Welcome to the EHS Counseling Website!
March is Career Month at EHS
As part of our Career Month activities, Career Speakers will be in the building throughout March. This is a great opportunity for students to hear from professionals from around the Lehigh Valley who may be in fields they are interested in pursuing. Students need to register for these visits using Naviance (click here to view our how to register for a visit video) and must get permission from their teacher(s) of the class(es) they will be missing. Students are responsible for any work that they miss if it is during a class period.
Please click the following link to view our calendar of career speakers: EHS March 2019 Career Speaker Calendar. We also will be sending out a weekly email via Naviance with the schedule for the upcoming week to remind students of these great opportunities.
Senior Scholarship List
Please click the following link to view this year’s Senior Local Scholarship List: 2019 Senior Scholarship List. Applications must be picked up in the Counseling Office and returned by 2:30pm on March 29th. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.
Naviance Information Night for Parents of 10th and 11th Grade Students
The purpose of this night is to provide an overview of Naviance, Emmaus High School’s college and career planning tool. Naviance has a robust list of tools and assessments to help families navigate through the post-secondary planning process. The EHS Counselors will be hosting this event on April 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. If you are planning to attend and wish to receive your parent activation code for Naviance, please be sure to bring your photo ID. We hope to see you there!
2019-2020 Scheduling Information
More information about the EHS scheduling process and timeline can be found on the Counseling YouTube page. Our video for this information for rising 9th graders can be found here: Rising 9th Grade and our video for our rising 10th-12th grade students can be found here: Rising 10th-12th Grade.
Guidance Information Nights
The PowerPoint presentations and any other materials from our latest Guidance Information 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.
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!