Please join Penn Manor and PHEAA representative Sonya Mann-McFarlane on October 22nd, 2021. This event is offered to help you complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Before the event you and a parent each need to create your FSA ID at studentaid.gov.
Documents that you will need to complete your FAFSA are social security number, W-2 forms, federal income tax return from the past 2 years income tax returns, current bank statements, and stocks. *Please have these ready before your session begins*
Remember that we are hosting a virtual FAFSA help day on October 22nd. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your time slot.
If you have any questions regarding the FAFSA or any financial questions regarding college, our PHEAA representative Sonya Mann-McFarlane would be happy to help. Contact her at email@example.com
Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the PMHS Counseling Office.
When? – September 20th 6:00pm
Where? – Manor Middle School Cafe/Auditorium
Each year we offer free presentations to guide students and families through the financial aid process. Participants receive information to help them better understand the requirements necessary to receive state and federal financial aid assistance.
PHEAA mission is to provide affordable access to higher education
PHEAA vision is to be a respected leader in higher education, technology, and student aid, devoting energy, resources, and imagination to helping current and future generations of students.
Check out these resources and bring them to Financial Aid Night!
If you are interested in learning more about attending Thaddeus Stevens your entire senior year, this meeting is for you!
When? – Monday, September 20th at 5:00 pm
Where? – Manor Middle School Library
How? – Sign up here so we know how many people are coming
The Early Enrollment program offers qualifying students the opportunity to complete their freshman year at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology while still seniors in high school.
Early Enrollment is a fully immersive program where students can start earning credits in the majority of Thaddeus Stevens’s high-demand, high-wage majors.
These innovative, technical-based majors train students for many different job opportunities, providing knowledge and skills that help graduates excel in their lives—professionally and personally. Many graduates receive multiple job offers before receiving their degree and have options to pursue higher degrees at four-year colleges and universities.
How does Early Enrollment differ from College in the High School? Early enrollment requires the student to take all of their classes at Thaddeus Stevens College. Early enrollers are full time, college students. They would not report to their home high school at any point during the school day.
When? – Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 pm via Google Meet.
Students can access with Google Link here: meet.google.com/adw-hink-tzm *Copy and paste this link so you can access it at the time of the event*
We understand with the pandemic, some of you are behind on the college process. We are here to help!
College 101 will be the first of various sessions to help you get back on track and begin your college process. We will highlight everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors for grades 11th and 12th.
Topics include college search, application timeline, and college entrance essay writing, and interviews.
“How to Make Your Application Stand Out” Components of applying to college, and details about what and to include in applications.
“Writing a Stand-out Essay” Where do I start in writing my college application essay? What do admissions reps want to read about?
“How to Rock the Interview” Many small, competitive colleges require an interview as a part of the admissions process. Learn about this process and how to present yourself in these interviews.
Q&A session for students interested in attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies.
What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Federal Service Academies are not for everyone but we encourage those students looking to serve their country and accept a demanding academic schedule to apply. Like all federal service academies, there is no application fee for USMMA.
Our rigorous four-year academic program is highlighted by the Academy’s Sea Year experience. Through this unique program, every student gains real-world leadership experience working aboard commercial ships sailing to ports around the world during three academic terms. Our students pursue a degree in one of five majors offered through two Academic Departments: Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation. Students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.
Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.
More information about the Academy can be found here.
PSCA is pleased to announced that PACAC is partnering with StriveScan to host virtual college fairs in Spring 2021. The first event will take place on March 22-23 from 5:00pm-7:45pm ET. Students and counselors can view the schedule and register at the following link https://www.strivescan.com/pennsylvania/ There are additional college fairs on the following dates:
Monday, April 12th or Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time
Monday, June 7th or Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time
Transfer Virtual College Fair: For all transfer students throughout Pennsylvania (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Pennsylvania)
Tuesday, May 11th or Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time
The School Counseling Department would like to introduce you to a four-part Senior Seminar series presented to the Class of 2021. As this is your final semester as a high school student at Penn Manor, we want to provide relevant job search skills and resources necessary for you to have a successful journey beyond high school. If you don’t think you are interested in the linear four-year college pathway, become an active participant in the Undecided Senior Seminar to learn about other options and career tools available to you.
Anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts often flood our minds and leave us overwhelmed and stressed. If you are struggling with these things, or know someone who is, join this FREE zoom class provided by COBYS services.
This 6 session Blues Program teaches skills that strengthen your power to push back against anxiety, stress, and depression. Learn how your thoughts, feelings, and actions interact to take control of your moods. Join 4-8 other teens in an online educational group and make positive changes in your life!