Dual Enrollment Instructions for Millersville University

Millersville University has changed their dual enrollment process.  Current high school students must follow the following procedures regardless of how many dual enrollment courses they have taken at Mdualenrollmentfileillersville before. Millersville recommends that you apply online by November 16th for Spring Classes (May 15th for fall classes). Instructions and a checklist can be found in the school counselors office in a red bin. The Penn Manor check-list is in a blue folder and the Millersville paperwork is in a yellow folder.

 

Instructions for Millersville (Follow the steps below and see the Penn Manor Checklist Attached here)

First: Read Online Instructions

Second: Find a Class

  • Use the list provided on the online instructions and the millersville web schedule.  Write down the 5-digit CRN number for the course you are interested in, as that number will be used on the application.

Third: Apply online

  • Upload your own Transcripts which you download from your sapphire account.
  • Upload SAT or ACT score report
  • Choose Ms. Dana Wile as the dual enrollment coordinator/school counselor
  • Only list the course you want to enroll in. If there is a lab and lecture for the course, be sure to list both in the appropriate sections.

Fourth: Submit “Millersville Transcript Release” form to Penn Manor School Counselors office with the “Penn Manor Dual Enrollment Application”

  • If a student does not do this step, the course may not count as high school credit
  • Submit this with-in a week of applying to Millersville, before the end of November. Copies of these forms are in the yellow-folder in the school counselors office.

Fifth: Submit Proof of Enrollment

  • Once you have paid for and are officially enrolled in the course, submit proof of enrollment to your assigned school counselor for your Penn Manor schedule to be adjusted and count the MU course for credit. This proof may be a copy of your mailed enrollment notification or a screenshot of your Millersville MAX account enrollment.

Final Grades: Penn Manor will get a copy of your transcripts from Millersville; however, the timeliness of this does not always match with Penn Manors report card schedule. You can submit a screenshot of your final grade from your MU MAX account to your school counselor in the interim, to be verified by your transcripts later.

Other schools: The process for other schools like HACC and LBC is still the same. Instructions are in the blue folder in the dual enrollment bin.

Please see your school counselor if you have any questions.

Dual Enrollment Meeting March 15 for Fall 2016

The dual enrollment meeting for students interested in taking a class in Fall 2016 will be Tuesday, March 15th in the library Distance Learning Lab during homeroom.  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 Fall 2016. 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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Dual enrollment is an opportunity for academically college-ready students to take a college class. Typically the college credit counts for  high school elective credit in an area which complements the course offerings at Penn Manor. Several schools offer dual enrollment credit at a reduced rate to local students.

Science Course Selection Assistance

Based on their personal and professional experience, the faculty of the Science Department has given consideration to the most popular careers students are planning.  In the documents on this Science Course Selection Assistance Moodle are their suggestions as to what science course pathways will best prepare students for those careers.   https://moodle.pennmanor.net/course/view.php?id=833

 

Course Selection Presentations

In February the counselors presented to Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors about course selection.  Students MUST to go in Sapphire this week to select 8 courses and 2 alternates for the 2016-2017 School Year.  Please see the links below for the details and presentations:

Course Selection Materials (Letter, worksheet, course selection guide, and more) on the High School Blog

Freshman Course Selection Class Meeting Slide Show

Sophomore Course Selection Class Meeting Slide Show

Junior Course Selection Class Meeting Slide Show

A week of your summer at Susquehanna University!

 

Consider spending a week of your summer at Susquehanna University, a residential liberal sumerworkshops arts and science college in central Pennsylvania where you will have the opportunity to live on their college campus while developing skills in college-level workshops!  Susquehanna offers a range of programs that allow you to gain hands on experience in areas such as..

STREAM ECOLOGY (July 10-16)
Students will study the living and non-living components of stream systems and how those elements interact with each other. They’ll work at local streams and search under rocks for crawdads and salamanders, and test stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen, using the same equipment and methods that professionals do.  There will be daily field trips and students will have the opportunity to go boating, canoeing and kayaking! Click here to apply

BUSINESS (June 26-July 2)
Students live the life of an entrepreneur where they will work in teams with other students as they run a virtual business, come up with a new product or service, and produce an infomercial. The week includes meeting with entrepreneurs and study trips to Hersheypark. Click here to apply

The comprehensive fee for the SEI program will be $925 and this includes rooms, meals and all of the program’s materials.  Students who apply on or before April 1st will receive the discounted fee of $875.  

