Are you interested in taking the Fall 2021 ASVAB?

The Fall 2021 ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 13th at Penn Manor High SchoolThe 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: Kenneth.wallace@marines.usmc.mil

Second Class Petty Officer Tiara Culp – Navy Recruiter C: (717) 803-0095 Email: tiara.l.culp@navy.mil

Staff Sergeant Cynthia Barraza – Army Recruiter C: (717) 209-1452 Email: cynthia.m.barraza.mil@mail.mil

Staff Sergeant Aaron M. High – Army Recruiter C: (717) 205-5431 Email: aaron.m.high.mil@mail.mil

Sergeant Colton Stoks – National Guard Recruiter C: 610-733-8951 Email: Colton.b.stoks.mil@mail.mil

ASVAB Practice Sites:

Go to 4tests.com
– Select “Professional Exams”
– Select “Military Exams”
– Select “AFQT”
– PRACTICE!

Go to uniontestprep.com, Click section for ASVAB 

For more information on the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, visit http://www.asvabprogram.com.

Penn Manor will offer the ACT on September 11, 2021!

Penn Manor will administer the ACT twice throughout the 21-22 school year, once in the fall and once in the spring (April).

The fall date is Saturday, September 11th. The deadline to sign up for the ACT is Friday, August 6th. After August 6th, there will be a late fee to register.

To register for the ACT, click here and select “Register for the ACT”.

Need more information about the ACT? Check out these 8 Reasons to Take the ACT and how the test compares to taking the SAT.

*Students in need of a fee waiver should email their school counselor.

The ACT at Penn Manor is Cancelled

Attention students who were registered to take the ACT at Penn Manor on Saturday, April 17th, this event has been cancelled due to the building being closed for deep cleaning. We apologize for the last minute change and any inconvenience this may cause.

Please log on to your ACT account for more direction on rescheduling your test. At this time, McCaskey High School is scheduled to offer the ACT on June 12th. Penn Manor will offer the ACT next school year in September 2021 and April 2022.

Please reach out to your school counselor if you have any questions.

The ACT at Penn Manor

On Saturday, April 17th Penn Manor will administer the ACT!


The ACT is one of two college admissions exams (the other is the SAT). The ACT has four sections: English, Math, Reading and Science. The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.


If you would like to sign up for the exam, click here. You will then proceed to register on ACT’s website. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch and are in need of a fee waiver, please email or see your school counselor. 


The registration deadline is March 12th. Sign up by the 12th to avoid late fees!

Interested in Taking the ASVAB?

The Spring ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd at Penn Manor High SchoolThe 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: Kenneth.wallace@marines.usmc.mil

Second Class Petty Officer Tiara Culp – Navy Recruiter C: (717) 803-0095 Email: tiara.l.culp@navy.mil

Staff Sergeant Cynthia Barraza – Army Recruiter C: (717) 209-1452 Email: cynthia.m.barraza.mil@mail.mil

Sergeant Jarrett G. Seigle – National Guard Recruiter C: (717) 448-1906 Email: Jarrett.g.seigle.mil@mail.mil

ASVAB Practice Sites:

Go to 4tests.com
– Select “Professional Exams”
– Select “Military Exams”
– Select “AFQT”
– PRACTICE!

Go to uniontestprep.com, Click section for ASVAB 

For more information on the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, visit http://www.asvabprogram.com.

Senior Class Counseling Update!

Hello Seniors!

The Penn Manor school counselors hope this message finds you well and in good health! We hope you had a great summer and are ready for the new school year!

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Please click HERE! This update contains important information for your senior year such as senior interview, senior checklist, college and career chats, how to send your transcript and how to connect your Common Application with Xello.

If you have any questions or would like to follow-up with your school counselor, please email your counselor!

Have a great day and we look forward to working with you virtually and in-person!😃   

Penn Manor Will Host ACT on September 12th!

Attention Seniors!

Did you have the opportunity to take the ACT? Here’s your chance! Penn Manor will offer the ACT on Saturday, September 12th. The deadline to register is August 31st.

To register, click here: REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER 12TH ACT

WHY TEST?

  1. Even though most colleges will be flexible with admission requirements due to the pandemic, your test scores may benefit you and help you stand out in a crowded field of applicants. Think of your college application like a jigsaw puzzle. With each piece of information—GPA, extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, test scores, awards—you are giving colleges a complete picture of who you are. If you don’t include an ACT score, you’re removing part of the picture. Consider testing or retesting, to help you create a colorful record of your academic achievements.
  2. Achieve your best score. Every point matters. Increasing your ACT score by one point could close the gap between your application and an acceptance letter. Improving your score could also help you qualify for more scholarship money. Consider taking the ACT in September or October so you can get your new scores back in time to use on application deadlines. 

**If you are in need of a fee waiver, please contact Mrs. Snyder at Rhoda.Snyder@pennmanor.net

Update from ACT on Fall Testing

ACT Adds New Fall 2020 National Test Dates to Address Students’ Need for Scores

ACT has added three new national test dates to its fall 2020 national testing schedule to provide more opportunities for students to earn a full ACT test score for admissions decisions, scholarship opportunities, placement, and college and career insights. These additions will help meet the demand for testing caused by COVID-19-related cancellations and social distancing requirements that limited test centers’ capacities this spring and summer. A total of eight test dates will be available for students for fall 2020 national testing.

