Guidance Department

Each student is assigned a counselor. We have one counselor assigned for students entering ninth and tenth grade and another counselor for those entering eleventh and twelfth grades. Parents may contact counselors by telephone (724) 265-5320 or by fax (724) 265-5303 for information or to arrange an appointment. You may also contact either counselor via email at the addresses listed below:

Tina Pascucci, 9th and 10th grade counselor tpascucci@dlsd.k12.pa.us
Susan Oliver, 11th and 12th grade counselor soliver@dlsd.k12.pa.us

District Profile

Guidance Announcements

  • Pittsburgh National College Fair will be at the David Lawrence Convention Center on Thursday, February 5, 2015 9:00 - 12:00 PM & 6:30 - 9:00 PM and Friday, February 6, 2015 fro 9:00 - 12:00 PM. This fair is free to parents and students and is a great opportunity for students to meet with representatives from over 100 schools and universities and collect information on what they have to offer. There will also be a workshop about the college search and selection process including information on the financial aid process. To register for the fair and to find out more information, please visit their website at http://www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent

  • ​​The SAT test will be held at Deer Lakes High School on Saturday, March 14. If you are planning to take this test - the deadline to register is Friday, February 13. You will need to go to Collegeboard.org to register - you DO NOT register at school. You will also need to have a picture ID. If you do not have a picture ID (such as your license or school ID), please let the Guidance Office know as soon as possible so you can get signed up for a school id card. You WILL NOT be admitted without a picture id.

  • Gannon University Computer Programming Contest

    Registration opens February 2, 2015 through March 3, 2015

    Gannon University is sponsoring the annual Computer Programming Contest for high school students. The contest is designed to encourage students to learn computer programming and to reward their excellent work. High school students in all grades are eligible to participate Students can make submissions individually or as a group. All entries are free.

    All students who enter must have a sponsoring teacher from their respective high school or a private teacher for home schooling. Entries must be accompanied by the sponsoring teacher’s contact details, complete student information as well as a clear technical documentation of the submitted project.

    For more information & to register online, visit their website @ gannon.edu/programcontest

  • Hey seniors.....still thinking about where you want to go to school after graduation??? Have you ever considered the University of Akron??? Why not attend one of their senior days - A to Zip programs. One is being offered on Monday, February 16 and the other is Friday, March 13. This program is designed for seniors to learn more about the next step in the enrollment process as well as to discover more about the Akron Experience. Each student in attendance will also receive a complimentary Tshirt. To make your reservation, please visit their website at uakron.edu/visitUA or contact the admissions office at 1-800-655-4884.

  • ​College Sports Recruiting Scholarship is offering 1 - 5 eligible high school seniors a $1000 scholarship. The deadline for this application is July 1, 2015. Please visit leadership@collegesportsscholarship.com for more information including eligibility and an application.

  • ​Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science will be sponsoring a summer enrichment program, Leap@CMU . this program is for all local area high school students, and possibly middle school. This program runs from June 22 to August 7, 2015. Through special classes and guess faculty presentations, students discover the exciting and vast possibilities of computer science. For more detailed information, please visit their website @ http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~LEAP

College Visits

  • 1/29 - Douglas Education Center

Students interested in visiting a school can sign up in the guidance office.

Educational Resources

  • College Majors 101 - A Web site dedicated to teach students about different college majors in depth so that they can make more informed college and career choices.

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