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 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

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!

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

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:

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.

Save the Dates:

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.

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) 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 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!

ISAC Financial Aid Presentation

PHS Guidance Department Scholarship Presentation

Financial Aid Information Handout