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Guidance

Guidance

Guidance Counselors for 2018-2019
 
Grade 8: Ms. Alyssa Winer
(440) 352-3345, x4314
Alyssa.Winer@riversideschools.net
 
Grade 9: 
Mrs. Brandy Gibson (substitute for Mrs. Erin Falvey)
(440) 352-3341 x4307
Brandy.Gibson@riversideschools.net

Grades 8-9 Secretaries:
Ms. Val Keener and Mrs. Christina Pugh

(440) 352-3341, x1902
Valerie.Keener @riversideschools.net or Christina.Pugh@riversideschools.net

JRW Fax # (Grades 8-9) (440) 352-1278

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Grades 10-12 A-Ha: Mr. Scott Bailis (Director of Guidance)
(440) 352-3341, x4311
Scott.Bailis@riversideschools.net

Grades 10-12 He-O: Mrs. Karin Pennock
(440) 352-3341, x4312
Kari.Pennock@riversideschools.net

Grades 10-12 P-Z: Mrs. Lindsay Kosinski (formerly Heckman)
(440) 352-3341, x8331
Lindsay.Kosinski@riversideschools.net
 
 
College & Career Readiness Coordinator:  Mr. Chris Basich
(440) 352-3341, x7223 (voice mail only)


Grades 10-12 Guidance Secretary & Registrar Mrs. Jill Maczuzak
(440) 352-3341, x4320
Jill.Maczuzak@riversideschools.net 

RHS Fax # (Grades 10-12)(440) 352-1257

 
GUIDANCE NEWS
 
 
LEAF INFORMATION:
 
LEAF will hold a free session for high school juniors and their parents on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the LEAF Resource Center located in Lakeland Community College at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH, room A-2101 (the CLI). RESEARCHING COLLEGES ONLINE will address what Juniors should be doing to prepare for college and how to research colleges extensively online. The session is free, but reservations are required.  Please register online at https://leaf-ohio.org/calendar/category/resource-center-sessions/ or call LEAF at 440-525-7095 to reserve a seat.  LEAF is a nonprofit that delivers career and college access advisory programs that connect individuals to their best-fit careers.   
 

COLLEGE VISITS: 
 
College visits for the fall have been completed.  Please click on the following link to view the College Visit list for this spring: COLLEGEVISITSSPRING.
 
CLASS OF 2018 TRANSCRIPTS
 
Transcripts for the Class of 2018 are to be sent electronically via Parchment. Students must create an account in Parchment and indicate the college/university that they plan to attend.  This information was given to the students several times throughout the year.  Please click on the following link for instructions.  PARCHMENT INSTRUCTIONS  
 
FORMER STUDENTS, DO YOU NEED A TRANSCRIPT?

Email your request to: jill.maczuzak@riversideschools.net
Please include:
1. first name/last name (name graduated under)
2. married name (if applicable)
3. date of graduation or withdrawal
4. address to which the transcript will be sent (only unofficial transcripts will be sent to home address)
 
 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION
 
Letters will be mailed home to students eligible for credit recovery.  Credits can be earned through K'Nextions Learning Academy (KLA) for summer school.  For information, please click on the following linkKLA 2018 INFORMATION.
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
 
To find national scholarships, college and career information, please check the following National Scholarship databases: tuitionfundingsources.com and fastweb.com.
Also, for ways to increase your chances of obtaining scholarships, click on the following link: 7 C's of Winning Scholarships.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS Click "Scholarships" for this year's local scholarship information for RHS Seniors.
 
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Seniors:
Please request your final transcripts through Parchment.  For information, please click on the following link: Parchment Handout.pdf.
 
 
 GRADE CALCULATOR - Use this link to enter your term and exam grades to determine your semester grade.
 
SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION

Click on the following links to review Summer Program opportunities:
 
Cleveland Clinic - If any students have questions, they can email Kaila Yamamoto at kailayamamoto@aol.com or Nedra Starling at starlin@ccf.org
 
The Summer Institute -  Registration is now open through April 30th for our inaugural Sport Management Summer Institute, which will take place June 17th through June 23rd on the Cleveland State University campus. The Summer Institute will provide an opportunity for High School students to engage with local leaders in the Sport & Entertainment industry, including leadership teams from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Teamwork Online, Cleveland State Department of Athletics, and Live Nation. 
 

 
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
 
Grants Guide for High School Students
 
More Information on Financial Aid


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF)

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT PRESENTATION
If you missed LEAF's Financial Aid Night or need a refresher, the presentation is recorded in 4 part on their Youtube page. Please view it at http://www.youtube.com/user/LEAFOHIO or type it in your web browser if needed.


FAFSA: STEP BY STEP
http://www.fastweb.com/sp/member/hs/bulletin/FAFSA08

Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Step by Step FAFSA information.


INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT AID REPORT
http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/SAR_HS_Jan_2008.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Student Aid Report information.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/award-letter-2008_HS.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Understanding Your Financial Aid Award letter.

QUICK GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID TERMS

http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/bulletins/pdf/finaidterms2008_HS.pdf
Please highlight and paste the above website in your browser to view the Quick Guide to Financial Aid Report information.

LEAF RESOURCE CENTER SCHEDULE
Click on the link to review the LEAF Resource Schedulehttp://www.LEAF-ohio.org
 

RHS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
 

COURSE CATALOG / SCHOOL PROFILE

 
 
 
 
CREDIT FLEXIBILITY 
 
 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION

 
 
 
Timeline and Minimum Course Requirement


WORK PERMIT


Form 2 of 2

Form 1 of 2

COLLEGE PLANNING


Planning 101 (Defines GPA, class rank, transcripts, standardized tests like ACT and SAT and college admissions expectations)

Planned Absence Form

Student Activity Form
 

The College Payoff (The data from a new study shows clearly that  a college degree is critical to economic opportunity.)

TEST INFORMATION
 
 
 
Success for the OGT 

 
              
 
 
 

SAT Test Dates
 

GUIDANCE LINKS
 

EducationPlanner.com

Selective Service's On-Line Registration Form


NCAA Initial Eligibility - Clearinghouse


ScholarshipHunter

NextStudent
 

FastWeb.com.


College Basics 
(Contrasts online and traditional colleges and the SAT and ACT; offers suggestions about the college application process and college visits, along with other links)

PrepHQ 
(college planning process illustrated)
 

Auburn Career Center

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS