"So, I'm late for school. Who cares?"
"So, my grades are low. Who cares?"
"I'm really smart. So, I'm absent a lot. Who cares?"
"I'm not going to college, so who cares what I do in school?"
Your future employer may care, because performance in school is one factor that could predict how well you will do in a job. And surveys tell us employers care more about attendance and punctuality than you might think.
The School Counts! program can help prove to employers that you are a hard-working student. By meeting the four criteria of the School Counts! program, you can become a School Counts! student. You will be issued a certificate of achievement each year in high school that you meet the criteria. This certificate can be presented to employers when you interview for a job.
What do I have to do to be a part of the School Counts! program?
The program requires no extra time commitment on your part. Just keep your grades up, come to school every day and be on time. Don't load up on study halls; take academic courses that will challenge you. High school years are very important-make the most of them by participating in School Counts!
The School Counts! credential certifies that you have:
- Obtained a grade of 'C' or better in every course
- Achieved a 95% attendance and punctuality record
- Completed high school in eight consecutive semesters
- Taken more than the minimum graduation requirements
- Demonstrate positive behavior including no out of school suspensions
The School Counts Credential includes two important messages -- one to you congratulating you on your attitude and work ethic, and one to employers. The credential tells employers that YOU are the person with the attitude and work ethic they want. Take the School Counts Credential with you when you go on a job interview (either a part-time job during school or a full-time job after graduation), show your potential employer the School Counts Credential. The credential will tell the world that you have the skills employers want!
Contact your school counselor to participate in School Counts!
Participating School Districts
- Benton Area School District
- Berwick Area School District
- Bloomsburg Area School District
- Central Columbia School District
- Millville Area School District
- Southern Columbia Area School District
- Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School
- East Lycoming Area School District
- Jersey Shore Area School District
- Loyalsock Area School District
- Montoursville Area School District
- Muncy Area School District
- Montgomery Area School District
- South Williamsport Area School District
- Williamsport Area School District
- Danville School District
- Milton Area School District
- Warrior Run Area School District
- Mt. Carmel Area School District
- Shamokin Area School District
- Line Mountain High School
- Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School
- Sullivan County School District
- Lewisburg Area School District
- Mifflinburg School District
- Meadowbrook Christian
- Watsontown Christian
Many new school districts are joining all the time!
Check back for the latest additions.