about 1 year ago
To receive a Donegal High School diploma, a student must successfully complete a minimum number of courses during grades 9,10,11,12 as outlined below:
Social Studies* 4.0
Wellness 10 & 11 1.0
Informational Literacy** 0.5
Personal Finance ** 1.0
Arts & Humanities*** 2.0 Electives **** 6.5
Graduation requirements are modified for students attending full year CTC programs during their 12th grade year.
* Must include required courses per items above and check department course descriptions.
** Informational Literary is required to be taken in 9th grade and Personal Finance is required to be taken in 11th grade
***Courses that satisfy the Arts and Humanities requirements may be selected from the following areas:
English (beyond the four required units)
Social Studies (beyond the four required units)
**** All courses beyond the required courses are considered electives. This includes courses in the following areas:
Career and Technology Centers
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COLLEGE INFORMATION & PLANNING
about 1 year ago
Where do I get an application?
Colleges and universities maintain internet websites that allow users to request, download, or print information and applications. Most institutions offer online applications, and many prefer that students apply directly through the website, with application fees charged to major credit cards. For most schools, you may also opt to submit a paper application.
Official transcripts and other supporting documents, as described in the Submitting Applications section below, are required and usually must be forwarded by regular mail to the college or university. Because we do not know when you apply online, please make sure to visit the Counseling Office after you have submitted your application online and request that your transcript be mailed.
How can I get more information from a college?
Admissions offices accept email and telephone requests for information and materials, and many provide toll-free numbers.
What are College Fairs?
College fairs provide good opportunities to obtain applications and other information directly from representatives. Please contact the DHS Counseling Office for information about any local college fairs.
What is the Common Application?
This term refers to a universal, or "Common Application", used by many colleges and universities across the country. This application only needs to be completed once and can then be submitted to multiple colleges/universities. Not all colleges and universities participate in the "Common Application", so confirm a school's acceptance of the "Common Application" before submitting it. Visit http://www.commonapp.org for a list of schools that accept this application.
After I complete the application, what do I do next?
If you complete a paper application, please bring the application directly to the Counseling Office and give it to one of the counselors or to the secretary. If you are submitting your application online, please come to the Counseling Office and request that your transcript be sent through the mail.
What else should I bring to the Counseling Office with my paper application?
All attachments, including application fee checks, should be submitted with the paper application so the application and supporting materials may be mailed as a packet and arrive together at the intended college. Be sure to alert the counselor or secretary to each school's deadline for receiving applications!
What is on my transcript?
Transcripts mailed with applications are official (that is, imprinted with the school seal) and include: SAT scores received by DHS to date, the most recent class rank and grade point average, final course grades and credits earned since entering ninth grade, and high school activities reported by the student in previous years. Official transcripts cannot be hand-carried or hand-delivered by students or parents to intended recipients .
What about letters of recommendation? Do I need them?
Letters of recommendation should be brought to the Counseling Office if you want them to be mailed with applications. If you are seeking recommendations from teachers, advisors, coaches, counselors, or administrators, be sure to give them plenty of advance notice when asking for the letters. Some colleges require letters of recommendation and some only recommend them, so be sure to read the application carefully.
Do I have to write an essay?
Personal essays or autobiographical statements are required on some college applications and are optional on others. Even when optional, they represent important opportunities to favorably impress an admissions committee, especially if an interview has not been possible. If you include supplemental or separate pages, be certain they are neat, clean, and legible, and that each extra attachment contains your name; it is also helpful to clearly label the content or purpose of such extra pages.
Can I submit my application late?
Adhere to application deadlines and submit materials early ! Applications should never be brought to the Counseling Office on the day they are due. Submit all materials well in advance of postmark deadlines and inform the counselor or secretary of deadline dates at submission!
How will I know if the college has received my application and other materials?
A record is maintained in the Counseling Office of transcript mailings for each student, including the name and address of the intended recipient, date the transcript was sent, and the date of acceptance (when applicable). A stamped and pre-addressed confirmation postcard is mailed with transcripts/applications for return to Donegal High School by the college upon receipt of the transcript and accompanying materials.
Now that I've applied, I can relax and take it easy for the rest of my senior year, right?
No, keep those grades up! Many colleges request mid-year grades. When colleges inform students that their mid-year grades are needed, students should notify the Counseling Office immediately so this important information can be sent as soon as it is available. After the final grades are posted for the Fall Semester, the cumulative GPA and Class Rank are re-calculated for each grade level. As soon as the revised mid-year GPA and Class Rank are available, they are recorded as the official rank and average on student applications, transcripts, and supporting documents.
- Prior to a scheduled visitation , you must complete a "Request For College Visitation" form. Copies can be obtained from the Main Office, the Attendance Secretary or the Counseling Office. This form must be completed, signed by a parent, and returned to the office to be approved by the principal or assistant principal.
- You must have a parent accompany you on the college visitation.
- While on the visit, you will have a college representative sign a form indicating that you visited on that particular day.
- When you return to school, the form signed by the college representative must be returned to the Attendance Secretary so that the absence is considered "excused".
