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Welcome to the Houston High School Guidance Webpage!
Mrs. Stephanie Merickel
School Counselor, Grades 7-12
5300 Houston Road
Houston, Ohio 45333
        office: (937) 295-3010 ext. 2002       
fax: (937) 295-3737
smerickel@hardinhouston.org 
 
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Ohio Means Jobs Website link here
 
 > IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS < 
 
 
Mandatory College Credit Plus Meeting
Monday January 22, 2018
6:30 PM in HHS Commons
Students planning to take college courses at Edison State or at HHS through Urbana University during the 2018-19 school year are required to attend this meeting, along with a parent.
Students grade 6-11 are invited to attend.
 
Click here to learn more about CC+!
College Credit Plus partnership with Urbana University
CC+ opportunities at Edison Community College
 
 
 
FAFSA Open
Each year the Free Application for Federal Student Aid becomes available the first day of October.
All college-bound students and their parents must submit FAFSA in order to qualify for scholarships, grants, and student loans.
Click here for the FAFSA website
To create your FSA ID, click here. 
 
 
   
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW
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Shelby County OSU Alumni Association Scholarships
Deadline January 10, 2018
Seniors planning to attend The Ohio State University are invited to apply.
Click here for more information.
Application form available here.
 
Pioneer Electrical Cooperative Scholarships
Deadline January 26, 2018
This scholarship application is open to seniors who qualify with both a 3.8 GPA or higher and a miniumum ACT score of 25.
Student must reside in a home that uses Pioneer as their electrical provider.
www.pioneerec.com
 
National Honor Society Scholarships
If you are an NHS member, please see Mrs. Merickel in person to get application information for their scholarship program.
Applications are due January 30, 2018
 
Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarships
Deadline January 31, 2018
Any student who is a child or grandchild of a Farm Credit Mid-America customer may apply.
See the website here  for details and application.
 
Midmark Technical Scholarship
Deadline February 23, 2018
This scholarship is open to applicants who are pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in one of the following fields:
Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, or Industrial Engineering; or Computer Information Systems.
Application available here.
 
 Barnes Trust Student Loan 
This application is for any Houston student.
Interest-free loan program will be a great way to help meet the financial obligations of college.
Applications are considered on a first come-first serve basis, but applications are accepted until March 31, 2018.
Applications available here  or in Mrs. Merickel's office.
 
Scholarship opportunities coming soon:
Houston Area Scholarship Packet (available mid-January)
Shelby County Community Foundation Scholarship Online application
 
Scholarship website to check out:
 
 
 
This new visual guide from National Honor Society is an emerging way to gear up for life after high school!  Any HHS student can access this free tool.  Check back in the next months for additional resources on this site.
 
 
Graduation Requirements
Honors Diploma Requirements
 
Junior High & High School Standardized Testing
End-of Course/AIR Testing
7th Grade: English Language Arts, Math 
8th Grade: ELA, Math, Science
Freshmen: ELA I, Math I
Sophomores: ELA II, Math II, American History, Biology
Seniors: Government
All tests will be held in April and May.
 
ACT
 
Register for the ACT
 
        2017-2018 ACT Dates and Registraton Deadlines:
Test Date***
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
(extra fee)
September 9, 2017
August 4, 2017
August 18, 2017
October 28, 2017
September 22, 2017
October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017
November 3, 2017
November 17, 2017
February 10, 2018
January 12, 2018
January 19, 2018
April 14, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 23, 2018
June 9, 2018  May 4, 2018 May 18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 22, 2018
 

 


SAT
 
Register for the SAT
        2017-2018 SAT Dates and Registration Deadlines:
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
(extra fee)
August 26, 2017 June 28, 2017 August 15, 2017
 October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017 September 27, 2017
November 4, 2017
October 5, 2017
October 25, 2017
December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 21, 2017
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 28, 2018
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 25, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018
 
Grants, Loans, and Scholarships
Fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)   *you will first need to get a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA
FastWeb Schoarship Website
FinAid Financial Aid Website
       
 
College and Occupation Search
Ohio Means Jobs website (see link at top of page)
 
How to find a college or university that fits your needs.
Bachelor's Degree Seekers (4 years):
***Click on "Ohio's Private Colleges," then click on "View Ohio's Private Colleges."  This will allow you to look at a great fact sheet on any chosen college, as well as take you directly to the school's website.
Nearby Branch colleges:
The Ohio State University, Lima Campus
Wright State University, Lake Campus Celina
Certificate/Associate's Degree (2 years or less):
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs at Edison Community College, Piqua
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs at Rhodes State College, Lima
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs at the University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs at Sinclair Community College, Dayton
Certificate Programs in the Adult Division of the UVCC
 
Sophomore Links:
Upper Valley Career Center Programs
 
 
Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)
 
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