Counseling Office Updates
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:
- Cover letter with instructions which includes the teacher's recommendations for next year's classes in English, Math, and Foreign Language
- Scheduling Worksheet
- Aeries Course Request Instructions (to be done on the Student's Aeries Portal)
- 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 Guidance Lessons: February 2nd and 4th
Juniors will receive their Guidance Lesson in their English class from February 2-4. This presentation focuses on beginning preparations for plans after high school, college research, laying the groundwork on preparing for the application process, and what to do in the coming months. Counselors will meet with Junior students later in February to review their Four-Year Plan and Scheduling Worksheets.
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:
AVID Presentations: February 9th
Counselors will visit all AVID 9-12 grade classrooms to visit with students and discuss their course planning and pathway for the next school year. Counselors will work with students on their scheduling worksheets and answer any questions students have.
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 Guidance Lessons: February 14th -15th
Sophomores will receive their Guidance Lesson in their English class on February 14-15. This presentation focuses on beginning to think about post-secondary planning, the four-year plan, how to begin thinking about college, college and career goals, as well as discussing Junior year. Counselors will meet with Sophomore students and their parents/guardians during the month of March via Individual Meets to review the Sophomore Packet which includes the student's transcript, high school graduation requirements, college subject eligibility, four-year plan, schedule for Junior year, and more. The parent/guardian will have the opportunity to sign up for the individual appointment following their parent presentation.
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:
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.
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: