Counseling Corner

Be sure to get to know your school counselor. We are here to help! 

Middle School Counselor (Gr. 6-8): Sean Anthony –

High School Counselor (Gr. 9-12): Tina Carugno –

CEEB School code: 393230

SAT and ACT testing
By early fall of your senior year, students should have completed the SAT and/or ACT testing.  All registrations are done online, through the college board website.  Please see your school counselor if you need fee waivers.

On October 16, 2019, HFWA students in the high school took the PSAT / SAT School Day. Students can access their score reports in their accounts on the College Board website. Personalized test prep is available for FREE on Khan Academy. Grade 9/10 – PSAT, Grade 11 – PSAT / NMSTQ, Grade 12 – SAT

The College Board

Khan Academy Test Prep

FAFSA (Attention Seniors!)
You MUST complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The application opens October 1, 2019. The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.  Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.  Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Application for FAFSA

Student Financial Aid Planning for 2019-20 (video)

You will use Naviance, along with your school counselor and educators, to research schools, to request and submit letters of recommendation to colleges and universities, to request transcripts be sent from the school, and more.  The Naviance program can be accessed on your district portal. Senior students applying into post secondary programs MUST add the college / university to their Naviance account for electronic submission of application documents.

Check out the School District of Philadelphia’s scholarship bank website. Scholarships can also be found using on your student’s Naviance account.

Office of College & Career Readiness – Scholarship Information

Office of Career & College Readiness – Scholarship Bank

Seniors — Join Ms. Carugno’s page for additional scholarship opportunities. 2019-2020 Google Classroom Code – mksani

Looking for an additional course opportunity, summer program or internship?

Join Ms. Carugno’s google classroom for posted opportunities.

Classroom code: 2ytrjtf 


Access the link below for a free college/ university planning check list: 

9th / 10th grade family planning check list

11th grade family planning check list

12th grade family planning check list


Getting IB diploma credit at US colleges and universities: many institutions offer generous course credit for both the full IB diploma and individual DP course exams. While not comprehensive, consider this list to guide you through credit offerings at four-year and two-year institutions.

Be sure to check individual university admission policies on a case by case basis, regarding transferable IB credit.