Counselors' Update

Guidance Office Hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call or email the Guidance Office with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Attention Students:

Now is the time to be researching your post-secondary planning options. Log into your Naviance Family Connection account at to learn more about careers, colleges, and financial aid!

Attention Freshmen:

Class of 2021 Give Something Back Foundation Scholarship: This program offers to fund the cost of college for students who are people of high character, who have a high level of academic achievement, and are eligible for a full Pell grant. See the GSBF Scholarship website for more information!

Upcoming GSBF Scholarship Informational Sessions for the Class of 2021

Beecher High School, October 16th                                6:00 p.m.

Joliet Central High School, October 16th                         6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Plainfield Central High School, October 18th                   6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Wilmington High School, October 18th                             7:30 p.m. in the cafetorium

Lockport Township High School, October 24th                 6:00 p.m. on the Central Campus

Bolingbrook High School, October 24th                            7:30 p.m.

Attention Juniors & Seniors:

Any Junior or Senior interested in taking the Free Military ASVAB Test at PHS on Tuesday, November 14th must submit the registration form to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, November 1st. Please see your counselor for more information. 

Any student interested in taking the SAT on a National SAT test day must register online at PHS will host the National SAT test on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Free Online SAT Prep is available through

Check out Free Daily Practice for the SAT!

Any student interested in taking the ACT on a National ACT test day must register online at PHS will host the National ACT test on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Free Online ACT Prep is available through

Free online ACT and SAT Prep is available through

Joliet Junior College Fall Test Prep Workshops

Attention Seniors:

Financial Aid Information: Beginning October 1, 2017 seniors and their families are able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is strongly recommended that all college bound students complete this application before December 1st. Check out the website below for important information and changes regarding the FAFSA:

The PHS Guidance Department is hosting a second FAFSA Workshop during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor Computer Lab. At this time, parents and students will be able to work on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and a financial aid specialist from ISAC will be available to answer questions. For more information check out the  FAFSA Workshop Flyer

Most PHS Local Scholarship applications for the Class of 2018 will be available in the Guidance Office and online starting Friday, February 9th. All seniors are encouraged to check out the Scholarship Opportunities page for more informtion!

Just a reminder...If you are a male U.S. citizen, age 18 or older you are required to register for the Selective Service. Visit more information.

Attention Parents:

NASP Tips for Educators and Families of Adolescents:

Recently, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) sent out a public service announcement regarding the Netflix Series, "13 Reasons Why."    The announcement details the contents of the show and book. Each family and child is unique, and censorship of television, books, and media is a personal decision made by and for each family. However, we felt it prudent to share the NASP's message and tips for educators and families of adolescents so everyone is aware. The message from NASP is listed below:

" 13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series Article