Counseling

A world of opportunity awaits students at Nazareth Academy High School. From the moment they enter Nazareth through graduation, our dedicated Counseling Department works with each student on transitions, relationships, academics, time management and the extensive college search and application process. Through a multi-faceted program, our counselors offer stability and guidance to our students during the sometimes challenging years of high school.

Our Counseling Planner is our year-by-year plan of all guidance activities, so that students and parents can be informed and remain an integral part of the guidance program here at Nazareth. In addition, students and parents are encouraged to utilize Naviance™. Nazareth has partnered with Naviance™ to assist with college and career planning. College Meet & Greets, Testing Material and Scholarship Information can be accessed through our Naviance™ account.

Besides working one-on-one with students, counselors meet with parents for consultations and host informative sessions for families regarding funding a college education, the college planning and application process, and filling out financial aid forms.


Student Opportunities

Student Employment Opportunity
Oat Foundry LLC. - an agency of engineers that design and build all kinds of cool stuff for brands and companies. From Split Flap Displays, to an industrialized cold brew plant — our team just outside Philadelphia is a fully capable engineering design studio in a prototyping and light scale manufacturing facility.  Students from NAHS have previously worked here:

  • Contact: sean@oatfoundry.com.
  • Pay: $10/hr.
  • Students can make their own hours.
  • Located: 550 State Rd #108, Bensalem, PA 19020

Penn State University Admissions Process
Penn State University has been working hard to make applying for admissions easy and accessible, so much so that students can now apply on three different platforms: the Coalition Application, the My Penn State application, and most recently the Common Application. In addition, Penn State is now providing students with the option of applying early action. Students applying to Penn State as first-year students in summer or fall 2019 should be made aware of the following dates and deadlines:

  • August 1st, 2018- Applications for undergraduate admissions become available
  • October 1st, 2018- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
  • November 1st, 2018- Penn State's NEW Early Action filing deadline for first-year, domestic applicants
  • November 1st, 2018- Schreyer Honors College application deadline
  • November 30th, 2018-  Application priority deadline for students not selecting Early Action
  • December 1st, 2018- Recommended FAFSA filing date for full scholarship consideration
  • December 24th, 2018- First-year, domestic Early Action applicants will receive their decision (admit, defer, deny)
  • End of January, 2019- Students who applied by the priority deadline of November 30th will receive their decision
  • Mid-February, 2019- Early awarding of student aid begins for early action applicants
  • May 1st, 2019- National Decision Day (enrollment deposits are due!)

Attention Seniors!!!

Minds Matter Philadelphia

  • Minds Matter Philadelphia meets on Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm from September through April each year.
  • Each student is matched with two successful college graduates who will support him/her throughout sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
    • Free SAT Prep
    • Tuition-free attendance at selective pre-college summer programs
    • Guidance and support throughout the college application and financial aid process
    • Writing/Reading/Math Skills
    • Critical Thinking
    • College Application Preparation
  • A Minds Matter applicant must:
    • Be highly motivated students interested in attending a four-year college.
    • Most of our students have a grade point average of 3.5, however we will consider anyone with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • Qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch. For more information, please see the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.
    • Willing and able to make the time commitment 
For more information and to apply please visit: www.mindsmatterphilly.com/student/howto/

 

Carnegie Mellon Information Sessions

  • Local fall sessions will be held:
    • Thursday October 18, 7:30 PM- Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue (Philadelphia, PA.)
    • Sunday October 14, 2 PM Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village (Princeton, NJ.)

 Ursinus College Diversity Overnight Program

  • Ursinus College invites seniors who represent the many dimensions of diversity to apply for Prologue to Ursinus: Diversity Overnight Program. While all are welcome to apply, our selection process will prioritize students from ethnically diverse backgrounds or students of color, first-generation college students, or those from families with limited resources.
  • For more details and a schedule of the program, please visit: www.ursinus.edu/prologue
  • Application Deadline: September 4th, 2018

 Seton Hall University Open House

  • Open house is the best opportunity for students to experience Seton Hall, visit campus, learn about admissions and financial aid, and meet with faculty and current students.
  • In addition Seton Hall offers campus tours Monday-Friday at 10:00am and 2:00pm., and on Saturdays at 10:00am, Noon, and 2:00pm. For more information or to register please visit: www.shu.edu/visiting 
  • Open House Session will be held:
    • October 14th
    • November 18th
    • February 17th
    • April 14th

Kutztown University Open House

  • Attend an Open House in the college of Business at Kutztown University. Open House give you the opportunity to meet students, faculty, and staff who are excited about the Business Administration and Sports Management degrees. You will also be able to talk with student club president and learn how you too can be part of this wonderful, engaging community.
  • Open House session will be held:
    • Sunday October 12, 9:00am.- 1:00pm in the Mcfarland Student Union

 MIT Information Sessions

  • During the information session, admissions officers will discuss academics, student life, financial aid, and how to apply. There will also be a Q&A with both admissions officers and local alumni.
  • Local fall sessions will be held:
    • September 16th, 2:00 PM- Friends’ Central School (Wynnewood, PA)
    • September 17th, 7:00 PM- Tower Hill School (Wilmington, DE.)

NACAC National College Fair

  • NACAC college fairs connect you to hundreds of college and universities in one location.
  • Local fall sessions will be held:
    • October 14th, 11am-3pm., Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, PA)
    • November 1st, 9am- 12pm or 6pm-8pm., Atlantic City Convention Center (Atlantic City, NJ.)
  • To receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information you’re your choice school, register at: www.gotomyncf.com

 NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

  • NACAC Performing and Visual Arts college fairs connect you to colleges and universities with majors for students passionate about the arts, as well as other specialized arts programs
  • Local fall session will be held:
    • November 6th, 7pm-9pm., Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA.)
  • To receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information you’re your choice school, register at: www.gotomypvafair.com

 Brandeis University Open House

  • Join Brandeis University for a student-led tour, information session, mock class, and lunch with current students.
  • To register, please visit: www.brandeis.edu/fallforbrandeis
  • Open House Session will be held:
    • Sunday, September 16th
    • Saturday, September 22nd
    • Saturday, October 13th
    • Sunday, October 21st
    • Saturday, October 27th
    • Sunday, November, 4th
    • Saturday, November 10th

PACAC Fall College Fairs

  •         All are welcome to attend!  No need to register. PACAC Regional College Fairs are free of charge to students and families.
  •     Check out what organizations attended the 2018 Regional College Fairs.

https://pacac.memberclicks.net/attending

·         Local fall sessions will be held:

    •     Hershey Area Regional Fair at the Hershey Lodge (September 4, 2018)
    •     Delaware Co. Regional Fair at PSU Brandywine Campus (September 27, 2018)
    •     Lehigh Carbon Regional Fair at Lehigh-Carbon Comm. College (October 2, 2018)
    •     Berks Co. Regional Fair at Albright College (October 3, 2018)
    •     Bucks Co. Regional Fair at Bucks County Comm. College (October 4, 2018)
    •     Northampton Co. Regional Fair at Northampton Comm. College (October 9, 2018)
    •     Montgomery Co. Regional Fair at North Penn HS (October 11, 2018)
    •     York Co. Regional Fair at York College of PA (October 15, 2018)

 Unlimited Cellular Scholarship Program

·  At Unlimited Cellular, we believe that higher education is essential in the professional development of our younger generation and, as such, we've decided to grant them an alternative funding option, by offering them a chance to win a US $1,800.00 scholarship.
·        For more information go to  https://www.unlimitedcellular.com/Scholarship_ep_64-1.html
·        Deadline for application is November 30th, 2018.


BadCredit.org’s Wealth Wise Scholarship

·        The BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry.
·        The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.
·        For more information go to  https://www.badcredit.org/scholarship/
·        Deadline for application is December 31st 2018.


Neuman University Financial Aid Session

  • Neumann financial aid professional will guide you through the financial aid process:
    • Financial aid application process
    • Types of aid programs
    • Special situations
    • Next steps

  • All sessions are free and open to the public
  • To register, please visit: www.neumann.edu/visit  
  • Financial Aid Sessions will be held:
    • September 25th, 7-9pm
    • October 16th, 7-9pm
    • November 14th, 7-9pm
    • December 12th, 7-9pm
    • January 16th, 7-9pm

Savannah College of Art and Design Information Sessions

  • Attend a SCAD information session in your area and discover dynamic student life, meet one-on-one with an admission representative, and learn how to launch your creative career at one of the most comprehensive and connected art and design universities in the world.
  • Register at: scad.edu/infosession
  •  Local fall session will be held:
    • Saturday, October 13th (Morristown, NJ)

 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Open House

  • Attending an open house at PCA&D is a great way to get to know the college, a chance to meet faculty, talk to current students, receive portfolio information, receive housing and student life information, and receive resources to help you finance your college education.
  • To register, please visit: www.pcad.edu/openhouse or call (800)689-0379 ext.1001
  • Open House Sessions will be held from 11am-2:30pm:
    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • Saturday, November 17th, 2018
    • Saturday, January 19th, 2019
    • Saturday, March 30th, 2019

University of Dayton Open House

  • The best way to know if the University of Dayton is the right place for your students is for them to see it firsthand. Students will hear about our 80-plus academic programs, or get tips for choosing a major if they’re undecided. Families will also chat with current students, tour our beautiful campus, learn about admission and financial aid, discover experiential learning opportunities and more.
  • For more information or to RSVP, students can visit us online, or contact us at 800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433).
  • Open House Sessions will be held from 12-4pm:
    • September, 30th 2018
    • November, 11th 2018

Boston University Information Reception

  • Boston University will be hosting a reception in Philadelphia for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about BU and the college application process.

  • Boston University will also be hosting special on-campus events this fall, which will provide an inside look at BU's academic programs and residential campus in the heart of Boston.

 The Catholic University of America Visit and Open House

  • A representative from The Catholic University of America will be visiting Nazareth on October 11th 2018. Please be sure to ask questions and receive information during your scheduled lunch
  • Open House Session will be held on their Washington, D.C. campus on:

 The Brian Fitzpatrick Congress Campaign

  • Students are given the opportunity to intern for a highly contested Congressional Campaign and be compensated for their efforts.
  • Brian Fitzpatrick’s campaign is offering $300 to $625 a week for students who are interested in paid canvassing depending on how many days they knock doors during the week.
  • Juniors and seniors with a car are preferred. This is also a great opportunity to add to students resumes for college and we are also willing to partner with your school to fulfill community service hours.
  • If anybody is interested in joining our team, please give Adam Lester a call at 201-787-5854 or email him at Adam@BrianFitzpatrick.com.

Holy Family Instant Decision Day

  • Interested seniors will meet with admissions counselors from Holy Family and will know the admissions decision to the university immediately. These decisions are not binding.
  • Meetings with admissions counselors will be held in the counseling wing at Nazareth Academy High School during the school day of September 25th 2018.
  • Seniors should sign up with Mrs. Glasson no later than Friday, September 21st.

 Saint Joseph’s University Interview Day

  • Interested seniors will meet with admissions counselors from Saint Joseph’s University to discuss their application outlook and be advised on the best application route. 
  • Note, this is not a decision day, and students will not receive acceptance to the university during the interview.
  • Meetings with admissions counselors will be held in the counseling wing at Nazareth Academy High School during the school day of October 3rd, 2018.
  • Seniors should sign up with Mrs. Glasson no later than Friday, September 28th.  

Cabrini University Visit and Open House

  • A representative from The Catholic University of America will be visiting Nazareth on September 18th 2018. Please be sure to ask questions and receive information during your scheduled lunch
  • Open House Sessions will be held on:
    • Saturday, October 21st 2018
    • Saturday, November 18th 2018

SAIC Days

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) would like to extend an invitation to you to join us and learn more about undergraduate study at the nation’s most influential art and design school.
  • This is an ideal event for students who are interested in attending SAIC and would like to meet SAIC faculty and admissions counselors.
  • Your students are encouraged to bring their portfolios or documented artwork, sketchbooks, zines, or digital media for an extended discussion with admissions counselors and SAIC faculty about preparing their portfolios for admission and merit scholarship consideration.
  • Sessions will be held on:

o   Sunday, September 30th 2018 at the Mutter Museum (Philadelphia, Pa) from 12:00-3:00pm.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

  • Each year, through our National Scholarship Competition, FIDM awards more than 28 scholarships, including eight full one-year scholarships worth $31,500 each.
  • This year, television personality and entertainment manager Kris Jenner will select the winners for the National Scholarship Competition in the following majors: Apparel Industry Management, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Merchandise Product Development, Visual Communications, Beauty Marketing & Product Development, Graphic Design, Merchandising & Marketing, and Social Media.
  • The National Scholarship Competition deadline is March 29, 2019.
  • For more information and application please visit: http://fidm.edu/en/admissions/financial+aid/scholarships/National+Scholarship+Competition/

 Pratt Institute Pre College Courses

  • Pre-college Courses are for high school students. Students will earn college credits and develop their portfolio with courses in: Architecture, Art & Design Discovery, Creative writing, Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing), Industrial Design, and Interior design
  • Program Dates
    • Saturday, September 22nd -Saturday December 1st
  • For more information:

  Holy Family University Open House

  • Open House Sessions will be held on:
    • Sunday, October 30th 2018
    • Sunday, November 4th 2018

 Seton Hall’s Pirates Pitch Competition

  • Offers high school students the opportunity to share innovative business ideas and win amazing prizes:
    • 1st place winner: 2,500 cash prize. Plus $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University
    • 2nd place winners: $1,000 cash price. Plus $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University
    • All of the finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University.
  • How to enter:
    • Submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that you would like to create or have already created.
  • To enter competition and for more information please visit: www.shu.edu/go/hspitch
  • All submissions must be received by Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by midnight.

 Oberlin College & Conservatory Information Session

  • Oberlin has long prided itself on academic excellence, musical passion, artistic creativity, diversity, and social activism. Oberlin is a school that fosters intellectual debate, a community that accepts ideas in new and different ways, and a society that embraces the complex and the difficult with open arms.
  • Please join Josh Levy ’94, Associate Director of Admissions, and Philadelphia area admissions volunteers as they host a reception for prospective students and their parents.
  • Session will be held:
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music 2018-19 Auditions will be held:
    • February 1-2
    • February 8-9
    • February 15-16
    • February 22-23
    • March 1-2

Brown University Information Session

  • Brown University will conduct a local program that will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for questions and answers.
  • The session will be held:
    • Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 7:00pm.
    • Harriton High School Lower Merion (Bryn Mawr, Pa)
  • For more information and to register please visit:

 Davidson College Scholar Athletes

  • The counseling department can nominate up to three of the top senior scholar athletes for the class of 2-23 for a $35,000 Bryan Scholarship at NCAA DI Davidson
  • If interested, please see Mrs. Glasson.
  • Nominations are due by September 20, 2018

 WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

  • On behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Seventeenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab.
  • To be eligible for the scholarship you must apply to one of the following WACE partner institutions:
    • Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, or the University of Cincinnati
  • For more information and to apply please visit: www.waceinc.org
  • Application Deadline is February 15, 2019

 Prudential Spirt of Community Awards

  • Prestigious award for youth volunteers in school and community.  

 National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

  • Nazareth is invited to nominate students to attend the 2019 National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine, an envision program designed to introduce high-achieving students to a future career in the growing fields of health and medicine.

  • If interested or to receive more information, please see Mrs. Glasson.

Deadline for Nomination is September 21st, 2018

 Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition

  •          For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with outstanding academic ability from around the world.
  •          Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.
  •          To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with the two Trustee Scholarship essays by December 1, 2018.
  •          For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/apply/

  Pearl Buck international Global Leadership Program for Grades 9 Through 11

  • The Global Leadership Program, for students from grades 9 through 11, is designed to help young adults become better students, college applicants, and global citizens. Students build relationships and learn vital skills such as team communication, cultural awareness, creativity, community service, leadership, goal setting and decision making in a group setting with teens from multiple high schools and differing backgrounds.
  • Participants put their newly acquired skills to use working collaboratively on a service project of their choice, with proceeds donated toward Pearl S. Buck International’s mission and work. At the completion of the program, students and their families celebrate their success at a graduation ceremony, knowing that they have made a contribution to the world.
  • For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.pearlsbuck.org/global-leadership-program/
  • Deadline for Nomination is September 18th, 2018

Philadelphia Architecture & Design College Fair

  • The Philadelphia Architecture & Design Fair is free to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning about educational opportunities in the built environment. There will also be presentations on Life as an Architecture Student and Career Opportunities in the many facets of Architecture. In 2017, over 30 design schools and programs from across the United States were in attendance.
  • The college fair will be held: October 6th, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • For more information and to register please visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efg9npu02e2b18dd&llr=fl5u9ghab

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Undergraduate Fall Open House:

Experience Penn - University of Pennsylvania, Irvine Auditorium

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00pm
  • Penn Admissions and the Penn Alumni Interview Program invite you to Experience Penn, A Panel with Recent Graduates.
  • Please see Counseling Bulletin Board for more information.

Discover Duke 

  • Duke Admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more.
    • Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Will Penn Charter School

 

Bridgewater College Open House

  • Open House Sessions will be held on:
    • November 17th 2018
    • February 2nd, 2019
    • March 16th, 2019

National Portfolio Day

  • The National Portfolio Day Associate was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. Bring your artwork and receive advise about how to best prepare your portfolio for admission to college. Free and open to the public.
  • Session will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Saturday October 27, 2018

Nazareth Academy High School

  • 4001 Grant Avenue
  • Philadelphia, PA 19114
  • T: 215.637.7676
  • F: 215.637.8523

About Naz

"Embracing Faith, Family, and Education"

Admissions

"Naz because...it's where you belong."  How will you finish the sentence, "Naz because..."?

Academics

Our student to faculty ratio of 9:1 allows our teachers to interact with students 1-on-1, providing constant help and support.

Campus Life

Our activities provide a diverse set of opportunities for spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual growth for the students.

Athletics

Learning about commitment, dedication, hard work, discipline, and teamwork not only helps on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts at Naz allow students to release their creativity, whether it be through song and dance or a piece of fine art.

Giving to Naz

We are called to give to "Nazareth" - not the building, but to “Nazareth” the home...our home.

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