Spring Financial Aid Night- Learn about financing college!

The PMHS Counselors typically hold a Spring Financial Aid program. This year PHEAA will be offering a webinar on Thursday, April 23, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM to gain a complete understanding of the financial aid process.    Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Agency (PHEAA) will be providing an overview of 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 such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional offers, and federal student and parent loans. This will also be a great opportunity to have PHEAA representatives answer questions you may have.  Plan to put this on your calendar and attend this important session.

CLICK HERE to register for the April 23 webinar

Strive Virtual College Exploration Program extended: Two more weeks added! Monday, April 20 – Friday, May 8, 2020

Penn Manor 10th and 11th graders: From Monday, April 20 to Friday May 8, 2020 you have access to virtual presentations to explore college opportunities! This is free for students and there are MANY, MANY sessions to choose from. Over 30,0000 students across the country have already registered! This is an unbelievable opportunity.

Registration for the StriveScan Virtual Exploration Week is now open. Visit this link https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/ to register and instructions are included on the homepage.  You should scroll through and register for the sessions that interest you most! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! There will be representatives from over 300 Colleges and there are 96 sessions to choose from!

Virtual College Fair-April 17

Verto Education is excited to announce a Virtual College Fair on April 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. You are invited to attend. Verto offers the only first-year abroad experience that partners with some of the nation’s top colleges and universities to guarantee admission and to ensure students are on track to graduate in four years.  Verto is expecting to have 40 colleges and universities attending the virtual fair, from William & Mary, Temple, University of Tennessee, University Of Oregon, and Case Western and Butler to Rhodes, Goucher, Lewis & Clark, and many many more!  Come check out some colleges you are familiar with, and learn about some new ones. We ask you to come with an open mind and willingness to learn – as there may be colleges that you would otherwise not come in contact with at this event, but may end up being that perfect next step!
Verto Education Virtual College Fair 

When: April 17, 2020

Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Location: Please RSVP for the event: https://collegefair.ecareerfairs.com/e/verto/

Online College Block Party

6ATTENTION!!! College Greenlight is hosting the Online College Block Party. This is a FREE, two-day, online college knowledge event for high-school students from all grade levels, parents, and counselors. Audience will gain expert advice from diversity admissions reps and current students from Colgate University, Smith College, University of California Berkeley, Emory University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Tufts University! Topics include: financial aid, covid-19 impact on fall college application, personal essay writing assistance, and more. We are live on April 28th & 29th ! To register for free visit: https://bit.ly/cbpspring2020

International University Virtual College Fair

Our Virtual College Fair will be focused on teaching your students the benefits of studying outside of the USA, how to submit a competitive application to an international university and providing contacts with exceptional international institutions.  Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 Time: 7:00-9:00pm ET / 4:00-6:00pm PT  Link to Registration and Fair: https://www.airr-na.org/events/virtual-college-fair-2020/ 

Virtual College Info Session

Many, many schools are offering virtual college information sessions, chats, and visits. We are keeping an updated resource for you on the counseling blog under College and Career Planning. This new announcement from Thaddeus Stevens just came through and is for this week! Check it out and then check out more on our blog!

Thaddeus Stevens College Facebook Session Friday, April 10th 12:00 to 1:00pm Tune in to our Facebook Live video this Friday, April 10th starting at 12 PM as one of our College Recruiters, Sam Weitzel, takes over to answer questions about admissions and life as a Thaddeus Stevens College Bulldog!

Instagram Session Thursday, April 9th 1:00pm to 4:00pm View our Instagram stories Thursday, April 9th starting at 1 PM as one of our College Recruiters, Sam Weitzel, takes over to answer questions about admissions and life as a Thaddeus Stevens College Bulldog!

Dual Enrollment Updates during COVID-19 and Fall 2020

Current Spring 2020 Students:
Dual Enrollment classes are online for all colleges. Current students in college classes should have gotten an email from Ms. Wile with a video message. There will be office hours for current dual enrollment students on Wednesday, March 8th from 1:00-2:00. You can also email your counselor. Contact details found on the staff page.

