•  This is the Guidance Department page.  Here you will find all the Scholarships, admission requirements, volunteer opportunities and all the information you need about life during and after high school.

     Current Guidance Counselors:

     Deborah Sole (12th) grade Counselor (Dept. Head)(3934)

     Kourtney McGraw (10th and 11th) grade Counselor (3834)

     Vicki Puskarich "Freshman Focus" (9th) grade Counselor (3132) 



            Mountaineer Challenge Academy                                                   

    Orientations for the January 2018 class here at the Mountaineer Challenge Academy have begun and will continue until the end of this month.  If any students are interested in attending, please submit your applications soon if you have not done so already.  An orientation is a requirement for selection to the class and most parents require advance notice of the orientation date in order to schedule (work, travel, etc.). Information is attached with the website where an application can be downloaded. If you have any questions or need my assistance, please do not hesitate to call. click here

    Mitchell Koch Admissions Couselor Mountaineer Challenge Academy Phone: 304-791-7950 Cell Phone: 304-413-5065 Fax: 304-329-2429

     posted 11/13/17

     Financial Aid Night on Monday, November 13

     We will be holding a Financial Aid Seminar for parents of Juniors and Seniors during Open House Night on Monday, November 13th from 6:00 to 7:00 in Lecture Room 520.  Students and parents from all grade levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Ms. Shannon Davis from the Financial Aid Office at West Virginia Northern Community College will be here to explain the financial aid process, the new FAFSA timeline and answer any questions you may have.  This meeting will be very valuable for parents of any student planning to go to any college or technical school and is not aimed specifically for WVNCC students.   Please plan to attend. 


      Animation Competition

    The Rochester Institute of Technology is holding a Digital Arts, Film & Animation Competition for deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 9 - 12.  Details are attached.  Competition deadline is March 15. click here

    posted 11/7/17

      The Marines Semper Fidelis All-American Program for

    The Semper Fidelis All-American Program is a new honorary high school program that recognizes high school juniors from across the country who excel academically, athletically and within their communities. Selected students will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Battles Won Academy with a mentor of their choice.
    The program provides the exclusive opportunity for these like-minded student athletes to win a scholarship, tour the nation’s capital, hear from industry professionals, visit the Marine Corps base in Quantico and network with one another. In addition, being honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American is a great resume builder and will get acknowledged amongst colleges.
    During the Inaugural Battles Won Academy, students participated in the Fit Olympics at Under Armour’s World Headquarters, received a private tour at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, had a scavenger hunt throughout the National Mall and attended a Baltimore Oriole’s game where they had a meet-and-greet with Cal Ripken Jr. They also heard from guest speakers such as Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers, Carli Lloyd of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, World Champion Wrestler Adeline Gray, in addition to our banquet host, Sage Steele of ESPN.
    Student athletes who fit the description of a Semper Fidelis All-American can complete their application at https://sfaap.marines.com/Students can nominate themselves or be nominated for this prestigious honor. Please note the application is only a single page and should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete, and there is no limit on the number of students that can apply or be nominated. 
    posted 10/31/17


    Attention Freshman !!!! 

    Interested in becoming a better leader ? Make plans to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Weekend May 12 – 14th at Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. RYLA is sponsored by Brooke County Rotary and all costs to attend will be covered. Information attached Click here for application  click here for announcement

    posted 10/17/17 


     If you are interested in applying for  HOBY, print out an application today and answer the application questions attached.  click here

    posted 10/17/17

     JOB OPPORTUNITY!!! Gabes"s hiring event. mygabes.com

     click here

    posted 10/17/17

     Mock Crime Scene Workshop

    The Truth About Gap Years
    Join our panel of experts for this month’s free, live online parent event, “The Truth About Gap Years,” on Thursday, October 19 at 8 PM ET (5 PM PT). If your students are considering a gap year, parents won’t want to miss this event featuring Danielle Purtell, a current medical student who took a gap year, and Charlie Taibi, CEO of Gap Year Global. Sign up at http://bit.ly/kaplanparents.



     PSAT Prepathon
    Don’t  miss out on 8 hours of nonstop, free prep for this month’s PSAT. Join us for back-to-back lessons this weekend as we cover all the key topics students need to know for Test Day. Lessons are this Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8, 1–5 PM ET. 

    Reserve your spot at kaptest.com/psatpreplive.



    Brooke County has made a contractual agreement with PARCHMENT to send all student transcripts.  Counselors can no longer create transcripts for you to use when applying to college or scholarship programs.  You must send your own transcripts through PARCHMENT.  It is easy to use but you must set up an account that you will use from here forward, anytime you need a transcript either while you are in high school or after you graduate.  And so, DO NOT use your Brooke email address when establishing your PARCHMENT account because you will not have that email address after you graduate.  Use a gmail, yahoo, etc or whatever you have as your email and write everything down so that you will not forget your user name, password and email account since you will need that anytime you need a transcript from now on.  Current students will get 5 free transcripts and after that, each transcript will cost $5.  You will receive a copy of your transcript in your email when you establish your account but that will be an unofficial copy.  You cannot order an official copy sent to your email.  Official copies can only be sent to colleges, employers or scholarship committees. Each transcript will cost $5 after you graduate as well.  

    posted 10/3/17

    Club and Activity List

    Want to participate in an extra curricular activity but aren't sure who to ask ?  The Club and Activity List is attached !  click here

     posted 10/3/17

    ACT Dates ad Fee Waiver Application
     2017 - 2018 ACT Dates and Fee Waiver Application are attached  Info and waiver application

    posted 9-1-17


    ACADEMY DAY 2017!!

    Please add Academy Day 2017 to your announcements and any calendars.


    Greetings from Senator Capito’s office!

    We are writing to request that you announce that Academy Day 2017 will be held for any and all students, parents and school officials interested in learning more about U.S. service academies (Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Military/West Point, Naval). 

    We will also have representatives from local ROTC programs on hand to discuss ROTC scholarship opportunities and a representative from the Dept. of Defense’s Medical Examination Review Board will join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

    Academy Day is an opportunity for students, parents, and school officials to ask questions and obtain information regarding the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy as well as the ROTC scholarship process. No Registration Required.

    Students who want to attend a prestigious U.S. Service Academy are generally more successful when they begin planning courses and extracurricular activities early in their academic career. Please encourage your middle school and high school students, parents, faculty and staff to attend.


    posted 9/7/17


    Project on Racism Contest Essay Contest

    Dear Educators & Friends of Education,

    The YWCA Wheeling is proud to announce the continuation and additions to the Project on Racism Contest, formerly known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.  Beginning this year, a music/song contest, and a Five Minute Film contest are included, along with the essays. The Project on Racism Contest still honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while encouraging students’ creativity through essay writing, musical expression, and film.   The YWCA Wheeling is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Attached is a packet that provides additional details, contest guidelines, etc.

    The 2018 Project on Racism Contest will be based on the following quote from Dr. King

    “The question is not, ‘If I stop to help these men in need, what will happen to me?’  The question is, ‘If I do not stop to help these men*, what will happen to them?’ That's the question” 

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - when discussing the sanitation worker’s strike

    Students are invited to submit their entries on or before Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  If you have questions please contact Ron Scott Jr., Program Director, Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach, YWCA Wheeling, 304.232.0511 or cdcodirector@ywcawheeling.org.

    posted 9/11/17