Sunday, November 19, 2017

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    Schedules for students have been created with
    an attempt to keep class
    sizes equal and course
    loads for students balanced.  Therefore, NO PARENT OR STUDENT REQUESTS for a specific teacher can be honored. 
  • Congratulations to Regan Peppler, named Angola High School Good Citizen award winner by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Guidance News Today

Upcoming Events:

Check this page regularly for news and information related to the AHS Guidance Department.

Steuben County Community Foundation Local Scholarship Presentation

        • All transcript requests should be sent to Mr. Police by December 19. 
        • Recommender requests should also be made by December 19. 
        • Final submission of all scholarship applications is December 31, 2018.


Senior Parent Information & Financial Aid Night:  (handouts)
PPT Presentation
Class of 2018 Info
Financial Aid Help
Helpful Video

SAT and ACT practice
:  try this new (and free!) website to help prepare for college admissions exams.

Mr. Jack Vrana, Guidance Director

Mr. Vrana has been an AHS counselor since 2002.  He joined the AHS staff after teaching at Prairie Heights High School and serving as the Guidance Director at Fremont High School.  He and his wife, Kathy, have two children and four grandchildren.  He enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and can often be spotted biking around Steuben County.
Mr. Dave Police, School Counselor

Mr. Police has been an AHS counselor since 1996.  Prior to coming to AHS, he taught mathematics at Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, IN.  A graduate of Ball State University (BS, MS, MA), he also works with the SWARM peer mentors and is the Student-Athlete Advisory Council advisor.  He and his wife, Michelle, have two children, Justin and Chelsea.  In his spare time, he enjoys sports and reading.

 Taya Mrs. Taya Fordanish, School Counselor

Mrs. Fordanish joined the AHS counseling office in 2017.  Graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Indiana University with a Master's Degree in School Counseling, Mrs. Fordanish has a passion for school counseling and helping students with social and emotional issues.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake.  Her family includes her husband, Barry, their son, Briar, and their three "fur children," Edward (Shih-Tzu), Boomer (Lab), and Willow (Persian).

Scholarships and Financial Aid
The cost of attending a college, university, or trade school continues to rise each year.  Unfortunately, the financial aid process can be intimidating and confusing.  Before selecting a college, seniors and their parents are encouraged to discus the direct (tuition, room/board, books) and indirect (transportation, entertainment, miscellaneous expenses) costs of attendance as well as a plan to finance the costs.  Financial aid experts at the college of choice are excellent resources of information and are available for questions or assistance.  The following PowerPoint presentation contains information about financial aid and preparing the FAFSA form:  2018-2019 Financial Aid.  The priority deadline to apply for financial aid in the state of Indiana is April 15, 2018.  However, some colleges will still use March 10 for their internal scholarships deadline.
All seniors are encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities with the college of their choice, parents' employers, Internet sources, and community sources.  A variety of local scholarships are available to AHS students.  Students applying for scholarships should always complete applications completely, neatly, and on time!  Check the weekly Scholarship List  available online and in the Guidance Office.  Follow the posted instructions to obtain the necessary applications.

