Counselors' Update

Summer Guidance Office Hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
June 6th through June 14th 
and
 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:

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 at http://www.kacc-il.org!

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 Juniors & Seniors:

Any student interested in taking the SAT on a National SAT test day must register online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?navid=gh-sat. 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 https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

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 http://www.actstudent.org/. PHS will host the National ACT test on the following date:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Free online ACT Prep is available through www.march2success.com

Free online ACT and SAT Prep is available through www.prepfactory.com

ACT vs. SAT Informational Article

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 1, 2018 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: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out.

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 http://www.sss.gov more information.

In Case You Missed It:

Financial Aid & Scholarship Night Presentation 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium                        

  • 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.
  • In case you missed it...

Kankakee Area Career Center Presentation
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the PHS Media Center

In case you missed it...

Freshmen for the Class of 2023 High School Orientation Night
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the PHS Commons

In case you missed it, check out the HS Orientation Packet and HS Orientation PowerPoint for more information. Contact the PHS Guidance Department if you have any questions!

Scholarship Application Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 
PHS Media Center

The ISAC College and Financial Aid specialist and the PHS school
counselors will assist seniors with their PHS Local Scholarship 
        applications during their lunch period.

College Planning Night
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 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.