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High School Guidance

Mrs. Melissa Schultz Counselor, Students Last Name A-K           

 Mr. Steve Smith Counselor, Students Last Name L-Z

Seniors in the College Application Process: 
If you are currently involved in the college application process or soon will be, please take a look at the attached sheet with some important College Application reminders and instructions found here.

Also, while in the college application process, you may come across unfamiliar terminology.  If so, check out this "College Admission Glossary...Learn the Lingo" from College Board found here


Are you applying to colleges that require you to use the Common App? 

Over 900 colleges and universities are now requiring the use of the Common App.  This saves you time because you only have to complete one application (and possibly some extra items for your particular school) as opposed to completing multiple applications. There is a Common Application link available to the right.   You will need to create an account on Common App before being able to proceed.  A word to the sure that you enter your counselor's correct email (see above) in order for them to be able to process their part of your application. Please check out this "Guide to the Common App" document full of info to help you in this process.

"EXPLORING" Program through Lima Memorial: 
Attention Juniors & Seniors...Interested in the medical field as a career? Check out this "Exploring" opportunity through Lima Memorial Health System.  Visit and click on the Youth Resources link under the Community Relations tab for more info and a video.


Are you a senior looking for opportunities after high school and college may not be a part of your plan?  Many companies around Lima are looking to fill apprenticeship positions for next year.

GROB (in Bluffton, OH):  GROB is now accepting applications for the 2023 apprenticeship class.  GROB APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Through our partnership with Rhodes State College, apprentices earn a 100% company-paid Associate degree in Engineering Technology and are paid while attending class. The combination of their college coursework and on-the-job training at GROB prepares apprentices to become highly-skilled mechanical or electrical technicians. We will once again be looking for a large class of apprentices this year as our production of equipment for electric vehicles continues to grow and develop.  Students can visit our newly redesigned website at to learn more about the program and apply online.  Interested in more information? Below are some outreach opportunities that we can offer. 

What is an apprenticeship?  An apprenticeship is a program where a company hires a worker who, quite possibly, has no training in that particular field but has an interest.  The worker receives specialized on-the-job training from the company, which could also involve receiving free college as part of the training.  In return, the worker signs a contract requiring them to work for the company for a specified amount of time.  If this sounds like an opportunity you may be interested in, please see your counselor for more information.