Welcome to the EHS Counseling Website!
Career Month Speakers at EHS Throughout March
The EHS Counseling Office is proud to share that as part of our Career Month in March, we will be hosting career speakers from throughout the Lehigh Valley. Using Naviance (see login directions below), students of all grade levels are able to sign up for visits during the school day to learn about the various career fields and individual paths our speakers have chosen. Our Career Speaker Calendar is available here. Bios for the speakers are linked into the calendar for your reference.
Again, students must sign up for these speakers through Naviance and are responsible for making up any work they miss in class. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in these visits as part of their Career Readiness Plan and to help identify where their career path will lead. Please note that the calendar is subject to change based on weather as well as additional speakers being added; be sure to check the calendar and Naviance regularly for any updates. Students should contact their school counselor with any questions.
We are truly grateful to all of the speakers who are giving up their time to help our students identify their career paths!
EHS Local Scholarship List
Attention Seniors: The EHS Local Scholarship list will be provided in FLEX block on Wednesday, February 26th. Students can pick up applications in the Counseling Office. The deadline to return completed scholarship applications is Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 2:30pm – absolutely no exceptions!
Lunch Hour Lecture Series on Scheduling
The EHS School Counselors will be available for a lunch hour conversation with parents/guardians of students in 9th, 10th, or 11th graders for a course selection/scheduling workshop. There will be a short presentation addressing this topic. Time will also be allocated for a Q&A session. Sessions will be held in the Board Conference Room in the EPSD Administration Building on Pine Street. We will be holding four sessions and covering the same information in each, so attendees only need to come to one. Registration is required.
March 4th from 11:30am-12:15pm or 12:30pm-1:15pm
March 5th from 11:30am-12:15pm or 12:30pm-1:15pm
Space is limited. Call the Counseling Office to reserve your spot at (610) 965-1660. We look forward to meeting you!
The EHS Counseling Office is please to announce that we will be providing EHS Juniors an opportunity to visit East Stroudsburg University and Moravian College on March 20th from 8:00am-3:45pm. Students will need to arrange for transportation home to be picked up at the EHS Auditorium entrance at 3:45pm on that day. Students will hear from Admissions Representatives at both schools, take a tour of both campuses, and have lunch in one of the dining halls at East Stroudsburg University. Transportation will be provided to and from the Universities and there is no fee to register. Seating is limited, so if you would like to join the EHS Counseling staff on this trip, come to the Counseling Office to receive a permission slip. Permission slips will be accepted in the Counseling Office until March 3rd. Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please stop by the Counseling Office.
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 their school district assigned email (i.e. email@example.com) 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.
Students Interested in Attending LCTI for the First Time in 2020-2021
Students who are interested in attending LCTI for the first time next year must pick up an application from the Counseling Office. Applications are due in the Counseling Office no later than February 21st.
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 2023 Guidance Google Classroom and on our YouTube channel, here: https://youtu.be/ViuUQ0lGYnI.
Announcing 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.
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!