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Updates & Announcements

Updates, announcements, and program information from the PVHS Counseling Department can be found here. Please also regularly check us out on Instagram @PVHSCounseling_ for information from your counselors.
Scheduling for the 2022-2023 School Year
PVHS families will receive scheduling materials in the mail this week for your students to pick their classes for the 2022-2023 school year. Please review the enclosed information carefully. Included in this packet are: 
  1. Cover letter with instructions which includes the teacher's recommendations for next year's classes in English, Math, and Foreign Language
  2. Scheduling Worksheet
  3. Aeries Course Request Instructions (to be done on the Student's Aeries Portal)
  4. Four-Year Plan Worksheet
Please support your student(s) by reviewing these materials with them. The Aeries window will be open for students to enter their course requests until Sunday night, February 20th. Once students have completed inputting their course request, they must submit their Scheduling Worksheet and Four-Year Plan Worksheet to their counselor's box in the Counseling Office. Parent/guardian signature is required on both forms.
Junior Parent Presentation: February 9th at 5:30 pm
Following the Junior Guidance Lessons 11th-grade students receive, the parent presentation mirrors much of this information. Parents will be provided with an introduction to beginning preparations on supporting their child with post-secondary planning, researching colleges, the application process, and what to expect in the coming months leading up to summer and your child's Senior year. 
Due to the current state of COVID, we will hold these meetings virtually via Webinar. Please see below to register:
Elective Fair: February 11th, 15th & 16th
On February 11 & 15, Live from 205 will air its first-ever Elective Fair showcasing many of the classes offered at PVHS. This is a great opportunity for students to tune in and listen to what teachers and students have to say about the different experiences in their classes. You will hear from the Sciences, Math, World Language, Art, Social Sciences, and many more departments. On February 16, many of these electives will host a table in Sea King Park at lunchtime for you to walk around and learn more about these classes and get questions answered. Take advantage of this opportunity as you think about what classes may interest you for next year!
Sophomore Parent Presentation: February 16 at 8:30 & 5:30
Following the Sophomore Guidance Lessons 10th-grade students receive, the parent presentation mirrors much of this information. Parents will be provided will an introduction to post-secondary planning, the four-year plan, helping your student think about their college and career goals, supporting their child toward high school graduation and college entrance eligibility, and more. There are two essential components of the Sophomore Counseling Program: 
  1. Group Presentation: Provides general information pertinent to all students. There will be two group presentations offered, but please only attend one. Due to the current state of COVID, we will hold these meetings virtually via Webinar.
  2. Individual Meeting: Each student and their parent/guardian have the opportunity to sign up for a 15-minute counseling meeting with their counselor at the conclusion of the group presentation. Parents/guardians must attend one of the group presentations to access a link to schedule the individual meeting with their counselor. 
Please see below to register for one session only. Both sessions will cover the exact same information.
Wednesday, February 16 at 8:30 AM:
Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 PM:
From the College & Career Center
See the attached flier for a special program Navigating College Admission Testing amid the Test Optional Movement on December 8 at 6:30pm. Open to all 9-11 grade students and families. 
Senior Parent Presentation
Dear Parent/Guardian of the Class of 2022,
On Tuesday, September 14 at 5:00pm (note time change), counselors will be hosting a Senior Parent Presentation via Webinar to review the college application process. This information will be discussed with senior students during their senior conferences on September 9 and 10. During the webinar, we will review:
  • The Admissions Process
  • COVID-19
  • Admissions Tests
  • High school requirements
  • College Options
  • The Application Process, and
  • Letters of Recommendation
We will also give a brief introduction to SchooLinks and how parent(s)/guardian(s) can obtain their claim code from their student to set up your account. 
Senior students will be invited to their counselor's Google Classroom next week where we have created a wealth of resources for them to navigate the college application process. Students will also receive their Senior Packet to begin completing their college application process which allows their counselor to support them through the exciting next few months. 
Please register for the webinar using this link: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
We know the college application process can be an overwhelming experience for our seniors. Your support as they endure this exciting time is greatly appreciated!
PVHS Counselors
Schedule Change Days - August 18 and August 19
Please read the email below sent out to all PVHS families with information regarding Schedule Change Days. You will find information regarding in-person and virtual schedule change options. Be sure to attend your assigned grade level time if you wish to meet with your counselor.