Dual Enrollment Update 2021

If you missed the Dual Enrollment Meeting for Fall 2021 back in March, you can view a recording here

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR PENN MANOR DUAL ENROLLMENT IS MAY 24th*.

Registration for Millersville University is now up! Here are the instructions for applying to Millersville University for Fall 2021.

  1. Watch this “How to video” below for completing the Millersville Application.  
    1. Goes over how to Apply for MU, 
    2. Goes over what you need to fill out for Penn Manor so it will count here. 
    3. Goes over a quick intro refresher of HACC registration at the end
  2. Apply for Dual Enrollment at your selected College
  3. Notify your counselor what you applied for by filling out the PMHS online application and proper forms (tells you how to do this in the video). 

Dual Enrollment Millersville University Fall 2021 | – Watch Video

*Note for PMHS Deadline: if there is a reason beyond your control you can’t fill out the Penn Manor Application by May 24th (example, a change in your schedule, or waiting for AP Scores), then we will still accept them on a rolling case-by-case basis.

Inspire Career Fair

Preparing your student for a career is an important part of his/her education here at Penn Manor.

This year, we are happy to announce that your student will be participating in JA Inspire, a virtual career fair for students. Junior Achievement’s mission is to prepare students for their own economic success.

Through JA Inspire Virtual, students will be learning about themselves through a career assessment and through a reflection of choices made during the career fair. They will have the opportunity to learn about many different careers, job opportunities, internships, and more, all in South Central PA. Our plan is to have your student complete JA Inspire in some classes or on their own. Please feel free to join your student as he/she goes through JA Inspire. Ask questions about career choices, share successes and tips, go into JA Inspire Virtual and visit local booths and watch webinars with them. They each can get a unique log-in from their counselor or teacher and can access the fair 24/7 from March 15th-June 13th. Join in on the fun!

Student Self-paced guidebook for JA Inspire Career Fair

Students will have more information on their grade-level google classroom this week

Dual Enrollment Meeting

10th and 11th grade:  Are you interested in completing college credits early?

The Dual Enrollment meeting for students interested in taking courses this FALL 2021 will be held during homeroom Wednesday, March 17th.

Students who have already taken a dual enrollment course still need to attend this meeting if they are applying for a FALL 2021 course. This meeting will go over any updates to the dual enrollment process.

Dual Enrollment: High Shool to College sign

Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45pm on google meet if virtual early day.
Time TBD if all students are in-person. Sign-up now and check email for more details as it gets closer.

Sign-up now at this link: https://forms.gle/ZYcFvXAN4GGz6KAR7

More information about Dual Enrollment can be found at https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/college-planning/dual-enrollment/

Instant Decision Day-Millersville University

Millersville University will be doing Instant Admissions Decision Day Wednesday, December 16th. This is where you can apply online, meet with an admissions rep on a virtual call for about 10 minutes to find out if you are accepted!

Applying now through this method means that you don’t have to pay to send your test scores* and you don’t have to do the essay portion of the application.  Sign-up now:


1) Register for Instant Decision Day with Millersville ASAP for timeslot https://apply.millersville.edu/register/PennManorIDD20
2) Apply to Millersville on their website (easier than the common app) https://apply.millersville.edu/apply/
3) Request Transcripts on Xello. If you are having trouble, you can sign-up on this google form for the counselors to send it. https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7

*Millersville University is test-optional for students with a GPA higher than 3.2. If your GPA is lower than a 3.2, then please request on the form below for your counselor to send any test scores we have for you (PSAT/SAT/ACT). https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7. If you don’t have either, please talk to your counselor to prepare for an admissions interview.

Post Secondary Planning Month

A month full of opportunities to explore possibilities for your future.  Whether you are thinking of going to a 2 or 4-year college, a tech school, a branch of the military, or just aren’t sure yet what your future holds, explore and gather information now.

