School Counselors

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Mrs. Kunkel
Lesley Kunkel, MA
School Counselor  
Last Names A - F           
Interact Club Sponsor   412.429.2268 lkunkel@cvsd.net     
 

Mrs. O'Malley  Leah O'Malley, MA, NCC    School Counselor                    Last Names G - N    412.429.2629 lomalley@cvsd.net     

Mrs. BoydDanyelle Boyd, MA, NCC      School Counselor                    Last Names  O - Z  412.429.2271 dboyd@cvsd.net                  

STUDENT SERVICES SUPPORTS

Tara Barker | tbarker@cvsd.net | 412.429.2270

Molly Clokey | mclokey@cvsd.net | 412.429.2622

Please contact Mrs. Barker or Ms. Clokey for attendance concerns, former student transcript requests, graduation verification, and student work permits

Admission Counselors:  Chartiers Valley High School is now using RepVisits; you can now go to https://CounselorCommunity.com to create an account and schedule an appointment with our high school.   

RESOURCES

CAREER EXPLORATION

A comprehensive school counseling career exploration 339 plan is on file with the district. School Board  Approved.
 
High School Career Portfolio Schedule SY2019-2020
 

CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES

Naviance Student serves as each student's Individualized Career Portfolio. Students' experiences and learning will be documented, updated, and stored in this digital portfolio. 

Our goal is to support every student’s journey in exploring career paths.  Naviance Student is utilized through classroom lessons presented by teachers and school counselors, Advisory lessons, as well as for post-secondary planning.  
 
 
Some of the career features include:
 
Career Interest Profiler
This tool helps students discover careers that match areas of their interest.  Students are asked to answer “like”, “unsure”, or “dislike” to 180 different work activities.  They then are given a listing of careers that best match their interests. Each listed career has a profile with detailed information such as job descriptions, education requirements, related occupations, related college majors, knowledge and skills required, common work activities/tasks, and wage outlook.  All 10th grade students complete this assessment with a lesson presented by the counselors. This is then utilized to support their research for the writing of a career research paper in the English class. 
 
Personality Type Assessment
The Do What You Are® Self Discovery Personality Type assessment will generate a report that will provide the student with important information about personal characteristics. They will learn about careers that are matched to their personal strengths and blind spots, how they negotiate in daily life, and a host of other useful information.
 
The Cluster Finder
The Cluster Finder helps students learn what career clusters may be a good match for them based on activities that they have interest, personal qualities, and subjects enjoyed studying at school.  Each career cluster is then further divided into career pathways that allow students to complete more in depth research. 
 

OTHER CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES 

US Bureau of Labor Statistics -The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

National College Fair – Students will have the opportunity attend the National College Fair held annually at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 
 
Representative Visits - Please register to attend via Naviance Student
 
Career Fair Field Trips – Students will have the opportunity to attend career fairs as available.  Please talk to your school counselor for more information. 
 
Work Study & Internships – This 12th grade only program allows students to mix the world of work along with schooling.  It is recommended that students seek out positions that are related to their career of interest or allow them to learn and practice useful job skills that will future their work skills development.
 
Post-Secondary Meetings & Presentations – Students and parents have available to them meetings with counselors/collegiate coordinator to focus primarily on career interests and development.  In addition, grade level goals & objectives are outlined and taught for all students. Annual morning & evening events are conducted to help students and parents work through post-secondary options and processes.
 
Advisory - Student groups meet monthly with their advisor to discuss a variety of topics including digital citizenship, career exploration, and post-secondary planning.  Advisories utilize the Naviance student feature.
 
ASVAB – The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is offered annually at CVHS.  Students interested in learning about or registering for the ASVAB should talk to their school counselor.   Keep in mind the ASVAB is not only a military used exam, it is a great career interest inventory as well. In no way are students committed or recruited by the military from taking the ASVAB.
 
Career Shadowing – Students have the opportunity if desired to be excused from school to complete a career shadow in an area of potential interest.  Release forms must be completed prior to visit and are available in the Student Services Center.

