Welcome to the online home of Sandy Valley High School / Middle School Guidance. Use the top menu to navigate. Stay tuned to SVTV announcements for important Counseling news.

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH A COUNSELOR- Mrs. McCoy, Mr. White, or Miss Veigel will call you down as soon as possible!


   Attention, Sophomores and Juniors! The PSAT/National Merit test is coming up October 11th. This is a great test to practice for achievement tests like the SAT or ACT. Juniors have the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit competition. Students who are interested will need to sign up in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Knott by September 21st. The cost is $16. Junior students on free or reduced lunch can take the test for free. Checks can be made out to “Sandy Valley Local Schools.”



Need a confidence boost before the

October 28th ACT?

Join us for a FREE ACT cram session on

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Canton South High School, Commons

You must RSVP!

Sign up on the Google form.

You will need to bring a calculator, paper, and a pencil.

Enter door #2.

Next ACT is Saturday, October 28th

(registration deadline is September 22nd)


Wendy's High School Heisman

wendysheisman.com Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we’re awarding $150,000 in college scholarships. Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. DEADLINE: Oct. 2nd.

Stark County College & Career Fair – October 3rd, Canton Civic Center, 6 – 8

Attention, Seniors! Be sure to read our famous “Senior Stuff” for an overview of key Senior year items!!

Class Meeting Presentation: Covers important information related to our services, graduation, college/career, etc.

There are new Honors Diploma options, for students who are interested! Go to the Ohio Department of Education website for more details.

Are you a Senior who is going to college? It’s time to apply for financial aid!! Be sure to stop by our Financial Aid page to get more information on the FAFSA.

Be sure to check out the new OhioMeansJobs Career-Planning and Career Guide page, a resource for career exploration, college searches, scholarship opportunities, and more!



The Stark County Crisis Center has created a new text support line!  Crisis Center:  Crisis Text Line has been serving young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust Help Line 330-452-6000     Text Line text 4hope  to  741-741

Please check the Scholarship Page regularly or stop by the Guidance Office to review available scholarship information.

New Graduation Requirements are available on the Ohio Department of Education website, including information on new state assessments and pathways to graduation.

A) End-Of-Course Exams (earn a combined score of 18–each test is worth 5 points)

Must earn at least 4 points from the following
* English 9
* English 10
Must earn at least 4 points from the following
* Algebra I (or Integrated Math I)
* Geometry (or Integrated Math II)
Must earn at least 6 points from the following
* Physical Science or Biology
* American History
* American Government
Advanced Level = 5 points
Accelerated Level = 4 points
Proficient Level = 3 points
Basic Level = 2 points
Limited Level = 1 point
Students who have earned high school credit in one of the tested subjects prior to July 2014 (in Middle School) will automatically be awarded 3 points in that area. Students would be allowed to take that subject’s test to improve their score, if they so choose.

B) College Admission Exam (earn a remediation-free score on a test such as ACT or SAT)

C) Job skills assessment (ACT WorkKeys) AND earn a State Board of Education-approved career/industry credential or license

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https://i0.wp.com/img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hscl9kqyqmpjpg/k-bigpic.jpg    Do college admissions representatives and potential employers look at your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social profiles? More and more, the answer to that is, “yes!” It is important to make sure your digital footprint is going to work for you and not against you. Check out these sites to get some tips on cleaning up your social media sites:

Online Reputation Management

Tips for Cleaning Up Your Social Profiles