Guidance Dept.

 

 Mrs. Kathy Sandberg, Guidance Counselor

Contact Information: (330) 325-7911, extension 1012 / sandberg@roversk12.org  -Follow Guidance on Twitter @Roversguidance

 Mrs. Walker, Guidance Department Secretary
Contact Information:  (330) 325-7911x1011 dowalker@roversk12.org
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Rootstown Students are RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL ROLE MODELS

 

UPCOMING GUIDANCE EVENTS

 

College Resources

College_Comparison_Chart.xls -- Students can use this chart to organize various information to make an informed decision,

Senior_To_Do_List.doc -- General guidelines for Seniors to follow each month

Junior_To_Do_List.doc -- General guidelines for Juniors to follow each month

Sophomore_To_Do_List.doc -- General guidelines for Sophomores to follow each month

Freshmen_To_Do_List.doc -- General guidelines for Freshmen to follow each month

Evaluate_Your_College_Preferences.doc -- An article to help students make informed choices for their post-secondary plans

Where_Will_Your_Scores_Take_You.docx -- Average scores for highly selective universities 

The Differences between the ACT and the SAT


ACT

Click here to create an account and register for the ACT.  The Rootstown High School code is 364455. Students should take the exam WITH writing at least one time. Fee waivers are available for Juniors and Seniors that qualify for free/reduced lunch through Rootstown Local Schools- please see Mrs. Sandberg for details.

http://education.ohio.gov/Media/Ed-Connection/Nov-3-2014/INFOhio-ACT-AP-SAT-Calendar-Helps-Students-Prepare


SAT

Click here to create an account and register for the SAT.  The Rootstown High School code is 364455. Fee waivers are available for juniors and seniors that qualify for free/reduced lunch through Rootstown Local Schools- please see Mrs. Sandberg for details.

Resources:

ACT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources

SAT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-resources


PSAT

The PSAT (preliminary SAT) is offered to all Sophomores and Juniors on October 10, 2018.  The PSAT is the national merit qualifying exam for Juniors.


 


College Visits

Campus Visits: Seniors are allowed three excused absence this year to take official college visits, Juniors have two. Students taking a college visit need to let Mrs. Sandberg know prior to their absence and have the colleges complete the RHS college visit form.

College Representative Meetings: Colleges will be coming to RHS to visit with our students this fall.  Juniors and Seniors can, with teacher permission, sign-up to meet with up to three colleges.  Students should sign-up at least one day in advance in the Counseling Office.  Please see the attached calendar for representative below. *These dates and times are tentative, additional college representatives may be added to the schedules, please check regularly. 

 


Transcript Requests

Current student requests should be made to Mrs. Walker in the Counseling Office. Please allow up to two business days for processing. 

RHS Alumni can have transcripts mailed to colleges and/or employers OR prepared for pick-up. Please allow up to two business days for processing, there is a $3.00 charge per transcript.


Counseling Services

Academic, Personal/Social and Post-Secondary guidance is available with Mrs. Sandberg.

Coleman Behavioral Health counselors are also at Rootstown High School. Referral forms for counseling services are available in the main office of the high school, or by contacting Mrs. Sandberg in the Counseling Office.

 


Scholarship Information

Local scholarship opportunities will be posted on here as they are received in the Counseling Office. Students are also encouraged to research outside scholarships through the colleges/universities to which they have applied.
**This information is updated as scholarship information comes in, please check back regularly.

Scholarship/Deadline:

Class of 2018 Scholarship -- Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and complete an essay.  Applications are available in Mrs. Walker's Office.  Deadline:  TBA

Mark Klima Memorial Scholarship -- Applicant has a particular goal and is hardworking.  In case of a difficult decision, preference will be given to the one with the most financial need/and or interest in the field of science.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  TBA

Jeff Buskey Memorial Scholarship -- Offering a $2000 scholarship for the 2018 school year.  Applicant must be a high school senior who is attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's Office. Deadline:  TBA

The Gabbi Ravine Memorial Scholarship -- The goal of the Gabbi Ravine Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial support to a graduating senior from Rootstown High School.  The scholarship will be in the amount of at least $750 and is to be used toward fees or supplies for your education at an accredited post-secondary institution.  This scholarship is dedicated to the student who is challenged by the mainstream curriculum, for example, an IEP or 504.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  TBA

Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce -- The applicant must be well-rounded showing involvement in both school activities and community service.  The applicant must show evidence of a commitment to learning and achievement by exhibiting a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher.  The applicant will also provide a written essay of no less than 300 words on how your future job will benefit the community.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  TBA

The Ravenna American Legion Scholarship -- A $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's Office.  Applications should be mailed to their PO Box or dropped off at their Post.  Deadline:  TBA

Portage Community Bank Scholarship -- A $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of Rootstown High School.  The student should be well rounded, with good attendance and have an accumulative 3.0 GPA.  The student should be involved in school activities, community service initiatives, and athletics.  The student needs to show evidence of commitment to learning and achievement.  Applications are available in Mrs. Walker's Office.  Deadline:  4-5-19

Rootstown Lions Club Scholarship -- A $500 scholarship from the Rootstown Lions Club.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's Office.  Deadline: TBA

Class of 1969 Scholarship -- $1000 will be awarded to two members of the graduating class of 2018.  These scholarships are available to any RHS school district graduating senior who is enrolling in a post high school training program.  Applications are available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  TBA

Ryan Streem Memorial Scholarship --  A $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in good standing at Rootstown High School.  Applicant must be planning on attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall following graduation.  Deadline 3-2119

 Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.  

