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Welcome, Kennedy Families

This page contains information for your family from the Kennedy Guidance office. You can find information here about college and career preparation as well as social and emotion resources. If you have further questions or an immediate need to talk to someone, please contact guidance director, Allison Zreliak.

College & Career Information

For helpful links in researching and preparing for what comes next…

Scholarships & Financial Aid

For resources on making college affordable…

Enrichment Opportunities

For summer programs and other enrichment opportunities…

Social & Emotional Resources

For information on social and emotional needs…

Student Assistance Program

For more information about this program to help students…

College & Career Information

At KCHS we’re proud of the fact that more than 95% of our students enroll in four-year college or university after graduation.  We also know that the process of selecting the right institution can be time consuming and confusing. Please follow the links below for helpful information about college and career preparation. 

 

SAT & ACT Prep & Registration

  • SAT  practice, register, and get your scores for the SAT test
  • Khan Academy – free test prep for the SAT
  • ACT –  practice, register, and get your scores for the ACT test

College Resources

In order to help make the college search and application process easier, we suggest students visit the following websites to gather information about colleges and universities in the United States and around the world.

  • Niche – college reviews, rankings, and statistics
  • KnowHow2GO – information and advice on college preparation
  • Cappex  college search, compare, matching and more
  • CollegeNet – college information, applications and financial aid info
  • SchoolGuides  directory and search of colleges and universities
  • College Board – college, scholarship and testing information
  • SAT  practice, register, and get your scores for the SAT test
  • Khan Academy + SAT  free test prep for the SAT
  • ACT –  practice, register, and get your scores for the ACT test
  • My Majors – assessments for finding a major, college and career path
  • Best Schools – a guide for finding the right online college

Career Resources

Scholarships & Financial Aid

There are many scholarships available for graduating seniors attending college. Please check back for updates on what new scholarships are available. If you have questions about applying for scholarships, please contact the guidance office.

 

Please view the posts below for more information on scholarships as they become available.

Wolves Club of Farrell – Den IV Scholarship

Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Wolves Club of Farrell scholarship. The application and information is available on the Class of 2020 Google Classroom. If you would like a copy of the scholarship emailed, please contact me at...

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Frank J. Nagy Scholarship – Shenango Valley Urban League

High School seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from Mercer County are invited to apply for the Frank J. Nagy Scholarship through the Shenango Valley Urban League. Information is available in the Class of 2020 google classroom. Due Date: April 20th, 2020

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Greenville Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Award

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Award is presented annually to a deserving senior currently involved in music and seeking to continue their education in the field of music. The GSO Scholarship Award will be a $1000 award. For more information and how to...

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Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association

The NPAA invites high school seniors pursuing studies in art to submit a his or her portfolio for this year's competition. The NPAA will award up to four $1,000 scholarships at this years event. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit: 5-10 jpeg...

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Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society....

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John A. Cafaro Memorial Scholarship Fund

CAFARO FOUNDATION Cafaro Cares- The mission of the Cafaro Foundation is rooted in the generosity of William M. Cafaro, the founder of the real estate development and management company that bears his name.  For over a half century, Cafaro and his wife Alyce...

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Patrick W. Campbell Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Patrick W. Campbell Memorial Scholarship is to further the education of worthy students who are residents of Wilmington Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Students must also have a 2.0 GPA or higher, participate in extra-curricular...

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Enrichment Opportunities

Below is listing of enrichment opportunities for students. These include both summer academic programs along with shorter programs. There are opportunities for learning and credit available in many different fields. If you have questions about these programs, please contact the guidance office. Enrichment programs are available at many colleges and can be found on their individual websites. PeopletoPeople.com is a recommended program for travel enrichment.

Human Body Investigations Career Camp 

This camp is generously funded through a grant received by the United Way of Mercer County. Who:  Students entering grades 9 through 11 who have successfully completed the Medical Detectives Career Camp.   Please do not register your child if they have not or will not...

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Medical Detectives Career Camp

This camp is generously funded through a grant received by the United Way of Mercer County. Who:  Students entering grades 8 through 10  When and Where:  June 15-19, 2020 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Lunch served for FREE each day. - HOPE Center for Arts and Technology (115...

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FUNdamentals of Python with Finch Robots Career Camp

This camp is generously funded through a grant received by the United Way of Mercer County. Who:  Students entering grades 8 through 10  When:  June 8-12, 2020. 8:30 - 2:00, Lunch served for FREE each day Where:     Linden Pointe, Training and Workforce Development...

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Xavier & Tina Williams Summer youth Business Academy

The Edinboro University School of Business invites students to apply for the 2020 Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy. It will be held from June 14th-June 18th, 2020 on the Edinboro campus. Participates are young leaders with an interest in...

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

PFEW is an award winning week long summer economics education program offered to all current high school sophomores and juniors throughout PA. It is an interactive, hands-on program that teaches students to understand and celebrate the American Free enterprise system...

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Accounting Honors Institute at Duquesne University

Duquesne University is hosting the Accounting Honors Institute for any student who is interested in accounting or related topics. The Saturday classes start on January 11. 202 and are held approximately twice a month for three months. Students can participate in all...

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University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy

The University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA), the Iacocca Glogal Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI) at Lehigh University, and the Pennsylvania School for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences (PSEAS), former Governor's School programs, are...

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HOBY Youth Leadership

The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has provided transformative leadership development training to positively impact the lives of thousands of high school students in the U.S and abroad annually. This program, the State Leadership Seminar is for sophomore high...

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Social & Emotional Resources

Counseling Services:

Drugs/Alcohol Information:

Suicide Intervention/Help:

Bullying:

  • The Office for Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is pleased to announce the availability of the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line.  The Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number that will allow individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying.  This supportive resource has been developed in collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP), and is available, at no cost, to students, parents/guardians and schools across the state of Pennsylvania. Messages can be left 24 hour a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Monday-Friday during normal business hours. The Consultation Line number is 1-866-716-0424. Click here to visit the PA Bullying Prevention Website. 

Violence Prevention:

Student Assistance Program

The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a systematic team process used to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. SAP is designed to assist in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program is to help students overcome these barriers so that they may achieve, advance, and remain in school. Click here for more information about SAP.

Referral

Anyone can refer a student to SAP if they have a concern including school staff, a student’s friend, a family member, etc. The students themselves can go directly to the SAP team to ask for help as well. The SAP team contacts the parent for permission to proceed with the SAP process

Click here to download SAP referral form

SAP Team Members:

Erin Marks – Principle
Allison Zreliak – Guidance Counselor
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