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Courtney Hollister

High School Counselor

Email: chollister@pdys.org

Phone: 419-822-8247 ext 3107 

 

Ginny Gaynor

Counseling Office Secretary

Email: ggaynor@pdys.org

Phone: 419-822-8247 ext 3105

 

 

Final Transcript Request Form

Use this form to request final transcripts to be sent to colleges, places of employment or the military. This must be completed by JUNE 1, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

YOU are responsible for making sure the location/address where you need the transcripts sent is correct.

*This is for Seniors graduating in May 2019. If you graduated in previous years, please contact Ginny Gaynor in the counseling office to have your transcripts sent somewhere. 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.

Fall Events

Spring Events

Scheduling

8th Grade Parent Night Presentation

Here is the presentation shared at 8th Grade Parent Night. Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Scheduling Dates

Tuesday January 22nd at 6:30pm in HS cafeteria - 8th Grade Parent Night 

Tuesday January 22nd - Course request forms for incoming seniors are DUE

Wednesday January 23rd - Course request forms for incoming juniors are DUE

Thurssday January 24th/25th - Course request forms for incoming sophomores are DUE

Monday January 28th - Course request forms for incoming freshmen are DUE 

Scheduling Presentation 2019-2020

Click here to view the scheduling presentation given in all English classes the week of January 14, 2019. 

PVA Courses

Click here to see the Panther Virtual Academy (PVA) classes offered at Delta High School. 

Course Request Forms

Below are the course request forms for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Sophomores

Incoming Juniors

Incoming Seniors

Scheduling Reminders

I WILL NOT be making schedule changes unless your situation matches one of the following:

  • Failure of a course/not meeting prerequisites
  • Completion of a course during Summer School or in Credit Recovery
  • Medical or emotional reasons
  • CCP schedule change
  • Computer scheduling conflicts

Limit 1 study hall per semester*

Must have parent signatures on your scheduling forms

Course Descriptions

Click here to view the Counseling Handbook/Course Descriptions. Course descriptions start on page 11.

Counseling Handbook

Click HERE to view the 2019-2020 Counseling Department Handbook. It contains course descriptions, information about College Credit Plus, testing, graduation, credit recovery and much more! 

PE Waivers

Ohio graduation requirements include 0.5 credits (2 semesters) of in class physical education (P.E.) OR a completed P.E. Waiver. To earn the PDY P.E. Waiver, a student must participate in two (2) non- concurrent seasons of interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading during the first seven (7) semesters of high school AND complete the required paperwork according to the timeline listed on the P.E. Waiver Application Form and the P.E. Waiver Completion Form. Participation in one (1) complete season of interscholastic athletics, band or cheerleading counts towards one-half (1/2) of the P.E. Waiver for graduation requirements, provided the proper paperwork is submitted. The student must participate in the activity for the full season. There is no provision under ORC 3313.603 (L) to permit any type of partial P.E. Waiver excuse. Students must complete either the in-class option or the P.E. Waiver option. The P.E. Waiver does not result in academic credit. However, the Delta HS P.E. Waiver does fulfill the P.E. graduation requirement of the Ohio Department of Education. The P.E. Waiver must be completed by the end of the first semester of a student’s senior year. Otherwise, the student will be placed in the needed P.E. classes second semester to meet the P.E. graduation requirement. It is the responsibility of the student to coordinate, maintain and submit the application and completion documentation by the required dates for each season.

Directions for Completion of P.E. Waiver Paperwork

Complete the P.E. Waiver Application Form including requested signatures and return to the high school principal, according to dates below:

Fall P.E. Application – September 1

Winter P.E. Application – December 1

Spring P.E. Application – April 1

At the end of the season, fill out the P.E. Waiver Completion Form, have the activity supervisor (head coach or director) verify your participation in the activity, and return the completed form to the high school principal according to the dates below.

Fall P.E. Completion Form - November 15
Winter P. E. Completion Form – March 15
Spring P.E. Completion Form – September 15 of following school year

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

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!

Another timeline with more detailed information.

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 Testing - October 16

The PSAT test will take place on Wednesday October 16th 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 by October 1st.

