Counselors' Update

Summer Guidance Office Hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 August 5th through August 20th.

Please call or email the Guidance Office with any questions
or to schedule an appointment.

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Attention Students:

Any student who took a summer school class at Bradley-Bourbannias or Lincoln-Way High School must contact the school to request that their official transcript be sent to Peotone High School in August in order to receive credit towards graduation.

Interested in learning more about the Kankakee Area Career Center and the exciting elective courses they have to offer PHS students? Check out the KACC brochure or the KACC website!

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

Attention Freshmen:

Class of 2023 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 2023

Beecher High School, October 15th                                 6:00 p.m.

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

Wilmington High School, October 16th                            7:30 p.m.

East Aurora High School, October 17th                           7:30 p.m.

West Aurora High School, October 17th                          6:00 p.m.

Bolingbrook High School, October 22nd                          6:00 p.m.

Joliet Central High School, October 22nd             7:30 p.m.

Lockport High School, October 23rd                                6:00 p.m.


Juniors & Seniors:

Any student interested in taking the SAT on a National SAT test day must register online at the CollegeBoard website. PHS will host the National SAT test on the following dates:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Free Online SAT Prep is available through Khan Academy!

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 the ACT website. PHS will host the National ACT test on the following dates:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Free online ACT Prep is available through March2Success!

Free online ACT and SAT Prep is available through the Prep Factory!

ACT vs. SAT Informational Article

Top 10 Things to Know About the ACT and SAT

For-Profit Colleges Information

For-Profit Colleges Know Before You Enroll

Interested in playing college level sports? Check out NAIA and NCAA websites for more information and to register!

Attention Seniors:

Financial Aid Information: Beginning October 1st 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 FAFSA website for important information and changes.  

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

Save the Dates:

Financial Aid & Scholarship Night Presentation 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the PHS Media Center                       

The College and Financial Aid specialist from the Illinois Student Assistance Commision (ISAC) will give a general overview presentation to seniors and their families about Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The ISAC specialist will also have a table set up with brochures and will be available to answer college and financial aid planning questions. Students who attend will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win two Homecoming dance tickets!

College Planning Night
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium 

The PHS School Counselors and guest speakers will be presenting on
the college admissions process and timeline. Students interested in
attending a two or four-year college are encouraged to attend this free event with their family. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served in the Commons. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.