Signing up for Dual Enrollment for Fall 2020
If you are interested in signing up for a college class for next school year, please check out the video and instructions posted Below. More details about Dual Enrollment can be found on the College & Career page> Dual Enrollment of the school counselors website here: https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/college-planning/dual-enrollment/
Sophomores and Juniors also got an email from Ms. Wile with this information. If you still have questions Ms. Wile will have Dual Enrollment office hours on Thursday from 1:00-2:00. Save this appointment in your calendar by clicking here.

  1. WATCH Video of Dual Enrollment Meeting/Instructions: https://www.loom.com/share/e62ee7b9a14e416db96d18fed2cb3e87
  2. APPLY Online for the college. Details are on the video above and the slides from the presentation found here.
  3. Fill out Penn Manors Application for Dual Enrollment Link: https://forms.gle/fkQpFB7sZGbJbXpC8 This will need to be filled out for each course you are applying to.

Students can take Summer courses at colleges, but they will not count for High School Credit. We would still like to know that you are taking the course, so please fill out the Penn Manor Dual Enrollment Application above.

After you are accepted for dual enrollment you will need to Send a Screen shot to your school counselor confirming you are in the course. The screenshot can’t be an email, it needs to be from your schedule on the college portal website (Example, Millersville MAX Account, HACC MyHACC, etc). Once we get that, we will put the class on your Penn Manor Schedule

Weekly Twitch livestream for Students interested in game art, programming, esports and more!

Join us on Twitch!

I am reaching out to you to about a fun High School “OutReach” program we have created to help High School students (and others of all ages) stay engaged during these challenging times. The goal of the OutReach program is to provide weekly fun (and educational) online (via Twitch) livestreams, hosted on Becker College’s Twitch.tv (@BeckerCollege) channel.  These livestream events are being led by professors, and others, from the School of Design & Technology, and include tips and tricks in game art, programming, esports trends, virtual job shadowing, and other topics of interest to high school students with a passion (or potential interest) for making and playing video games and other areas.  Simply put we are looking to pay it forward and get students engaged, similar to the WHO’s #playaparttogether. Please feel free to forward to others who may have interest in this program!

Short Overview:
What: The HS OutReach program is an interactive event for High School students in and around Interactive Media (Game Design, etc.), esports, and other areas of interest
Who: High School students
When: Weekly 30 minute livestreams (see:https://beckergame.academy/?p=1824)
Where: Twitch – @BeckerCollege

For more information checkout the schedule at:
https://beckergame.academy/?p=1824  and the full story:https://www.becker.edu/becker-college-outreach/

When is the next livestream:
Tuesday April 7th@ 2PM via @BeckerCollege Twitch

What is the next livestream about?
The next High School OutReach event will be Professor Ezra Cove, on the following topic: 
Prof. Cove will be interacting with students about his professional career as a 3D artist and animator and demonstrating techniques in Blender. Blender is a free and powerful 3D modeling and sculpting package , which HS students can try out themselves RIGHT NOW e.g. while so many people have time on their hands, are home-bound, and looking for ways to fill their days. Prof Cove is presently working on a personal project – a character – completely done in Blender. Has he has been pushing Blender to see what it can do, so, as time allows, he will be able to demo some aspects sculpting, re-topology, UV layout, texturing, and real-time rendering. He will use his original character design to point out how he created the various parts, highlighting not just Blender’s capabilities, but also giving people a better idea of the full 3D production art process.

NEW 2020 AP Exam Schedule

12 p.m.2 p.m.4 p.m.
Monday, May 11US Govt & Politics
Tuesday, May 12Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Wednesday, May 13Physics 2: Alg BasedEnglish Lit & Comp
Thursday, May 14ChemistryPhysics 1: Alg Based
Friday, May 15Art History
Monday, May 18BiologyEnvironmental Science
Tuesday, May 19Psychology
Wednesday, May 20German LanguageMicroeconomics
Thursday, May 21World History
Friday, May 22Comp. Govt & PoliticsStatisticsSpanish Language