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.  


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 NAVIANCE.  If you need assistance with your NAVIANCE account, please see Mrs. Sandberg or Mrs. Walker.

 

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/