Upper St. Clair High School 

    Counseling Department

    phone:  412-833-1600 x2290
    fax: 412-851-2069
    The mission of the Upper St Clair School District school counseling program is to maximize student potential, nurturing them as they become responsible, self-sufficient learners and productive citizens.  The USCHS counseling program will advocate for all students to have access to the resources and support necessary to be successful academically and socially; it will prepare them to be successful at every grade level, beyond high school, and in the world of work by addressing students’ academic, career, and social-emotional needs.
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    AP Exam registration opens September 11th.  Click here to register.  The deadline to register without late fees is October 31st.  Late registration ends November 8, 2023.  Students will not be able to register for an AP Exam after November 8th.  
    On Monday, September 25, 2023 (changed from September 18th), the Natural Helpers organization will invite all high school students to take the Natural Helpers Survey.  This survey allows your child to voice what they think the significant issues are confronting Upper St. Clair High School students. All responses are confidential and anonymous.  With the survey feedback, the Natural Helpers, with the support of the administration, staff, parent groups, and community officials, will plan educational programs to enhance USCHS students’ abilities to successfully cope with their top concerns.  Click here to view the survey.
    On Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:30pm PHEAA will host a virtual financial aid event. Amy Sawdey, PHEAA's Higher Education Access Partner for Allegheny County, will present information on the financial aid application process, what types of aid are available for students, and strategies to start thinking about affordability before getting ready to apply for post-secondary school admission. Time will be built into the presentation to allow you to ask any questions you may have regarding the financial aid process. Click here to register for this event. 
    The Counseling Department is offering a six-week SAT Prep Course for the November 4th SAT Exam.  The course offers SAT Math and/or Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Prep Course.  Cost is $185 for one content, $265 for both courses.  The course runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the high school for six weeks beginning September 26th.  A textbook is included for the English course if registered by September 14th.  Register here by September 20th. 
    SOUTH HILLS COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR - Tuesday, October 3rd
    This annual fair will be hosted at Bethel Park High School from 6:00-8:30PM.  Over 100 vendors will be in attendance!  Students will have the opportunity to learn about many different types of colleges and post-secondary programs, including 2- and 4-year schools, trade schools, and the military.  Students should register here to receive a barcode.  This allows students to easily share their information with the colleges they are interested in.
    PSAT/NMSQT - JUNIORS - Wednesday, October 11th
    All juniors will sit for the exam at no cost to families.  Registration is NOT required.  As a junior, the PSAT/NMSQT offers you the opportunity to qualify for scholarships that can help pay for college. Students should arrive at the normal start time.  Late starts are not approved on this day.  
    ASVAB/PSAT EXAM - SOPHOMORES - Wednesday, October 11th
    All sophomores will sit for the either the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Exam or the PSAT Exam.  Students should arrive at the normal start time.  Late starts are not approved on this day.