CiHS (College in High School)

COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

COLLEGE APPLICATION RESOURCES

High School Profile 19-20

Applications & Essays Presentation

College App & Submission Procedures

Post Secondary Planning Presentation

Application/Admission Types

Common Application

Essay Prompts

Coalition for College

 

NAVIANCE STUDENT VIDEO TUTORIALS

Common App Matching Video

Requesting Teacher Recommendation Letters

If your application requires a counselor recommendation, please notify your counselor via email or in person, as they are not listed in the selection of teachers. Requests for letters of recommendation from a counselor should be made at least two weeks prior to the application deadline

COLLEGE PLANNING CHECKLISTS

COLLEGE SEARCH

COLLEGE SEARCH

Your School Counselor is available by appointment to assist with college & career guidance.  It's important for a student to find the best "fit" based on their priorities - size, academics, major, location, cost, atmosphere, and feel. By considering a plan for your college career now, you can be more prepared as you take the next step in your education. There are numerous events and resources available at Chartiers Valley High School to assist you throughout this process.
 

Rep Visits on Campus

Many representatives schedule visits on campus during the school day.  Visits are held in the Colt Commons Conference Room. Students can attend meetings if they register online prior to the visit AND have permission from their classroom teacher.  Students are responsible for any missed classwork.  The list of college visits can be found in Naviance under "What's New" heading. A list is also posted on the daily HS bulletin.

COUNSELOR BIOS

 

Professional School Counselor Bios

 

 Mrs. Kunkel
 
 Lesley A. Kunkel, MA
 Last Names A - F
 Interact Club Sponsor
 lkunkel@cvsd.net  | 412.429.2268
 B.A. Psychology, Penn State Erie
 M.A. Counseling, Edinboro University 
 Secondary School Counselor Certification, PDE

 
 Mrs. O'Malley
 
Leah O'Malley, MA, NCC 
Last Names  G - N
lomalley@cvsd.net  | 412.429.2629
B.A. Music, Edinboro University
M.A. Counseling, Edinboro University
Secondary School Counselor Certification, PDE
National Certified Counselor (NCC) 
 
 
  Mrs. Boyd
Danyelle Boyd, MA, NCC
Last Names O - Z
dboyd@cvsd.net   | 412.429.2271
B.S. Biology, Geneva College
M.A. Counseling, Geneva College
K-12 School Counselor Certification, PDE
National Certified Counselor (NCC) 

FINANCIAL AID

NCAA ELIGIBILITY

You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. How to register 
You need to create a Certification Account to make official visits to Divisions I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent.

NEW STUDENT RESOURCES

PARKWAY WEST CTC

PARKWAY WEST CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER

Chartiers Valley School District is one of twelve school districts participating in the Parkway West Career and Technology Center. Parkway West CTC offers specialized trade and technical courses that are not available at the high school.  Students may apply for the Parkway West CTC programs during their freshman year.

During their sophomore, junior and senior years, selected students will attend Chartiers Valley High School for a half-day and the other half will be spent at Parkway West CTC.  The personnel of Parkway West CTC will do the selection of students, based on their abilities, grades, maturity, aptitudes, and interests.  

Upon completing the course of studies at the technical school and the high school, the student will receive a certificate from Parkway West  and a diploma from Chartiers Valley High School.  Parkway West CTC aids graduates with job placement in their fields of study.

Website:  www.parkwaywest.org   

Instagram: @Parkwaywestctc

Address:
Parkway West CTC 
7101 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA  15071
Phone: (412) 923-1772

Parkway West CTC promotional video

Parkway West CTC website

PERSONAL SUPPORTS

 

Personal Support Programs

School Counselors are available to meet with students regarding any personal needs and to make appropriate community counseling referrals.

Student Assistance Program (SAP) 
SAP Permission Form
Confidential Legal Release Form
Counseling Resources

SCHEDULING

SCHEDULING RESOURCES

School counselors will meet students (during group presentations) to review the Program of Studies, online course request procedures, and distribute important scheduling information. Students are encouraged to take the most rigorous courses possible based on academic ability and their capacity to manage all aspects of life such as athletics, clubs and activities, and commitments outside of school. Please review your child's course selections for the next academic year. 
 
Student's are required to print & return their course request summary with a parent/guardian signature.
 

