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Courtney Hollister

High School Counselor

Email: chollister@pdys.org

Phone: 419-822-8247 ext 3107 

 

Ginny Gaynor

Counseling Secretary

Email: ggaynor@pdys.org

Phone: 419-822-8247 ext 3105

 

 

Use this form to sign-in to the counseling office. SIGN IN

Use this referral form for a non-emergency issue or if Ms. Hollister is out of the building. Referral Form

Upcoming Events

Use the following link to see upcoming College Admissions visits, College Fair events, Financial Aid nights, etc. College Events

College Information

College Planning Handbook

Please reference the College Planning Handbook for any questions related to the college search, college application or financial aid process! 

College Visit Procedure

Pick up forms in the counseling office, follow the directions!

You must meet the requirements in order to be approved:

  • Cumulative GPA must be consistent with the college admissions requirements  above a 2.0
  • Student attendance must be consistent with DHS policy
  • Student must have attempted the ACT or have a scheduled ACT test prior to the college visit
  • Visit must be a scheduled tour of at least 3 hours
  • Student behavior must be consistent with DHS policy (request may be denied if the student’s behavior has required disciplinary action)
  • College visit forms must be signed by the counselor, parent & teachers

College Visit Policy

Common Application

Use the Common App to help you with the college admissions process. See Ms. Hollister with any questions! Start thinking about which teachers you would like to ask to write you a recommendation! A good number to have is at least three recommenders.

https://www.commonapp.org/

Delta High School Profile/Information 

College Visit Days

Here is a list of college visit days at the public and private colleges/universities in Ohio. 

Public 

Private

Links for Your College Search

Peterson's 

A place where you can gather information about the school you're considering attending, tips and strategies for test prep, help with preparing your student loans, researching universities or information about what college life is like, Peterson's is your final stop! 

College Navigator

An interactive website that allows you to explore and compare features of different institutions, including programs and majors, admissions considerations, campus crime statistics and more.

Senior Year Timeline

Use this checklist to ensure you are on the right track for college applications & scholarships!

Use this college application timeline to make sure you complete the steps necessary to attend college & receive financial aid!

Testing

Delta High School testing code = 361935

PSAT

The PSAT test will take place on Wednesday October 10th from 1st-4th period. This test is offered to juniors and sophomores. The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The test measures readiness for college, provides access to scholarships and practice for the SAT.

If you are interested in taking the PSAT test, please see Ms. Hollister in the counseling office.

PSAT Info

 

ACT Testing Dates

See Ms. Hollister if you need a fee waiver or have any other questions about scheduling or taking the ACT test! http://www.act.org

Kaplan ACT Study Guide

Use this study guide to help prepare for the ACT! Ms. Hollister also has practice ACT books in the counseling office.

CCP

Ohio's College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.

Click here for more information!

Accuplacer Test

If you are taking CCP classes through the University of Findlay and do not have a 20 composite score on the ACT, you will need to take the Accuplacer Test. It will take place on Wednesday October 10th during 3rd period in the Mac Lab. 

Courses of Interest for CCP Students

The College Credit Plus program requires each participating Institution of Higher Education partner to establish 15- and 30- credit hour pathways for high schools to offer their students ensuring they are taking general education courses that are transferable and fulfill elective requirements at any Ohio public college or university. 

Bowling Green State University

University of Toledo

Owens Community College

Northwest State Community College

University of Findlay

Transferology

Use www.transferology.com to see if your CCP courses will transfer to the college/university you want to attend! 

Graduation

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements have changed! Please visit this website for more information! 

Delta HS Graduation Requirements

The Delta High School Graduation Requirements are:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 3 Social Studies credits
  • 1 semester of Health
  • 1 semester of Personal Finance
  • 2 semesters of Physical Education
  • 5.5 elective credit
  • 21 total credits

Delta HS Honors Diploma

To receive an Honors Diploma from Delta High School, you will need to meet all but one of the following requirements:

  • 4 Math credits
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Science credits (2 advanced courses)
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 3 Foreign Language credits
  • 1 Fine Arts credit (must be obtained in HS)
  • 3.5 GPA
  • 27 composite ACT score

*Please see Ms. Hollister if you are interested in obtaining the Honors Diploma!

Financial Aid

Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from a variety of sources, including: the U.S. Federal Government, the state where you live, the college you attend, or a nonprofit or private organization. 

Types of Federal Student Aid Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education.

12 Common FAFSA Mistakes

FAFSA

Use this website to fill out the FAFSA. October 1st is when the application opens. 

Delta High School's Financial Aid Night is on Monday October 22nd from 6:30-8pm in the HS Mac Lab. Click here for more information.

RaiseMe

A way to get scholarship money, discover colleges, get financial aid info and more! Check out this website!!

Scholarships

College/University Scholarships

Use this link to find scholarship information from area colleges/universities. I will update this list as I learn about more scholarship opportunities!

Local Scholarships

Use this link to view local scholarship information and deadlines! Forms for most scholarships are in the counseling office.

