first round selection process must be on file at BCTC by December 15.

2023-24 PROGRAM OF STUDIES - Information on the programs offered can be obtained by visiting www.berkscareer.com  or contacting the High School Guidance Office.

TEACHER/TECHNICAL ACADEMY BOOKLET - Booklet Link


ACCELERATE YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION

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EARN COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH RACC DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES

Oley Valley High students can earn college credit while they are in high school through the Dual Enrollment program with Reading Area Community College.

DUAL ENROLLMENT – Participating students will receive credit from both institutions. High school graduation credit will be awarded from OVHS, and transferable college credit will be awarded from RACC. OVHS faculty members on the OVHS campus will teach the courses.

TRANSFERABILITY – RACC maintains a number of articulation agreements with traditional four-year colleges and universities. Since these courses would be traditional college freshman selections, the transferability factor is high. However, students are encouraged to obtain verification by contacting the colleges and universities where they are interested in attending.

TUITION AND FEES – Tuition and fees are established by RACC and are subject to change. Current tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $99 per credit. Bills are sent to the home of the registered students by the RACC cashier’s office. Once a student has registered for a course, should he/she decide to withdraw from the course, the amount of the refund is dependent upon the date RACC receives notice of the intended withdrawal.

TRANSCRIPT – Students can obtain official transcripts by sending a written request (along with $6.00 fee) to: Registrar, Reading Area Community College, P.O. Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603.

TIME LINE – All courses will follow the OVHS school calendar.  Dual enrollment registration information can be obtained in the Guidance Office.

RACC CONTACT – Kristen Marcinko, email: kmarcinko@racc.edu

Phone 610-372-4721, Ext. 5127

 2020-21 OVHS DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES

OVHS COURSE

RACC COURSE

SECTION #

RACC COURSE

CREDIT

Biology CP

BIO 120-1503 or

BIO 120-1504 

4.0

AP Biology

BIO 150-1504  &

BIO 155-3503

8.0

AP Chemistry

CHE 150-1504 &

CHE 155-3503

8.0

English IV CP

COM 121-1506

3.0

Honors English

COM 121 -1509 &

ENG 125-3507

6.0

AP Environmental Science

ENV 130-1507

3.0

AP US History

HIS 110-1504 &

HIS 115-3505

6.0

AP Statistics

MAT 210-1505

3.0

AP Calculus AB

MAT 220-1504 &

MAT 221-3504 

8.0

AP Calculus BC

MAT 221-15044 

4.0

AP Physics

PHY 250-1502 

4.0


Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarship opportunities available for students graduating in June of 2021.

  1. Scholarships are posted to NAVIANCE under the COLLEGE TAB and on the wall out side the Guidance Office. Oley Valley is very fortunate to have a number of local organizations sponsor scholarships: Oley Valley Community Education Foundation, the Oley Valley Business Association, Friedens Lutheran Church, and the Fleetwood Rotary to name a few.
  2. Check out the websites of the COLLEGES you are applying to, as they have scholarship opportunities. Or contact their Financial Aid office for detailed information on scholarships and financial aid.
  3. Many employers, unions, organizations, clubs, banks provide scholarships. Have your family members inquire with these businesses and organizations.
  4. FASTWEB - All you need is an account and find thousands of scholarships from all over the country.

www.fastweb.com 5. FAFSA - Apply for federal loans and grants.

Stop by the Guidance Office and speak with the Guidance Secretary or your Counselor for additional information.

SAT & ACT Information

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SAT AND ACT?

Colleges require students to take either the SAT or the ACT.  There is no advantage of taking one test over another.  Students should choose the test that is best for them.  Some students opt to take both tests, as they cover slightly different things.

Subject Content - The ACT includes a science section and the SAT does not.  The SAT does test scientific skills, but does not have a science section like the ACT.  Both tests include a math section and cover geometry and trigonometry.  The SAT covers data analysis and the ACT covers probability and statistics.  SAT's essay portion will test you on your comprehension of a source.  The ACT will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.  As the essay portion is optional in both tests, colleges do not take the score into account during the admissions process.