FORMS & RESOURCES

 
 

If you have questions about scheduling or need additional assistance, please contact your high school counselor to schedule a conversation or meeting. This is an exciting time for your child to make choices that will impact his/her future.  We are looking forward to working with you to help students reach their individual goals.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship information mailed to the high school counselors is posted on Naviance Student.  

 

Log onto Naviance and look for the “Scholarship List” under “Colleges” 
However...Organizations don't really send information to high schools anymore as information is readily found on the internet. It is a good idea to utilize online scholarship searches. There are other scholarship sites, but we advise you NOT pay for a scholarship search.
Other resources include:  Student clubs, sports, & activities. Also employers, organizations, or social clubs parents belong to.

STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SAP)

 

The primary goal of the SAP is to help students overcome barriers so that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. SAP is a systematic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is professionally trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. When the problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team will assist the parent and student so they may access services within the community. The student assistance team members do not diagnose, treat, or refer to treatment; but they may refer for a screening or an assessment for treatment.

     
School personnel, peers, students themselves, or family members may refer students to SAP.  Any person who is concerned about a student is encouraged to refer that student by submitting a SAP referral online.
 
Some signs and symptoms of students who may be referred to SAP are:
 
 
  • Decline in grades/academic performance
  • Poor attendance
  • Change in friends, behavior, or attitude
  • School phobia
  • Violation of school rules
  • Health problems
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Family issues/stress/violence
  • Being at risk for suicide or other mental problems including anxiety/fear, withdrawal, isolation, risk-taking or self-abusive behavior, eating/sleeping/grooming problems or peer relationship problems
  • Being a victim of violence/abuse
  • Eating, sleeping or grooming changes
 

SAP - Community Resources

 
EMERGENCIES/CRISIS
Resolve Crisis Network 
1-888-796-8226
Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741741
CHILD ABUSE
Allegheny County CYF
412-473-2000
Pennsylvania CHILDLINE
1-800-932-0313
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
(24 hour hotline)
1-877-338-8255
412-687-8005
 
 
DRUGS/ALCOHOL
Allegheny County D/A Administration
(Crisis Intervention Hotline)
412-350-3328
1-888-424-2287
Gateway Rehabilitation Center
1-800-427-1177
AL-A-Teen, AL-Anon Family Groups
412-572-5141
Narcotics Anonymous Helpline
412-255-1155
Outreach Teen & Family Serivces, Inc. 
412-561-5405
 
 
EATING DISORDERS
Pittsburgh Educational Network for Eating Disorders
412-366-9966
WPIC's Center for Overcoming Eating Disorders
412-624-9329
 
 
GRIEF/LOSS
The Caring Place
1-888-244-4673
Cancer Caring Center
412-622-1212
 
 
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNINSURED CHILDREN
Caring Foundation for Children
1-800-543-7105
 
 
HELP-LINES & HOT-LINES
Runaway Hotline
412-661-1800
Contact Pittsburgh
412-820-4357
 
HOMELESSNESS
Sara Salopek - Education for Children and Youth Experienceing Homelessness Program, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
412-394-5936
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
412-221-5132
 
 
 
 
RAPE/VIOLENCE
PAAR
1-800-363-7273
Women's Center & Shelter
412-687-8005
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
American Psychological Association
1-800-621-4000
Allegheny MH/MR Administration
412-350-4457
Chartiers Community Center, Inc
412-221-3302
Family Line
412-344-7645
STAR Clinic (at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic)
412-246-5754
Vista Behavioral Associates
412-641-7016
Cranberry Psychological Associates, Inc.
412-220-0144
Intercare
412-831-0355
Allegheny Clinical Association
412-279-9500
Allegheny General Hospital - Child & Psychiatric Services
412-330-3041
Southwood Psychiatric Hospital
412-257-2290
Southwest Human Services
412-831-8821

 Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care

412-221-7770
Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc
412-561-5405
 
PREGNANCY
Allegheny County Health Department
(Maternal & Child Health Program)
412-247-7950
Genesis of Pittsburgh
412-766-2693
Mom's House of Dormont
412-531-6667
Mom's House of Pittsburgh
412-271-2229
McGee Woman's Hospital 
(Education & Outreach)
412-641-1000
 
 

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer Credit Recovery Options

High school students who would like to make up failed courses over the summer have various options. Regardless of the program that a student chooses to attend, it is the student's responsibility to have the summer school Official Grade Report mailed to the Chartiers Valley High School Student Services so that it can be noted on the student's transcript.
 
