Last Updated: 23 July 2013
New Hope Academy Guidance Department
Welcome to the New Hope Guidance Department’s homepage. You will find many helpful resources to assist your student in this section. Please take some time and explore the information found here. If you have questions, or believe we may be able to help you, please contact us at the numbers below.
Middle School Counselor, grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Phone Number (717) 845-4046, extension 1103
High School Counselor, grades 9 and 10.
Phone Number (717) 845-4046, extension 1127
Phone Number (717) 845-4046
http://www.act.org/- learn more about the ACT exam, locate a ACT test location and register online
http://www.bls.gov/oco/- Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 Edition - this website provides information about hundreds of careers, it lists the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions
http://www.educationplanner.com/ - Education Planner - practical information on how to access institutions of higher learning (i.e., colleges, trade schools, etc.), and valuable information on how to research and prepare for competitive careers, via an extensive online library of career readiness resource information and materials. Also, students can practice standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, MCAT, etc.), take career self-assessment and learning styles exams, research colleges throughout America, and conduct custom scholarship searches
http://www.ecampustours.com/- eCampusTours.com is a college planning web site featuring virtual college tours of over a thousand college campuses. Each virtual campus tour allows you to see what campus life is really like through unique virtual tours - you can go inside dorm rooms and classrooms, stroll on the quad and check out the library.
http://www.collegenet.com/about/index_html - allows you to search and focus on colleges that are best suited to your interests and personality, they also have a scholarship search, and information about Financial Aid
https://www.applyweb.com/apply/passhe/ - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The State System of Higher Education's interactive web application process enables students to apply easily to one or more State System universities. Simply complete and submit any one university's application form below and then select your additional institution(s).
Scholarship - Financial Aid Information
Financial aid for higher education generally falls into four categories:
A. Scholarships- gift awards based on achievement or high potential in academics, athletics, the arts, or other factors that do not consider financial need;
B. Grants- gift awards that are based primarily on student/family financial need;
C. Loans- money loaned at a relatively low interest rate (often subsidized) that requires repayment;
D. Work-study/Employment- payments to students for work they perform (generally on-campus) for a specific time and for specific wages.
Local Scholarships - the Guidance Office advertises the availability of many scholarships. Students can click on Scholarship List on the Guidance website or come in to the Guidance office to check on these scholarships. Applications for many of these scholarships also are available in the Guidance Office. Students should also check the availability of grants and awards associated with parents' employers, their church affiliations, organization memberships, etc.
PHEAA/Federal Programs - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single form used to apply for both federal and state financial aid. Online completion of the "FAFSA on the Web" ( http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) is highly recommended. The Guidance Office also stocks the FAFSA Worksheet and maintains a small supply of paper FAFSA forms for families who cannot, or do not wish to, file the FAFSA online. The FAFSA legally may not be filed until January 1 of the senior year.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - FAFSA - Free Application For Federal Student Aid website, contains links application deadlines, application worksheets, and a link to fill out the application online
http://www.pheaa.org/- PHEAA - The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency website - information on planning for college, state grants, special programs, loan forgiveness, and work study programs
http://fastweb.com/ - FASTWEB - Large listingof local scholarships, national scholarships and college-specific scholarships