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
Susan Oliver, 11th and 12th grade counselor

District Profile

Guidance Announcements

  • Penn State New Kensington is sponsoring a spring open house on Saturday April 11 beginning at 9:00 AM. This is a great opportunity to learn about the 160+ bachelors and 20+ associate degrees programs. You can also learn about admissions, financial aid and student life. There will be a campus tour and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, please call 724/334-5466

  • University of Pittsburgh is offering a week long summer program for high school student leaders to learn how to navigate the college application process. The Bridge - University of Pittsburgh's College Prep and Leadership Academy. The program runs from July 12 - 17, 2015 and the deadline to register is June 17, 2015. Learn the ins and outs of the college application process including how to prepare for the SAT/ACT; how to write an outstanding personal essay and enjoy fun activities with new friends. For more information or to register, please visit

  • Point Park University will be offering 2015 summer programs - non-credit performing arts community classes. They will offer screenwriting camp; camp Hollywood; traditional and digital animation & dance workshop intensive. For more information regarding these programs call 412/392-3456

  • Juniors and seniors - have you thought about going in to Pharmacy?? Duquesne University Pharmacy students in the professional phase of their education will be here on Tuesday, March 31st at 9:00 AM. They will present an informational session about careers in pharmacy, educational requirements as well as information about Duquesne University's program. If you are exploring a career in pharmacy - go to the Guidance Office now to sign up for this presentation.

  • A representative from CCAC, Community College of Allegheny County, will be here on Wednesday, April 1st during 8th period. Students who are interested in attending any CCAC campus should attend this informative meeting. Also, students who are definitely going to CCAC in the fall should sign up to learn about placement testing, scheduling fall classes, and associate degrees offered there. Please sign up in the Guidance Office.

  • GirlGov is a year round program for girls to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women's history and leadership. GirlGov kicks off with a 4 day trip to visit the state capitol June 14th to June 17. For more information or an application for this great program, call Blayre Holmes @ The Women and Girls Foundation - 412/258-2567


    On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Representative Tim Murphy will be hosting an Academy Information Day at Chartiers Valley high School regarding the nomination process. Representatives from the four service academies (Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military, and Naval) will be present to provide an overview of their school and meet with students and parents. Information and registration forms are available in the guidance office.

  • Juniors and seniors.......considering applying to or attending LaRoche College after high School? How about attending their open house on Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet the faculty, tour the campus, see residence halls and learn about programs and scholarships they have to offer. To register, please visit their website @

  • California University of Pa will be sponsoring an Academic Open House on February 16, March 21 & April 18 from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to see what Cal U has to offer. To sign up for this open house, please call 724/938-1626. For more information, visit their website at


    GirlGov is a year round program for girls to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women's history, and leadership.

  • GirlGov kids off with a 4 day trip to visit the State Capitol June 14 – June 17. Go to to apply. Deadline is May 15, 2015

  • 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 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 @


    Have you ever thought about going into Forensics? If so, why not attend a CSI camp at Waynesburg University. This camp is designed to give students hands on experience of what they can expect in the forensics science and criminal justice field. This camp is open to 2015 graduates along with any student who is entering the 11th and 12th grade in fall of 2015. Registration is $500 which includes all meals, housing and activity materials for six days of camp. The deadline to register is May 8, 2015. Camp in held from June 21 - 26, 2015.

    For more information or to register, visit or call 1-800-225-7393.

College Visits

  • 4/07 - Career Training Academy

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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