Welcome to the High School Guidance Department



Attention all students:

Promotion Requirements for all grades (from the Student Handbook, Page 29)

To advance a grade level, a student must have attained the following credits:

Major (Core) Credits                    Total Credits

Grade 9 to Grade 10                                 3                                              6

Grade 10 to Grade 11                              6                                              12

Grade 11 to Grade 12                              9                                              19

Please contact your counselor if you failed courses this school year and don’t meet these requirements for advancement. The Summer School Program offers students an opportunity to advance to the next grade level by passing failed courses.  A maximum of two credits can be achieved in Summer School.  Graduate with your Class, you can do this!


PHEAA’s PAForward March Webinar series will cover the following topics:

PHEAA January 2021 Update CLICK HERE


PHEAA December 2020 Update CLICK HERE

SUN AREA Technical Institute Applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year are now available in the Guidance Office or HERE.

JUNIORS:  On Friday, January 15th  during Seal Time, a virtual presentation by a representative from the PA Free Enterprise Week will be available for anyone interested in this exceptional program.  This award winning program, provides an extraordinary opportunity for juniors and sophomores to learn more about the business world, work in a cooperative group, and spend a week on a college campus during the summer.  Relationships are developed and college scholarships may be earned as participants experience the responsibilities associated with earning a profit in business, developing and marketing a product, and learning successful business practices from business leaders in Pennsylvania.

Sign up now in the Guidance Office to experience this virtual presentation or send your counselor an email about your interest in the program by January 8, 2021.

Information about Dual Enrollment with Lackawanna College: Scholarship and Honors Program.

Applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.  DEADLINE is January 31, 2021.  CLICK HERE

If you are thinking about attending the SUN Area Technical Institute your senior year here is a great promotional video explaining the programs available for interested students: CLICK HERE

If you missed it, here is the information that was presented by PHEAA for our Financial Aid Night that was held on November 3, 2020!  CLICK HERE


SPOTLIGHT ON MANUFACTURING: Hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology CLICK HERE

ESSAY CONTEST: This year, the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber Commerce Business and Education committee will once again be participating in an essay contest for National Education week. This contest is designed to get students thinking about how schools should best prepare them to be college and career ready after high school.

This contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors in participating schools in the Chamber’s four-county footprint. As an incentive to students, contest winner(s) will receive a cash prize (dependent on sponsorships received). Their winning entries will be published in the November issue of Voice of the Valley, the Chamber’s monthly newsletter available in The Daily Item. This is the Chamber’s way of participating in National Education Week.

The writing prompt, requirements and deadline are all included on the attached application.

Please send the completed essays and applications as a Word document to Chris Lupolt @ .

All essays and applications must be received by the Guidance Office  no later than Monday October 5, 2020.   If an essay is received past the deadline, it will not be included in the judging process.


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT! Join us for a virtual Financial Aid Night presentation conducted by PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This presentation provides an early understanding of the financial aid process. Participants will gain an understanding of the types and sources of aid available to help cover the cost of attendance at post-secondary schools. Participants will also learn how to apply for financial aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs, such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards, and federal student and parent loans.

PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation

Date:  November 3, 2020
Time:  6:00 PM

To attend the webinar: Click here

KEYSTONE INFORMATION! The following link will allow you to access the PDE website containing information about the STATEWIDE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: PDE

Information for Parent or Guardians about the Keystone Exams: Click here


Information recently sent to seniors concerning a variety of topics about their final year here at SAHS: Click here


The Guidance Department is available to help you with a multitude of issues. Our counselors and administrative professionals work with students, families and staff in the process of academic planning, college and career development and the personal growth of each student. We have three counselors available to meet with students and parents:

Chris Lupolt Robert Whyne Lynn Aurand
Students with last names beginning: A-G Students with last names beginning: H-O Students with last names beginning: P-Z

You can call the guidance office at (570) 372-2237 or fax to the same number. Ms. Danna Ritter (Guidance Secretary) will be happy to speak with you and connect you with the appropriate counselor.

Mental Health Resources

During this stressful time it is always “OK” to ask for help.  This link will open a document that provides information about resources that are available to you at this time. Mental Health Resources

Internship Opportunities

Check back as new opportunities are posted periodically when received in the Guidance Office!

Request a Transcript

Please use the appropriate links below when requesting your transcripts.

Parchment Account Log In Parchment Account Creation Alumni Transcript Request
For ALL existing account holders Current Students ONLY Non-account holders ONLY