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All scholarship information for the 2020-2021 school year is updated in the link below as it comes in.

CCP information for the 2021-2022 school year can be found in the link below. It is the responsibility of the student to meet all Ohio Department of Education deadlines and requirements as well as the admission/participation requirements of each college/university.  The Intent to Participate form must be filled out, signed, and returned to the guidance office by April 1st, 2021 for students wishing to participate in CCP for  the 2021-2022 school year.


ACT Testing Information

Click on the link below to find out everything you need to know about the ACT test:

Career Resources

OhioMeansJobs K-12 is a new, no-cost, online career planning tool that helps students discover career interests, explore future job options, build a future budget, create a resume and more.Click the link below to use this resource!


Career Coach is a career assessement that helps you learn about yourself and will give your career suggestions based on your interests.  Click the link below to access Career Coach on NCSC's website!


Careers and Employment Trends  - This on-line resource represents RIT’s continued commitment to providing concise and relevant career guidance and outcome information to students, families, members of the guidance and counseling communities, and any interested individuals who wish to explore the relationship between career opportunities and college-level academic preparation. Assembled and organized by RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, the site includes both Job Outlook 2024 and a summary of career outcomes for each’s year graduating class from RIT. Click the link above to utilize this resource!

Mapping Your Future is a nonprofit organization committed to helping students, families, and schools navigate the higher education and student loan processes through trusted career, college, and financial aid counseling and resources.  This site will help students assess skills and interests, research careers, develop a career plan, explore skills needed for specific careers, and write resumes.  Click the link above to explore this website!

The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.  The O*NET database contains hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptions of almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.

O*NET information is used by millions of individuals every year, including those taking advantage of O*NET Online, My Next Move, and other publicly and privately developed applications. The data have proven vital in helping people find the training and jobs they need, and employers the skilled workers necessary to be competitive in the marketplace. Click the link above to explore this website!



Collegiate Athletics

Potential College Athletes - Students with specific questions regarding NCAA Eligiblity can contact Adam Bracken at Ashland University.  He has graciously offered his services to all Ashland County students.

Adam Bracken
NCAA Compliance/Business
Ashland University
Kates Gymnasium, 106
Office:  419-289-5297
Cell:  330-466-4140


The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is an organization that works with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to determine a student’s eligibility for athletics participation in his or her first year of college enrollment.  Students who want to participate in college sports at a Division I or Division II school must register with the Clearinghouse.  (NCAA Division III requirements are left up to the individual schools.  Contact the college/university of interest for more information.)

Guidelines:

  1. Initial eligibility requirements for each division can be reviewed at:  www.ncaaclearinghouse.net  

  2. Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse online at the beginning of your junior year. 

  3. Sign the transcript release forms after registering with the Clearinghouse and return them to the Guidance office.

  4. When taking the ACT/SAT, the scores must be sent directly to the Clearinghouse.  Test scores on transcripts will not be used.

  5. Continue to check your grades, classes, and ACT/SAT scores against the NCAA requirements as you go through your senior year.

There are a variety of excellent resources from the NCAA Eligibility Center on the NCAA website.  If you are considering collegiate athletics, please take the time to explore this link devoted to potential future athletes!


CCP/College Credit Plus

Below is all of the information that you will need to participate in College Credit Plus for the 2021-2022 school year.  This information is provided in lieu of a traditional CCP Night due to the pandemic.  If you have any questions related to CCP, please contact Mrs. Shafer, guidance counselor at Mapleton High School. 


You must watch this presentation BEFORE signing the Intent to Participate Form for College Credit Plus:



This form must be printed, filled out, signed, and returned to Mapleton's Guidance office by April 1, 2021 if you wish to participate in CCP for the 2021-2022 school year.


1.  Click on the link below to find out how to participate in College Credit Plus through LCCC: 


2.  Click on the link below to find Ashland University's College Credit Plus night presentation: 


3.  Click on the link below to find NCSC's College Credit Plus night presentation: 


4.  Click on the link below to find out how to participate in College Credit Plus through OSU Mansfield: 



5.  Click on the link below to find OSU ATI's College Credit Plus Night Presentation: 


Financial Aid and the FAFSA

The videos linked below should answer many questions and concerns students have about filing the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid: 

Financial Aid Facts

The first mistake many students and families make is assuming they can't afford college. Don't be discouraged by the sticker price of college until you know how much financial aid may be available to you. Financial aid can significantly reduce the cost of college, but it can be tricky to estimate how much student aid you will get. Two factors are generally used to determine who gets student aid and how much they get: need and merit. 

