PHS Graduates Speaking in Senior Advisory, Fall 2021
In the fall of 2021, PMHS introduced Advisory to all grades 6-12. This program runs 30 minutes every Wednesday and includes college and career, student activities, community service, student leadership and social emotional learning programs, and includes curriculum from the College Board. Our PMHS Advisory Goals are:
To develop and maintain relationships between and among advisees and the adviser
To help advisees identify and develop the necessary attitudes, behaviors and skills to succeed in school, college and life
To provide advisees with the resources and information necessary to make thoughtful decisions about the future
Our Goal is your Goal!
We want every student to graduate from PHS, continue their education, and go on to exciting jobs and live meaningful lives. Succeeding in high school, discovering ourselves, and negotiating the college application process, can be challenging. Starting in middle school, we explore this important process. Then, in high school, students learn what it takes to meet academic challenges, develop strengths and skills, and make plans for life beyond graduation. Here are some links that can help students and parents understand this critical endeavor.
The Princeton Review - all sorts of college information
College Board - The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information
ACT - the ACT test and other resources
Students.gov - student gateway to the US Government
US Dept. of Education - search for student aid resources by state
Scholarship Scams - avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!
Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide - link your favorite subject in school to a possible career
Young Adult Library Services – outstanding books for the college bound
College Board - 101 great books for the college bound readers
National Center for Education - links and searches to colleges and universities
Online University Education and Degrees – online education and degree program information
Peterson’s – find colleges by degree programs of interest
AIU Online – career-relevant degrees
Community College Review – profiles of community and junior colleges
League for Innovation in Community Colleges – international consortium of community colleges
http://www.ecampustours.com/ - virtual campus tours
http://www.campusview.com/ - collection of on line view books
http://www.collegiatechoice.com/ - non promotional videos of colleges
http://www.testprep.com/ - by Stanford Testing Systems
http://www.act.org/ - online registration and prep for ACT
http://www.eurekareview.com/ - Eureka One on One Review, LLC
http://www.vocabulary.com/ - fun ways to improve your vocabulary
One of the most important things for a student (and their parents) to know is the UC/CSU A-G Requirements. If a student is able to meet these, they will be equipped to go on to almost any college or university. While not all students will have the Grade Point Average necessary to get into a UC (University of California) or a CSU (California State University), having taken all the required courses is fundamental preparation for any undergraduate degree program.
High School Graduation Requirements: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/hsgrtable.asp
Innovate Schools Parent Guide: https://innovateschools.org/parent-guide/parent-guide-what-are-the-a-g-requirements/
UC A-G Guide: https://www.ucop.edu/agguide/
Paying For College
While college tuition has risen to notorious heights, a college education is still one of the best investments a person can make. Here are a few sites to help with college costs.
Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
Fast Web: https://www.fastweb.com/
Scholarship Owl: https://scholarshipowl.com/
Saving for college with a 529: https://www.savingforcollege.com/intro-to-529s/what-is-a-529-plan
US News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/financial-aid-101
Tuition Chart: https://www.tuitionchart.com/lp-3/student-loan/