Counseling Center News

Last Updated: 6/29/2021 1:50 PM


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Attention Seniors!

Below are directions and links for completing Post Secondary tasks.

     Transcript Release Form (FERPA) - click here for directions

                                                                     click here for form

     Naviance Directions - click here

     Mid Year Transcript Request Directions & Form - click here


ACT & SAT Dates

     ACT & SAT Dates & Information

Please note that December ACT & SAT dates scheduled at Moon have been cancelled.



For a comparison of SAT vs. ACT click here


Alumni Transcript Requests

Transcript requests must be submitted by Moon Area High School graduates only.  Parents, spouses, and third-party agencies may not request transcripts.

Please click on the link below to submit a transcript request.

     Alumni Transcript Request       


College Counseling Series

Throughout the year, I hosted evening programs to assist adults and their children as you embark on the process of post-secondary planning. Here is what was presented this year:


Past presentations for Parent/Guardians offers presentations on the following topics (please click on any topic for more information on the entire series):

     Understanding Financial Aid and How to Get It  - Presentation

     Post-Secondary Planning Night  - Presentation

     How to pay for a post-secondary education - Presentation

    The College Search During a Pandemic - Presentation

    How to Pay for a Post-Secondary Education - Presentation 


College Visits

     There are no college visits scheduled at this time.


Course Scheduling

Course Selection Sheets:                                             

         Grade 9                                             

        Grade 10

          Grade 11

          Grade 12

          How to Sheet

Scheduling Steps:

  • Step 1:  View videos
  • Step 2:  Enter requests in Skyward
  • Step 3:  Complete Microsoft Form
  • Step 4:  School Counselor follow-up

Students entering 9th grade – view videos 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 10

Students entering 10th grade – view videos 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, and 10

Students entering 11th grade – view videos 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Students entering 12th grade – view videos 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10


Video 1   - Credits/Graduation Requirements/Weighted grades

Video 2   - Entering Course Requests through Skyward 

Video 3   - Requesting 9th Grade Core Classes

Video 4   - Requesting 10th Grade Core Classes

Video 5   - Requesting 11th Grade Core Classes

Video 6   - Requesting 12th Grade Core Classes

Video 7   - Requesting Electives 

Video 8   - Parkway West CTC

Video 9   - Dual Enrollment

Video 10 - NCAA Eligibility Center

     Program of Studies

Parkway West CTC Student Scheduling

Students NEW to Parkway

     Link to Parkway Application


Step 1: Choose your student’s school district abbreviation from the list of schools on the login screen.

Step 2: Complete the required application information. * Indicates a required field.

Step 3: Submit

  • Once submitted, the application is automatically sent to your home school for your child’s school counselor to complete and forward to Parkway.
  • Be sure your student requests the Parkway courses in Skyward.

If you have any questions while completing the application, please call

Student Services at Parkway West CTC:

Molly Vitale:   (p) 412-923-1772 EXT: 117     (e)

Existing Parkway Students You do not need to fill out an application.  Be sure to request your Parkway courses in Skyward.



FAFSA starts October 1st. Are you ready?

To make informed college decisions, it’s imperative that families know as soon as possible how much aid they're eligible for. Please click on the link below for information.

     Applying for Financial Aid - FAFSA



Managing Money and Life Presentation

Janet Lukac, Branch Manager at Northwest Bank in Sewickley, presented a lesson to all of the seniors titled, “Managing Money and Life.” She talked to the students about managing money and financing, including loans, savings, checking accounts, saving money, FICO, credit cards and smart borrowing. Please click the link below for a PDF version of her PowerPoint.

     Managing Money and Life


Moon/PHEAA Virtual Financial Aid Presentation

Video of the Presentation - Password FinAid20                     

PowerPoint Presentation

FAFSA Tip Sheet

Student Aid Guide

Creating a Federal Student Aid Account

Planning for Higher Education Timeline

Scholarship Tips



     Naviance Website

     Naviance College Search Directions

     Naviance Requesting Transcripts




SAT Prep at Penn State Beaver

Penn State Beaver is offering our SAT Prep Course beginning August 21. 

Following The Official SAT Study Guide, this 18-hour course will emphasize:
—the new format of the SAT, including eight key changes to the SAT
—the recommended order for taking the test
—four components of the exam, reading, writing and language, math, and the optional essay.
—a copyrighted approach to solving analogy questions
—math skills including problem solving and data analysis
—advantages and disadvantages of guessing
—ways to reduce the time needed to answer questions
—SAT scoring and how to compute a score on sample
—online tools and practice problems

Fall 2021
Session I 
Location: Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA  15061
Saturdays, August 21 through September 25, 2021
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Exam Date: October 2, 2021
Register Online

Session II
Location: Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA  15061
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 19 through November 4, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exam Date: November 6, 2021
Online registration coming soon.

Session III
Location: Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA  15061
Saturdays, October 16 through November 20, 2021
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Exam Date: December 4, 2021
Online registration coming soon.

Exam Info

Registration for the National SAT exam is not included in the SAT Review Course. You must register for the exam at the College Board website through the link below.
Register for the National SAT Exam

Scholarship Opportunities

All scholarship information for this year is located in Naviance under the "Scholarship" tab. Scholarships are being marked "active" as we receive updated applications.  


Contact Us

Deanne Hinerman, Counselor (A-G)  Ext. 2010

Emily Smith, Counselor (H-N)  - Ext. 2011

Patricia Johnson, Counselor (O-Z) - Ext. 2012

Julie Sitko, College/Career Counselor  - Ext. 2038

Mary Marciniak, Counseling Secretary Ext. 2009

Phone: 412-264-9440

FAX:  412-604-1645


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