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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 2023-2024 School Year
PVHS families will receive scheduling materials in the mail this week for your students to pick their classes for the 2023-2024 school year. Please review the enclosed information carefully. Included in this packet are: 
  1. Cover letter with instructions which includes the recommendations for next year's classes in English, Math, and Foreign Language
  2. Scheduling Google Form
  3. Aeries Course Request Instructions (to be done on the Student's Aeries Portal)
  4. Four-Year Plan Worksheet, Homework Calculation Chart, etc.
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 Friday, February 3rd. 
Junior Parent Presentation: February 23rd at 6:00 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. 
Elective Fair: February 1 & 8
On February 1 & 8, students have the opportunity to visit classrooms to learn more about various elective courses to sign up for next year. For more information, please see your counselor or read the Constant Contact sent out.
Sophomore Parent Presentation: February 15 at 8:30am & 5:00pm
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. If you are unable to attend the group presentation, the link to your counselor's Calendly will be posted online following the PM parent presentation.
Wednesday, February 15 at 8:30 AM:in the College and Career Center
Wednesday, February 15 at 5:30 PM:in the OAR
Senior Parent Presentation
Dear Parent/Guardian of the Class of 2023,
On Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00pm (note time change), counselors will be hosting a Senior Parent Presentation in the MPR to review the college application process. This information will be discussed with senior students during their senior conferences on August 29 and 30. 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
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. 
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 17 and August 18
Schedule Change Days will be held August 17 for Seniors and Juniors and August 18 for Sophomores and Freshmen. Be sure to attend your assigned grade level time if you wish to meet with your counselor.
August 17:
Seniors - 9:00-11:00AM
Juniors - 12:00-2:00PM
August 18:
Sophomores - 9:00-11:00AM
Freshmen - 12:00=2:00PM