Pembroke High School Guidance Update
Dear PHS Families,
The Guidance Department is pleased to share this update/reminder of important upcoming dates and events. Please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor with any specific questions.
AP EXAM UPDATE:
The month of May brings AP exams. Please see this important update on AP exams from our AP Coordinator, Mrs. Robin Conathan. It contains testing dates, times, and locations; important reminders for AP students; information about quarantining during AP exams, navigating digital exams, and more. This update has also been shared with our AP teachers and will be posted on their Google Classroom pages.
CLASS OF 2021 UPDATES/REMINDERS:
May 1st is National College Decision Day, which means seniors will need to decide which college they plan to attend by May 1st. PHS will celebrate this day by encouraging Seniors and staff to wear their college apparel on Friday, April 30th. Making this decision can be difficult and it is important to consider the financial aid options. MEFA offers free live webinars to help understand the financial aid offers. Click here to register for a webinar to assist with this decision-making process.
The Guidance Counselors will meet with the Seniors during Titan Time this week (April 27th-30th) to complete their Senior Exit Survey. (Seniors in Cohort D will be scheduled a Google Meet and students should check their email for the date/time.) Seniors will indicate if they are going to enter the workforce, join a branch of the military or attend a 2 or 4-year college. Final transcripts will be sent to the colleges indicated in the survey after graduation.
Seniors are reminded that they must complete a total of 40 Community Service Hours as a graduation requirement. The Guidance Counselors have notified all seniors that currently have less than 40 hours this week via email. Seniors can download the Community Service Log Sheet here and submit directly to Mrs. Webb, the Guidance Secretary.
Upcoming Virtual College Fairs:
The remaining NEACAC Spring College Fair will be held virtually on Sunday, May 16th from 1-3:00 pm.
There are over 180 colleges that are registered to participate in the program. Registration for students is free but required. Students will be able to explore virtual booths, video chat with admissions representatives, watch presentations, and more. To register please click here.
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
The remaining NACAC Virtual College Fairs will take place on: Sunday, May 2nd from 1-7:00 pm. See which colleges are attending and register by clicking here.
Make the most out of your College Visit and/or attendance at a Virtual College Fair. Click here to read an article by the Princeton Review with some helpful information to maximize your experience.
SAT & ACT IMPORTANT DATES/REMINDERS:
Juniors that are interested in registering for the SAT and or ACT should be mindful of the upcoming dates and deadlines listed below.
To register for the SAT visit www.collegeboard.org
SAT Spring Test Dates:
May 8th - Registration Deadline: April 8th (April 27th is the late registration deadline with an additional $30 fee)
June 5th - Registration Deadline: May 6th
Please note: The Collegeboard is no longer offering SAT Subject Tests
ACT Spring Test Dates:
To register for the ACT visit: www.actstudent.org
April 17th - Registration Deadline: March 12th
June 12th - Registration Deadline: May 7th
July 17th - Registration Deadline: June 18
*If any student receives reduced or free lunch please see your guidance counselor for an SAT and/or ACT fee waiver code.
Juniors that are interested in attending a 4-year college should actively be working on the Spring and Summer checklist and checking into their Guidance Google Classroom for updates and important announcements. To view the College Planning Checklist please click here.
Lead Guidance Counselor