PSAT Info & Practice Test

ACT Test for ALL Juniors

The ACT Test for all juniors will be on Wednesday February 20th, 2019

Practice ACT Test

All junior students will be taking the practice ACT test on Wednesday November 7th from 8:15-2pm at Defiance College. We will be taking a bus from the school. Students will receive scores back from this practice ACT test. Lunch is provided. Students should plan to bring #2 pencils and a calculator for the test.

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

CCP Information per College

Click here to find out more information about how to apply for CCP classes. Directions are shown for each college/university. 

CCP Forms per College

These colleges require an additional form to be filled out and turned in to the counselor before the student can register for CCP classes.

University of Findlay Course Selection Form

University of Toledo Consent Form

Lourdes University Application Form

Northwest State Community College Consent Form 

Northwest State Community College Book Ordering Form

 

CCP Night Presentation

Use this link to view the CCP Presentation shared at CCP Night on Thursday January 31st, 2019. 

CCP Forms

Intent to Participate Form (DUE APRIL 1, NO EXCEPTIONS) 

Counseling Form (DUE AFTER YOU ATTEND CCP MEETING)

Delta HS CCP Information

CCP Participation Checklist 

"First 15" Rule Handout (Level I and II courses/information)

Accuplacer Information

Use this website to learn more about the Accuplacer test.

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!

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!

Honors Diploma Options

Please see this website for more information about obtaining an 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.

FSA ID

Click here to get directions on how to get a Federal Student Aid ID. BOTH parents and students will need to create FSA IDs. 

RaiseMe

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

Scholarships

Local Scholarship Forms

All local scholarship forms will be posted to the Senior CANVAS page.

All applications are due FRIDAY MARCH 8th at 3pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Local Scholarship Presentation

Here is the scholarship presentation shared to Seniors in their English class on Tuesday February 5, 2019. 

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

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

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.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Please visit this website to learn more about suicide prevention and to utilize the resources provided. 

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/

Four County Behavioral Health Resources

Use this website to view behavioral health services in the Four County area.

Four County Suicide Prevention

Go to this website for more information about suicide prevention in the Four County area.

Bullying report for January-May 2019

Delta High School had zero reported incidents of bullying from January 2019 to May 2019.  Only those situations that follow the Pike Delta York board policy 5517.01 definition for harassment, intimidation, and bullying are included in this report.  There may have been additional situations that were reported during this time frame, but they did not meet the criteria for bullying.

Bullying Report August - December 2018

Delta High School had two reported incidents of bullying from August 2018 to December 2018.  Only those situations that follow the Pike Delta York board policy 5517.01 definition for harassment, intimidation, and bullying are included in this report.  There may have been additional situations that were reported during this time frame, but they did not meet the criteria for bullying.

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Senior Information May 2019

Click HERE to read the IMPORTANT Senior Information shared in Senior English classes on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Students received an email with this information and it is also shared to their Senior CANVAS pages. 

Click HERE to fill out the Final Transcript Request Form. DUE JUNE 1st.

Info on CANVAS

Ms. Hollister has posted information about Adult Education programs through Toledo Public Schools, scholarship opportunities and an Air Force Open House on CANVAS recently. Students, please check out these opportunities and share this information with your parents! 

Spring Testing

Spring Testing papers were sent home in the mail this week. Be sure to contact Ms. Hollister or Mrs. Reighard with any questions.

End of Course Testing Days are as follows: 

April 3 and 4 - ELA 1 and ELA 2 tests

April 24 - US History and Government tests

April 26 - Algebra 1 and Geometry tests

May 2 - Biology and make up tests 

Mandatory Senior Event

ALL seniors will be required to attend a session on Thursday April 18th starting at 12:45pm. It is a Real Money, Real World event offered through the OSU Extension Office. Attendance is mandatory for this event. Contact Ms. Hollister with any questions.

Senior students are also required to attend two sessions on April 3 and April 4 starting at 8:10am. Information was shared in Senior English classes on Wednesday March 27th and shared via email on Friday March 29th. 

Senior Field Trip

Seniors will be attending a Career Exploration Day on Thursday March 7th from approximately 9:30-2:30pm. Students will be participating in mock interviews and receiving feedback on their resumes. Students are encouraged to dress professionally for this event and to bring 5 copies of their resume, if they have one. If they do those things, they will be entered into a drawing to win a new TV! Students will be transported to and from the event via bus. Students must fill out a participation form by Friday March 1st to attend. Students can receive a copy of the form from Mrs. Currier-Ford or Ms. Hollister. It is also posted on CANVAS. 

