Welcome to the EHS Counseling Website!
12th Grade Parent Information Night
The EHS Counseling Office is pleased to offer a Virtual 12th Grade Parent Information Night on September 23, 2020. The evening will provide information on the financial aid and college application process for seniors. A link for the pre-recorded video will be shared via email with 12th grade families at 6:00 that evening. On September 24th, a google form will be sent out to parents as an opportunity to ask any additional questions. A Frequently Asked Questions document will then be put together based on the questions asked and sent out to families. We encourage all 12th grade college bound students and families to participate.
2020 PSAT Registration
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at EHS on Saturday, October 17. It is recommended that all college-bound eleventh graders take this test.
-2020 PSAT registration will begin on Monday, September 21, 2020 until they are sold out (there are a limited number of tests available).
-Registration will take place at the Main Office between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
-The cost for the test is $30.
-Payment in the form of check/cash must be received at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to Emmaus High School.
-Evening registration will be available on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
-Masks are required while registering.
The PSAT will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Students must arrive at EHS by 7:30AM in order to check-in prior to the start of testing. Upon arrival, students will receive their room assignments for the test — this will be posted outside of EHS doors 3, 4, and 5. Upon entering the building (through either doors 3, 4 or 5) students must report directly to their testing room. Students will need to remember to bring their own #2 pencils and calculators.
Testing Procedures: We will be following CDC and PDE recommendations for health and safety — this includes 10 students per testing room spaced 6ft. apart. Students and proctors are required to wear masks at all times in the school building. Upon completion of the PSAT, students must exit immediately.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Please see this site for COVID-19 Updates from the K-12 School Counseling Department and continue to check the EHS Website, as well as the EPSD website. We also have created a graphic, linked here, that can help to identify signs of struggle and with links to articles as resources for more information and how to help.
Virtual College Visits
The EHS Counseling Department is pleased to continue to offer Virtual College Rep Visits! Visits will be through Google Meet but will still require registration through Naviance, using the same procedure for that of our ‘traditional’ rep visits. Please visit Naviance for dates and times of the visits. Students who register will receive an email the day before the visit, providing them with the Google Meet code. Visits are open to all students, grades 9-12, and will allow you an opportunity to hear from the Admissions representative as well as to ask questions you may have about the changes taking place for their institution. Please check Naviance frequently, as we will be adding more schools frequently. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.
Attention 9th Grade Students
Mrs. Demchak and Mr. McInerney have shared a presentation with you regarding the scheduling process at EHS. Please find the video on your Class of 2024 Schoology Course and here.
The EHS Counselors’ YouTube Channel
The EHS Counselors have created a YouTube Channel with videos on scheduling, navigating Naviance Family Connection, the assessments available via Naviance, and more! Our YouTube channel can be found by clicking the gray YouTube icon at the top of this page on the right (next to the Twitter icon), or by clicking on this link: Emmaus High School Counseling YouTube Channel. Please be sure to click “videos” once you have navigated to our page to see all of our videos, as the homepage only shows the most recent.
Naviance Login Changes for Students and Parents
Starting January 27th, Naviance, the career and college readiness platform used at Emmaus High School, will be changing the login/password credentials for students and parents/guardians. Students will start using Single Sign-on on their chromebooks and on other devices, will use their school district assigned email (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) to login rather than their 6 digit student ID number; their password will continue to be the password used for the school district email. Students were made aware that this change will take effect for them starting on January 18th. We suggest that parents/guardians make the change to their password before the change automatically takes place on January 27th to enable a smoother transition.
For parents/guardians, the username/email will not change, however, parents/guardians will need to change their password to meet the new requirements of Naviance:
- Passwords must be at least 10 characters in length.
- The username may not be part of the password.
- Passwords may not include more than 2 identical characters in a row.
- Commonly used passwords, simple patterns, and common names will not be accepted.
Any parents/guardians who have not activated their Naviance account are encouraged to do so. First time users will need to request a registration code from the Counseling Office and will need to adhere to the new password requirements.
Please contact your student’s school counselor with any questions.
2017-2018 Grading Scale and GPA Calculation Changes
For the past two years, an instructional leadership team in East Penn has been working to examine our district-wide assessment practices and evaluate them in terms of their efficacy and equity. Through that process, the secondary grading scale and high school grade point average calculations emerged as an area in need of revision. For these reasons, we have decided to modify the grading scale and calculation of student GPA to be more consistent with other schools both regionally and nationally. This change will go into effect beginning with the 2017-18 school year. For more information regarding these changes GPA changes please click here.
The counseling office is pleased to continue to offer the Naviance system to our students and their families. Naviance is the preferred postsecondary planning resource for EHS counselors. We encourage all families to utilize the resources found in Naviance. Students receive an introduction each school year on how to use and navigate Naviance Student. Below is a link to access Emmaus High School’s Naviance Student site. Starting 1/18/2020, students must log in using their eastpennsd.org email address and their EPSD password. Parents must register using a registration code, which can be obtained from your child’s counselor. Once registered, parents are able to input an email address and create a password for future use.
Reminders for Seniors Applying to College
- Be sure you are requesting your documents through Naviance Student with 15 school days to process prior to the college’s application deadline.
- Scholarships are added to Naviance Student as we receive information from outside agencies, be sure to check in often.
Be sure to check your Naviance Student account for more information tailored to your grade level!