Length of Test - The length of each of the sections in the SAT and ACT vary between the two tests.  The SAT is longer at (3) three hours and 50 minutes with the essay.  The ACT is (3) three hours and 35 minutes with the writing section.

Scoring - The SAT is scored on a scale of 400 - 1600, with the ACT scoring on a scale of 1-36.  You will only be scored for every correct answer and not penalized for incorrect answers

Cost - The cost of each test varies only slightly.

SAT

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TEST?

Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school, but the SAT can be taken at anytime during a student’s high school career. At least half of all students take the SAT twice — in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time around.

WHAT DAYS ARE THE TESTS OFFERED?

A listing of the test dates can be found at:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

A complete list of test dates and registration deadlines is found at the end of this block.

WHERE ARE THE TESTS OFFERED?

You will be able to see up to date seat availability within the SAT registration process. Select your SAT test date then select a Country or Region, find a test center near you and start your registration to find seat availability.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE TEST?

Students should register for the test at:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE TEST?

Several options to practice for the test are available at:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

ACT

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TEST?

You should take the ACT at least two months ahead of the application deadlines of all the colleges and scholarship agencies you might want to apply to.  Most students take the ACT in the spring of your junior year.

WHAT DAYS ARE THE TESTS OFFERED?

A listing of the test dates can be found at:

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html#fall-reg

A complete list of test dates and registration deadlines is found at the end of this block.

WHERE ARE THE TESTS OFFERED?

You will be able to see up to date locations and testing dates by entering your information in the Test Centers Location search found on the website below;

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/test-center-locator.html

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE TEST?

Students should register for the test at:

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE TEST?

Several options to practice for the test are available at:

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

















Advanced Placement Courses 

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Advanced Placement is a program of college level courses and exams that gives motivated students the opportunity to get ahead by earning credits and or advanced placement for college while in High School.  The College Board provides high schools with course descriptions of college subjects and the Advanced Placement Exams for those subjects.  

                                                         2020-21 AP COURSE OFFERINGS

BIOLOGY

CALCULUS AB & BC

CHEMISTRY

COMPUTER SCIENCE A

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

ENGLISH - LANGUAGE & COMP

ENGLISH – LIT & COMP

EUROPEAN HISTORY

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MUSIC THEORY

PHYSICS C: MECHANICS

PSYCHOLOGY

STATISTICS

UNITED STATES HISTORY

2-D ART & DESIGN

Additional courses are offered through an online format 

   Students enrolled in an Advanced Placement course are required to take the AP Exam. 

2020-21 EXAM COSTS 

Exam - $47.50

2  Exams - $95

3 or more Exams - $142.50

  Additional information on Advance Placement can be found on the College Board     website www.apstudent.collegeboard.org

 


DRIVERS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

DRIVERS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

John’s Driving School

The BCIU and Oley Valley School District have partnered with John’s Driving School for professional driving instruction. This program was previously provided through the BCIU. Parents/Students interested in professional driving instruction can learn more about John’s Driving School by Ctlr + clicking on this link John's Driving School/Oley Valley School District.  The link to John’s Driving School website can also be found on the Oley Valley School District home page under Headlines and then clicking on Oley Valley High School Drivers Education Information.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

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SAP is a group of specially trained Oley Valley High School teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses and a liaison from Caron Foundation.  This voluntary program offers supportive services to students experiencing academic, behavioral and or emotional difficulties that may pose barriers to school success.

The SAP team receives referrals from administrators, faculty, staff, parents/guardians and students themselves.  The team assists students with being bullied or harassed, drug or alcohol use/abuse, attendance/truancy, academic concerns, changes in behavior, personal problems, mental health concerns and other issues which cause a student to struggle in and out of school.  Support services both in and outside of school are recommended by the SAP team, after working with the student and their families to determine the need for services.

All communication is confidential. No one other than the SAP team will know the students involved in this program.

 

2020-21 STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TEAM MEMBERS

Ms. Kristina Angstadt – Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Tonya Bauer – Teacher

Mrs. AnnMarie Borovik – Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Rebecca Doutrich – Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Gina Finnerty – Principal

Mrs. Angela Marino – Teacher

Mr. Sean Ryan – Assistant Principal

Mrs. Holly Stutzman – School Nurse

Caron Representative

Summer Programs

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

SUMMER PROGRAMS – A multitude of summer opportunities are available for students. Many of these programs have early registration deadlines. See the summer program binder in the guidance office for more information or sign on to Naviance Family Connection for a list of summer enrichment programs.

