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Kathy Goins, Counselor
Joanna Shipe, Counselor
Stephanie Swackhamer, Guidance Secretary



The Central Ohio Leadership Academy (COLA) is accepting recommendations for the 2017 Program. COLA is a high-impact, 6 day leadership development experience for rising high school juniors and seniors of central Ohio. Established in 2011 by the New Albany Community Foundation in collaboration with OSU, COLA has impacted the lives on nearly 200 students from 67 high schools in the area (including Logan Elm!). The 2017 Program will be July 24-29 and will be held at KIPP Academy. Interested students MUST apply and have a recommendation by no later than MARCH 31st. Please inform the counseling department of your interest. Here is the website for more information: 

ANY Sophomores interested in attending Pickaway Ross for the next school year must apply online. Here is how to access the Pickaway-Ross application (click under "Online Application" and create an account):

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:Forty-five to fifty outstanding current high school sophomores and juniors from across the United States are chosen each year to travel to the nation’s capital, where they participate in the week long educational opportunity. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs.  The 2017 summit will take place Monday, July 24 - Sunday, July 30. Applications are now being accepted for Y.E.S. 2017 and must be postmarked by Friday January 13, 2017. You can find the application here:

SOPHOMORES: The LE Counseling Department is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 HOBY Leadership Seminar. The seminar is a 3-4 day experience involving participation in hands-on leadership activities, meeting other leaders in our state, and exploring your own personal leadership skills while learning how to make a positive impact in our community. This is open to ALL Sophomores. Interested Sophomores MUST apply by submitting a essay to the LE Counseling Department by no later than 2:33pm on November 22, 2016. 

Essay topic: "Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community."  For more information, please come to the LE Counseling Department. 

In order for students to be exempted from PE through a sport they MUST have TWO PE Waivers on file with the Guidance Department. One PE Waiver is for ONE full season of a sport. PE Waiver's can be found in the Guidance Office. 


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NEWS: Pickaway HELPS promotes higher education opportunities among students and families of Pickaway County. Services include help with career planning and choices, assistance with financial aid for education and training, and any related support needed to remove barriers to higher education.


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Improving the educational attainment of Ohio citizens is key to ensuring the state’s long-term success. The state has committed significant resources across the education continuum to develop and implement strategies to address this critical issue.

At the secondary level, the high school curriculum has been strengthened to ensure that students graduate high school having successfully completed relevant and more rigorous coursework. Implementation of Ohio’s new learning standards is underway, and new high school end-of-course exams are being developed that will measure subject matter mastery. These new exams and other independent assessments will also be used to determine college readiness.

more informatiion from Ohio HigherED

Columbus State Community College - CCP Forms

OCU - Trailblazer Academy - CCP Website/Forms/Courses

Ohio University- Chillicothe - CCP Information, apply online, etc. 
Ohio University - Lancaster - CCP Information, apply online, etc.

Hocking College - CCP Information, apply online, etc. 

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Kathy Goins, Counselor
(740) 474-7503 ext. 316 

Joanna Shipe, Counselor
(740) 474-7503 ext. 317

Stephanie Swackhamer, Secretary
(740) 474-7503 ext. 315 

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