 

Wildlife Leadership Academy

Are you interested in wildlife or fisheries and habitat conservation? 

The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are now being accepted online here. Letters will be sent to nominated students, with an invitation to apply to the 2016 program.

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Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of five 5-day residential summer field schools which will focus on white-tailed deer, brook trout, ruffed grouse, black bear, and one species to be determined. Students in each field school will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife/fisheries and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills. Applicants must be nominated by an adult that is not a relative (teacher, school counselor, advisor, employer, youth group leader, etc.).

Our Conservation Ambassadors receive:

  • Letters of Recommendation from the Executive Director for college applications;
  • Certification of community service work, and,
  • Certificates designating them as Conservation Ambassadors.

PLUS, Conservation Ambassadors are also eligible to:

  • Receive 3 College Credits from Cedar Crest College;
  • Apply to become a Youth Mentor and return to the program tuition free the following year;
  • Compete for college scholarships;
  • Attend college visit days at colleges and universities that have wildlife and conservation programs; and,
  • Join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.

The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations whose mission is to connect people, nature and community.

For more information, contact Institute Director, Michele Kittell, at mkittell@piceweb.org (570) 245-8518 or Program Coordinator, Katie Cassidy atkcassidy@piceweb.org or (570) 939-5109.  You can also connect with the Academy online at www.PICEweb.org or visit their Facebook

Study Abroad -AFS

Web_edit__1Interested in studying abroad? With 40 countries to choose from, AFS offers over 120 programs where you can study abroad and volunteer while completing your course requirements. Studying abroad is an immersion experience that will allow you to become familiar to what was once a foreign community.  Stay with a host family, learn a new language twice as fast as you would in a classroom and learn how to communicate with locals. Studying abroad will allow you to gain a second family across the globe and make friendships that will last a lifetime.  AFS is hosting an informational session where you will be able to discuss with past participants about their experience!

When? 
Decemeber 14, 2015 @ 6:30-8:00 PM
Where? 
Lititz Public Library
651 Kissel Hill Road
Lititz, PA  17543
For more information: 
Deb Felak
dfelak@afsusa.org
(717) 808-6923

Dual Enrollment Spring and Summer 2016

Registration has officially opened for Spring and Summer Dual Enrollment!   Local schools that offer the Dual Enrollment program are Millersville University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Seyton Hill and others.  Some students have also completed the Dual Enrollment program through Elizabethtown College, Lancaster Bible College, and even Penn State York. An information session was held in October but in case you missed it, here is a summary of the steps:

  1. Complete the appropriate Dual Enrollment application for the college you want to complete the course through.  Applications for Millersville University and HACC are in the counseling office in the front lobby. They are due to your counselor by Monday, November 16th. *Don’t worry about getting principal signature, counselors will do this upon receiving your application.
  2. Make sure there is a transcript release form on file with the counseling office at the time you turn in your application.
  3. If needed, schedule a placement test or registration appointment,
  4. Once you have been accepted, provide your counselor with proof of registration so that it can be added to your schedule.
  5. Once the course is complete:  Students are eligible to apply for a reimbursement scholarship. Students should listen to the announcements for more information about how to apply at the end of the semester.

**Scheduling Appointments with colleges:

Millersville: Student must have SAT combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1050 or ACT score of 23 to be eligible for Dual Enrollment courses. MU requires placement testing for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Foreign Language. See application for phone numbers to arrange for testing.

HACC: Many HACC courses require English proficiency of placement into ENGL 101. This can be show by taking the HACC Placement tests. or SAT Verbal score of 480, or higher or ACT English score of 21 or higher. Find information about scheduling the placement tests at HACC’s website.

Penn State York: Students must make a dual enrollment registration appointment by calling the admissions office 717-771-4040.  See the Penn State York Dual Enrollment Fact Sheet for more information and complete the Penn State York Dual Enrollment Form

Summer opportunity with Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools

Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools is five week ungraded summer enrichment program where students experience the opportunity of living on the CMU campus in a college dorm.

