To search for scholarships students should follow the steps below:
- Login to Naviance utilizing Clever
- On the home page scroll down to "My Favorites" and click on "Scholarships & Money"
- Click on Scholarship Search
- Students can select the heart icon to create a list of scholarships they are interested in applying to.
As a reminder here are some scholarship searching tips:
- Apply to as many as applicable. Scholarships with essay requirements have much fewer applicants.
- Pay attention to deadlines, requirements (essay, letters of rec, and where to send application (Guidance Office or Scholarship Committee).
- Work with your child throughout this process. Break it down into a manageable amount of work and explain the importance of applying.
- Complete the Scholarship Transcript Request Form if required and submit to Mrs. Webb a minimum of 5 days before the deadline.
QUINCY COLLEGE DECISION DAY
MASS TRANSFER PROGRAM
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority also provides a great deal of resources to help students and parents understanding financial aid. Click here for more information and resources from MEFA.
PHS PATHWAYS PROGRAM
PHS Students in grades 9-11 will attend Pathway Program Overview Sessions during Advisory during the month of January. PCMS grade 8 students will attend an informational session in mid January. Students will learn about the following:
The Pathways Program is a great opportunity for students to learn marketable skills to become college or career ready by exploring a relevant field of study both in and out of the classroom. Students who participate in a pathway experience an in-depth look at a specific career field of interest, engage in career planning activities, and enhance their experience through an industry-focused internship or certification during their senior year. Currently, students have the opportunity to choose from the following pathways:
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Computer Science
- Digital Arts
- Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering will be added next year
Students who are interested in participating in the Pathways Program should contact their guidance counselor to ensure they are enrolled in the proper second semester classes. Students may visit guidance or complete this Google Form to request an appointment. Any changes to second semester classes must be completed by January 20th.
All specific questions about the Pathways Program should be directed to Maryellen Gates, Pathways Coordinator at 781-293- 9281 x2119 or by emailing email@example.com.
For more information regarding Pathways Requirements please click here.
SOPHOMORE & JUNIOR PSAT SEMINARS
SAT & ACT TEST DATES
SAT REGISTRATION DATES & DEADLINES
ACT REGISTRATION DATES & DEADLINES *
*PHS is an ACT test site on Saturday, June 10th and the deadline to register is February 11th.
If you are interested in learning more about the difference between the SAT and the ACT please download the PDF that is posted below.
JUNIORS & COLLEGE PLANNING
Juniors and their parents are encouraged to view the Junior College Planning Checklist which is also available on the PHS website and the Junior Guidance Google Classroom.
NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR - BOSTON CONVENTION CENTER
Representatives from over 225 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the National College Fair which will be held on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at the Boston Convention Center. Officers and enlisted personnel from the various branches of the military services will also be on hand to discuss the military’s enlistment and education programs such as R.O.T.C., the military academies and the GI Bill.
Boston National College Fair
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
9 am–12 pm & 6 pm–8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
9 am–12 pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
To register & to view a list of attendees please click here.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES!
1/4 - 1/12 - Sophomore & Juniors PSAT Seminars
1/20 - Deadline for students interested in Pathways to make semester 2 schedule changes
1/24 - 1/27 - Senior Scholarship Seminars
1/30 - 2/3 - Mid-Year Transcripts sent to colleges already applied to
2/10 - Registration Deadline for 3/11 SAT
2/10 - Quincy College Decision Day
2/11 - Registration Deadline for 6/3 ACT at PHS
PHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
Kerran Goff, Lead Counselor
781-293-4023 ext. 2121
Grade 9: P-Z / Grade 10: P-Z / Grade 11: N-Z Grade / 12: O-Z
781-293-4023 ext. 2122
Grade 9: A-F / Grade 10: A-F / Grade 11: A-Gi / Grade 12: A-F
781-293-4023 ext. 2117
Grade 9: G-O / Grade 10: G-O / Grade 11:Gl-M / Grade 12: G-N
781-293-4023 ext. 2133