School Counseling Department

Welcome to the School Counseling Department of Shaker Heights High School! We have developed these web pages to help students and parents through the exciting high school years. We hope you will find it helpful and come back often.

The counselors and support staff are here to help with program planning, scheduling, personal and social concerns, career counseling, and the college search. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions as we work together to support our students’ academic and personal growth.

David Peterjohn, Chair
School Counseling Department

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2019-2020 Events

Semester 1 Events

Grade 12 Parents College Planning Meeting  
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
SHHS Large Auditorium
6:30 p.m., Naviance Refresher
7 p.m., School Counselors meet with Parents/Guardians
School Counselors meet with parents to review the steps of the college application process. This meeting is for parents/guardians only.
Grade 12 Parents Financial Aid Nuts & Bolts Presentation  
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
7 p.m., SHHS Large Auditorium
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is open on October 1st, and college financial aid is in the air! Please join us for an informative presentation by Jo Levine, Financial Aid Officer for CWRU. She will share her expertise about completing the FAFSA, considering different types of aid, and how to compare one financial aid award to another.  The  handouts are available for families.

Grade 11 Parents College Planning Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
6:30 p.m., Naviance Parent Introduction, SHHS Large Auditorium
7 p.m., School Counselors meet with Parents/Guardians
School Counselors share a presentation and discuss a parent's role in the junior year, with insights into helping students determine which colleges would be a good fit. This meeting is for parents/guardians only.  The testing schedule handout is available for everyone.

College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night
(for students and/or parents & guardians)
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
7 p.m., SHHS Large Auditorium
If your student is curious about CCP, or plans to participate - it's critical to attend this meeting! Who wouldn't be tempted by free college credits, earned during grades 7-12? Please join us for this information session, presented in partnership with local college representatives. Join us to find out about the opportunities and challenges of this statewide program. Additional program information is available at

Semester 2 Events

Incoming Grade 9 Information Session
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
7 p.m., SHHS Large Auditorium
Presentation for rising 9th graders and their parents/guardians.

Grades 10 & 11 College Panel Night
Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:30 p.m., Shaker Heights High School
Join SHHS Counseling Department and Admissions Representatives from various colleges and universities for panel discussions on the college application process.
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