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 Incoming Freshmen for the Class of 2023:

In case you missed it, High School Orientation Night was on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Check out the HS Orientation Packet and HS Orientation PowerPoint for more information. Contact the PHS Guidance Department if you have any questions!

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!

Now is the time to be researching your post-secondary planning options. Log into your Naviance Student account at 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 PHS will host the National SAT test on the following dates:
Saturday, June 1, 2019

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 the following date:
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Free online ACT Prep is available through

Free online ACT and SAT Prep is available through

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

Attention Seniors:

The PHS Class of 2019 Local Scholarship applications are now available. Click on the Scholarship Opportunities page for more information. Paper copies of the applications are also available in the Guidance Office. Most applications are due Friday, March 15th and will be presented at Senior Awards Night. 

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:

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.

Save the Dates:

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 a 6:00 p.m. in the PHS Media Center

  • In case you missed it... 

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 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.

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