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GUIDANCE NEWS AND UPDATES . . .


ATTENTION CURRENT IHS STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES!
Summer is a great time to begin planning and preparing for the upcoming school year and the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College wants to be part of those preparations. Whether you are currently a Junior or a Senior taking Dual Enrollment classes with us or you are a new student who may be interested, we can help answer any questions you may have about our Dual Enrollment Program. If you have are a recent graduate from IHS looking for a college option close to home, we can also discuss our current degree programs with you.
This summer, several regional high schools are holding NPRC information sessions for their students and parents in preparation for our fall 2019 term. If you are seeking more information about NPRC, we would be more than happy to hold an information session at your school. Eligible high school Juniors and Seniors can get a jump start on their college education for just $180 per class! Degree classes for recent graduates are $555 per class.
Our fall term begins August 21, 2019. You can view our course schedule for the fall 2019 term online at https://regionalcollegepa.org/schedule. The National Pennsylvania Regional College is committed to providing affordable and accessible opportunities to students.

Please let your guidance staff at IHS know if you are interested in more information or an information session scheduled at IHS in the early fall.Or Contact NPRC directly:

Amy Rowe Student Success Specialist
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College
A.J. Palumbo Academic Center
110 West 9 Street, Box MS16
Erie, PA 16541
arowe@rrcnpa.org
814-651-0692 or 814-482-1617 (cell)

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College Visits/Military Visits:

College representatives are invited to speak with students in the Counseling Office during junior/senior lunch. Announcements about the college visits are made at least 2 weeks in advance. Students are asked to register to meet with any college representatives. Military representatives visit students during the lunches.


Student Assistance Program:

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) supports students who are experiencing challenges that affect their performance in the school setting. These challenges may be related to emotional issues, drug and alcohol use, depression, codependency issues, and other family problems. The SAP team members serve as case managers on assigned student cases. The case managers work with students to help identify struggles within the school setting. The SAP team members do not counsel students or provide therapy. Within the SAP process, team meetings are held to review cases and to identify professional resources that are available to the student and family.

Students, teachers, parents, coaches, advisors, administrators may all refer a student to SAP. Referrals are kept confidential. Anyone wishing to make a referral to SAP should contact the school counselor. Administrators, school counselors, school psychologist, teachers, drug and alcohol liaison, and a mental health liaison are all members of the SAP team process.


ASVAB:

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program test is limited to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who receive parent/guardian permission to take the test. Taking the ASVAB can help students regardless of future plans after high school. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program provides career exploration scores, which can help determine a student’s readiness for further education and training in different career areas. Knowing your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses now, gives them time to work to improve them before they start a job, begin college or vocational school, or enter the military. To make an informed decision you need facts. If your child takes the ASVAB, he/she will be provided with the facts that he/she will need to pursue post-secondary goals. 

Program services include:

  • Summer programs with intensive math and science training;
  • Year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences;
  • Computer training; participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students who are serving as mentors;
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and
  • Programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.