Counselors' Update

Guidance Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday during the school year.

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

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Attention Parents/Guardians:

Talking to Children about COVID-10 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Talking with children about the Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children

Attention Students

Any student who has failed a course that is required for graduation must retake the course either during summer school or next school year. Students are eligible to take summer school at either Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School or Lincoln-Way East Community High School. Summer school information and registration forms can be accessed online at each school’s website or in the Peotone High School Guidance Office. Prior to registering for summer school, your counselor must approve the course and sign the registration form.

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!

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 date:
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 date:
Saturday, April 4, 2020 *This test has been cancelled. Please check the ACT website for additional information.

Free online ACT Prep is available through March2Success!

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

Spring 2020 Test Prep Workshops

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 the NAIA and NCAA websites for more information and to register!

Attention Seniors:

Regional Colleges' Update Information - Seniors check out this link to view updated information from various Regional Colleges regarding changes to their deadlines and admissions process due to the Coronavirus.

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 and see your counselor with any questions!

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

In case you missed it:

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 Financial Aid specialist from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) gave a general overview presentation to seniors and their families about Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

ISAC Financial Aid Presentation

PHS Guidance Department Scholarship Presentation

Financial Aid Information Handout

Attention Class of 2024 Incoming Freshmen:
PHS hosted its’ Annual High School Orientation Night on Wednesday, January 15th. See links below for more information.

High School Orientation Guide 
High School Orientation Night PowerPoint

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

The PHS School Counselors and guest speakers from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and Joliet Junior College (JJC) presented on 
the college admissions process and timeline. 

ISAC College 101 Presentation
JJC Presentation
PHS Guidance Department College Planning Presentation