1 ) The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences: allows students to further explore areas in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Governor’s School provides programs in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science with emphasis on collborative learning and team research. Click here for more information. Deadline: January 31, 2015

2) Health Careers Scholars Academy: allows students to better understand the dynamic world of health care. Will be able to experience hands-on campus experience for studies in medicine. Click here for more information. Deadline: Feburary 15, 2015

3) Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences:  Is free to students and provides an expansive overview of the diverse fields of agricultural science and natural resources. Click here for more information. Deadline: Feburary 19, 2015

4) Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology:  An enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics and emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory
experiences. Click here for more information. Deadline: TBA

 

Summer Discovery Program

Interested in a taste of the college experience?  Or maybe boosting your resume for future employers with an internship? How about traveling to Italy and immersing yourself into the culture of food.  Spend a proactive summer with Summer Discovery by studying abroad or taking classes on a college campus. Summer discovery offers numerous schools to choose from such as UCLA, Michigan State, Georgetown, UPenn, Emerson, CU Boulder and more! With over 300+ courses to choose from and numerous community service programs, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and further explore your interests and potential career.  Click here to learn more!

Study Abroad

Save up to $300 by applying for Fall Enrollment (offer ends November 17)

Thaddeus Stevens Early Enrollment

Updated Fall 2016

What is Thaddeus Sevens Early Enrollment Program? With the early enrollment program, students simultaneously complete their senior year of high school while also completing their freshman year major courses at Thaddeus Stevens College on a full time basis. Academic eligibility is determined by students taking the COMPASS placement test. ThaddeusStevens(1)Students must score at the college level to pursue early enrollment. Early enrollment
students are charged a reduced rate for tuition and are not required to pay the application fee. One year after enrolling, students graduate from Penn Manor high school with a diploma while also having completed one year of an associate degree.

Sign-up button generalInterested students need to attend the information session on November 3rd  2016 at 10:30am (homeroom) in the Penn Manor guidance office.  Sign-up is required. Students, sign up here or at button above. Parents of 11th grade students interested in the program are highly encouraged to attend.

Workforce-Bound Seniors

Thinking about going directly into the workforce after high school or to a trade/vocational college? This program is for you!

Ready2Work Certification- Offered Free to Seniors

PA CareerLink received a grant to provide the Ready2Work Program free to Lancaster County High School Seniors. This program combines training in workplace fundamentals and soft skill sin order to increase a person employability. Once complete, students will take the National Career Readiness Certification test called WorkKeys. Having this certification greatly increase your chance of getting a job. After completing the program, participants may be qualified for further short-term training in Intro to Manufacturing, Intro to Office Administration, or Forklift with Certified Logistics Associate. Seniors, see your school counselor if you are interested in completing this program for free while in high school!

SAT Prep Course Information

Sylvan Learning Center

Lancaster

Offers SAT/ACT prep classes

Website:  http://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/lancaster-pa/program/sat-prep

Call: 717-293-0300

Schedule a Free Full Length Practice Exam: http://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/lancaster-pa/promotions/get-a-free-sat-or-act-practice-exam

 

Kaplan SAT Prep Courses, Online and at Locations around PA

Website: http://www.800score.com/sat-pennsylvania.html
Princeton Review

Self Paced Online SAT Prep

Math, Verbal, or both

http://prep.princetonreview.com/products?test=sat&instruction=class&product=in_person&zip=17551&program=fundamentals

 

Abbey Harris

Lancaster Area SAT Prep Instructor

Offering Spring Session at Lancaster Mennonite

Offering Summer Session at Janus School

http://satprepco.com/index.html

 

PREP Books

Students can prepare by buying and using a prep book (B&N, Amazon)

Popular Review publishers:

  • ·      College Board
  • ·      Princeton Review
  • ·      Kaplan

 

Free SAT/ACT Prep Apps:

  1. The Official SAT Question of the Day By The College Board
  2. IntelliVocab for SAT
  3. SAT Up
  4. SAT Connect
  5. iPredict
  6. ACT Question of the Day
  7. ACTStudent
  8. SATLadder