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Welcome to the PVHS College & Career Center


Mrs. Joanne Lewis
Director, College Career Center
310-378-8471 Ext. 43618
[email protected]


Mrs. Teresa Hoffman
Scholarship & Financial Aid Coordinator                                                                                                                                   310-378-8471 Ext. 43347                                                                                                                             [email protected]


The Palos Verdes High School College & Career Center provides a comprehensive college guidance program to our PVHS Sea King Community. Students and families are introduced to, and invited to engage in, college guidance activities starting in the 9th grade. Students are encouraged to communicate and begin even more intentional work with their PVHS counselor and the College & Career Center through the 11th & 12th grades so they are well-informed and confident in making plans for their post secondary years. 


The PVHSCCC is proud to provide our community with the most current information and trusted resources to meet the information and planning needs of our students and families. All PVHS students have access to college admission counselor visits every fall. The PVHSCCC recommends students take advantage of our resources early in their high school career, and families begin getting familiar with college planning information as their student transitions to high school.


Together with our outstanding counselors, the PVHSCCC works to ensure a comprehensive college going culture for all PVHS students. While a majority of our students matriculate to a two or four year institution, the PVHSCCC strives to meet the unique needs and paths of each individual student.


To find more in-depth information by grade level or general college admission resources, please utilize the links in the right-hand menu.


The Palos Verdes High School College & Career Center is located in Room 318 on the NW corner of Sea King Park. We look forward to assisting our students on their journey through high school to wherever their hard work and dreams lead them. GO SEA KINGS!                                                                              






November 30, 6:30 – 7:30 pm



With Practice PSAT and Official PSAT/NMSQT results in hand by mid-November, parents will more than likely be interested in learning practical, usable information about standardized testing and college admissions.


Please join Joanne Lewis, Director of the PVHS College Career Center and Torsten Sannar, Managing Director of Compass Education Group, as they lead a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing and the outcomes and unpredicted “silver linings” of the test optional movement.


In response to the pandemic, colleges have radically adjusted their admission testing policies. The presenters will share their observations of how students are using their newfound agency — if/when to test, if/when to submit scores — as they redefine their relationship with the ACT, P/SAT, and AP Exams.  




This presentation will not be recorded.  Can’t make it to campus?  Compass will provide national PSAT webinars on Nov 8th and Nov 16th.  Please check the registration link for more information.