Counselor's Corner

Melissa Feroli - High School Counselor

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Counseling Information

Dear Parents and Students:


This resource is updated monthly and linked to our school website and included in the Principal's Newsletter which is sent every two weeks. This includes updates on scholarships, upcoming testing dates, concurrent info, and information specific to individual classes. Please feel free to contact me via email: ferolim@purcellps.org if you need direct help.


Thank you,


Melissa Feroli

Purcell High School Counselor

Important Scholarship Information

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PHS Concurrent Information

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FAFSA Link

click on link to apply for fafsa student aid

Attention Choctaw Students

Choctaw Students: Also, The Choctaw Nation is hosting a Choctaw College Connect virtual event for 9-12 Choctaw member students interested. To learn more, visit: https://www.choctawnation.com/choctaw-nation-college-connect

FRESHMEN

  • Reminder: Oklahoma’s Promise applications must be made before the end of sophomore year, but the sooner the better. In order to access requirements for this scholarship opportunity and determine eligibility, please visit the following link. If you qualify, please register with them! I’m happy to help or answer questions anytime!

SOPHOMORES

  • Reminder: Oklahoma’s Promise applications must be made before the end of sophomore year, but the sooner the better. In order to access requirements for this scholarship opportunity and determine eligibility, please visit the following link. If you qualify, please register with them! I’m happy to help or answer questions anytime!OK Promise Scholarship Information

  • Sophomores visited MATC this past Thursday, 10/28. They took a full two-hour tour of the campus, heard presentations from teachers, and revisited their top choice for an additional 30 minutes after lunch. Many of them indicated they would like to talk further about their options out there. MATC representatives will return to campus in January to begin those talks with individual students. To learn more about what MATC has to offer and how it works in a high school schedule, visit matech.edu.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors taking Concurrent US History will need to re-do paperwork for their 2nd semester offering. Please see Ms. Feroli to get that done and for more information on concurrent enrollment at the high school, you can contact her at ferolim@purcellps.org. Ask your student about their schedule to see what they’re thinking and please let me know if you have questions!


  • Leadership Oklahoma

Leadership Oklahoma is an amazing opportunity for up and coming leaders who are interested in a once-in-a-lifetime experience the summer before senior year. Students must have at least a 3.25 GPA to apply. To learn more, visit: Youth Leadership OK information. For application, visit: YLOK application

SENIORS

  • Please remember to visit the PHS Scholarship Information for the most up-to-date information concerning scholarships that come through my office and to utilize okcareerguide and okcollegestart to search for and apply for hundreds of available scholarships to you. Here is a link to the original information given to you and to parents who came to college night in September: Senior year information . If there are questions, I would love to help.

  • USAO is hosting a Senior Day soon. If interested, visit here for more information and to register: UCO Senior Day. If you’d like to use your college day (freebie absence) for this, see Feroli.


  • New this week concerning scholarships:

    • Wauhillau Austin Gale--$2000 to a Purcell Senior who has between a 2.5 and 3.5 GPA and at least a 20 ACT. The application is open. Go to OCCF Scholarship application. Create an account through that scholarship system, complete the general application, then hit submit.

    • Outstanding Senior Youth Award Applications are in Ms. Feroli’s office. This is an award for seniors who have at least a 3.0GPA. This is a $1,000 scholarship.

    • USAO has several new scholarships, including a “sister-program” called the Drover award for those who have OK Promise and a new scholarship for children of educators. If this is a place you are considering, visit their scholarship page and fill out the application.usao.edu/scholarships.

    • Weokie has posted their scholarship application, due in January. Visit here for more information: https://www.weokie.org/scholarships

    • Southern Nazarene University has a new scholarship for full-tuition. For more information, visit here: SNU Kairos Scholarship

PHS Course and Curriculum Guides

click here to access course and curriculum pathway information for PHS

STUDENT ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER

click here to access monthly newsletter from Sara Nichols, district student advocacy coordinator,

PHS Curriculum Pathways

click here for information regarding the 3 different graduation paths for PHS students: Core Curriculum, College Prep, and Honors Curriculum.