  • "Merit-based" aid is given to students who do something exceptionally well (like music, athletics, or academics) or to students who plan to have a career in an area that will benefit the community or the country (like teaching, science, math, and engineering). 
  • "Need-based" aid is given to students who demonstrate a lack of financial resources to pay for college.

Some student aid programs use a combination of need and merit to determine eligibility.

It all starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is linked here. With this one application, you can apply for financial aid at multiple colleges and from multiple funding sources (federal, state, institutional and private providers of assistance). Mistakes can delay your application, potentially limiting the amount of aid you are eligible to receive. 

As you prepare to fill out your FAFSA, keep this list of FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes To Avoid handy.

Completing Your FAFSA

You will need to fill out the FAFSA once for each academic year that you will attend school. The farther in advance you do it, the better! 

Resources

• StudentAid.gov—planning for college, paying for college, and repaying student loans: StudentAid.gov

 • College Preparation Checklist—a student’s or parent’s first stop for information on academic and financial preparation: StudentAid.gov/resources#checklist 

• Federal Student Aid at a Glance—quick glimpse outlining the federal student aid programs, eligibility criteria, and application tips: StudentAid.gov/glance 

• Avoiding Scams—finding financial aid without being a victim of fraud or identity theft: StudentAid.gov/scams 

• Fact sheets, videos, and infographics on various financial aid topics: StudentAid.gov/resources 

• FAFSA4caster—early estimate of aid eligibility: fafsa.gov 

• Federal Student Aid’s Twitter feed: Twitter.com/FAFSA 

• Federal Student Aid’s YouTube site: YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid

• Federal Student Aid’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid

Graduation Requirements

Ohio law enacted new, long-term graduation requirements for the class of 2023 and beyond. These requirements are also available as an additional option to students in the classes of 2018 through 2022. Guidance is now available for these long-term graduation requirements here. The guidance document provides more information on the competency scores and detailed information about each of the state-defined seals. Updates will be made to the document as more information becomes available and additional guidance is finalized. Please note the version date at the bottom of the document.
 
Ohio law directed the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, to establish a competency score on the English language arts II and algebra I end-of-course tests. The Ohio Department of Education, after gathering feedback from Ohio’s education stakeholders and business communities, determined that “competency” would be set at a score of 684 for both the English language arts II and algebra I tests. 

The following links provide class-specific requirements:

Classes of 2021 and 2022 Graduation Requirements 

Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements


Honors Diploma Criteria

Honors Diplomas


What are Honors Diplomas?


High school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through an honors diploma. Students challenge themselves by taking and succeeding at high-level coursework and in real-world experiences.

Ohio students have the opportunity to choose to pursue one of six honors diplomas.  The criteria for each are listed on the links below:


  1. Academic Honors Diploma
  2. International Baccalaureate Honors Diploma
  3. Career Tech Honors Diploma
  4. STEM Honors Diploma
  5. Arts Honors Diploma - this includes dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual arts
  6. Social Science and Civic Engagement Honors Diploma 


PE Waivers

Here is the PE Waiver packet.  Waiver forms will be distributed by coaches to athletes near the end of each season. You may also find waiver forms in the packet linked below.

Waivers WILL NOT be granted and placed on official transcripts until TWO seasons have been completed and TWO forms are completed and returned to the guidance office!


Scholarship Information



ALL Scholarship Information will be added here as it is received for the 2020-2021 school year.  Scholarship information will be listed according to the scholarship's DUE DATE.  Scholarships will also be divided into two categories LOCAL and STATE/NATIONAL.  STATE/NATIONAL scholarships are more competitive since there will be many more applicants.


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

January 15, 2021 by 4:00 p.m- Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Children of Members Scholarship Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative awards $10,000 in scholarships each year to outstanding high school seniors who reside in a home served by the co-op. The young man or woman chosen as the top overall applicant is also eligible to compete for an additional scholarship, worth up to $3,800, at the statewide contest sponsored by Ohio's Electric Cooperatives.  Please find the link here

January 15, 2021 by 4:00 p.m- Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Trade Scholarship As part of our ongoing support for our youth programs, LMRE now offers a $500 trade scholarship to high school seniors who are pursuing further education and are enrolled at a technical or trade school following graduation. Some examples of career courses that may qualify for the scholarship include industrial electricity, heating, and air conditioning, masonry trades, and carpentry. Applicants must be graduating seniors carrying a grade point average of 2.0 or above who reside in homes served by LMRE.   Please find the link here

January 22, 2021 by 4:00 p.m- Firelands Electric Cooperative - This program offers TWO different scholarships.  The first is for outstanding seniors who have GPAs from 3.5 to 4.0.  There will be ten awards ranging from $1,800 to $300.  The second is for an outstanding senior who has a 2.5 to 4.0 GPA and plans to enroll in a technical school or vocational program following graduation.  These scholarships applications must be typed and saved using Adobe Acrobat.  Please find the link here.

