Welcome to the EHS Counseling Website!
Seniors Applying to College
The EHS Counseling Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from 11/25 at 11:00am until December 1st and for Winter Break from 12/23 at 11:00am until 1/4. During the time the Counseling Office is closed, we will not be processing transcript or supporting document requests. As a reminder, it can take up to 15 school days to process transcript/supporting document requests; please make sure to plan accordingly. Please see our College Transcript Request Guide page for more information.
Post-Secondary Planning Night
If you missed the EHS Counseling Department’s Post-Secondary Planning night, the link can be found below. This presentation contains recorded presentations and resources to help plan for life after high school that are available now. College admissions, financial aid, and school-to-career transitions are among the topics offered.
Link for presentation: Post-Secondary Planning Night 2020
Advanced Placement Testing
Registration for the 2021 Advanced Placement exam will begin October 1, 2020 and continue through October 30, 2020. Please complete this registration form (available here) to sign up for the AP exam for the class/classes you are taking. Directions for registration are included with the form.
12th Grade Parent Information Night
The EHS Counseling Office was pleased to offer a Virtual 12th Grade Parent Information Night on September 23, 2020. If you did not get a chance to view the video, it can be found here. As a supplement to the presentation, here is a helpful document we provided that may also assist you in processing the information from the video. More information on this process is also available in the Class of 2021 Schoology course in the College Application Process folder. As a reminder, any individual questions should be asked of the college/university to which the student is applying or to the student’s individual school counselor (counselor contact information here).We encourage all 12th grade college bound students and families to review this information.
EHS Wellness Resources Website
The EHS Counseling Office is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the EHS School Psychologists, Communities in Schools and other departments within the high school, we have put together the EHS Wellness Resources website. Each month, resources that can be used by anyone at any time, will be updated based on a topic or theme for that month. We encourage students, educators and families to utilize this resource and as always, we encourage students to reach out to their counselor or school psychologist if they are struggling.
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 what to expect 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
As of 2020, 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. 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.
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!