PHS Guidance Update

Dear PHS Families,

The Guidance Department is pleased to share with you this information below which includes important dates and reminders. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s guidance counselor with any specific questions! 

AP UPDATE:

A reminder to students (especially seniors) that they should not miss out on the opportunity to send their cumulative AP scores to a college.  June 20th is the deadline to indicate or change the recipient of the free score report in a student’s My AP account.

 

Students can view their AP scores from the Administration 1 and 2 exams starting July 21st. Most scores for exams taken in Administration 3 and 4 will be available by August 16.

SENIORS

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish all of the graduates the best of luck on their future endeavors! Final senior transcripts will be sent out to the colleges that were indicated in the senior exit survey by Friday, June 11th

COURSE SCHEDULES

Students will receive their course list on Monday, June 14th during period 1. Students will be permitted to see their guidance counselor before or after school to request schedule changes to their elective courses. Students should not miss class time to see their guidance counselor to request schedule changes.  

SUMMER SCHOOL

PHS will host a free summer school program for 9th and 10th grade students who have not successfully completed English or math. The Guidance Counselors will meet with students and contact parents of students that qualify for the summer school program. The program runs from Tuesday, July 6th until Thursday, July 22nd. Classes will be held from 8:00 AM-10:30 AM and 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  The deadline to register for the program is June 14th. For more information or to register please contact Janice Webb by calling 781-293-4023 ext. 2116 or email Janice.webb@pembrokek12.org.  

JUNIOR POST-SECONDARY PLANNING UPDATES:

SAT & ACT IMPORTANT DATES/REMINDERS: 

Results from the March and May SAT tests have been uploaded into Naviance. Students are encouraged to login to Naviance and use the Scattergrams to help determine college admission status. Juniors and parents are encouraged to watch this Naviance tutorial to help understand how useful Naviance can be when conducting college searches. 

Students are reminded that they should plan to practice prior to their test date. Students are encouraged to take practice tests and prepare for the Fall SAT, summer break is a great time to do this!  The Collegeboard website has useful resources including sample questions, test day checklists and more. 

 

Juniors that are interested in registering for the SAT and or ACT should be mindful of the upcoming dates and deadlines listed below. The next SAT test will take place on August 28th and registration information can be found as we get closer to that date on the Collegeboard website. 

 

ACT Spring Test Dates:

To register for the ACT visitwww.actstudent.org

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.

 

POST SECONDARY PLANNING REMINDERS: 

 

Students and parents are encouraged to visit MEFA.ORG as they have many informative webinars that can assist you with learning how to finance college. 

Juniors that are interested in attending a 4-year college should actively be working on the Spring and Summer checklist and logging into their Guidance Google Classroom for updates and important announcements. To view the College Planning Checklist please click here. 

Any student athlete that is interested in playing Division I or Division II sports in college should visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website to register.  For information about the process and requirements for eligibility view the NCAA Guide for College Bound Student Athlete

Listed below are some helpful resources for any student interested in virtually touring a college or university:

youvisit.com/collegesearch

eCampusTours.com

campustours.com 

 

Sincerely,

Kerran Goff

Lead Guidance Counselor