Types of Scholarships

There are three kinds of scholarships: University, National Programs and Local/Regional Scholarships.

University: applying ON TIME is the most important goal. Many colleges have automatic scholarship levels. They are based on the student's ACT/SAT and GPA. Most universities/colleges begin the offer at 20 ACT and 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale). The student must apply by each college's deadline. Research the specific colleges as some have automatic scholarships once a student applies. Whereas, other colleges may have separate scholarship applications. College also have their own searchable database of scholarships opportunities.

National Programs: There is a wealth of scholarships available to all students. Register with a scholarship search engine such as www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org to receive information about opportunities. Do not pay any money for a scholarship search! 

Local/Regional Scholarships: Many local scholarships are offered to only Delta High School students with regional scholarships available to Northwest Ohio students or students in Fulton County. The odds are in your favor with these! A big chunk of these scholarships become available in February.

College Board Scholarship Search

The College Board's scholarship search is a great way to find scholarships, internships and other financial aid opportunities. Scholarship Search

Resources

TACKLE Referral Form

TACKLE is a non-profit behavioral health agency. TACKLE helps students who have referrals for a variety of mental health issues which can lead to poor attendance, behavior and academic performance. There is a case manager here that will meet with students on a regular basis and a therapist that can use utilized if necessary. Our case manager is Haley Polsdorfer.

Fill out this referral form and return to the counseling office if you would like to talk with Miss Haley about any mental health concerns.

National Alliance on Mental Health

On this website, mental health agencies available to Fulton County residents are listed. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Career Planning

Academic Planning Chart

Use this chart to help map out the classes you want to take in your 4 years at Delta HS. 

Ohio Means Jobs

This is a great resource to start your career exploration! 

Ohio Means Jobs

Career Cluster Inventory: answer the questions and the results will suggest career options that best relate to your interests. The questions should take 15-20 minutes to complete.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

Juniors: you have access to the ASVAB program website. You will log in and be able to search for careers, use the living wage calculator, look up college and military information and much more! 

Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Ohio Department of Education Career Connections

Career Coach: designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings and associated education and training. 

Career One Stop - use this to search for scholarships, careers, resume tips, college information and much more

NCAA

NCAA Eligibility Center

Senior athletes who may be considering Division I or Division II collegiate sports should include the NCAA code for score reports on the ACT or SAT test registration form. The NCAA will NOT accept these scores from the student's high school transcript. Students need to apply to the NCAA to be eligible. Once you apply, be sure to see Ms. Hollister to have your official transcript sent to the NCAA. 

http://www.ncaa.org/homepage

 

NAIA Eligibility Center

Every student-athlete must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to play sports at an NAIA college or university. Be sure to send your ACT or SAT scores directly to the NAIA.

http://www.playnaia.org

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Financial Aid Night

Delta HS is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday October 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm at the high school Mac Lab. Parents AND students should attend this if you have questions about filling out the FAFSA or the college application process. You will want to bring social security cards and 2017 tax information. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hollister. For more information, click here.

Manufacturing Day

Juniors/Seniors: If you are planning to go right into the workforce after high school (no military or college), then you should check out Manufacturing Day on Friday October 12th. It is from 9-11am. (We will leave the HS around 8:15am and arrive back around 11:45pm). The event is free and transportation is provided! 

HOBY Experience

If you are a sophomore and are interested in unique leadership training and service learning experiences, then HOBY might be for you! This seminar will empower you to develop your natural talents to become a leader in your community! The seminar will take place in June at Ohio Northern University and ONE student from Delta HS can attend. Please see Ms. Hollister by Friday October 12 for more information!

PSAT Test

The PSAT Test will take place on Wednesday October 10th from 1st-4th period. Students taking this test, please report to 1st period and then you will called to room 309.

Senior PowerPoint

Here is the PowerPoint presentation that was shared in Senior English classes. Important information about college applications, scholarships and more!

Senior Information PowerPoint

Important Scheduling Message

Students are reminded to follow their original schedule unless they personally met with the counselor on Thursday or Friday. If you filled out a blue drop/add form last week, Ms. Hollister will be contacting you this week to make changes. If you need a blue drop/add form, you can get them from the counseling office. You will need teacher and parent signatures. Ms. Hollister will not be accepting student scheduling appointments on Monday and Tuesday. She will call students down as she is working on schedules. If you need to see Ms. Hollister for other social or emotional issues or college/CCP info, please come down and sign in online using your device (form is found on the guidance page). Reminder that I hope to have all schedules finalized by Monday August 27. Thank you so much for your patience!! 

Welcome from Ms. Hollister

My name is Courtney Hollister and I am the new school counselor at Delta High School. It is my first year as a counselor but my 9th year in Education; I was a high school science teacher the last 8 years. I am excited to take on my new role as a counselor! I am here to help you with academics, college/career and social/emotional issues. This could include testing, college applications and scholarships, College Credit Plus, scheduling, academic accommodations, study skills, coping skills, career exploration, military information and much more! If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to reach out! 

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