Keystone Virtual College Exploration Sessions
October 1st – November 6, 2020
For all GradesPennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) is offering students in PA free access to 300+ virtual college exploration sessions, over a 5-week period! Talk to college reps in person and ask your questions. Click for more info
PSATs for Juniors
October 14th & 29th
For 11th graders. Any junior interested in taking the PSAT will have to opt in by October 5th, by filling out the google form that has been sent to their student email. Click for more info
Academy Night 2020
October 15, 2020 | 7pm Virtual 
Information about the US Military Academies for all grades RSVP by Oct. 9thClick for more info
ASVAB Military Entrance Exam October 29th, 2020   |   Block 1 & 2 for 11th & 12th graders only Click for more info
Financial Aid Night
October 29, 2020 @ 6pm
Online Watch Party on Google Meet for Financial Aid information from Penn Manor’s PHEAA Representative at 6pm with the school counselors, followed by live Q&A session at 6:40pm! Click for more info

Education Day College Fair
November 2, 2020  |   11am – 1pm
For all gradesConnect with over 50+ colleges, trade schools, and the military online during block 3 on November 2nd.
Click for more info
Lancaster County Career & Technical Center (CTC)
November 2, 2020
For 10th & 11th graders

40+ Full & Part Time Programs, Hands on Project- Based Learning, High Demand, High Skill, High Wage Career Preparation. Join us for aWatch party about  CTC programs. Click for more info
Link to Flyer and Details

Need help figuring out how to register for what is best for you? Come up to the School Counselor’s office during your lunch on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday to talk to a counseling staff member. 

HACC-Lancaster Dual Enrollment

Below are the Instructions for Applying to HACC.

Continuing dual enrollment students can begin registering for Spring Classes October 28th, 2020. New dual enrollment students can start registering for classes November 9th, 2020. New students should still get their applications and testing in now.

HACC is offering Virtual Information Sessions, Coffee Chats with an Admissions Counselor, and Application Days.   Pre- register for these events.  Students can find this information online at https://www.hacc.edu/Admissions/Connect/virtual-information-sessions.cfm

Fall 2020 Virtual Open House–  Open House will be October 28th, 2020 at noon and at 6PM.  Please have students pre- register at https://www.hacc.edu/Admissions/Connect/Open-House.cfm

  1. Visit hacc.edu and on the right side click “Apply Now”
  2. Click “Complete the free online application for admission”
  3. Create an Account (or log in if you already have an account)
    (Below are answers to some parts of the application you may have questions about. Complete the application in full and submit)
    ● Do you intend to take college credit courses while still in High School? -Yes
    ● Academic Program: -Dual Enrollment High School
  4. Click “Create a new application” Choose “Start a Dual Enrollment Application”
    (Below are answers to some parts of the application you may have questions about. Complete the application in full and submit)
    ● Are you a current High School junior or senior? -Yes
    ● Do you plan to take college credits prior to high school graduation? -Yes
  5. Additional Admissions Requirements:
    ● Complete the signature page, including a parent/guardian signature. Under “High School Recommendation,” please print your high school counselor’s name and email address instead during COVID-19 school Closures
    ● Obtain a copy of your high school transcript from your high school. Available on Sapphire.
    ● Upload both the signature page and your high school transcript with your online
    application. YOU MUST INCLUDE THESE DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR
    APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.
    ● Social Security Number is NOT Required (you may receive a letter requesting this but it is only for financial aid purposes, for which dual-enrollment/college in the high school students are not eligible).
    ● “Third Party Release” allows parents/guardians to view information about billing,
    transcripts, or student accounts. If a parent or guardian’s information is not listed, they
    will not be able to receive any information about your account.
    After your application for admission has been processed, you will receive an email that will include your HACC ID number and information about claiming your MyHACC account.

After applying:

2) When the student’s application has been processed, they will receive an “acceptance” email from HACC with information about setting up their myhacc account.

3) Students will be directed to placement testing (if needed).

4) Students will then be directed to complete HACC’s online New Student Orientation where they will learn how to register for classes online through their myhacc account.