February 1, 2021 Ohio District 5 Area on Aging Scholarship  - The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and the Corporate Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the 2021 Scholarship Program. Three (3) scholarship awards will be provided to individuals for higher education or classes benefitting the field of aging. Scholarship award amounts for the academic year 2021/2022 are as follows: One(1) $2,000.00 for a student attending a 4-year university; One(1) $1000.00 for a student attending a 2-year college or technical school; and One(1) $1000.00 for a student attending any type of higher institute of learning. Please find the link here.

February 19, 2021Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award  - This award program was established by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to promote student achievement and to recognize outstanding students.  A senior from each county within the state of Ohio will receive an award for the 2019-2020 school year.

Applicant must be a high school senior from a local, city or exempted village school within the ESC’s service region.  Eligible students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as indicated by high school grades, test scores, and awards.  Mapleton High School will select one nominee who will be entered into the Ashland County competition. Each county-level winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

March 1 , 2021- OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship - The OAPSE/AFSCME Memorial Scholarship Program is available to children whose parent or legal guardian is a member in good standing of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4/AFL-CIO). Under the program, scholarships of $2,500.00 each are awarded to at least one winner from each of the ten (10) OAPSE Districts selected from the applicants who meet the eligibility requirements.

Any graduating high school senior who is a daughter or son of an active OAPSE/AFSCME member or whose legal guardian is an active OAPSE/AFSCME member and who intends to enroll in a full-time degree program in any two (2) or four (4) year accredited university, college, business or technical school is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The scholarships may be used for any field of study.  Please find the application link here.

March 12 , 2021The Shelby Joseph Cutlip Memorial Scholarship - The Shelby Joseph Cutlip Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Shelby Joe who was a beloved member of the Mapleton community.  All seniors are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to members of each graduating class.  Please find the application here: The Shelby Joseph Cutlip Memorial Scholarship (2).pdf

March 15, 2021 - Carlos Weber Memorial Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship was established in 2000 after the untimely death of Carlos at the age of 23 from injuries suffered in a construction accident.
It is open to a Wayne or Ashland County graduating high school senior enrolling at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (OSU-ATI) or an enrolled OSU-ATI student who has at least one more full-time year of classes. Please find the application link 
here

March 15, 2021 - Ashland County Community Foundation  - One application.  Hundreds of Scholarships. 

Ashland County Community Foundation administers a scholarship program for Ashland County students and residents.  We have opportunities for graduating high school seniors, continuing college students and non-traditional students. In 2020, 267 scholarships were awarded, totaling $336,015. Scholarship funds are created and designed by individual donors with varying eligibility and selection criteria. You may apply online here.  With questions, contact Educational Programs Director Lanie Hartge at lanie@ashlandforgood.org.


March 31, 2021 - Fields of Learning Scholarship - Fields of Learning is holding its 13th essay competition following the 2019 high school football season.  The scholarships are awarded bases on an essay contest. Essays should tell a story about something students learned related to high school football.  This is not limited to experiences of actually being on the high school football team.  For example, maybe you learned something as a cheerleader, a band member, or as a fan who attended games.  Maybe you learned something from the experience of a friend or relative.  Or maybe high school football had an impact on your school or your community that ultimately had an effect on you. Please find application information here.

Due Date for 2021 TBD - Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship - The scholarship is awarded each year to a qualified student/athlete in Ashland County. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist in deserving high school graduates to further their education. All resident Ashland County senior high school student/athletes are eligible to apply for the scholarship. A scholarship application form has been established by the scholarship committee, which evaluates all candidates and selects the award winners each spring. Please find application information here

April 2, 2021 - Ashland County Retired Teachers Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is open to Ashland County graduates who will be pursuing a degree in education. Please find the application here: Ashland County Retired Teachers Scholarship.pdf

April 30, 2021 - David A. Culross Memorial ScholarshipThe David A. Culross Memorial Scholarship was begun in 2016 by the Culross family in memory of David A. Culross to benefit Mapleton students pursuing higher education.  One $250 scholarship will be awarded each year.  The scholarship is nonrenewable.

