PVHS Class of 2023 Counseling News

October 2021

Prepare for your Future!

  • Most colleges are accepting in person college tours. Go to the college website to sign up for a college tour.
  • Take some virtual college tours.
  • Research colleges on the College Board Website.
  • Click the "Information on Alabama Colleges" below to find college requirements for the Class of 2022.
  • Figure out what you want to as a career. Take this interest inventory and research careers.
  • Discuss with your parents about how you will be paying for college.
  • Sign up to take the ASVAB in December here at PVHS if you are considering a career in the military (full or part time).

ACT Information

  • All Juniors will take the ACT at PVHS in the Spring, but you may want to register to take it before then. There are October and December dates to sign up for.
  • Please check the ACT website for up to date testing information. You only need to register for the ACT (NOT writing). You will need to pay with a debit card or credit card. Make sure you keep your user name and password in a safe place. (Trust me on this! You don't want to have to bother with calling ACT.) To register for ACT, click here: http://www.act.org/
  • If you get free or reduced lunch, email Mrs. Bryant for an ACT fee waiver! kmbryant@jefcoed.com Students can receive 4 ACT fee waivers so they don't have to pay for the ACT 4 times during their Junior and Senior years.
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Free ACT Prep Resources

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Click the colorful "Scholarships" tab above for more information. Create an account through one of the search engines and start applying!

Three Main Types of Scholarships:
  • Large Scholarship "Search Engines" such as Big Future, Cappex, Fastweb, etc
  • Academic, Athletic, Fine Art Scholarships from colleges/universities
  • Local Scholarships (civic groups, places of employments, etc. Students can access local scholarships on our PVHS Counseling website.

See this link for more information and a list of local scholarships:

Getting Rid of "ANTS"

What are ANTs? ANTs are Automatic Negative Thoughts. They are referred to as ANTs, because like real ants, they can spoil a perfectly happy event/situation. Our ANTs can spoil our own lives when we fill our minds with them. But, we don’t have to let this happen.

Thoughts don’t just “happen” to us, though—we can actually change them. We can identify the negative thoughts, we can let them go, and we can decide to put positive thoughts in their place.

What are some ANTs that enter your mind and how can you change these thoughts?

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Let's Stay Connected

  • PVHS School Counseling website
  • Twitter @PVHS_Guidance
  • Remind: #81010 message: @pvhs-11
  • Remember to consistently check your emails!