Updates for 10th/11th Parents
Important Info from Counseling & College/Career Center
The PSAT Is Coming!
Counselors have been in English classes this week reminding your students to sign up the PSAT, here is the info:
Who? Sophomores & Juniors, if you are considering a 4 year college or are unsure, take the next steps in post high school planning.
What? Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test is the test to prep students for the actual SAT.
When? Saturday, October 15th at 7:45 AM at PHS
Where? Sign up with Ms. Jacobsen in the Finance office for $20 (Cash or Check), fee reduction in certain cases, see your counselor. Sign up at tutorial, lunch, before school and after school.
Why? The PSAT precedes the SAT and is an early step on the journey to college. PSAT scores are used by College Board to generate lists of students who appear ready to tackle Advanced Placement (AP) coursework. These scores are also used to qualify junior students as National Merit Scholars.
Juniors should plan to take the SAT in spring 2017 (1/21, 3/11, 5/6 or 6/3).
CA Dream ACT: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
CSU Mentor: http://www.csumentor.edu/
Common App: http://www.commonapp.org/
PHS College & Career Center: http://petalumahighschool.weebly.com/college-and-career-center.html
College & Career Center Updates
Has your child met Ms. Stoll in the College & Career Center yet? Ms. Stoll is here M-Th from 8am-2pm and is available to help students with college planning, jobs, community service and so much more! Please make sure you are checking the College & Career Center website and/or Facebook page for weekly updates on college visits in the CCC. We have already had visits from UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Mesa University and we have many more to come! These are also posted on the white board outside the CCC, and are in the daily announcements.
Upcoming College Nights
CSU College Night:
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Where: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Audience: Middle School and High School Students and their Families
Please see the attached flyer and program for additional information.
Please encourage families and groups to RSVP at: http://sfsu.edu/outreach/college.htm
College Night is coming....Tuesday 1/31 at PHS, more details to come!