Eligibility criteria will be based on student activities both in and out of the classroom. (i.e., memberships, clubs, volunteering, employment) Please find the application here: David A. Culross Scholarship (3).pdf

May 1, 2021 - Mapleton PTO ScholarshipThe Mapleton PTO offers (2) $250.00 scholarships for graduating seniors.  Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.  Preference will be given to those who have spent their time doing volunteer work.  This could be within Mapleton or within their community.  The winners of this scholarship will be awarded their money upon completion of their first semester of college. Please find the application here: Mapleton PTO Scholarship.pdf

May 1, 2021 - Mapleton Teachers Association Scholarship -  The Mapleton Teachers Association will offer two $500 scholarships to seniors pursuing a four-year undergraduate program.  Preferential consideration will be given to those pursuing a four-year degree in education. Applications should be returned to the Guidance Office.  Please find the application here:  Mapleton Teachers Association Scholarship Application.pdf

May 7, 2021 by 3:02 p.m. - Mapleton Cross Country Continued Excellence Scholarship 2021 - The Mapleton Cross Country Continued Excellence Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating Mapleton Cross Country Team member who has participated in at least one season of Cross Country and obtained at least one Varsity Letter with the Mapleton Cross Country Team. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Two $250 scholarships will be awarded a selected male and female applicant. Please find the application here: Mapleton Cross Country Continued Excellence Scholarship.doc



STATE/NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

January 22, 2021 Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation - This program offers various     academic-based as well as need-based scholarships in the amount of $1,000.  Applications are in the Guidance Office.

January 28, 2021 (or until 10,000 applications are received) Equitable Excellence Scholarship - Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. 
Applicants to the Equitable ExcellenceSM Scholarship must: Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service. Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. You may apply here. 

February 1,  2021 - The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Scholarship Program - Three (3) scholarship awards will be provided to individuals for higher education or classes benefitting the field of aging. Scholarship award amounts for the academic year 2021/2022 are as follows: One(1) $2,000.00 for a student attending a 4-year university; One(1) $1000.00 for a student attending a 2-year college or technical school; and One(1) $1000.00 for a student attending any type of higher institute of learning. You may apply online here.

April 1, 2021 by 9:00 Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund for Ohio Member Schools - Education encourages ingenuity, fosters creativity, and inspires us to reach for new horizons. Medical Mutual is honored to play a role in helping prepare the young people of Ohio for a bright future. Medical Mutual is the oldest and largest health insurer based in Ohio. For 80 years, we have been serving our members and the Ohio communities where they live and work. We strive to be the health insurance choice of Ohioans and help make Ohio the best it can be. You may apply online here.

June 15,  2021 Future Nurse Leadership Scholarship - $1000 will be awarded in financial assistance to a qualified generic BSN student pursuing a career in nursing. The scholarship is opened to applicants who reside in New Jersey or Ohio and enrolled/enrolling in the 2020 Fall semester of an accredited School of Nursing BSN program either part-time or full-time. For more information and to apply for this scholarship, You may apply online here

Applying for scholarships requires you to be aware of the deadlines and requirements associated with each scholarship.  Allow yourself plenty of time to complete applications, write essays if required, and request recommendations.  Early submission of materials is strongly encouraged!


Tips for Completing Scholarship Applications:

  • Start Early!  Do not wait until the week the scholarship is due.
  • Check the Eligibility Requirements.  Look at areas such as GPA and intended major to make sure you qualify.
  • Follow Instructions Carefully.  Include all requested materials, get every required signature, submit as many copies as required, formatted exactly as requested, and keep the essay relevant.
  • Neatness and Accuracy Counts!  Check your spelling.  Print carefully with black ink – no pencil!  If your handwriting is difficult to read, consider typing the application.  Answer questions as completely and correctly as you can.  Avoid abbreviations that are not easily recognizable.
  • Proofread Your Application Carefully.  Enlist the help of other people to proofread your application.
  • Request materials or letters of recommendation from counselors, teachers, or community members at least 2 – 3 weeks before the deadline.  (See Letters of Recommendation Guidelines below.)
  • Ask Questions.  If you are unsure about how to complete an application, stop by the Guidance Office for assistance.

