Counselor's Corner

December 2019

PSAT Information

Watch the video below for help understanding your PSAT online score report, which was released in early December.

Any sophomore or junior student that took the PSAT can view their online score report here.

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report

Winter Break Tasks

Need some help finding something to do over winter break besides sleeping in and watching Netflix?! Here are some activities that will keep you busy AND prepare you for a successful remainder to your year!

1. Scholarships: There are scholarships available to ALL grade levels. It's never too early or too late to search and apply for scholarships. Start organizing your search by prioritizing scholarships by due dates. Here are some links to get you started: FastWeb, Naviance Scholarships, JLV Counseling Scholarships, RaiseMe

2. Catch Up: If your "To Do List" is running a little long and you've fallen behind in classes, use the time to catch up and complete assignments! Check Infinite Campus to see what you need to complete.

3. SAT/ACT Prep: Use Khan Academy (SAT) or ACT Academy to get ready for future test dates. YOu can also utilize those PSAT results for some custom tailored SAT prep.

4. Job Shadow/Experience: Winter break is a great time to get into a career that you've been considering! Reach out to a local company and set up a job shadow or site visit. Getting these experiences can help you in determining your career path.

5. Read a Book (or an article, or anything, really): Reading is so vital to our learning, and we don't always get the time to read for pleasure. Use the Winter Break to get some reading done!

"Extra Credit:" Let your counselor know what you achieved over break!

Career Exploration

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Choose a career that matches your preferences and you will increase your chances of being successful! Follow the link below to take this career aptitude test from