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Welcome to the Abington High School Guidance Main Page.  Additional information can be found on the Subpages which are linked on the right side of this page.  Please feel free to contact your child’s Guidance Counselor at any time.

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Seniors- Please use the form below (Transcript Release Form) to have transcripts sent to colleges, universities, Armed Services, employers, etc.  The form must be given to your School Counselor for appropriate processing.

Transcript Release Form

STEP BY STEP COLLEGE PROCESS

Seniors- Please use the form below if you need Mid-year grades sent to colleges. Mid-year grades will be sent shortly after the close of the first term in early February.

Transcript Request Form – MID-YEAR GRADE / TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM

**** The Abington Guidance Department is pleased to announce that the Parent College Guide is available electronically.  The Guide is meant to serve as a reference for both parents and students.  The Parent Guide is filled with 30 pages of useful information to ease the college search and planning process.  Please see your School Counselor early and often as you prepare for post secondary education.

Please click on the link below to access the Parent College Guide

Parent College Guide | free to Download

ACT COMES TO ABINGTON–  The Guidance Department is pleased to announce that the ACT College readiness assessment is now being offered at Abington.  The ACT will be offered in October and April.  Please contact your School Counselor with any questions.  You can register for the ACT online at http://www.act.org/

ATTENTION:  Abington works in conjunction with Penn State University to offer students a Dual Enrollment Program.  For further information regarding the Dual Enrollment Program please contact Mr. Tagliaferro at ext. 2366.  

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Link to the NAVIANCE website:

https://connection.naviance.com/ashs

Seniors:  Application Time!

It is very important that you consult with your School Counselor early this year to determine the best course of action.  Whether you will be applying to college, trade school, internship or a lucrative job opportunity your counselor can support your application and advise you appropriately. 

As you start your applications, please be sure to note your deadlines and other supporting material that will need to be sent with your applications.  All Transcript information / supporting credentials must be sent directly from Abington High School so it is important you share your plans with your School Counselor.

 FINANCIAL AID – Students / Parents – Please complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible.  This form helps determine your eligibility for “Need Based” aid.  Please contact the Guidance Office with any questions about the FAFSA.  The FAFSA application can be found at www.FAFSA.gov

Juniors:

Continue to strengthen your academic profile by working extremely hard this year.  This is the last full year of academics before you apply to four-year post secondary schools.  Having a strong junior year helps to validate your work ethic and sends a strong message to post secondary institutions about your desire to continue your education.  Start evaluating colleges, prepare to take the SAT /ACT and consult often with your School Counselor.

Sophomores:

Welcome to the High School……

This year will be an important transition year as you continue to build the early portions of your academic profile.  Believe it or not, your ninth grade year started your official transcript so we look for our sophomores to continue working hard each and every day.  If you had a great ninth grade year, continue this trend here at the high school.  If you may not have done as well as you would have liked, your sophomore year is a great time to turn things around and prove to potential colleges, trade-schools, employers, etc that you are serious about your education and your future.  Your School Counselor will help you with this transition and can advise you appropriately.

Parents

The Guidance Webpages are designed to help you navigate your student through the High School experience.  Please contact the Guidance Counselor assigned to your student with questions.  All Guidance Counselors can be found on the Counselors Page.  Please also take note of our evening seminars which start in October.  These seminars are designed for you and your student and aim to answer the difficult questions associated with the college admission process.

**NAVIANCE**- Naviance is an exciting college / career tool for all Abington high school students.  Please see our RESOURCES PAGE for more information or see your Guidance Counselor.  Using Naviance can help you search for colleges, find more information about colleges as well as explore careers and interests.  Naviance has many other features including statistical information from recent graduated classes.  See how you compare to students who applied to your favorite colleges.  Look at Admission treads and learn what it takes to get in.