Welcome to the Hanover Central Guidance Department.
Our mission is to offer guidance to all students in the areas of academic advice, career/college planning, and personal/social counseling through both group and individual contacts.
Hanover Central Guidance Department has been recognized by the state as a GOLD STAR School. Schools that implement all of the Indiana Program Standards for School Counseling are eligible for the Gold Star School Counseling Award. Schools receiving this designation receive a special logo to use on their school materials, recognition at the Indiana School Counselor Association Conferences, and recognition in the Indiana Association of School Principal's newsletter, Indianagram.Our Gold Star designation has led us to receive RAMP Recognition. RAMP is the national award for Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Programs.Forty-nine Indiana Gold Star Schools received this prestigious recognition and Indiana Schools made up 61% of the RAMP awards given.
Register online at http://www.collegeboard.org
The fee to take the SAT test is $55. Fee waivers are available for students who are on free and reduced lunch. There is a $30 late registration fee. Our school code is 150462. Test dates and deadlines are listed below:
May 7, 2022 test deadline is April 8 (Late registration with fee April 26th).
June 4, 2022 test deadline is May 5th (Late registration with fee May 25th).
Register online at http://www.actstudent.org
The fee to take the ACT without the writing portion is $60. Fee waivers are available for students who are on free and reduced lunch. Late registration fee is $38. Test dates and deadlines are listed below:
June 11, 2022 test deadline is May 6 (late registration with fee May 20).
Indiana's approach to high school graduation required all students to pass graduation qualifying exams (such as ISTEP, and ECA). Beginning with the Class of 2023, pathway requirements must be met in order to graduate. However, current high school students who have not passed the ISTEP 10+ exam may opt-in to these new pathway requirements for graduation.
Box #2 Graduation Requirements
Students who did NOT successfully pass the Spring 2021 ISTEP test will need to complete Box#2 and #3 of the graduation pathways. For HCHS, the way to fulfill the Box #2 requirement is to complete at least 10 hours of community service (a complete form with signatures and write a 150-word essay) OR at least 40 hours of employment (a complete form with signatures, write a 150-word essay, and bring in paystub showing at least 40 total hours worked). See attached documents for both. See guidance if you have any questions.
The Selective Service System keeps a list of men who might be called on to serve our country in a national emergency.
Young Men Must Register... It's The Law.
Thousands of men each year fail to register because they are unaware of the requirement and are then at risk of not receiving important benefits. Registration protects a man’s eligibility for federal benefits such as:
• Over $120 billion in federal student aid provided to more than 13 million students each year. • Job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
• Over 2.1 million federal non-postal civilian jobs and nearly half a million U.S. Postal Service jobs.
• A citizenship process without delay. U.S. federal law requires all men to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
Not only is registration important for protecting access to federal benefits, it is essential to our nation's security in the event of a national crisis. Note that registration with the Selective Service does not mean enlisting in the armed forces. Registration is quick and easy to do with the options below:
1. Online registration: https://www.sss.gov/register
2. Downloadable mail-in form: https://www.sss.gov.forms
3. In-person at any U.S. Post Office