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

Transcript Update

In this increasingly complex and ever-evolving crisis, our commitment to be available to students and alumni is as strong as ever. Our team is currently working remotely, you should feel free to call or email us if you have questions. For Transcript requests, details can be found at blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/transcript-requests. Some things to keep in mind, current students should request transcripts to be sent to NCAA or colleges via Xello. Alumni transcripts and scholarship transcripts can be requested via the Transcript Release Form at the above link. Due to institutions working remotely, please provide the email address of the admissions office or scholarship committee.

Instant Decision Day with MU-CANCELED

UPDATE 3/12/2020 Millersville University has suspended this event. Students may still apply using the link and fee waiver below. Please contact your school counselor to send your transcripts and SAT scores to Millersville University after you apply. If you have any questions or want to try to set up a video chat conference with an admissions rep, please see your counselor.

Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University on March 19th.

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Thursday, March 19th

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Deadline to apply to MU online by March 12th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code: FR2020 on the Millersville Application (recommended not to use the Common App for Admissions Decision day to use fee waiver).

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by March 12th

What is Instant Decision Day? 

Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application.

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. Bring a copy of your current grades or letter of recommendation if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.

Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are scheduled to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org

Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.

Lancaster General Health Student Volunteer Program

Applications are open for the Lancaster General Health Student Volunteer Program.

Lancaster area high school juniors, at least 16 years of age, with a sincere interest in health care and a commitment to volunteering a minimum of 50 hours throughout the program are encouraged to apply.

Students may apply for the 2020 summer session (which runs June 8 – August 30) from March 2 – March 11, 2020. Application packages must be received in the Volunteer Office by March 11, 2020. Your graduation date must be 2021.

Summer student application will be available for download from March 2 – March 11, 2020.

Deadline for application packet submission in the Volunteer Office is March 11, 2020.

Interested students can begin working on student requirement steps 2, 3, 4 and 5 prior to downloading the application.

See the website for more information:  https://www.lancastergeneralhealth.org/about-lancaster-general-health/volunteers/opportunities-for-students

  1. Completed student volunteer application
  2. Documentation of immunization records
  3. Copy of recent high school transcripts to support the educational requirements of the selected health care career
  4. One-page essay explaining your interest in pursuing a career in the health care profession
  5. Letter of recommendation from a health care professional, high school guidance counselor, or other professional (not a relative) that speaks of your ability and dedication to serving others
  6. Signed parental consent on application

Dual Enrollment Meeting 2020-postponed

10th and 11th grade:  Are you interested in completing college credits early?

The Dual Enrollment meeting for students interested in taking courses this FALL 2020 will be held during homeroom Tuesday, March 17th in the LIBRARY. POSTPONED. STUDENTS WHO REGISTERED AT FORM BELOW WILL GET EMAIL UPDATES IN MID APRIL

Students who have already taken a dual enrollment course need to attend this meeting if you are applying for a FALL 2020 course. This meeting will go over any updates to the dual enrollment process.

Dual Enrollment: High Shool to College sign

Date: Tuesday, March 17th
Time: 10:20-11:20 (Homeroom)
Place: Library

Sign-up now at this link: https://forms.gle/ZYcFvXAN4GGz6KAR7
More information about Dual Enrollment can be found at https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/college-planning/dual-enrollment/

Early Enrollment at Thaddeus Stevens

10th and 11th grade students: If you are interested in learning more information about attending Thaddeus Stevens full-day in 12th grade, please JOIN US for an early enrollment presentation by the assistant director of admissions. Students grades 9-11 can sign-up to attend during homeroom on Wednesday, October 23rd online here: https://forms.gle/6ytcYwECxNnDmSVK9.
Parents can email Dana.Wile@pennmanor.net to RSVP to the evening event on November 11th or to come in with your student on October 23rd.

Homeroom Event: October 23rd during school: Sigh up Here https://forms.gle/6ytcYwECxNnDmSVK9
Evening Event: November 11th at 5:15-5:45 pm in the High School Library rsvp to Dana.wile@pennmanor.net

If your student is an 11th grade and definitely wants to persue attending Thaddeus Stevens in the 2020-2021 school year, we encourage you to stay for the FAFSA Completion Lab at 6:00pm on November 14th to complete the financial aid application. RSVP for the FAFSA Lab to Marjean.long@pennmanor.net


Admissions Decision Day 2019

Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University on November 11th.

