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Parent Presentations
Freshmen Parent Presentation: The Freshmen Parent Presentation was held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 9:00am via Webinar and 5:30pm in-person in the PVHS MPR. Topics covered include how counselors have supported freshmen students in the fall semester, the shift to high school, upcoming finals, and what to anticipate in the coming months, among more topics. Please locate the webinar recording and PDF presentation below.
Sophomore Family Presentation: The Sophomore Parent Presentation will be held on February 7, 2024 at 8:30am in the PVHS MPR and 5:30pm via Webinar (only attend one). The presentation will cover information pertaining to graduation requirements, college entrance eligibility, post-secondary options and planning, goal setting, and understanding the Sophomore Counseling program.
Sophomore Counseling Appointments: Individual Sophomore Counseling Appointments will take place from February 8-March 29, 2024. At the appointment, sophomores and their parent/guardian(s) will have an opportunity to meet with their child's counselor to review course planning for Junior and Senior years, discuss post-secondary options, discuss other items specific to the student's short and long term goals. The ability to book an appointment with your counselor is available after the evening presentation and Calendly links can be found in the PowerPoint. The recording from the evening webinar is also available below.
The Junior Family Presentation will held on April 10, 2024 at at 8:30am in the Gym and 5:30pm via Webinar. 
The purpose of this presentation is to review graduation requirements, college admissions information, latest testing information in light of COVID , 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. An introduction to SchooLinks as a college research tool is 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 the importance of college visits. 
The Senior Parent Presentation is on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 8am and 6pm (only need to attend one). Topics covered include the college application process, admissions testing, letters of recommendation, and more. Please reference the powerpoint below. Additionally, please utilize the Senior Conference Parent Checklist below as a resource to assist your student with their college applications. If you have any questions when assisting your student with this process, please contact or have your student contact their counselor.
Parent Speaker Series