Welcome to the EHS Counseling Website!
Instant Decision Days for Seniors
The Counseling Office is excited to offer seniors the opportunity to participate in three Instant Decision Days as part of the college application process. In order to participate, students must have their SAT or ACT scores (unofficial print out of scores is acceptable), submit an online application to the college, and register in the counseling office for an appointment to meet with the college admissions representative from that school. Details for the remaining Instant Decision Days are listed below:
- Instant Decision Date: October 22, 2018
- Deadline to register in counseling and submit your application: October 18, 2018
- Fee waiver code to apply: Check the fee waiver box that says “I have been provided with a promotional code and I would like to use it”. The code is KBFWID19
- Instant Decision Date: November 8, 2018
- Deadline to register in counseling and submit your application: November 5, 2018
9th Grade LCTI Tour
LCTI is offering a tour to any 9th grade student who is currently NOT attending LCTI, but is interested in learning more about it. The tour will be Thursday, November 1 from 8:30am – 10:00am. Permission slips ARE required. See Mrs. Demchak or Mr. McInerney in the Counseling Office to get your permission slip. Completed permission slips are due back in Counseling no later than October 12th.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) military test will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30am. This test is free and provides great feedback for all students, regardless of interest in enlisting in the military. Interested students must come to the counseling office by October 19th to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. McInerney.
Guidance Information Nights
Information from all of our past Parent Nights (including Financial Aid Night, and 9th and 12th grade parent nights) can be found on our Guidance Information Nights page.
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 please click here.
Changes in the Counseling Office
As you may be aware, some exciting changes are happening at Emmaus High School for the 2017- 18 school year. In addition to the adjusted bell schedule and Flex Block Wednesdays, a Ninth Grade Academy has been created to assist students with the transition to high school. As a result of the new Ninth Grade Academy, the Emmaus High School Counseling Office has been restructured and counselors have been reassigned to students. Please find the letter sent home to students in grades 10-12 by clicking here.
New counselor assignments can be found on our ‘Contacting a Counselor‘ page.
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. Students need to log in using their ID number as their email and their EPSD password as the 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!