Welcome to the United High School Guidance Office website. Students and parents are encouraged to visit the site often, as any information that comes into the guidance office will be posted here. It's especially important that seniors check often to be aware of any scholarships that are posted, as well as updates from colleges. Urgent Updates are listed below!
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*2018 Seniors & parents of seniors: Have you signed up to receive reminders about scholarships, important deadlines, test dates, and more? Text @uhssen to 81010
- The scholarships page is updated weekly! Please keep an eye on it for scholarships that are available to seniors.
- Looking for information about a particular college? Click HERE
- Students interested in taking College Credit Plus/Dual Credit or Advanced Placement (AP) courses should see Mrs. Muniz ASAP for more information and initial paperwork.
- 2018 High School Vet for a Day (Grades 9-12)
Saturday, February 17, 2018- 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$45 per students Register at:
by Thursday, February 15th at 5:00 p.m.
- New Castle School of Trades is offering their East Liverpool Scholarship Day on March 24, 2018. Registration begins at 9:30 and testing starts at 10AM. High School seniors should bring their most recent transcripts and a letter of recommendation. Please RSVP to 330-368-3130
- WKBN 27 is offering the Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship contest. One junior or senior high school student will be awarded a $1,500 college scholarship for the best 30 second Public Service Announcement. The PSA must focus on a local non-profit organization from the list provided on the website. Student must be a resident of Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana or Mercer county. Students should apply at http://www.wkbn.com by March 1, 2018. Click on the Community tab and then "Caring for Our Community."
- The University of Mount Union invites you to attend the Mid-East Ohio College Fair on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Financial aid sessions will also take place during this time.
- The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is hosting the 2018 Veterinary Exploration Conference and College Fair on Saturday, February 24, 2018/ For more information and to register visit: https://mvcinfo.org/attendees/students.html#VEC
- Hiram College's 2018 Summer Academies for High School Students if a unique place to learn about writing and global leadership. For more information visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram
- YSU is hosting a Crash Day on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 9am to 3pm. Students will get the opportunity to: Meet President Tressel, learn more about majors, have lunch with academic representatives, and tour campus. Click HERE for more info and to register.
- The Office of Pre-College Programs in conjunction with the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS) are pleased to offer: Exploring STEMM—Enriching Minds Through Science 2018. Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two day period. Students will spend one night on campus under the supervision of Residential Assistants. Student MUST be residents of Ohio.
2018 Session Dates: June 25-26 (females only), June 28-29 (males only), July 2-3 (co-ed)
For more information click HERE!
- The Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training Program is available to to students 18 years or older. Operating Engineers build roads, bridges, dams and assist in construction of large buildings and other structures. For more information and how to apply visit: https://local18training.com/
- The Careers in Professional Accounting Camp (CPA Camp) is a 2.5 day program for underrepresented high school students in the Greater Cleveland area who are interested in exploring careers in accounting and business. CPA Camp is presented by The Ohio Society of CPAs and hosted at Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business. At CPA Camp, students will learn about the exciting field of accounting and related business endeavors. Participants will embark on business tours, attend workshops and meet fellow students from the Greater Cleveland area. Students will leave CPA Camp Cleveland with a strong foundation in business and leadership to build upon. This program is specifically designed to increase the number of underrepresented students entering accounting. This includes, but is not limited to, those who identify as: having a disability, LGBTQ+, students of color, and the first in their family to attend college. When: July 22 - 24 2018 Where: Cleveland State University How: Applications will become available January 2018 For more information please click HERE!
- The Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio) is a week-long program for racially and ethnically underrepresented high school students interested in exploring careers in accounting and business. ACAP-Ohio is presented by The Ohio Society of CPAs and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and hosted at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Students are introduced to accounting, finance, leadership and management. Local CPAs and business leaders share their experiences and provide tips for success. Students attend workshops, discussions, tours, mentoring sessions, business luncheons and a college fair. The program wraps up with an all-star awards banquet for students, parents, speakers and corporate sponsors where college scholarships and other awards are presented to attendees. Students attend ACAP-Ohio free of charge thanks to generous support from The Ohio CPA Foundation, The Ohio Society of CPAs and other corporate sponsors. When: June 17 - 22 2018
Where: The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
How: Applications will become available January 8, 2018 For more information please click HERE!
- NACAC is offering a National College fair on April 22, 2018 from 1-4pm at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Learn more and register at www.nacacfairs.org/cleveland
- Duke University Summer Session is now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs. Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success. It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities. Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
Applications are due by April 16, 2018 and are available HERE!
- World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/
What is a school counselor?
A school counselor is someone who works in elementary, middle, and/or high schools to assist with academic and personal/social development, as well as career preparation. Duties vary depending on the needs of the school, but most high school counselors present classroom guidance lessons to all students, initiate individual student planning, provide individual and group counseling, and promote academic achievement to ensure future success. All professional school counselors are required to have Master's Degrees and required state certification. Maintaining state certification includes participating in on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today's students.