Some applications require AHS grade point averages (GPA) to be converted from a 12-point scale to a 4-point scale.  Use these charts to make the conversion:  Unweighted GPA or Weighted GPA.
Testing Information
 For information about PSAT scores, score reports, and MyCollegeQuickStart, view this presentation.
End-of-Course Assessments and ISTEP exams in Algebra I, English 10, and Biology will be administered to students throughout the year.  Students currently enrolled in these classes and retake students should listen to daily announcements to get information about the testing schedule for days, times, and rooms.  Students who are absent may not have the opportunity to make-up these important tests so regular attendance is critical each day but especially on testing days.
SAT tests are available throughout the year.  Interested students should register at; remember to list the correct school code for AHS so that test scores get sent to the school.  The SAT is offered at AHS in October and March.
ACT tests are available throughout the year.  Interested students should register at; remember to list the correct school code for AHS so that test scores get sent to the school.  The ACT is offered at AHS in October and June (all other months at Trine University).
2017-2018 Course Registration Materials
9th Grade 10th Grade
Orientation Invitation Scheduling Presentation
Course Request Form Course Request Form
Freshman Course List English 10:  Pre-AP - Summer Reading Assignment
Four-Year Planning Presentation  
Four-Year Plan  
Orientation Presentation  
CTE Letter  
English 9:  Pre-AP - Summer Reading Assignment Yearbook Application (all grades) 
High School Activities List CTE Video (all grades)
Class of 2021 Welcome Video  
Advice for Freshmen  
Quantitative Reasoning Courselist
2017-2018 Curriculum Guide
11th Grade 12th Grade
Scheduling Presentation Scheduling Presentation
Course Request Form Course Request Form
AP English Lang & Comp - Summer Reading Assignment AP English Lit & Comp - Summer Reading Assignment
College and Career Pathways
Agriculture Architecture and Construction
Agribusiness Construction
Horticulture & Landscape Management Electricity
Life Sciences: Animals HVAC
LIfe Sciences: Foods Drafting & Design:  Architecture
Life Sciences: Natural Resources Drafting & Design:  Mechanics
Life Sciences: Plants & Soils  
Arts, AV Technology & Communications Business & Marketing
Commercial Photography Accounting & Finance
Visual Communications Business Management
Web & Digital Communications:  Interactive Media Entrepreneurship
Web & Digital Communications:  Radio TV Fashion Marketing
  Marketing, Hospitality & Tourism
  Sports Marketing
Education & Training Health Science
Early Childhood Biotechnology
Education Careers Dental
  Physical Therapy
  Veterinary Science
  Human & Social Services
Hospitality & Human Services Manufacturing
Cosmetology Advanced Manufacturing
Culinary Arts Electronics
Hospitality Management Engineering
  Machine Technology
Information Technology Public Safety
PC Networking Criminal Justice
PC Support EMT
Computer Programming Fire & Rescue
Auto Collision & Repair  
Automotive Technology  
Aviation Flight Operations  
Aviation Maintenance  
Diesel Service Technology  
Indiana Youth Institute Information and resources promoting healthy development of children, schools, and communities.
  Planning for Life After High School - parent and student resource guide
Indiana Department of Education Information and resources concerning education in Indiana.
Indiana Career Explorer College and career information for students and parents.  AHS students should see Mr. Police to register for an account.
Learn More Indiana College and career information for students and parents.
SAT Students can register for the SAT test and utilize college and career planning materials.
YouCanGo! Valuable college planning resources as well as success stories from real students. 
ACT Students can register for the ACT Test and utilize college and career planning materials.
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) A valuable resource for parents and students concerning college financial assistance for Indiana students.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) The OFFICIAL site to apply for federal student aid.
Federal Student Aid Pin Website Students and parents must otain a pin number in order to electronically sign the FAFSA form.
Financial Aid Informational Videos Watch a variety of videos which relate to the financial aid process.
Indiana College Costs Estimator A valuable (and free) tool for comparing the cost of attendance at various colleges and universities.  Parents and students can also get an early estimate of financial aid.
Impact Institute  Students and parents can get more information about the vocational programs which AHS students can participate in as juniors and seniors.
 NCAA Clearinghouse Prospective NCAA student-athletes should register here.
 NAIA Clearinghouse Prospective NAIA student-athletes should register here.
Twitter Follow the AHS Guidance Department on Twitter (@angolaguidance) for valuable information throughout the year.

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Contact Guidance

Angola High School
350 S John McBride Ave
Angola, IN 46703
260-665-7012 (fax)

Mrs. Chelsea Koester, Guidance Counselor
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260-665-2186 x2995
Mr. David Police, Guidance Counselor
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260-665-2186 x2994

Mr. Jack Vrana, Guidance Director
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260-665-2186 x2993