PGA High School Counseling Department

  • Mr. David Shiffer (A-K)                 Mrs. Breanna Morgan (L-Z)   
    Counselor, Ext. 282                         Counselor, Ext. 212

    Mrs. Kerri Clauser                         Mrs. Aurora DeWitt          

    Social Worker, Ext. 225                  Counseling Secretary, Ext. 216

    CLICK HERE to view PGASD Grade Scale

Announcements & News

  • Schuylkill Area Community Foundation is EXCITED!! to share that ALL of our scholarship and graduation award applications are ONLY available at the online portal: GoApply. 


    The scholarship and graduation award applications will OPEN on December 15, 2023.  ALL SACF applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm on March 1, 2024.


    Students may create their account by creating a login and password at


    When the applications open on December 15, the student (or person logging in) will see a list of available applications on the Opportunities tab (this is blank right now). 

    Please encourage your students to view the available scholarships and awards by visiting our website :

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  • State Police Youth Week Program -posted 11/7

    Elmer Hafer - American Legion - State Police - National Guard Youth Camp is sponsored by The American Legion Department of Pennsylvania and The Pennsylvania State Police.

    The Youth Camp is a six-day program (June 9-15) for students ages 15-17 interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the milita1y. Activities and demonstrations include police scenarios, physical fitness training, drill and ceremony, forensics, traffc and criminal law, water survival, marksmanship, and teambuilding. Chance to win several $1000 scholarships. 
    Students should be physically fit, in good health, and have a good academic record. This is not a recreational camp. Cadets must be Pennsylvania residents between the ages of 15 and 17 before entering the camp on June 9. 

    A fee of $175 includes meals and lodging. The fee is paid by a sponsoring post, unit, or other civic group and is nonrefundable. Price is subject to change. Transportation is the responsibility of the sponsoring group or cadet's parents. 

    CLICK HERE to view flyer. CLICK HERE for application.

    Deadline: Submitting application to the sponsoring post May 15, 2024

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  • Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer the Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship (AMP) Program for high school Juniors and Seniors beginning in January 2024.
    The four-month AMP Program teaches high school students the foundational knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in today’s manufacturing industry. Utilizing online learning and hands-on sessions, the AMP program exposes students to skill sets that are transferrable among the many career paths in manufacturing including engineering, product design and fabrication, maintenance, quality control, and management. 

    Program Details:

    • AMP Schedule: January 19, 2024 – May 10, 2024
    • Instructional Core: 25 Online Learning Modules through Tooling U (self-directed)
    • Instructional support provided by Penn College Instructor
    • 3 in-person, hands-on lab days at the Penn College Campus
    • Industry Day – Your opportunity to meet Manufacturing Employers
    • Credential Exam for the Certified Manufacting Associate

    CLICK HERE for more information and to view the flyer!

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  • PA Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) -posted 10/23

    Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week provides practical, hands-on education not found in any other business program. Students are immersed in the exciting world of business, and in one short week, they come to understand and appreciate our American free enterprise system, leaving with a newfound passion and clarity for their future.  Most students tell us they learned more during one week at PFEW than they have in a classroom for an entire year. That's real impact.

    CLICK HERE for more information and/or to register!

    Deadline: May 1, 2024

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  • Open Houses - updated 9/20

    • Bridgewater College: Dec. 2 - CLICK HERE to register!
    • Penn College of Tech: Feb. 24, Apr. 7, Jul 13 - CLICK HERE to register!

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  • College Search Step-by-Step

    You Can Find Colleges That Are Right For You!

    Although there's no magic formula for choosing a college, you can start by asking yourself some questions that help most students find the right fit.
    Use the Collegeboard guide to:

    It's your journey. We're just here to help you get started. CLICK HERE!

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