School Counseling

Welcome

Welcome to Oxford High School’s Counseling Department. Our mission is to provide a developmental school counseling program that will strive to prepare each student as a “21st century lifelong learner” while focusing on personal, social, academic, and vocational exploration. The delivery of this program will be conducted through a supportive, safe, and collaborative learning environment.

Staff

Ms. Velez

Director

(203) 888-2468 ext. 236

Ms. McRae

School Counselor

(203) 888-2468 ext. 233

Mrs. Mancinone

School Counselor

(203) 888-2468 ext. 235

Mrs. Miller

Guidance Secretary

(203) 888-2468; ext. 224

Naviance is a comprehensive online resource that supports career and college planning for students and parents. This Web Based program is customized for OHS students.

Students were advised to use their personal e-mail account as their username. They created their own password. If you forget your password, click on the“Forgot your password?” link. If you are having trouble with your password or account name and cannot login, please see your school counselor.

Freshman will complete a Learning Style Inventory, which will help them improve their study habits and understand their specific learning needs.

Sophomores will explore their personality types and it’s application to future careers using “Do What you Are” and “Interest Inventory”.

Junior will be trained on how to research colleges and create a portfolio for themselves. In the future, they will be able to compare their GPA, SAT scores, and other statistical information with former OHS students.

Senior will be able to track their application status and update their college acceptances.

Forms

Scholarships

1. Log on to your Naviance account: https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=oxfordhs

2. Click on the College tab

3. Scroll down to the “Scholarships and Money” section

4. Click on Scholarship list

Links and Resources

CollegeBoard college search, standardized testing information (PSAT, SAT, AP), links to PROFILE and other financial aid resources

Unigo.com

Go College

ConsumerReports.org/college

STANDARDIZED TESTING

SAT Test Dates

ACT Test Dates

ACT vs. SAT

FairTest -This website includs a list of colleges and universities that deemphasize the use of standardized test by making admissions decisions without using SAT or ACT scores.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

Federal Student Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

CSS Profile

Scholarship Websites:

FastWeb

Zinch

Cappex

OTHER IMPORTANT SITES

The Common Application

National Collegiate Athletic Association Initial Eligibility Clearing House (NCAA)

To register, enter the “NCAA College Bound Student Athletes” section. Click on the tab for “new account” in the box in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to provide an e-mail address, to which the NCAA will send instructions for registering.

The process from this point is fairly simple:

  • Complete the online registration form and submit your payment
  • Request for your transcript to get sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center by using TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM. -Have your SAT or ACT scores sent to the NCAA directly from the testing organization. To send the scores, use the appropriate link from the College Board (http://sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores) or the ACT organization (http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html). Like colleges and universities, the NCAA has its own code; it is 9999.
  • IF APPLICABLE: If you attended a high school prior to Oxford High School, you must provide the NCAA with an official transcript from your previous school. The transcript must be sent directly from the school to the NCAA. Please contact officials at your previous school and ask that your transcript be sent to the following address:
  • NCAA Eligibility Center Certification Processing
  • P.O. Box 7136
  • Indianapolis, IN 46207
  • Transcripts may not be faxed.


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