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Early College Program updates are coming soon!


  • Seniors:  ISTEP scores will be distributed as soon as they are available.
  • Juniors and Seniors:  ASVAB scores are being processed currently and will be distributed as soon as they are available.
  • Sophomores and Juniors:  PSAT scores will be released soon.  Watch for more information about a PSAT Night for students and parents.

      SENIORS:  ASVAB scores can be used to qualify for a Graduation Pathways diploma.  If you did NOT take the fall test, there may be an        opportunity to take the test in the spring.

     JUNIORS:  The SAT School Day will be given to ALL juniors on March 2.  Watch for more information about times and testing locations.

      SOPHOMORES and interested Seniors:  The spring ASVAB administration will be March 2.  Watch for more information about times and
      testing locations.

GRADUATION PATHWAYS UPDATE:  Bucket 2 (Employability Skills) can now be satisfied by meaningful participation in an extracurricular activity (including athletics) as well as part-time employment.  See your counselor for more information or to pick up a verification form.

Scholarship FYI:  All Steuben County Community Foundation locally endowed scholarship applications are available NOW.  Check out the SCCF website or AHS scholarship for a list of scholarships and their descriptions.  Get started early in order to give recommenders plenty of time to submit necessary materials.  See Mr. Police if you have any questions.

2021-22 Information

2021-22 MSD School Calendar
2021-22 Impact Institute Calendar

New Student Enrollment
Parents who wish to enroll a student who did not attend AHS in the previous year should follow the steps below:
1)  Complete the appropriate withdrawal from and return all necessary materials to the previous school
2)  Contact the appropriate AHS counselor to discuss whether or not the enrollment can be faciliated
           Student Last Names (A-G):  Taya Fordanish            665-2186 x2995     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
           Student Last Names (H-O):  Dave Police                 665-2186 x2994     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
           Student Last Names (P-Z):  Mary Moore-Bowers     665-2186 x2993     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If the enrollment process can continue, 
3)  Have or create a valid email address

4)  Complete Tuition Transfer paperwork at the MSD Central Office if the family lives outside the MSD district; continue with Step 5 AFTER you have been notified that the tuition transfer has been approved
5)  Complete the pre-registration information found here:

6)  Schedule an appointment with the student's counselor
7)  Bring the following items to the scheduled appointment
          a)  proof of residency
          b)  birth certificate
          c)  legal custody documents (if necessary)
          d)  transcript from previous school (whenever possible)
8)  Create a PowerSchool Parent Account and complete all additional registration materials

Information about SAT and ACT testing can be found here.

A list of colleges that are using a test-optional admissions policy can be found here.  Check back regularly as more colleges may be added (ie, Purdue University is not on lthe list but has made the decision to be test-optional).

Senior Parent Information & Financial Aid Night Materials

PSAT/Junior Information Night Materials
PSAT Score Reports Presentation
Access PSAT Scores (YouTube video links)
Junior Year Presentation
Junior Year Checklist

Upcoming Events:  Check this page regularly for news and information related to the AHS Guidance Department
  • SAT and ACT practice:  try this new (and free!) website to help prepare for college admissions exam

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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:  2022-2023 Financial Aid.  The priority deadline to apply for financial aid in the state of Indiana is April 15, 2022.  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  availlable 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.

Counselor Profiles

Mrs. Mary Moore-Bowers, Guidance Director

Mrs. Moore-Bowers is joining the AHS staff in 2021. She previously served as a school counselor at Prairie Heights High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Purdue Fort Wayne. In her spare time she enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family, including her husband, Josh and their two children, Aubrey and Zachary. 

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 serves as Assistant Athletic Director. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and reading.
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).

Testing Info

Testing Information
 For information about PSAT scores, score reports, and MyCollegeQuickStart, view this presentation.
ILearn 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).
The ASVAB test is administered to seniors and some juniors as an alternative to the ILEARN math and English.  An ASVAB score that meets the Grad Pathways criteria can be used as part of the waiver from ILEARN.

Registration Info

2022-2023 Course Registration Materials (coming soon)
9th Grade 10th Grade
Orientation Invitation Scheduling Presentation
Course Request Form Course Request Form
Four-Year Planning Presentation Graduation Pathways Checklist 
Four-Year Plan Graduation Pathways Employability Form
Graduation Pathways Checklist  
Graduation Pathways Employability Form  
Freshman Course List  
Orientation Presentation
CTE Letter
Next Level Programs of Study Information  
High School Activities List
Class of 2026 Welcome Video CTE Video (all grades)
Advice for Freshmen  
Changes from AMS to AHS   
Quantitative Reasoning Courselist
2021-2022 Curriculum Guide
2022-2023 Curriculum Guide
11th Grade 12th Grade
Scheduling Presentation Scheduling Presentation
Course Request Form Course Request Form
Graduation Pathways Checklist  Graduation Pathways Checklist 
Graduation Pathways Employability Form  Graduation Pathways Employability Form 
College and Career Pathways
Agriculture Architecture and Construction
Agribusiness Construction
Horticulture & Landscape Management Electrical/HVAC
Life Sciences: Animal Science Architectural/Mechanical
Life Sciences: Food Science  
Life Sciences: Natural Resources  
Life Sciences: Plants & Soils  
Arts, AV Technology & Communications Business & Marketing
Commercial Photography Accounting & Finance
Visual Communications Business Management
Interactive Media/Radio & TV Entrepreneurship
  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 Machine Technology
Hospitality Management Welding
 Transportation  Public Safety
Auto Collision & RepairAuto Collision & Repair Criminal Justice
Automotive Technology
 Logistics & Supply Chain Management  


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.
Indiana Commission for Higher Education 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.
FSA ID Website Students and parents must obtain a pin number in order to electronically sign the FAFSA form.
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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