General Announcements

  • BEWARE OF SCAMS

    National Honor Society of Scholars, Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Honor Society Foundations, and any other invitation not officially sent to you by the Pottsville Area School District should be avoided. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER send these organizations any money or give out your personal information! They are not the same as our high school's National Honor Society or as the Schuylkill Technology National Technical Honor Society. These mailings or emails will look legitimate and they will tell you that AFTER you pay, they will send you cords or sashes that you are allowed to wear at graduation. This is NOT TRUE! Students are only allowed to wear cords or sashes specifically issued by our school or STC.
    If anyone receives any type of mailing or email, please feel free to bring it to Guidance or contact the Guidance office BEFORE you pay any money. We will be glad to explore these with you.
     

     

    9-12 to 9-16   Announcements:

    Attention Seniors: Shippensburg University will be here on Thursday September 22nd during homeroom for an Instant Decision day program! This is the first time they have ever come to our school to do this. If you have at least a 2.5 GPA and would like to get accepted to Shippensburg early, then please sign up in Guidance, no later than Friday September 16th. Students are encouraged to submit their application on the Shippensburg website prior to the meeting but if you don’t apply by then, you are still welcome to attend the very brief meeting.

    Attention Seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA. If you are seriously considering applying to Bloomsburg University you are encouraged to sign up for an Instant Decision meeting on Wednesday September 28th during homeroom. Students are encouraged but not required to apply to Bloomsburg on their website prior to the meeting.   Anyone applying for the very competitive majors: Nursing or Medical Imaging who applies by September 20th may also find out at the Instant Decision day if they have been accepted. So if you want to get accepted to college early this is a great program to attend!!

    Attention Seniors and Juniors:  The Guidance department is sponsoring a Field Trip to Bloomsburg University pm Tuesday October 18th. Bloomsburg will provide transportation and lunch will be included.  To be eligible to attend students must be serious about applying to Bloomsburg, have a 2.5 or higher GPA, have no disciplinary issues or attendance issues. Only 30 students may attend and Seniors will be given first priority.   Sign-ups are in Guidance.

     

    SCHUYLKILL TECHNOLOGY CENTER 
    OPEN HOUSE
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
    6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
    SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS SEE DETAILS HERE

    MARINE CORPS NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) SCHOLARSHIP

    The NROTC program provides a full tuition scholarship.

    The scholarship also includes educational fees, $750 a year to cover textbooks, and money for uniforms. Additionally, the scholarship provides a tax-free monthly stipend that increases each year. Many students apply this stipend to cover room and board.

    -$250 a month for the first year

    -$300 a month for the second year

    -$350 a month for the third year

    -$400 a month for the fourth year

    The NROTC program also pays for scholarship students’ transportation from home to summer cruise training.

    Altogether, the value of a four year full scholarship amounts to $180,000

    TO BE QUALIFIED:

    • You must be a United States citizen.

    • You must be at least 17 years old, have less than 30 college credits, and not be enrolled in college.

    • You must be medically qualified to meet Marine Corps standards.

    • Minimum test scores:

    •SAT combined score of 1000 or
    •ACT composite score of 22 or
    •ASVAB score of 74

    • You must take a Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

    •3 mile run
    •Pull ups/pushups & Crunches

    PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED POWER POINT FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY   POWER POINT