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Parent Presentations

Gayle Carpenter Associate Principal | 310-378-8471 Ext. 43204 |
Mrs. Paula Stapleton | Gr. 9-12: A-Da | Ext: 43220 |
Ms. Megan Lichter | Gr. 9-12: De-H | Ext: 43246 |
Mrs. Kristin Nelson | Gr. 9-12: I-Mc | Ext: 43293 |
Mrs. Merika McHugh | Gr. 9-12: Me-R | Ext: 43217 |
Ms. Heidi Shulman | Gr. 9-12: S-Z | Ext: 43216 |


The PVHS counseling team has put together an informative Freshmen Parent presentation with a wealth of tips to help you assist your child in navigating online learning successfully, as well as information on how to get support and stay connected while we are on distance learning. Should you need additional support please don't hesitate to reach out to your student's counselor.

The incoming parent presentation for the Class of 2025 will be held in March of 2021. Stay tuned for more information.


For the 2020-2021 School year the Sophomore parent presentations will be held virtually on January 20, 2021.

The Sophomore Parent Presentation covers a variety of information regarding College admission, graduation requirements, and College admission testing including the PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, PLAN and ACT.


Counselors will also discuss the importance of finding a College that matches a student’s interests and strengths. There will also be a brief overview of Naviance, a web-based program that assists students in the research and management of the College process. 


For the 2020-21 School year the Junior parent presentation will be held virtually on February 10, 2021.
The purpose of this presentation is to review graduation requirements, College admissions information, testing information, and the letter of recommendation procedures. Counselors will discuss the importance of finding an appropriate College match for the student and topics to consider when developing a College list. Services from the College and Career Center and the Naviance program will also be reviewed. Counselors will discuss in depth the College application process, including types of admission options, eligibility index vs. committee selection, and parts of the application folder. Finally, counselors will also briefly cover other program information such as NCAA requirements, essays and personal statements, and College visits.


The PVHS counselors have put together a virtual senior parent presentation for you. Please take some time to watch the recorded lesson that covers important information including the college application process, how to support your child in the admissions process, how they can request letters of recommendation and the impacts of COVID 19 on college admissions. We have also created and included a senior parent checklist that serves as a guide to aid in supporting your child through this process. Please encourage your child to join their counselors google classroom so they can access the information and materials they need to navigate this process virtually.
We look forward to connecting with your child throughout this process! Please don't hesitate to reach out to your counselor directly should you have any additional questions!