Counseling

The Counseling Office Staff:

Aa – Cr Ms Kandice Smith  krsmith2@aacps.org
Cs – He Ms Ramona Bigelow rbigelow@aacps.org
Hi – Mo Ms Amy Richard arichard@aacps.org
Mu – Sd Mr Chad Bickel cbickel@aacps.org
Se – Zz Ms Tracy Arnold tarnold@aacps.org
STEM (10-12) Mr Brad Brainer bbrainer@aacps.org
STEM (9) & ELA Acad Ms Kristin Canevazzi kcanevazzi@aacps.org
Registrar Ms Lynne Haberstroh lhaberstroh@aacps.org
Secretary Ms Theresa Chaffer tchaffer@aacps.org

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Naviance/Family Connection  

Welcome to the SRHS tool for college and career planning. Compare colleges, track your applications, sign up to meet with college admissions counselors, search for scholarships and financial aid opportunities, check out college based enrichment activities and much more. 

All students are provided with access information and are instructed on how to use the features of the Naviance/FamilyConnection system by their School Counselors, starting in the 9th grade. Parents may enter as a GUEST or contact the Counseling Office for a personal account to view a child’s Naviance/FamilyConnection page.

Naviance & the Common Application:

Naviance/FamilyConnection is now linked to the Common Application. Student transcripts, school reports and letters of recommendation can now be sent electronically to supplement college applications. For assistance with completing the “Common App,” stop by or call the SRHS Counseling Office.    

How to Link the Common App to your Naviance/FamilyConnection account  

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Transcript Request Procedures For Current Students – click HERE

 

Transcript Request Procedures For Current Junior Students and All Graduates click HERE

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Financial Aid Information Nights 

The Counseling Office of South River High School presents:

Financial Aid Information Night
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30pm School Media Center

This program will focus on how to get financial assistance for college and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Guests presenters will include:

  • Emma Kamarah, Anne Arundel Community College Office of Financial Aid
  • Deborah Hardy, Scholarship for Scholars Program

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FAFSA Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30pm School Media Center

The workshop, presented by AACC Office of Financial Aid representative Emma Kamarah, gives parents the chance to work with the on-line FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Participants are encouraged to bring tax documents to practice with.

(2016 AACC Office of Financial Aid)

For more information, contact the Counselors’ Secretary at tchaffer@aacps.org.

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NEW FAFSA Information for the Class of 2017 and beyond!

  • SUBMIT THE FAFSA EARLIER: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid now opens October 1, and will remain editable through June 30, for all students entering college after July 1, 2017.

  • USE EARLIER INCOME & TAX INFORMATION: Income and tax reporting for the FAFSA application will come from an earlier tax year.  For the Class of 2018, parents will report from their 2016 income tax forms.

2016/2017 Ways to Pay for College – AACC Office of Financial Aid

What Parents & Students Need to Know About the 2017/2018 FAFSA

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College Visits

SRHS welcomes representatives from colleges, universities, military academies, tech and trade schools from all over the country. Junior and Senior students are invited to attend these information sessions to learn about each school’s programs, requirements for admission, and amenities. Visits are advertised via email, the morning announcements, and posted on FamilyConnection.

Pre-Registration is Required. Students will need to log-on to FamilyConnection, click on the “College” tab and select “view all upcoming visits.” Hit the link for “Sign Up” and confirm registration by clicking on “Sign Me Up” and wait for the green confirmation of appointment bar to appear. A reminder notice will also be sent to the student’s email address a few days before the scheduled appointment.

Students are limited to only 6 visits for the semester. Exceptions to the 6 visit limit may be granted with permission from their counselor.

Passes are required for attendance and are distributed during the first period class on the day of the visit.

Planning for College Presentation for Parents

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How Does Your AP Score Measure Up?

Transfer of AP Credit to Schools in the University of Maryland System – Score Requirements and Credit Awarded Spreadsheet

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Anne Arundel Community College Writing Center – Personal Essay Tutorial

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Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)

Anne Arundel Community College will be offering placement testing and course enrollment for the Fall 2015 semester, for both graduating seniors and incoming ECAP students, at SRHS. Pre-registration is required for both and parents are welcome to attend for Personal Registration. For more information, visit FamilyConnection or stop by the Counseling Office.

AACC events include:

TBA: Fall Information Session – Learn more about the Early College Access Program for Juniors and programs offered to graduating Seniors planning to enroll in the fall. Sign ups are now open on Naviance/FamilyConnection.

TBA: Accuplacer Prep Class AACC Testing Office representative Beth Casey will present an overview of how the test works and provide resources for practice exams and study tips.

TBA: Application Day – Students will be introduced to some of the various programs available at AACC and will complete the application process.

TBA:  12:15pm: Accuplacer Testing – Placement testing for math and English will be offered to students who have not taken the SAT, or whose SAT scores do not meet minimum requirements. This is a 2-hour Early Dismissal Day – Students must have transportation home after testing.

TBA: Personal Registration Day – Appointments start at 8:00am. Admissions counselors from AACC will be helping students register for courses offered in the Fall 2015 semester. Registrations include regular enrollment and the Early College Access Program (ECAP). Parents are welcome to attend.

Information Sessions presented in Spanish at AACC – Special meetings for Spanish speaking parents and students are held at the  Student Union Building, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold Campus, throughout the year. Contact Roasalies Toledo for information at 410-777-1289 or email rtoledoramirez@aacc.edu.

For more information on Anne Arundel Community College courses, programs and non-credit opportunities, visit www.aacc.edu.

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Anne Arundel Community College Careers Coach – Helping You Make an Informed Choice About Your Future

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SAT Test Information

Use this link to visit the College Board website for SAT test information and exam dates.

All SAT test takers MUST HAVE an entrance ticket AND an approved picture ID in order to gain admittance. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. For students who do not have a valid school ID or other form of identification, an SAT student ID form is available. Contact your counselor for help, if needed.

Requirements for SAT Test Participation

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Scholarship Information

Financing a college education can be difficult without some help. Find scholarships through Naviance/FamilyConnection and other on-line search engines such as the ones listed below…

And for access to federally funded grants and loans, visit FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Where to Find Information about Federal Student Aid for College

AACC Financial Aid Information

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Newsletters

The Scholarship Navigator is published 3 times each year. Students can pick up a copy from their English 12 or AP English classrooms, the Media Center or Guidance Office.

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Senior Year

Senior students have a lot to do before graduation day. To help keep them on track with graduation requirements and to guide them through the college application process, the Counseling Office has created a guide book filled with information and tips. Download a copy by clicking on the link below.

Release of Records

Guidebook For Seniors 2018

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Information for Incoming 9th Grade Students

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Course Change Requests

It is the responsibility of the student to evaluate and select courses carefully, with the help and input of teachers, school counselors and parents. Students have the right to participate in any part of the curriculum in accordance with non-discriminatory practices. 

A student who requests a course change within 10 school days of the start of the semester may be granted the change, upon approval of the school principal, parents and school counselor, if space is available in the class. Certain restrictions apply to all requests for course changes (see Course Correction Request form for details). 

Course Change Request Form 

The High School Program of Study, which contains the requirements for graduation and all course descriptions, is now electronic. Click HERE to view

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Enrollment and Withdrawal Procedures click HERE

Information for Current Middle School Students in the SRHS Area of Attendance who are Attending an Out-of-Area Magnet Program – How to Make the Transition Back to SRHS

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