The updated fall 2020 ACT national test schedule:

September

  • Saturday, September 12 (existing) * Penn Manor plans to administer the ACT on this test date
  • Sunday, September 13 (non-Saturday, existing)
  • Saturday, September 19 (new)

October

  • Saturday, October 10 (new)
  • Saturday, October 17 (new)
  • Saturday, October 24 (existing)
  • Sunday, October 25 (non-Saturday, existing)

December

  • Saturday, December 12 (existing)

In addition to the new test dates, all students will be able to register for existing non- Saturday test dates in September and October, when registration opens at the end of July. Fall 2020 testing will include the same screening and social distancing requirements for students and test center staff that were successfully implemented for the June national test date, administered in 45 states.

Registrants who are not comfortable adhering to required social distancing guidelines or facing the potential impact of test center changes and cancellations, are encouraged to request a full refund at ACT.org. Students registering for fall 2020 tests will also be eligible for full refunds due to test center changes and cancellations prior to testing.

Beginning in September 2020, ACT will offer the option to report a superscore for students who have taken the ACT test more than once, and will offer four fee waivers to qualifying students (double the number previously offered). However, in light of capacity limitations due to COVID-19, and to provide more opportunities for first-time test-takers in need of full ACT test scores, ACT has postponed its planned rollout of section retesting and online testing until 2021.

“Our top priority is to provide safe access to testing for students who are first-time test- takers,” said Godwin. “While we know the delay in section retesting is disappointing to a number of students, we are also aware that the additional dates will be welcome news to many students looking for opportunities to continue along their college and career- going journey, and we wish them good health and success.”

Interested in the Military?

Attention students: This a message from recruiter Seigle
🥇Pennsylvania Army National Guard🥇

🚨BECOME A CITIZEN-SOLDIER🚨

🚀Right now The Pennsylvania Army National Guard is offering the following benefits 

🔥$20k Sign on bonus (based on specific job criteria and eligibility requirements).  

🔥100 % Paid tuition while attending Pennsylvania’s 14 State and Community Colleges or equivalent of $4,097 per semester for higher education institutions who are privately owned.

🔥$50k present and future STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT- Can be used for living expenses due to tuition having already been paid by Pennsylvania’s Educational Assistance Grant. 

🔥$734 (Montgomery GI Bill and Kicker) monthly tax free stipend while enrolled in an institution full-time.

🔥Monthly paycheck

🔥Monthly Tax Free Stipend + Monthly Pay Check = Upwards of $900-950 MONTHLY‼️

🔥Low Cost Health Insurance

Updated ASVAB Information

Due to school closing, the spring ASVAB was cancelled. If you’re still interested in taking the ASVAB, there are two ways that you can do so.

  • If you are a current junior student, the ASVAB will be offered next year in October 2020 and March 2021. The sign-up form for the test will be emailed to you once the test date is near. In the meantime, you can start preparing for the ASVAB by taking practice tests online or by contacting a recruiter for a practice exam.
  • If you are a current senior student and wish to take the ASVAB, you will want to contact one of our military recruiters. They will be able to assist you through the testing process at their recruiting sites.

To access military contact information and practice websites, please click on this link: https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhscounseling/2296-2/2017/ which will direct you to the ASVAB section of the counseling blog. For any additional questions, please email Mrs. Snyder (rhoda.snyder@pennmanor.net).

Updated ACT Information

April ACT cancelled, students can reschedule for June 13 test

Message from ACT: The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

For more information, please visit ACT’s website. Click here for frequently asked questions and answers.

National Guard & Navy Presentations

Attention all students!


If you are interested in learning more about the National Guard, Navy or what it’s like to be a nuclear engineer, please consider attending one or both of the homeroom sessions below. You must sign up using the links provided.

 
National Guard Presentation on February 12th during homeroom in the library – please sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/6aqZDvxj1YH1Hhni6


Navy & Nuclear Engineering Presentation on March 4th during homeroom – please sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/qgvtijgUExfiJo6n9


If you have any questions, contact your school counselor!  

Fall 2019 ASVAB Testing

To all Juniors & Seniors interested in taking the ASVAB:

The fall ASVAB will be held on Wednesday, October 16th on Super Wednesday. Testing will take place during Keystone testing, testing will begin around 7:45 am.


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. 


Please click the link below if you would like to take the fall ASVAB. https://forms.gle/ux6RG28goBeCVttaA

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 towards the beginning of October! 

New this year: on October 2nd, a military rep will talk to those taking the ASVAB during homeroom. This rep will help you gain a better understanding of the ASVAB and answer questions regarding the test.

If you have any other questions, please see your school counselor.

Are You Interested in a Career in Accounting?

Pennsylvania’s CPA Foundation is hosting multiple accounting career days at local colleges. At an accounting career day, you will hear and learn from Certified Public Accountants. They will share their experiences in different areas of accounting such as but not limited to: Public Accounting, Forensic Accounting, FBI/IRS, Tax and financial planning and more! Check out the flyer below!

If you have any questions, please reach out to your school counselor!

The PreACT on Super Wednesday

On Wednesday, October 10th, all sophomore students will take the PreACT during the morning in homeroom.

What is the PreACT?

The PreACT is the practice exam for the ACT (one of the college entrance exams). The PreACT:

  • Aligns with ACT test sections. The PreACT will have English, math, reading, and science sections.
  • Provides an early prediction of student’s college entrance exam score.
  • Has an interest inventory that helps students identify college and career preferences.

What will students need on test day?

  • Students are responsible for bringing a calculator on test day. 
  • Calculators with built in or downloaded computer algebra system functionality are prohibited. 
  • All other materials – pencils and exam materials are provided.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school counselor!