Local Scholarships

Ms. Hollister will be going to the Senior English classrooms on Tuesday February 5th to discuss local scholarships. If you are a CCP student and are not scheduled in an English class at Delta High School, it is YOUR responsibility to see Ms. Hollister about this information. 

All materials and applications will be posted on the Senior CANVAS page. All applications are due on Friday March 8th at 3pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Financial Aid Night Presentation

Here is the link to the Financial Aid Night presentation. 

Sophomore Visit to Four County

All sophomores will be visiting Four County Career Center on Friday December 7th in the morning. Students have already chosen the labs they want to visit. Applications for Four County Career Center opens online on December 1st and is available until February 1st. Please visit http://www.fourcounty.net/ for more information. 

Save the Date

Save the Date for the following events: 

8th Grade Parent Night: Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 6:30pm in HS Cafeteria (Click HERE for more information)

CCP Night: Thursday January 31, 2019 at 6:30pm in HS Auditorium (Click HERE for more information)

If you cannot attend this meeting, please plan to attend a make-up session on Thursday February 7th at 3pm in the high school library. 

Senior Info

Senior students should be receiving emails every Friday with important information and updates from the Counseling Office. Below is information shared in a recent email. Please contact Ms. Hollister with any questions or concerns. 

Seniors, you should be working on the following items:

1. Finish all college applications (Most schools use the Common App.. make sure you add me as a recommender) If you are using the Common App and do not add me as a recommender, schools will not get your transcripts!

2. Fill out the FAFSA! Check the list to be aware of your college’s deadlines. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qAYDHjBQR_mOlHdCMou2A3UbOWn3Jyek5jLoNDbMEKo/edit?usp=sharing

3. Check the local scholarship list online and start applying for scholarships! I am adding new scholarships every week!! More will become available late January 2019. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfouP97uy4Tm8bRo-_GG_EvHh9YitEci8ltpUna3fxo/edit?usp=sharing

4. There is still time to check out colleges/preview days. See what events are coming up by looking at this document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T2VnBm5NGO1VzZMpldhhFRrN2YHbT2fFXuXidhp27Ek/edit?usp=sharing

PE Waivers

Ohio graduation requirements include 0.5 credits (2 semesters) of in class physical education (P.E.) OR a completed P.E. Waiver. To earn the PDY P.E. Waiver, a student must participate in two (2) non- concurrent seasons of interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading during the first seven (7) semesters of high school AND complete the required paperwork according to the timeline listed on the P.E. Waiver Application Form and the P.E. Waiver Completion Form. Participation in one (1) complete season of interscholastic athletics, band or cheerleading counts towards one-half (1/2) of the P.E. Waiver for graduation requirements, provided the proper paperwork is submitted. The student must participate in the activity for the full season. There is no provision under ORC 3313.603 (L) to permit any type of partial P.E. Waiver excuse. Students must complete either the in-class option or the P.E. Waiver option. The P.E. Waiver does not result in academic credit. However, the Delta HS P.E. Waiver does fulfill the P.E. graduation requirement of the Ohio Department of Education. The P.E. Waiver must be completed by the end of the first semester of a student’s senior year. Otherwise, the student will be placed in the needed P.E. classes second semester to meet the P.E. graduation requirement. It is the responsibility of the student to coordinate, maintain and submit the application and completion documentation by the required dates for each season.

Directions for Completion of P.E. Waiver Paperwork

Complete the P.E. Waiver Application Form including requested signatures and return to the high school principal, according to dates below:

Fall P.E. Application – September 1

Winter P.E. Application – December 1

Spring P.E. Application – April 1

At the end of the season, fill out the P.E. Waiver Completion Form, have the activity supervisor (head coach or director) verify your participation in the activity, and return the completed form to the high school principal according to the dates below.

Fall P.E. Completion Form - November 15
Winter P. E. Completion Form – March 15
Spring P.E. Completion Form – September 15 of following school year

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. Applications are due on October 31st!

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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