Junior/Senior News

College Fairs

The Cincinnati Area Spring College Fair will be Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. More than 140 colleges and universities will be in attendance. Additional information can be found here.

Service Academy Information Nights

In conjunction with U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman listen to and meet representatives from the Naval, Military, Merchant Marine, Air Force, and Coast Guard Academies. Learn about Ivy League level scholarships that will set you on the path to leadership and service to your country. Applications for packets will be available. Local meetings will be held on: 

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Butler County ESC, 400 N Erie Blvd., Room A, Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Symmes Twp. Library, 11850 Enyart Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
RSVP - 513-779-5400 or Sharon.Huges@mail.house.gov

Veterinary Exploration Conference

Discover what awaits you in the world of veterinary medicine! You’ll learn about the wide array of careers in the veterinary field, hear directly from current students on what veterinary school is like, meet representatives from different colleges, and more. This conference is open to juniors and seniors and there are sessions for parents as well. Cost for students is $10.

Click here for more information and registration. Registration deadline is February 18, 2019.

Spring and Summer Internships with Senator Portman

Applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer internships in Senator Portman's Cincinnati office. 

Internships in Senator Rob Portman’s offices offer students an exciting introduction to the U.S. Senate and the workings of a Senate office. Interns are assigned to work alongside staff responsible for the Senator’s legislative, press, and administrative operations.

Applications will be reviewed for 2019 internships on a rolling basis.Please email a completed application packet including: 1) high school transcript; 2) one page explanation of interest in the internship; and 3) two letters of recommendation to gabrielle_mooney@portman.senate.gov

Please contact our office at 513-684-3265 or via email at gabrielle_mooney@portman.senate.gov if you have any questions regarding internships in Senator Portman’s office.


AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time team based residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need at different locations across the country. For 10 months, you'll work on 3-6 projects such as: engaging youth, building and rehabilitating homes for families in need, cleaning up parks, streams, trails, and shorelines and fighting and preventing wildfires. You'll be assigned to one of five campuses across the country. Room, board, healthcare, uniform and equipment provided. A living allowance of up to $4,000 and up to $6,000 Education Award. Click here for more information.

Earn and Learn - Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council

College is not for everyone and the jobs are not always there for college graduates. Why wait years to begin working in the career that interests you? Choose union apprenticeship and begin working now. Your compensation grows with your skill and knowledge, the job grows with you. Information session will be help in November. Click here for programs and upcoming sessions.

Colleges of Distinction Find the Best US Colleges and Universities here.

US Representative Brad Wenstrup's office has several opportunities for students. US Service Academy Nominations for motivated students to US Service Academies. Congressional Art Competition for students to have their art work on display in the US Capitol for a year, winners will receive air fare to travel to Washington DC for a special recognition ceremony. Internship positions for college students in Washington DC and Cincinnati District Offices. To learn more about all of these opportunities visit Wenstrup.House.gov.   

If you live in Butler or Preble county and are interested in nomination to a US Service Academy, see your guidance counselor for an applications. Applications are due October 31, 2018 for those seeking admission in the summer of 2019.                                                                        

DVS College Day Trips

These trips are free and offered to different grade levels for each college or university. Buses usually leave from the Kroger parking lot on Kenard Avenue. There is a minimum GPA and/or ACT required. All forms can be picked up in the Guidance office. Contact DVS at 513-418-3917 or info@dvseducation.org

Thomas More University

Experience campus life at Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, KY on Thursday February 28, 2019. This free trip is available to high school sophomore and junior students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and/or 17 ACT. Seniors who have applied or been accepted may also attend. 

Alabama A&M University-Overnight

Experience the actual campus life of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. DVS is offering a free overnight visit to high school sophomore and junior students on March 29-30, 2019. Seniors who have applied and been accepted are invited to join as well. You must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and/or 18 ACT score. Permission slips are available in guidance.

University of Louisville

Experience the actual campus life of the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY on Wednesday April 10, 2019. This free trip is available to sophomore and junior students with a minimum of a 2.8 GPA and/or 20 ACT. Seniors who have applied or been accepted may also attend.

College Applications

If you are applying on-line, be sure to submit a transcript request and any other required forms from the college or university to the Guidance Office. If you are submitting a traditional paper application, please submit your completed application to the Guidance office. Please pay attention to college application and scholarship deadline dates. Many colleges have set December 1st as their deadline date for scholarships.


The test schedule for 2018-2019 is available on the Guidance webpage and bulletin board.


ACT-SAT Tutoring

Townsend Learning Center - Gary Bohnlein (513) 742-5510

Kathleen Kahn - (513) 385-5196

University Tutor - www.universitytutor.com find a tutor in your area.

Wyzant Tutor - www.wyzant.com find a tutor in your area.

LEAP: Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program,LLC - www.LEAProgram.com

TutorMe: Online ACT prep


Open Houses/Visit Days

Click on the school listed below for more information, dates, and registration forms.

Eastern Kentucky University
University of Louisville
Western Kentucky University Admissions Events
University of Dayton
Calvin College
Case Western Reserve University-Diversity Overnight
Bluffton University
Wichita State University
The University of Akron
Case Western Reserve University
Ursuline College
UC Blue Ash
Transylvania University
University of Charleston
Brescia University
Northern Kentucky University
Marian University
University of Mount Union
AIC College of Design
Gannon University
Suffolk University Boston
Miami University & Miami Regionals
Youngstown State University
University of Louisville - Public Health Preview Day
Western Kentucky University


College Visits  

Seniors have three college visit days and Juniors have one college visit day allowed this year. Click here for the form requesting a college visit day. Forms are also available in the Guidance Office and must be turned in to Mr. Zlatic one week in advance of the visit.

Service Hours

This is a friendly reminder to get the documents and signatures required and submit them to Ms. Moors Dressing or Fr Roger in the Outreach office by the due dates.