College and Career Drop-In Advising: Tuesdays

Interested in going to college? Want to learn more about what career options you have?  Having trouble completing scholarship or college applications? Want to learn how you can pay for college? Have a simple question about colleges and careers, and don’t know where to start? Need help navigating Naviance?

Come to the guidance office to learn more about options for your future or assistance with applications. This is a time where you can get the help and guidance you need to move forward with your future. 

You can meet on Tuesday’s with Paige Hall, a counseling intern, during Lunch 4th – 8th periods. Walk-ins only, no appointment needed, first come first serve basis.


American H.S. Students to Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State Announces

Scholarships for American High School

Students to Study Abroad


The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.   The application deadline for summer 2017 and academic year 2017-2018 programs is October 27, 2016. Visit for more information.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers  merit-based scholarships to study for an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project.  Applications for academic year 2017-18 programs are due December 1, 2016.  Visit for more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for to study for an academic year in Germany.  The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit   To receive printed brochures about our study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to

For information on having an international experience without leaving home, consider hosting a Department of State- sponsored exchange student.  Learn more at

College Planning Strategies

College Planning Strategies are hosting workshops.  Some of the next sessions available are:

  • College Planning Workshop $Free
    • 10-13-2016 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Paying for College Without Going Broke  $Free
    • 10-18-2016 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • ACT Strategy Preparation Class  $35.00
    • 11-12-2016 10 am to 12:30 pm
    • 12-3-2016 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Price includes breakfast items, coffee and Juice

For More information please email Kayla at or call at 330-474-7633.

Ohio Univeristy Multicultural Visit Program

Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions will sponsor their annual Multicultural Visit Program on October 30-31, 2016 for student in select areas.   The purpose of this all-expenses- paid overnight program is to expose prospective students to the academic excellence and quality of student life at Ohio University.  This program is open to all students; however, students from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation students are strongly encouraged to attend.   

To fit the criteria you must be a

  •  Senior AND
  • have a 3.0 cumulative GPA (in a strong College Prep Curriculum) AND
  • a 20 ACT composite score or comparable SAT

Please note that they will only be able to accommodate approximately 200 students who meet the above criteria.  Please submit your your registration materials before Wednesday October 12, 2016.  For more information or if you have any questions please make an appointment to see Mrs. Cooper in the guidance office.

Online registration can is available at :

College Financial Aid Information Night October 5th 7:00 pm

This Wednesday, October 5th, there will be a program at the high school for parents.   The Guidance Office, along with a Financial Aid Representative will present the latest information on paying for college, scholarships, changes to the FAFSA and financial aid.  This is a “must” for all parents whose children may be going on to higher education.  All parents are welcome.

National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and potential college undergraduate scholarships.  The goal of this program is to identify and honor exceptionally able students and encourage them to pursue rigorous college studies.  The program is open to all U.S. high school students.

This year, Theodore Roosevelt High School is home to qualifying students:

Jessica Booher is a Semi-Finalist.  Her Parents are Howard and Debra Booher.

Cordelia Wheatley is a Commended Student.  Her parents are Elizabeth Wagoner and Jon Wheatley.