Welcome to the Guidance Office

Guidance Updates- 3/31/2020

If you have any third party scholarship applications that were provided through Sr. Fran, please be sure to check deadline dates and mail applications yourselves. If you need a transcript to include in the application, contact cmarkley@cohs.com.



-Please forward ALL college scholarship letters to Mrs. Markley in the Guidance Office even if you are not attending that college. You may email them to cmarkley@cohs.com . You will be entered into a drawing to win two FREE Prom tickets.


-After seniors apply to colleges they should come to the Guidance Office to fill out the orange transcript request forms.  You need one form for each college and the cost is $5 per college.

-Transcripts can only be sent by the Guidance Office if your FACTS account is up to date.  Please check your FACTS account each month to prevent any delays in your child's college application process. Please make payments in a timely manner. Contact Denise Lynn Todd in the Finance Office with any questions.
-If you are applying to a college that needs you to self-report grades, please send Mrs. Markley an email (cmarkley@cohs.com) and she can send you a pdf of your transcript and current roster.
-If you are applying via The Common App, you will need to enter who your counselor is. The counselors are assigned as follows:
Mr. Frank Izzi - A1, A2, and A3 - fizzi@cohs.com
Mrs. Christine Tickman - A4, A5, and A6 - ctickman@cohs.com
Mrs. Linda Graney - A7, A8 - lgraney@cohs.com
College visits will resume in the fall of 2020. We will no longer host college visitors for the remainder of the school year.
Susquehanna University

Good morning,

Are you working with highly motivated students who want to learn new skills, improve their abilities, and explore topics that add to their college résumé?

Susquehanna University offers summer pre-college programs to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students experience a taste of college life on our beautiful campus as they participate in rigorous workshops led by our faculty and enjoy fun social activities on and off campus with classmates and college student mentors.

Please share these academic opportunities with interested students and families. 
Discounts are available until May 1.

Actor’s Institute | July 19–25
Experience professional theatre training.

Choral Institute | July 5–11
Improve your vocal technique and choral performance skills.

Exploring Legal Careers | June 21–27
Develop analytical reasoning abilities. Prepare and present a mock trial.

#GOMedia | July 5–11
Create a digital portfolio; produce a radio broadcast.

i-Engineer: Calling All Future Engineers | July 19–25
Strengthen your mental muscle and improve your problem-solving skills.

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) | June 21–27
Learn the ins and outs of starting and running a company.

Leap: Leadership 101 | June 21–27
Discover your leadership potential.

Publishing & Editing Institute | June 21–27
Produce and market a book.

SportsNOW: Kick Off Your Sports Media Career | July 5–11
Advance multimedia broadcasting skills using digital storytelling.

Stream Ecology Institute | July 5–11
Investigate stream systems firsthand.

Strings & Keyboard Institute | July 5–11
Learn new repertoire in private lessons, masterclasses.

Summer Writers Workshop | July 19–25
Live the life of a practicing writer.

Wall Street Susquehanna | June 21–27 or July 5–11
An exciting introduction to business and investing.

Wind Ensemble Institute | June 21–27
Immerse yourself in music.

We hope to see you on campus this summer! Space is limited, so register now!


Michelle Harman
Office of Event Management
Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University
Dear Juniors,

The United States Coast Guard is having three summer programs in
July. For information, contact The United States Coast Guard Academy:
Applications are open until April 1st.
Thank you,
Sister Frances
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Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro Miami 2020!

Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting 

http://www.campcardiac.org and http://www.campneuro.org.


In addition, you may download PDF flyers by clicking on the following links:

Camp Cardiac Flyer
Camp Neuro Flyer


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Dear Juniors,
Please read this flyer from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania if you are interested in this program
and the money offered yearly for students who attend Wilkes University.  You will have to be
Thank you,
Sister Frances

Introducing the Colonel Emerging Leader Award

Dear Frances,

Do you know talented high school juniors who would benefit from the personal engagement and research opportunities offered by our nationally recognized research university?

Wilkes University’s Colonel Emerging Leader Award is a new pre-scholarship granted to high school juniors who demonstrate academic and leadership potential. Selected students would be guaranteed a minimum of $10,000 per year at Wilkes University.

These juniors must have:

  • a minimum 3.25 grade-point average (4.0 scale) or an 85% grade average;
  • at least a 1000 SAT, 21 ACT or 900 PSAT score. 

Students who have not yet take the PSAT, SAT or ACT may still qualify if they demonstrate continual, active participation in two extracurricular programs, two community service projects, or a combination of both. 

Each school is invited to nominate up to four juniors. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 3. We will provide you with a certificate to present to selected students at your school’s spring awards ceremony.

Nominate an Emerging Leader →


Christopher Mayerski
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Dear Juniors and Sophomores,
The Miami University Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically
talented juniors and sophomores to spend two weeks on Miami's campus exploring
a topic of their choice alongside faculty and professional experts.  Those who choose
to apply will also receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and honors
Counselors must submit a letter of recommendation, as well as the applicant's transcript, 
current course schedule and a copy of available test score reports.  All application
materials can be submitted online and must be received by May 1, 2020.
If any student is interested in this program, please see your Guidance Counselor.
For any questions, please email summerscholars@MiamiOH.edu
Information can be found online at MiamiOH.edu/SummerScholars.
A poster about this program is on the wall outside the Guidance Office.
Thank you,
Sister Frances
Dear Students and Physics Teachers,
This summer camp is FREE to all students and teachers.  It will take place at the
University of the Sciences, 600 S. 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The University of the Sciences & The Meggers Project Award are presenting a week-long
physics research camp this summer to help both students and teachers to learn the 
basics of physics research together.
This camp is FREE.  All costs, including housing and meals, are covered by a grant from
American Institute of Physics.  Additional money to defray travel costs may also be
FOR QUESTIONS--CONTACT ELIA ESCHENAZI 215-596-8707  or e.eschen@usciences.edu
The flyer about this camp is posted on the wall outside the Guidance Office.
Many thanks,
Sister Frances


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Penn Summer High School Programs

Open the Ivy League experience to your students this summer

Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience campus life, pursue challenging academic studies with leading faculty, and stand out on college applications. With residential and commuter options available for 2-, 3-, or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer at Penn.

  • Penn Summer Prep: Experience college life in the 2-week, non-credit program
  • Penn Summer Academies: Dive deep into academic study for 3 intensive weeks in one of the non-credit academies
  • Pre-College Program: Take 6-week, for-credit summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates

Applications are now open: the deadline for 2020 applications is May 1. Programs fill up quickly; it’s not too early to encourage your outstanding students to explore our program options and get in touch with our team!
Penn Summer High School Programs
(215) 898-7326

Freshman Year:

Introduction and Transition

Naviance: Introduction and Log In

Academic Support and Course Selection


Sophomore Year:

Academic Support and Course Selection

Naviance: Personality Test


Junior Year:

Academic Support and Course Selection

College Essay Writing

Khan Academy SAT Prep


Career Interest Inventory

College Search Supermatch


Senior Year:

Academic support

Essay writing

College Application procedures and submission

Review of Transcript

Graduate Transcript Request Form: