High School Counselor
Phone: 419-822-8247 ext 3107
Phone: 419-822-8247 ext 3105
Use the following link to see upcoming College Admissions visits, College Fair events, Financial Aid nights, etc. Upcoming Events
Please reference the College Planning Handbook for any questions related to the college search, college application or financial aid process!
College Visit Procedure
Pick up forms in the counseling office, follow the directions!
You must meet the requirements in order to be approved:
Use the Common App to help you with the college admissions process. See Ms. Hollister with any questions! Start thinking about which teachers you would like to ask to write you a recommendation! A good number to have is at least three recommenders.
A place where you can gather information about the school you're considering attending, tips and strategies for test prep, help with preparing your student loans, researching universities or information about what college life is like, Peterson's is your final stop!
An interactive website that allows you to explore and compare features of different institutions, including programs and majors, admissions considerations, campus crime statistics and more.
Delta High School testing code = 361935
All junior students will be taking the practice ACT test on Wednesday November 7th from 8:15-2pm at Defiance College. We will be taking a bus from the school. Students will receive scores back from this practice ACT test. Lunch is provided. Students should plan to bring #2 pencils and a calculator for the test.
The PSAT test will take place on Wednesday October 10th from 1st-4th period. This test is offered to juniors and sophomores. The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The test measures readiness for college, provides access to scholarships and practice for the SAT.
If you are interested in taking the PSAT test, please see Ms. Hollister in the counseling office.
See Ms. Hollister if you need a fee waiver or have any other questions about scheduling or taking the ACT test! http://www.act.org
Use this study guide to help prepare for the ACT! Ms. Hollister also has practice ACT books in the counseling office.
Ohio's College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.
Click here for more information!
If you are taking CCP classes through the University of Findlay and do not have a 20 composite score on the ACT, you will need to take the Accuplacer Test. It will take place on Wednesday October 10th during 3rd period in the Mac Lab.
The College Credit Plus program requires each participating Institution of Higher Education partner to establish 15- and 30- credit hour pathways for high schools to offer their students ensuring they are taking general education courses that are transferable and fulfill elective requirements at any Ohio public college or university.
Use www.transferology.com to see if your CCP courses will transfer to the college/university you want to attend!
The graduation requirements have changed! Please visit this website for more information!
The Delta High School Graduation Requirements are:
To receive an Honors Diploma from Delta High School, you will need to meet all but one of the following requirements:
*Please see Ms. Hollister if you are interested in obtaining the Honors Diploma!
Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from a variety of sources, including: the U.S. Federal Government, the state where you live, the college you attend, or a nonprofit or private organization.
Types of Federal Student Aid Video
Check out this video to learn about grants, loans and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education.
A way to get scholarship money, discover colleges, get financial aid info and more! Check out this website!!
Use this link to find scholarship information from area colleges/universities. I will update this list as I learn about more scholarship opportunities!
Use this link to view local scholarship information and deadlines! Forms for most scholarships are in the counseling office.
There are three kinds of scholarships: University, National Programs and Local/Regional Scholarships.
University: applying ON TIME is the most important goal. Many colleges have automatic scholarship levels. They are based on the student's ACT/SAT and GPA. Most universities/colleges begin the offer at 20 ACT and 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale). The student must apply by each college's deadline. Research the specific colleges as some have automatic scholarships once a student applies. Whereas, other colleges may have separate scholarship applications. College also have their own searchable database of scholarships opportunities.
National Programs: There is a wealth of scholarships available to all students. Register with a scholarship search engine such as www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org to receive information about opportunities. Do not pay any money for a scholarship search!
Local/Regional Scholarships: Many local scholarships are offered to only Delta High School students with regional scholarships available to Northwest Ohio students or students in Fulton County. The odds are in your favor with these! A big chunk of these scholarships become available in February.
The College Board's scholarship search is a great way to find scholarships, internships and other financial aid opportunities. Scholarship Search
Use this chart to help map out the classes you want to take in your 4 years at Delta HS.
Juniors: you have access to the ASVAB program website. You will log in and be able to search for careers, use the living wage calculator, look up college and military information and much more!
Career Coach: designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings and associated education and training.
Career One Stop - use this to search for scholarships, careers, resume tips, college information and much more
Senior athletes who may be considering Division I or Division II collegiate sports should include the NCAA code for score reports on the ACT or SAT test registration form. The NCAA will NOT accept these scores from the student's high school transcript. Students need to apply to the NCAA to be eligible. Once you apply, be sure to see Ms. Hollister to have your official transcript sent to the NCAA.
Every student-athlete must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to play sports at an NAIA college or university. Be sure to send your ACT or SAT scores directly to the NAIA.
TACKLE is a non-profit behavioral health agency. TACKLE helps students who have referrals for a variety of mental health issues which can lead to poor attendance, behavior and academic performance. There is a case manager here that will meet with students on a regular basis and a therapist that can use utilized if necessary. Our case manager is Haley Polsdorfer.
Fill out this referral form and return to the counseling office if you would like to talk with Miss Haley about any mental health concerns.
On this website, mental health agencies available to Fulton County residents are listed.
Use this website to view behavioral health services in the Four County area.
Senior students should be receiving emails every Friday with important information and updates from the Counseling Office. Below is information shared in a recent email. Please contact Ms. Hollister with any questions or concerns.
Seniors, you should be working on the following items:
1. Finish all college applications (Most schools use the Common App.. make sure you add me as a recommender) If you are using the Common App and do not add me as a recommender, schools will not get your transcripts!
2. Fill out the FAFSA! Check the list to be aware of your college’s deadlines. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qAYDHjBQR_mOlHdCMou2A3UbOWn3Jyek5jLoNDbMEKo/edit?usp=sharing
3. Check the local scholarship list online and start applying for scholarships! I am adding new scholarships every week!! More will become available late January 2019. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vfouP97uy4Tm8bRo-_GG_EvHh9YitEci8ltpUna3fxo/edit?usp=sharing
4. There is still time to check out colleges/preview days. See what events are coming up by looking at this document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T2VnBm5NGO1VzZMpldhhFRrN2YHbT2fFXuXidhp27Ek/edit?usp=sharing
Save the Date for the following events:
8th Grade Parent Night: Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 6:30pm in HS Auditorium (Click HERE for more information)
CCP Night: Thursday January 31, 2019 at 6:30pm in HS Auditorium
All sophomores will be visiting Four County Career Center on Friday December 7th in the morning. Students have already chosen the labs they want to visit. Applications for Four County Career Center opens online on December 1st and is available until February 1st. Please visit http://www.fourcounty.net/ for more information.
Here is the link to the Financial Aid Night presentation.
Delta HS is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday October 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm at the high school Mac Lab. Parents AND students should attend this if you have questions about filling out the FAFSA or the college application process. You will want to bring social security cards and 2017 tax information. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hollister. For more information, click here.
Juniors/Seniors: If you are planning to go right into the workforce after high school (no military or college), then you should check out Manufacturing Day on Friday October 12th. It is from 9-11am. (We will leave the HS around 8:15am and arrive back around 11:45pm). The event is free and transportation is provided!
If you are a sophomore and are interested in unique leadership training and service learning experiences, then HOBY might be for you! This seminar will empower you to develop your natural talents to become a leader in your community! The seminar will take place in June at Ohio Northern University and ONE student from Delta HS can attend. Applications are due on October 31st!
The PSAT Test will take place on Wednesday October 10th from 1st-4th period. Students taking this test, please report to 1st period and then you will called to room 309.
Here is the PowerPoint presentation that was shared in Senior English classes. Important information about college applications, scholarships and more!
Students are reminded to follow their original schedule unless they personally met with the counselor on Thursday or Friday. If you filled out a blue drop/add form last week, Ms. Hollister will be contacting you this week to make changes. If you need a blue drop/add form, you can get them from the counseling office. You will need teacher and parent signatures. Ms. Hollister will not be accepting student scheduling appointments on Monday and Tuesday. She will call students down as she is working on schedules. If you need to see Ms. Hollister for other social or emotional issues or college/CCP info, please come down and sign in online using your device (form is found on the guidance page). Reminder that I hope to have all schedules finalized by Monday August 27. Thank you so much for your patience!!
My name is Courtney Hollister and I am the new school counselor at Delta High School. It is my first year as a counselor but my 9th year in Education; I was a high school science teacher the last 8 years. I am excited to take on my new role as a counselor! I am here to help you with academics, college/career and social/emotional issues. This could include testing, college applications and scholarships, College Credit Plus, scheduling, academic accommodations, study skills, coping skills, career exploration, military information and much more! If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to reach out!