ACT’s Guide to a Successful Sophomore Year

Are you a sophomore student confused about what you should be doing this year to prepare yourself for life after high school?

If your answer is yes, please check out ACT’s ebook, “Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize“. This book includes helpful information and tips about:

  • scheduling courses
  • how to be successful in your classes
  • importance of extracurricular activities
  • college and career planning
  • ACT activities

As a reminder, on October 11th all sophomore students will be taking the Pre-ACT at Penn Manor High School. The Pre-ACT provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with college entrance testing as well as gives students an idea on how they would do on the actual ACT. In addition, the Pre-ACT includes an interest inventory which will align students’ interests to college and career paths.

If you have any questions, please stop by the guidance office or email your counselor!

YTI Career Institute Motorcycle Technology Center

Attention all seniors- On Friday, October 13th from 10am-2pm, all high school seniors are invited to tour the Motorcycle Technology Center at YTI Career Institute. Students will get the chance to tour the Motorcycle Technology Center, learn about the Motorsports Technology program, get details on career services, Financial Aid and Students Services, as well as enjoy a FREE lunch! They will also get to participate in tire change, valve adjustment, dyno and hands-on torque demos. All students must call 1-800-564-8038 to RSVP by October 6th. Space is limited! 

Financial Aid Night

On Thursday October 12th students, parents and guardians are invited to the high school auditorium at 6:30 PM to learn how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs

Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the Counseling office. Topics will include:
How to plan and pay for college and career schools
Resources available to students and parents
Upcoming Career and College related events

Free College Application for Kutztown University

If you are a student interested in attending Kutztown University, they are offering a free application for you! If you would like to take advantage of this great opportunity, please visit and complete the application before November 15. When you are prompted, please enter the free application waiver code: AFBE

This code will expire after November 15, 2017! 

National Christian College Fair

If you are a student interested in learning more about the financial aid process and how to make a Christian College or University education affordable, there is a great opportunity for you! On Thursday, October 5th from 7-9 pm Lancaster County Christian School is having a college fair and they are hosting over 30 Christian Colleges for you to learn more about.

Location: 2390 New Holland Pike Lancaster, PA 17601

For more information about the National Christian College Fair please visit:

Dual Enrollment- Spring

The dual enrollment meeting for students interested in taking a class in Spring 2018 will be October 18th in the library.  Students should be excused from clubs to attend this meeting. Students who have already taken a dual enrollment course need to attend this meeting if they are applying for a course for Spring 2018. This meeting will go over any updates to the dual enrollment process.

Students, please sign up to attend by filling out the google form or stopping by the counseling office.

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Tenth Grade CTC Presentation

A representative from the the Career and Technology Center will be here to present to interested tenth grade students on September 28 during homeroom.  Any tenth grader who is interested in learning more about the CTC should sign up to attend this presentation.  Please use the link below to sign up! Questions stop by the counseling office.

Skilled Women get STEM Jobs (Field Trip Opportunity)

9th grade-12th grade Girls at Penn Manor, you are invited to TWIST with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Thursday, October 5th, 9 a.m. – 1:30p.m. (Field Trip leaves from 8:30 and will return by 2:00).

Ever wonder how a product was made? Do you want to help the environment? Do you like to troubleshoot and problem solve?  Did you know that 63% of Associate degree holders in STEM jobs earn more than bachelor’s degree holders in non-stem occupations?

 Learn about amazing opportunities for females within the tech & trade fields!

This exclusive campus visit will include keynote speakers, interaction with current female students, lunch, and a tour of campus. Seniors who attend will get a free application to Thaddeus Stevens, a $60 Value!

Programs at Thaddeus Stevens include Business Administration, Architectural Technology, Graphic Communications & Printing, Water and Environmental Technology, Computer & Network Systems Administration, and over 30 other trade programs.

Please see stop by the school counselors office for a flyer and permission slips. Permission slips need to be returned by Thursday, Sepember 26th to the School Counselors office.

Interested in Taking the ASVAB?

The Fall 2021 ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 13th at Penn Manor High School. The ASVAB is offered to Junior and Senior students only.

The ASVAB is a test used for military entrance as well as for further career development. The ASVAB has eight test areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. The test will help you identify your skills in various areas and link them to careers of your interest. 

Click ASVAB if you would like to sign up!

If you sign up to take the test, please continue to check your student email account for test day information. You will receive test day information prior to the test date! If you have any questions, please see your counselor. 

Military Contacts:

Staff Sergeant Kenneth E. Wallace – U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter C: (717) 333-4409 Email:

Second Class Petty Officer Tiara Culp – Navy Recruiter C: (717) 803-0095 Email:

Staff Sergeant Cynthia Barraza – Army Recruiter C: (717) 209-1452 Email:

Staff Sergeant Aaron M. High – Army Recruiter C: (717) 205-5431 Email:

Sergeant Colton Stoks – National Guard Recruiter C: 610-733-8951 Email:

ASVAB Practice Sites:

Go to
– Select “Professional Exams”
– Select “Military Exams”
– Select “AFQT”

Go to, Click section for ASVAB 

For more information on the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, visit


College Board Account- Email Changes

Did you set up your Collegeboard account with email address? Student email address are now just  The deadline to sign-up for the October SAT is this friday, September 8th 2017. To change the email address associated with your college board account:

To update your personal information, including your email address:

  1. Go to the College Board homepage and sign in to your account.
  2. Click Account Settings. For security, you may be asked to sign in again.
  3. When you’re done updating your information, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Update.

If you forget your password:

  1. Click “Forgot Password” and use the security questions to change your password,
  2. Follow the steps above to change your email address

If you forgot your password and don’t know the answers to your security questions

  1. Call the student help line 1-866-756-7346
  2. As the agent on the helpline to change your email address
  3. You can then get online to reset your password using the updated email address or you can ask the agent for a temporary password.