Useful scholarship links:



School Profile


Mapleton High School
1 Mountie Dr.
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Phone: (419) 945-2188   Fax: (419) 945-8166
 
Corey Kline, Principal
Cory Runkle, Athletic Director
Sherri Shafer, School Counselor
                                            
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
School and Community: With an enrollment of 886 students, the Mapleton Local School District covers 100.62 square miles and borders on Wayne, Huron, Medina, and Richland counties.  It is comprised of an elementary school (Preschool-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school (9-12).
 
Mapleton High School is a four-year, comprehensive high school located in Ashland County about 7 miles northeast of Ashland. Enrollment (grades 9-12) is 304 students. 16% of the student body attends The Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.  Mapleton High School offers students the opportunity to participate in post-secondary educational options through partnerships with several institutions of higher learning, or students may attend the International Baccalaureate program offered through the Tri-county International Academy.  
 
 
Staff:  The Mapleton High School staff includes one administrator, one counselor, and 19 faculty members.
 
 
Requirements for Graduation:  For the current senior class, 21 credits are required for graduation including 4 credits of English, 4 credits of math, 3 credits of science, 3 credits of social studies, ½ credit of physical education, and ½ credit of health in addition to 6 elective credits. One of the 6 elective credits must be a fine arts credit. 
 
 
Grade Point Average/Class Rank:  GPA is weighted. Mapleton High School courses are weighted on a 4.0 scale.   Mapleton High School CCP/Dual Credit courses are weighted on a 5.0 scale.  All courses for which grades are given are used in the figuring of the GPA.  GPA is figured by computer and carried out 3+ decimal places which will determine class rank. The cumulative GPA is computed at the conclusion of each school year. 
 
 
 
Current Grading Scale:
 
Mapleton High School Courses
Mapleton High School CCP/Dual
Credit Courses
%
Letter
GPA
%
Letter
GPA
93-100
A
4.00
93-100
A
5.00
90-92
A-
3.67
90-92
A-
4.67
87-89
B+
3.33
87-89
B+
4.33
83-86
B
3.00
83-86
B
4.00
80-82
B-
2.67
80-82
B-
3.67
77-79
C+
2.33
77-79
C+
2.33
73-76
C
2.00
73-76
C
2.00
70-72
C-
1.67
70-72
C-
1.67
67-69
D+
1.33
67-69
D+
1.33
63-66
D
1.00
63-66
D
1.00
60-62
D-
0.67
60-62
D-
0.67
00-59
F
0.00
00-59
F
0.00
 
 *Please note that Mapleton High School's grading scale was changed for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond.  All grades earned prior to 2019-2020 are calculated into a student's GPA using the prior grading scale.  That grading scale was A+ 4.0, A 3.95, A- 3.75, B+ 3.25, B 3.0, B- 2.75, C+ 2.25, C 2.0, C- 1.75, D+ 1.25, D 1.0, D- 0.75, F 0.
 
Scholastic Recognition: Mapleton High School publishes an honor roll each grading period. Achievement is recognized with three honor rolls.

            Distinguished Scholar Roll                 3.750-4.000+
            High Honor Roll                                 3.500-3.749
            Merit Roll                                           3.000-3.499
 
 
ACT Results:  Average ACT scores for 2019 graduates (69 students tested): 17.3 English, 
18.6 Math, 19.8 Reading, 18.2 Science, 18.6 Composite
 
 
Post High School Education:  Approximately 50% of the 2020 graduating class had plans to move on to some form of higher education.

If you would like to download and print a copy of the this school profile, you may do so below:
 

Transcript Requests

Transcript Requests

Former students may request official transcripts through the Guidance Office.  Requests can be made by calling the Guidance Office secretary at 419-945-2188 ext 5088 or by mailing or faxing the transcript release form attached below.   Transcript requests will be processed within 3-5 business days.

Please note that transcripts sent directly to students are considered "unofficial."  A third party may not accept these transcripts.

There is no charge for transcripts.

Guidance Staff

Sherri Shafer
Guidance Counselor 
mapl_sshafer@tccsa.net
419-945-2188 ext. 5093 
 
Megan McCarty 
Guidance Secretary
mapl_mmccarty@tccsa.net
419-945-2188 ext. 5088 

The Mapleton Guidance Department welcomes the opportunity to help Mapleton students (grades 9-12) and their families navigate academic, personal and social development during the high school years.  This website provides students and their parents with comprehensive and current information on numerous topics pertaining to student academic success, course scheduling, college/career preparation, the college and scholarship application process, testing, and the wide variety of opportunities for students.  Use the navigational panel to the left to view available resources.  Please let us know if we can offer assistance or if you have feedback to share. 
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