Each month the Guidance Department will share a Guidance Newsletter which will contain important information, dates and upcoming guidance related events. The monthly newsletters can be viewed below.
SEPTEMBER 2022 GUIDANCE NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2022 GUIDANCE NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 2022 GUIDANCE NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2022 GUIDANCE NEWSLETTER
JANUARY 2023 GUIDANCE NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2023 GUIDANCE NEWSLETTER
NEWS & INFORMATION
QUINCY COLLEGE DECISION DAY
On Friday, February 10th the Director of Admissions from Quincy College will meet with any senior that is interested in applying to Quincy College for an on-the-spot admissions decision. Interested seniors should see their guidance counselor to sign up for an appointment. Seniors will be required to complete the Quincy College Application prior to their appointment. Ms. Cathie Maloney, Director of Admissions will review the application, transcript and interview the student and provide an admission decision at that time.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS NIGHT
Please join the PHS Guidance Department on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in the PHS Auditorium for the College Admission Night. Christopher O'Brien, Boston College Associate Director of Admission and Gregg Meyer, Bridgewater State University Dean of Admission will discuss the following topics:
- Private & Selective College Admissions Requirements
- State University Admission Requirements
- Financial Aid Overview
- Application & Essay Tips
- Merit Scholarships
- Q & A Session
After the College Admission Presentation, parents are welcome to stay to view a demonstration of SCOIR conducted by Mrs. Goff.
The guidance team is pleased to announce that we are introducing a new system called SCOIR in place of Naviance to help parents and students navigate the college selection and application process. The current senior class will continue using Naviance and the students in grades 9-11 will gain access to SCOIR this spring during Guidance Seminars. The guidance counselors will work with the students to login, become familiar with the program and invite parents to access SCOIR. The guidance counselors will work closely with juniors to start their college searches and understand all of the steps they need to take to prepare for their college applications. Students, check out "The Student Experience on SCOIR."
Students will be able to send parents/guardians an email invitation so that they can link to their account. Parents and/or guardians will be able to view their profiles, see their college list, conduct their own college searches, and suggest colleges for their student to consider. SCOIR also provides parents with financial tools so that they can get a better sense of the cost of attendance at various colleges during the selection process.
We are excited to be able to provide SCOIR to our students and families, and we feel confident that everyone will find it helpful and easy to use. Parents, please take a few moments to watch this brief "Scoir Introduction Video" to help you become familiar with Scoir.
THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM
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
All specific questions about the Pathways Program should be directed to Maryellen Gates, Pathways Coordinator at 781-293- 9281 x2119 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.