Christopher Wawrin Memorial Scholarship -- Two $1000 scholarships awarded to a female and male graduating Rootstown senior.  Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a four-year college or university, must demonstrate leadership qualities as well as strong, moral character, and must be involved in extracurricular school activities and community activities. 

Deadline: 3-1-19

Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.

The Burbick Foundation -- To support a Portage County high school student pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning with a major or primary emphasis in art or art appreciation.  Deadline:  TBA Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.

Auxiliary of University Hospitals Portage -- two $1000 scholarships to Portage County students entering the nursing field.  Deadline:  TBA Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.

Portage County Branch NAACP -- Awarded to a Portage County high school senior.  Students must have a minimum of 3.35 GPA and must designate an ethnicity of African American, Hispanic, or Native American on their admission application.  The student must also complete the 18-19 FAFSA.  Deadline:  TBA Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.

Portage County Insurance Association's David H. Green Scholarship -- A renewable scholarship awarded to a Portage County senior who will attend Kent State University.  Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and completed the 18-19 FAFSA.  Deadline:  TBA.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship  Attached is the information for the annual Franklin B. Walter Scholarship...  Applications must be submitted to the MCESC, Attn: Tammy Robinson   by 2-15-19   There will be one recipient per county that will receive a $500 scholarship.  An application is in Mrs. Walker's office.

Katherine Rare Iarussi Memorial Scholarship -- Recognizes a Rootstown High School student who exhibits the qualities of athletic discipline, leadership in their community, as well as strong moral character, and/or strong appreciation for the Arts or Fine Arts.  Applications available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  TBA

Portage County Retired Teachers Association -- Portage County Retired Teachers Association's Future Teacher Scholarships.  A $1500 scholarship.  Applications are available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  4-5-19

2019 Farkash Friends and Family Soccer Scholarship -- The Rootstown Soccer Club is proud to provide a one-time $500 scholarship to a 2019 graduate for the 2018-2019 academic year to be used for tuition, fees, or books at an accredited institution of higher learning (i.e., university, college, or trade school).   Applications are available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  4-5-19

2019 Rootstown Soccer Club Scholarship -- The Rootstown Soccer Club is proud to provide a one-time $500 scholarship to a 2018 Rootstown High School graduate for the 2018-2019 academic year to be used for tuition, fees, or books at an accredited institution of higher learning (i.e., university, college, or trade school). Applications are available in Mrs. Walker's office.  Deadline:  4-5-19

County Farm Bureau Scholarship -- If you are interested in a career in agriculture, are planning to attend an accredited college, university or trade school in the Fall of 2018, and will be majoring in the field of agriculture or a related field of study, take advantage of this opportunity.  Deadline:  TBA

Fall Soccer Scholarship Application -- The Greater Akron Soccer Officials Association is proud to announce that it will be offering 3 scholarships this year.  The scholarships will be awarded to a male and female student soccer athlete in the Greater Akron area during the 17-18 school year.  Applications will be accepted from the beginning of the school year until TBA.  No applications will be accepted with a postmark later than TBA

Touchdown Club Foundation: Each year The Touchdown Club Foundation awards four $1,000.00 scholarships. Graduates must be from a Senior High School located in either Summit, Portage or some of Medina.

Plan to enroll in a college or University for Fall 2019.

During senior year in high school earn at least one(1) varsity letter for participation in an intern scholarship sport.

The application can be found online at 

www.akrontouchdownclub.com

The application may also be picked up in Mrs. Walker's office.

The scholarship application must be returned to scholarship chairperson Jill Hanigofsky by mail postmarked 2-20-2019

College Planning Website Resources

inlikeme.com -- Comprehensive site for college planning

ohiohighered.org/students -- The website was designed and intended to be the one-stop site for Ohioans for college access information. The site has a number of individualized interactive, search, and on-going communication components. In particular, a registered user can have long-term planning, guidance, and communication as she/he pursues college entrance.

testprepreview.com -- Practice questions for standardized tests.

www.princetonreview.com -- Offers the Counselor-O-Matic for a search of colleges - a great tool to start the search process

www.commonapp.org -- Be sure to see the Download Forms tab on this website for the Teacher/Counselor Forms you are required to submit.

www.collegeview.com -- Virtual tours, online applications, links to colleges.

 http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/ohio/

http://www.bestschools.com/fafsa/  -- Helpful tips with the FASFA


**Ohio Revised Code 3365.09(A) -- A district may seek reimbursement from a student or parent if the student fails to attain a passing final grade at the end of the college course or if the student withdraws from or drops the college course subsequent to the 14th calendar day after the particular course began.  

Career Planning Website Resources

 www.bls.gov -- Gives profiles of specific occupations from eleven different career clusters

www.jobprofiles.org -- Profiles of real people currently on the job

 ohiomeansjobs.com -- Click on the Cardinal with the graduation cap to complete an interest survey, a profile for the student’s interests, a search feature for occupations, earnings and training and a budget tool for living on your own. This tool replaces the former Ohio Career Information System and is available to any student and school in Ohio.

 http://www.medicalassistantcertification.org/program-information/. For those interested in the Medical Assistant Profession.

 https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/ -- For those interested in the Medical Assistant Profession

 http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/