Resources & Updates for PHS Juniors & Seniors
College Admission Updates
STANDARDIZED TESTING UPDATES
IMPORTANT FAFSA INFORMATION & UPDATES
The FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) remains open until June 30, 2020. For the class of 2020. Students in the class of 2021 cannot start a FAFSA until October 1, 2020. Any student or family who has not yet completed a FAFSA may still do so.
Note: For those who have completed a FAFSA, and whose financial circumstances have changed considerably, we encourage you to reach out to your institution’s financial aid office. Financial aid administrators are afforded a degree of professional judgment under the law for state and federal aid, as well as for institutional aid, and can work with students and families whose incomes have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information visit:
CITIZENS BANK WEBEX SERIES
As your students are faced with decisions that will shape their future, while also adapting to new ways of learning, Citizens Bank is pleased to offer a series of live, remote learning sessions focused on navigating the financial path to college.
Understanding Your Award Letter
Designed especially for College Bound Seniors and their families to help them understand their financial aid package, answer questions that come up after the acceptance, and explore both federal and private options for financing any gap not met by free aid. Helpful tools to compare the cost of colleges are explored and our experts answer your live questions.
· Tuesday, May 12th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
· Wednesday, May 27th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Basics
Designed for rising Seniors and their families to help understand financial aid, preparing for and starting the FAFSA form this fall, and understand financial aid components like scholarships, grants, federal loans and how to finance the gap. This live session includes time to ask questions and have them answered by our experts.
· Tuesday, May 5th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
· Thursday, May 14th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
· Wednesday, May 20th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, May 26th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Designed to help students and their families understand how building and maintaining credit is critical to achieving financial well-being. Your credit score is an important number that influences the ability to finance major life events such as paying for college.
· Tuesday, May 12th 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
· Thursday, May 28th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS
For personalized instruction and video tutorials in various topics including mathematics, science/engineering and arts/humanities visit:
IDEAS FOR JUNIORS TO FOCUS ON:
PRACTICE & PREPARE FOR THE SAT!
Link your PSAT scores to Kahn Academy for a personalized study guide! Click Here for instructions on how to complete this task.
Register for: Bridgewater State University online SAT Summer Prep Course
REVIEW THE JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING CHECKLIST!
Completing the tasks listed HERE will allow students to effectively manage and plan for the college application process in a timely manner.
WRITE YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY!
Review the Common Application Essay options:
ENHANCE YOUR RESUME!
The HS Navigator Website compiled over 2000 internships, summer opportunities, pre-college programs, and volunteer opportunities in an easy to access design...such a GREAT resource!
- Visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/ for a list of virtual volunteer opportunities and more.
- Become a virtual tutor (parent permission required if under 18) https://learntobe.org/
- Help with making and distributing masks: https://masksnow.org/volunteer/
- Volunteer with Rock the Vote: https://www.rockthevote.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-rock-the-vote/
LOGIN TO NAVIANCE!
How to do a Career Search in Naviance:
1. Login into Naviance
2. Scroll down to “favorites” → “Careers & Clusters I’m Thinking About”
3. Click on “Explore Careers & Clusters”
4. Scroll down to “Find Clusters and Pathways”
5. In each cluster you should click on various related occupations and related majors.
Check out the “Knowledge and Skills” and “Tasks and Activities” and “Wages” for each career.
6. Click on the heart icon at the top left to “favorite” that career cluster and save it to “careers I am thinking about”
INVESTIGATE CAREER & TECHNICAL OPTIONS!
Virtual Service Academy Night
Congressman Keating has re-scheduled the MA-09 Spring Academy Info Night as a Zoom meeting! On the evening of Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 PM, students and their parents can join to hear from representatives of the major service academies about cadet life, what the academies expect from successful candidates, and how to best present themselves to each academy. They also hope to offer opportunities for private video chats with each rep.
They will also be releasing the Class of 2021/2022 application for the Ninth Congressional District. If any student is interested, email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org and he will share the meeting credentials.
A NOTE FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
PHS Guidance Department
Grades 9 & 10 - A-E
Grade 11 – A-F
Grade 12 – A-D
Kelly Turner: Kelly.Turner@pembrokek12.org
Grade 9 & 10 - F-L
Grade 11 – G-L
Grade 12 – E-J
James Shannon: James.Shannon@pembrokek12.org
Grades 9 & 10 – M-R
Grade 11 – M-P
Grade 12 - K-O
Kerran Goff: email@example.com
Lead Guidance Counselor
Grades 9 & 10 – S-Z
Grade 11 – Q-Z
Grade 12 – P-Z
Guidance Secretary - Janice.Webb@pembrokek12.org
Guidance Paraprofessional - Donna.Freitas@pembrokek12.org