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Shawnee State University Information

            1.       Early Scholarship Consideration Deadline is December 1st

a.       Any student accepted to Shawnee State that has filed the FAFSA will be able to receive their financial aid package before Christmas Break! I’m happy to check on any student statuses.

b.       Students will still be considered for scholarships until January 15th and additional awards and scholarship increases until May 1.

c.       Do you have a student with a 3.8 GPA and 30 ACT? They could qualify for our full tuition Shawnee Scholar Award! The deadline to submit student work is January 15th.

2.       We have many wonderful events in the next few months:

a.       November 23rd is our Saturday event called Showcase Day.

b.       Shawnee Game Conference is coming up November 15th and 16th

c.       Plastics Day is Friday, December 6th

d.       Pre-Med Day is Friday, December 13th

e.       And very soon we will host our second Arts and Discovery Night on November 14th this may be a great opportunity for local students! If you have teachers on staff interested in having their students attend and learn as a group (we could pay for buses!), or if they want to offer bonus points for participating in certain activities (we can arrange sign in sheets and report student names to you!), or even offer free dinner for students, we can help plan that! Reach out to myself or Brittany Bazler ([email protected]) and we are happy to make arrangements with you!

3.       Admission Decisions are going out regularly! If you have any students with questions about their admission decision (for example, the Bridge to Success program), they can contact me directly!


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Students learned about admission to The Ohio State University - October 18, 2019

Dan Pol, Admissions Rep from The Ohio State University visited VCHS on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Mr. Pohl shareed important information about admission, scholarships, and majors at OSU. If you would like more information visit their website at  . Click More + for pictures.
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University - October 18, 2019

 VCHS students met with David Calabrese, Admissions Rep from Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Friday, October 18. Students learned about the exciting educational options they have to offer. For more information, visit . Click More + for pictures.
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VCHS Students Visited Wright State University - October 9, 2019

Vikings in grades 10-12 recently enjoyed an opportunity to visit Wright State University to learn about the campus, majors, admissions, internships and other work-based programs, scholarships, housing, student life and many other aspects of life at WSU.  The visit included a campus tour, admissions presentation, a panel presentation of WSU students who talked about what it's like for them to be WSU students.  Students were also treated to time with faculty in either the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Science and Math. This campus visit was funded through a grant from General Mills. Click More + for pictures. More +

Campus Visit to Pickaway Ross Adult Career Center & OUC

Thirty-six VCHS students visited Pickaway Ross Adult Career Center & OUC to learn about their short term programs for Ohio's in-demand jobs.  Students discovered that there are many careers accessible through the very affordable and accessible programs offered by these institutions.  In addition to touring the facilities and some of the labs, VC students got to hear from college students about their experiences at OUC.  Campus visits like these are vital to helping high school students as they explore options that will lead to college and career success.

This campus visit was made possible though funding provided by a grant from General Mills.  Thank you, General Mills! Click More + for pictures.
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Miami University Visited VCHS - September 19, 2019

AJ Searle, Admissions Representative from Miami University recently visited Vinton County High School to talk with students about the admission, scholarships, campus life, and other topics related to Miami.  A group of college bound Vikings will visit Miami University for a campus visit in October. More +

Why do schools need a Career Advising Plan?

  • Students need repeated opportunities to engage in career awareness, exploration, and planning activities (Grades 6-12 next year; Grades K-12 after)
  • Students need multiple opportunities to gain insights to their interests, aptitudes, values, and preferences related to careers
  • Students need to see the relevance/connection between school subjects and the world of work
  • Students need to gain insights to the labor market for in-demand jobs (jobs waiting to be filled)
  • Students need insights to the cost/benefit ratio for training, higher education, and cost of living expenses
  • Students need to be aware of alternative educational opportunities such as CCP, Credit Flex, Career Tech
  • Students at risk of dropping out of school need early intervention and a plan for success
Our students tell us they need all of these things, beginning as early as possible.
The purpose of this Career Advising Plan is to address these student needs.
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