Naviance

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WELCOME to Family Connection in Naviance!


Family Connection from Naviance is a Web-based service designed for students, parents and counselors.  It is a comprehensive website that you can use to help make decisions about courses, colleges and careers.  Family Connection provides up-to-date information that is specific to our students at Oley Valley High School.  It allows us to share information with you about upcoming meetings, news and events, as well as other Web resources for college and career information.

Naviance provides many uses for families throughout the college search process.  It can serve as a direct link for students to college websites and applications and houses information personal to the student such as GPA and test scores.  This allows the student to compare their data with that of past Oley Valley graduates who have applied to the same colleges and universities.

The following link provides an introduction and tutorial on navigating Family Connection:
https://www.naviance.com/resources/tag/family-connection

Students and parents are now able to log in to Family Connection in Naviance using the following link:
https://connection.naviance.com/oleyvhs

If you need a login and password, please contact the Guidance Office.

We hope you will get familiar with Naviance Family Connection and all that it has to offer for your college and career planning.

College Affordability & Financial Aid

6 days ago

Students that are planning on attending college can apply for Financial Aid after October 1 of their senior year. Both the student and a parent will be required to apply for a FSA ID prior to submitting the FAFSA .  The FSA ID and FAFSA applications are available at FAFSA.ed.gov

Different types of postsecondary institutions across the country charge a wide range of prices for undergraduate tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses. Read more about the costs associated with attending colleges and universities in Trends in College Pricing. 

Click the link below for some Trends in College Pricing:

http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=10679643&ep_rid=117112089

PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line

6 days ago

The Office for Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is pleased to announce the availability of the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line.  The Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number that will allow individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying.  This supportive resource has been developed in collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP), and is available, at no cost, to students, parents/guardians and school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.

 

Messages can be left 24 hour a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Monday-Friday during normal business hours.  The Consultation Line number is 1-866-716-0424.

Online College Course Resource for Students

6 days ago

Below are comprehensive educational resources which allow anyone to search for accredited online schools throughout the nation, specific online degree programs, or online colleges in Pennsylvania that can help you pursue an education and career of your choice.

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/pennsylvania/
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/degree-programs/
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/guide/

~ Pennsylvania’s Accredited Online Colleges

College Internet Resources

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Students should also visit the Naviance website for additional on line links and resources.

Accredited PA Online College Resources

US Department of  Education College Navigator – A free resource that provides all national data and allows students to compare several schools side by side, looking at cost, graduation rates, etc.  This site also provides campus safety and security reports.  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Big Future College Board – Here’s a step-by-step road map to college. Get advice on what to do when and track your progress. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

Fastweb provides students with a free scholarship database and college search service. www.fastweb.com

College Board Online – This site provides information about the SAT tests and allows you to register for the test online with a credit card.  The site also serves as the portal to a wealth of other useful tools, including an excellent college search engine and information about financial aid.   Students need to establish an account with a username and password to access all available services at http://www.collegeboard.com .

Occupational Outlook Handbook – A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

SAT Testing Central  - Click here - Know your official exam date and get test prep help so you’ll be prepared for your upcoming SAT.

MyRoad is a personalized exploration tool for exploring colleges, majors and careers.  Students can utilize the MyPlan program to record, track, and manage personal information such as courses taken, jobs held, and activities participated in.  Students can also take a personality assessment and track their interests and goals.  Students who took the PSAT can use this program free of charge. To set up personal accounts students should go to  http://www.myroad.com , and use the personal code provided to them on their PSATscore reports.

Kaplan Online – This site provides information on standardized test preparation courses with links to over 300 colleges and universities and related services. http://www.kaplan.com

Peterson’s Education Center – Valuable resources on schools K-12 through graduate study.  Good college search engine http://www.petersons.com

Online COMMON APPLICATION – Online application form for all colleges and universities that accept the COMMON APPLICATION.  http://www.commonapp.org