PHS Guidance & College and Careers
Important Dates Coming Up!
8th Grade Pre-Enrollment
The high school guidance counselors will present pre-enrollment material to current 8th grade students at PCMS on December 7th. Students will learn of graduation requirements, diploma requirements and courses offered at the high school. Students will be given freshman course selection forms that are due back to the middle school guidance office by December 22nd.
High school counselors will be available during lunches at PCMS on December 20th and 21st to answer any questions or assist student with the completion of their freshman course selection forms.
On January 18th, high school guidance counselors will hold pre-enrollment scheduling lab sessions at the middle school for students to enter their course requests into PowerSchool.
8th Grade Parent Night
9th – 11th Grade Pre-enrollment
Pre-enrollment activities for current 9th, 10th and 11th grade PHS students will begin on January 11th. Students will be shown a pre-enrollment video detailing graduation and diploma requirements, updates on courses, policies and procedures, and the pre-enrollment timeline. Students will be given a course selection form that must be completed and returned to their 2nd semester English teacher by December 20th.
Students will then enter their course requests into PowerSchool during a pre-enrollment scheduling lab session, led by a school counselor, during their English class. Juniors are scheduled for January 23rd, Sophomores are scheduled for January 24th, and Freshmen are scheduled for January 25th. Course selection forms will be returned to students during the lab session and students will be instructed on how to input courses into PowerSchool.After students have entered their course requests into PowerSchool, counselors will begin to meet with students individually to review their course requests, graduation/diploma requirements and post-secondary plans. These one-on-one pre-enrollment meetings will take place throughout February, March.
PHS Curriculum Night & Fair
Area 31 Career Center Presentation
College Acceptance Letter Project
WE STILL NEED MORE LETTERS!!
PHS Seniors! We will continue the "College Acceptance Letter Project" tradition this year! What does that mean for you? Read on to learn more.
Have you started to receive acceptance letters yet? Bring them into Guidance & we will make a copy and remove your personal information so it is not shared. These acceptance letters will make up the outline of "2017" in the lunch room on the Senior side!
Please note: these acceptance letters do NOT need to be ONLY from the school you think you will attend, but instead ALL acceptance letters. We will also be taking letters or documentation if your plan is to go into the military or start a full-time job. Anything that shows confirmed opportunities after high school.
Let's fill the Senior side of the lunch room with the opportunities for 2017 PHS Graduates!
College Goal Sunday Date in February
The best way to stay connected with College Goal Sunday Indiana is to check its website (www.collegegoalsunday.org), follow on Twitter (Twitter.com/CGS_Indiana), and like on Facebook (Facebook.com/IndianaCollegeGoalSunday)
ACT & SAT Next Testing Dates
The next SAT testing dates are January 21st, March 11th, May 6th & June 3rd. PHS is a test site for March 11th & May 6th.
The next ACT testing dates are February 11th, April 8th & June 10th. PHS is a test site for April 8th.
Students can register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.
Students can register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com.
Keep Informed via Naviance!
Students and parents are encouraged to log-in to Naviance regularly to stay up-to-date on important updates and reminders from the guidance office. In addition to various college and career resources, current scholarship opportunities, college rep presentations, as well as college preview days are provided are Naviance.
For students, your Naviance username is your student ID number, and your password is your 8-digit birthday. Parents logging into Naviance for the first time must enter a registration code to create an account and gain access to the site. For parents with only one student at PHS, your registration code is your student’s PHS student ID number. For parents with two or more students at PHS, your registration code is your 10-digit home telephone number (including area code). Please contact the guidance office with additional questions/concerns regarding Naviance.