PVHS Class of 2023 Counseling News

December 2021


Interested in attending the Academy of Craft Trading next year? Make sure you turn in your applications to the counseling office by December 15th!

Semester Exam Study Tips!

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Summer Opportunity at the University of Alabama!

  • The University Of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business is proud to continue The Culverhouse Diversity in Business Bridge Program. The program will provide additional college preparation to historically underrepresented minority students and promote postsecondary success specifically for those whose circumstances make it particularly challenging to navigate the college transition, and who have some interest in business as a major.
  • The program will continue to focus on academic, social, and leadership skills essential to success as a business major and as a professional. Students will engage in sessions about various business areas such as marketing, management and finance, and participate in experiential activities.
  • Students will also learn how to set goals and understand financial literacy to become more personally, fiscally, and socially responsible in life and within careers. Moreover, students will build social and professional networks with other students, faculty, staff, and business professionals.
  • The week long FREE residential stay will be in June of 2022. Applications open in January! Stay tuned for this GREAT opportunity!

Junior Checklist!

  1. Most colleges are accepting in person college tours. Go to the college website to sign up for a college tour! These are EXCUSED absences. Take some virtual college tours as well.
  2. Research colleges on the College Board Website.
  3. Figure out what you want to as a career. Take this interest inventory and research careers.
  4. Sign up to take the ASVAB in JANUARY here at PVHS if you are considering a career in the military (full or part time).
  5. Study for the ACT! See info below for ways to study/prepare!
  6. Prepare your Resume for College Admissions, Scholarships, or job opportunities. Click here for help in creating a resume.
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  • All Juniors will take the ACT for FREE at PVHS in April 2022, but you may want to register to take it before then. The next ACT to register for will be on February 11.
  • 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.

Free ACT Prep Resources

  • See the flyer above and sign in for FREE online prep at onlineprep.act.org. Your user name is your school email and your password is your password when you log in to your school issued computer.
  • FREE online test prep from ACT. Click here!
  • ACT Strategies
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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.

Let's Stay Connected

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