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

State Senator Jim Brewster and PHEAA will be sponsoring financial aid seminar on the following dates and at the following locations:

Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 - 12:30
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Ostermayer Room; Student Community Center
RSVP By October 17

Saturday, November 15 from 10:30 - 12:30
CCAC Boyce Campus
Auditorium/Theater
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
RSVP by November 10

Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 - 12:00
Penn State New Kensington
Auditorium/Theater
3550 Seventh St. Road; Route 780
New Kensington, PA 15068
RSVP by November 17

For more information or to RSVP please contact Kathy Jo Osman @ 412/664-5200 or email @ kosman@pasenate.com

​​Elmira College will be having a fall open house on Saturday, November 15. Registration is at 9:00 and program begins at 9:30. Great opportunity to tour the campus, meet the staff and see what they have to offer. You can register by calling the admissions office at 800-935-6472.

​​​CCAC West Hills Center is sponsoring a Skilled Trades & Services Fair on Wednesday, November 26 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn about high paying and highly rewarding careers with training in two years or less. View live trade demonstrations throughout the day in trades such as automotive technology; carpentry; heavy equipment operator; HVAC; iron working and many more. Lunch & refreshments will be served. To attend, please RSVP by November 20 to rmccaskill@ccac.edu or 412/788-7500

The U.S. Air Force Academy is coming to New York City on Thursday, October 30 from 5:00 - 8:00. Come and learn about the Air Force Academy, cadet life, and the application process. The Air Force Academy Admissions team and recent Air Force Academy graduates will be available to answer your questions. Register @ http://is.gd./USAFANYCForum

Penn State New Kensington will be offering free application days on Monday, October 13 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Monday, November 10 from 9:00 - 4:00 PM. You will need to bring your official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. You will receive a decision by the end of the week. Call 724/334-5466 or visit nk.psu.edu/admissionsevents to register.

Mount Aloysius College will be having a fall open house on Sunday, October 26 & Sunday, November 16. Come and tour the campus. Great opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and counselors. Please register @ www.mtaloy.edu

University of Buffalo will be having a fall open house on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 - 3:00. Great opportunity to tour the campus and meet with admissions counselors and faculty. For more information and to reserve you spot....please visit their website @ admissions.buffalo.edu/openouse

If you are thinking about going into any type of art major........why not attend Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art Saturday Pre-College Program. Rich an exciting opportunity for high school students to develop their artistic skills, ideas, and portfolios for college admission. This opportunity is open to students in 9th thru 12th grade. It is offered Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 12:30 PM. The fall semester is from October 18 - December 20, 2014 & the spring semester is from February 21 thru April 25, 2015. There are also scholarships available. For more information visit their website @ http://www.cmu.edu/art/precollege or call Elizabeth Keller @ 412/268-3852 or email her @ eskeller@andrew.cmu.edu

Juniors/Seniors......looking for advice on scholarships, taking the ACT, applying to college or writing an essay for the college application?? If so, visit CollegeWeekLive.com for answers to all your questions. Great website for the college bound student.

Robert Morris University will be having a fall open house on Saturday, October 25 & Saturday, November 15. This is a great opportunity to tour the campus, meet with faculty and admission counselors and also talk with current students. It is from 9:00 to 1:00 in the Sewall Center.

LaRoche College is having an open house on Saturday, November 8 from 9:00 am to 2 pm. This is an opportunity for you to meet and speak with faculty, tour the campus and residence halls and also learn about scholarships. Please register @ laroche.edu

West Point and AROTC are coming to the Pittsburgh area. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the programs they offer, the application process, the Congressional Nomination process and also meet the Pittsburgh ROTC Officers. They will be in our area on Saturday, November 1 from 1:00 � 3:00 PM at Mt. Lebanon High School. Please RSVP � Mrs. Nancy Fabi @ nfabi@verizon.net by October 15, 2014. Don�t miss out on this great opportunity.

College Visits

  • 10/23 - CCAC
  • 10/24 - Grove City College
  • 11/03 - Pitt Greensburg
  • 11/10 - Point Park University
  • 11/11 - University of Pittsburgh

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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