Admissions Information for K–12 School Counselors, Teachers, & School Staff | South Hills School of Business & Technology

Information for K–12 School Counselors,
Teachers, & School Staff

School counselors, teachers, and school staff play an important role in their students' lives. They often provide invaluable guidance as students consider their options for a post-secondary education. The purpose of this page is to make it as easy as possible for counselors, teachers, and other school staff members to find information about our school and our admissions process to provide to your students, plan a school field trip to a South Hills event, communicate with our staff, and more.



  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 is Major League Hacking's Local Hack Day: Build Day at our Altoona Campus! Build Day is a day-long global hackathon where you can bring your ideas to life by building new projects and working together with others. Students of all skill levels can participate in workshops and talks with a community around the world. Click here to register a student to particpate.
  • Registration is open for our Winter 2020 Campus Visit Day!
    Students are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 9:30AM–1:00PM at either our State College Main Campus or our Altoona Campus.
    • Click here to register a single student
    • Click here to register a group for a class trip
  • Find downloadable South Hills publications like the school catalog, the South Hills Viewbook, and our new Specialized Associate Degree Program Fact Sheets at
  • Customized group visits are available for K-12 students, clubs, staff, and faculty! Our staff will work with you to plan and design your visit to fit your needs and schedule. Choose from activities including: STEM/STEAM presentations, Chapter 339 Activities for Career Awareness & Exploration, campus tours, classroom visits, and much more. Click here to request a customized South Hills visit for your class!

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.