- Students are permitted to be excused up to three (3) days during their junior year and three (3) days during their senior year for college visitations.
College Admissions Testing
How do I know which tests I need to take?
As you consider potential colleges, you should determine which admissions tests are required by those schools. Tests should be taken at least six weeks prior to the application deadline of a school requiring the score.
Do I need to take both the SAT and the ACT?
Most schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States prefer the College Board's SAT in evaluating a student's potential for success in college. Many schools in the Western U.S. prefer the ACT (American College Testing) program. Some colleges require one test over the other. On-line registration is preferred for these tests and may be accessed through each testing organization's web address:
What are the SAT Subject Tests?
A number of schools also require the College Board's SAT Subject Tests (formerly called the SAT II). Results from these tests may be used in making admissions decisions, but generally are used in placing accepted students at appropriate levels in the school's curriculum. Pay special attention to testing requirements of each school you consider!
How do I register for the SAT?
SAT test dates and registration deadlines are listed on the College Board's website. The test is offered on a Saturday at local high schools. Donegal High School also participates in SAT School Day, which allows students to take the SAT during the regular school day.
What is Donegal's CEEB code?
What should I do when I have been accepted by a college?
Students should notify the Counseling Office when they have been informed of admissions decisions by the colleges to which they have applied. We share your excitement about acceptances, want to lobby for you when your application is put on hold or if a decision is deferred, and certainly want to support you if you are not admitted. When you decide which offer of admission to accept, your commitment to that college should be reported to the Counseling Office so your final transcript can be mailed in June.
Should I notify all of the colleges I applied to if I have accepted admission somewhere else?
As a courtesy to the other colleges where applications have been sent (and to the candidates who may be on waiting lists for those colleges!), you should notify each school of your intentions when a commitment has been made to another school.
about 1 year ago
Students who want to play a sport at any NCAA Division I or II university as a freshman must register and be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse).
All student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to making any official school visits or receiving a written offer of athletically related financial aid. It is recommended that students register at the beginning of their junior year of high school.
There is a fee to register, and fee waivers are available to those who qualify.
Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at www.eligibilitycenter.org
After your NCAA Eligibility Center account is created, STUDENTS must send their SAT or ACT scores directly to the NCAA from their College Board account using code: 9999.
Please contact Mr. Rosengrant with any questions regarding NCAA Eligibility at (717) 492-1204.
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL RESOURCES
about 1 year ago
Donegal High School's student assistance program is called CARES.
CARES is an acronym that stands for Committee to Assist and Refer Students. CARES is a multi-disciplinary team composed of school personnel (teachers, staff, administrators, nurses, and counselors). This team has been trained to understand and identify students who are having problems in school because of chemical use/abuse, depression/anxiety, grief, or other related factors that affect the student's ability to learn or succeed in the classroom. CARES serves as an intervention and referral program to aid students in overcoming these barriers. The team does not diagnose or treat mental health or drug/alcohol disorders.
Students may be referred to CARES by:
1. Self referral
2. Peer referral
3. Faculty/staff referral
4. Parent referral
All referrals are kept confidential. For more information about this committee, please see your school counselor.
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To obtain a student working permit for employment, students and/or their parents who live in the Donegal School District should contact Donegal High School at 717-492-1209 with any questions or to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE :
- Work Permit applications can be obtained from the DHS Counseling & Career Center. The application must be signed by the parent.
- Evidence of age is required at time of work permit request in the form of an original birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate or certified physicians' statement of opinion. The requesting student must be present at time of issue of work permit in order to sign the permit.
- Please Note- Under the revised labor law, the student does not need a physical or current employment to obtain a work permit. Once work is secured, the new employer may require a physical based on their individual requirements for employment.
HOURS OF ISSUE:
School Year: Monday thru Friday - 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Summer: Please call for appointment 717-653-1871
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EMPLOYMENT
4 months ago
PA American Legion Keystone Boys State Program
Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State is a unique week long summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government.
The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American Government. Boys State is designed to supplement the information taught in high school civics classes. It is an activity born out of a need for youth training in practical citizenship, leadership and to instill a working knowledge of the structure and operation of government.
Keystone Boys State has the following objectives:
- to develop leadership and pride in American citizenship
- to arouse a keen interest in the detailed study of government
- to develop in the young citizens of boys State a full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United States of America
- to arouse in the young citizens a determination to maintain our form of government, and from the Preamble to The American Legion’s constitution
- “to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation, and to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy.”
- Only males who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have at least one semester of high school remaining are to be considered.
- Any boy who has previously attended a boys State is not eligible to attend a second session.
- Only boys with outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service to their schools are to be considered.
In the actual selection process, merit and ability are the two most important factors considered. No boys are permitted to attend because of either poverty or wealth. It is not a program for underprivileged boys nor is it a summer camp for recreation. Fees, or “tuition,” are paid by American Legion Posts, with little or no expense to a young man and his family.
Those applying for the Samsung Scholarship will need a copy of the military discharge (DD-214). If one is not easily available you can request a copy.