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Tuesday, November 12th

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Deadline to apply to MU online by November 4th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code: FR2020 on the Millersville Application (recommended not to use the Common App for Admissions Decision day to use fee waiver).

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by November 4th.

What is Admissions Decision Day? 

Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application.

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.

Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org

Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.

Admission Decision Day 2018

 Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Wednensday, October 24th

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Deadline to apply to MU online, October 17th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code JBFWID19

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by October 17th

You do not need to pay the application fee.  Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee. Signing up online with the PMHS Counseling office for this event serves as your waiver.

What is Admissions Decision Day? 

Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application. Dress nicely for the event, you will be meeting with the admissions representatives. Dress to impress!

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.

Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org

Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.

Parents- Release of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2

Statement on the upcoming release of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2

Last spring the Series, 13 Reasons Why, captured the attention of many youth globally and created countless discussions among teens and between teens and their families. Following the recent school shootings, an increase in online violence and with concerns regarding the upcoming release of 13 Reasons Why Season 2, organizations from around the world have asked Netflix to cover the many issues in the series responsibly. We hope that they do this because research demonstrates that depictions of violence and self-harm can increase the likelihood of copycat behaviors. Adolescents are a vulnerable group and are highly impressionable, frequently copying others’ behaviors or reacting in response to things they have watched.

While we are not certain what the exact content of Season 2 will be, nor how Netflix will present it, we know that it will be released on Friday, May 18th. Based on how Season 1 ended and from the pre-release trailers, cast interviews and pre-release statements from Netflix blog posts, we can assume that topics in the series might include: suicide, school violence, online and in person bullying, sexual assault and substance abuse. Given the gravity of these issues, we believe it is important to convey our concerns to parents, educators and professionals working with youth in advance of the series release in an effort to help reduce the risk of a tragedy.

  1. We discourage watching Season 2 among vulnerable and at-risk youth (for example those living with depression or an anxiety disorder) because of the triggering impact it could have on them. The content could be quite disturbing to them and result in them needing additional care, monitoring, support and/or treatment.
  2. If you do watch the series, make an effort to watch the second season of 13 Reasons Why with your child(ren). We know that while this isn’t always possible, but when you can it is a good practice. Watching it together will allow you the opportunity to monitor the impact each episode has on your child. You can stop and take time between episodes. It also affords you the opportunity to talk with your child after each episode and ensure that they are stable enough to continue watching the series.
  3. If you are not able to watch season 2 with your child, ask them if they have seen it or not, talk with them about their thoughts and reactions, as well as their feelings about the content. Make sure they know that they can come to you with questions or worries if they have them about themselves or their friends and that you will be there to listen and help guide them.
  4. Monitor youth who might be vulnerable to some of the story lines in the series and, if they might be at risk, suggest they do not watch the series until a later date. Make sure to check in with your child more than just one time over a couple of weeks after the show is watched, as sometimes it takes a few days before emotions really impact young people, and as they talk with peers about various reactions to the show.
  5. Reassure youth that fiction and reality are not the same thing. Help them understand that what they see and hear on television is not their life, but rather it is a made up story.  Even though they might believe that what they have seen is or feels like their reality, it is critical that you help them understand it is not and that the outcomes from the series do not have to be their outcomes.
  6. Know resources in your local community for where you can find help, if needed.  In the Penn Manor Community, you can reach out to your local school counselor for referrals for therapeutic & transition counseling. If it is after school hours or an mental health emergency, contact the Lancaster County Crisis Intervention 717-394-2631. Knowing who you can reach out to for support is a good prevention strategy.

This statement is provided by SAVE, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. To see the full statement, resources, and organizations providing resources for suicide prevention, read the statement in its entirety here: 13-Reasons-Why-Pre-Release-Statement_SAVE