CHARTIERS VALLEY ~ Virtual Academy Summer 2019
Format: Online Instruction for Credit Recovery and Math Acceleration
Accelerated courses officially begin on June 17th (but students can begin as soon as they register for acceleration) and run through August 5th.  
 
Cost is $125 per course for CV students
$175 for non-CV students 
$75 for CV free & reduced lunch students.  
Recovery courses, cost is the same, but the end date is July 9.
 
Acceleration Math courses:
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Pre Calculus, Trigonometry
 
*Credit towards graduation is not granted for summer acceleration/enrichment courses.  
Grades are not computed in GPA.
 
Registration
 
Questions? Contact:
Mrs. K or Mr. Murray
mrsk@cvsd.net
tmurray@cvsd.net
 
 
Allegheny Intermediate Unit: Waterfront Learning
 
Format:  Online Instruction for Credit Recovery and Enrichment
Summer 2019 Credit Recovery
 
Summer 2019 ~ Credit Recovery Registration begins May 1 - June 20
Courses begin June 24th
Click here for course options
Contact Information:
Mrs. Denise Haberman
North Hills School District - Summer School Registration 
Phone - 412-318-1017 Email - habermand@nhsd.net 
 
Project Succeed - Keystone Oaks
Format: Classroom Instruction at Project Succeed Keystone Oaks High School
Tuition:  $150 per class (cash only) Forms available in CV Guidance Office
 
Classes Offered:  English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.
 
Registrations held in Keystone Oaks HS Library
May 28 - 30 and June 3 - 6 and June 10 - 13 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm
 
Classes will run from Monday June 17 - Friday July 12, 2019
Students attend either 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
OR 5:00 - 8:00 pm Monday - Friday.
 
Sessions
June 17 - 21: Math (205)
June 24 - 28: Social Studies (144)
July 1 - 5: Science (223)
July 8 - 12: English (MS LGI)
 
For more information on dates, times and contact information -
please contact your CV high school counselor. 
 
*Credit towards graduation is not granted for summer acceleration/enrichment courses.  
Grades are not computed in GPA.
 

TESTING (SAT/ACT/ASVAB)

 

SAT & ACT DATES SY19-20

The PSAT & ASVAB will be held during the school day on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  All Juniors will elect to take one or the other.

SAT & ACT FACTS

www.collegeboard.org

www.act.org

ASVAB

CVHS CEEB Code: 393658

Free online practice

 

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORMS

 

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST - GRADUATE  former students only

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST - STUDENT current seniors

TUTORING RESOURCES

ACADEMIC SUPPORT RESOURCES

Teacher to Student – It is always best to have your son or daughter meet with their teacher regarding concerns for learning in the class.  A student can speak to their teacher to set up an individual or series of sessions for tutoring.
After School Academic Support – This resource is available after school and provides additional support to students who need assistance in core subjects: Math and Science.  Students have an opportunity to consult with a certified teacher in these particular subject areas. Each subject meets 2 times per week. Students may utilize the activity buses for transportation home.  Please contact your teacher or school counselor for more information.
Outside Services – There are various outside agencies that provide tutoring services.  Below are options locally. Please note students/family are responsible for expenses associate with these programs, as well Chartiers Valley School District does not endorse any specific program.   
 
3RPrep
412-855-5535
 
Club Z Tutoring
clubz.tutor@comcast.net www.clubztutoring.com/pittsburghpa
412-276-1002
 
Robin Satty
Certified Teacher/Tutor
Specialty: Science
512.458.0527
robinsatty@gmail.com
 
English Lab, LLC​
412-522-3602
 
JMR Tutoring
jmrtutoring@gmail.com (www.facebook.com/JMRTutoring
501-813-0651
  
Huntington Learning Center
hlcsouth@comcast.net (http://huntingtonhelps.com/)
1-800-CAN-LEARN
 
Omega Learning Center
http://www.omegalearning.com/
724-949-0770
521 Washington Avenue
Bridgeville, PA 15017
 
Axios Tutoring
412-833-6060