April Chambers - Counselor
405-547-5724 ext. 17

achambers@p-t.k12.ok.us

The new school year offers many opportunities for your student to grow academically and individually. The guidance office coordinates programs to help student’s master study skills and achieve academic success, but also to help increase student communication and goal-setting skills. Awareness of career and scholarship opportunities is also promoted. The guidance office has scheduled several events and offers information in a variety of areas for you and your student to “customize” that learning experience. I am excited to be a part of that; I urge you to send me an email or call if I can be of assistance. Listed below are brief overviews of services, ongoing activities, helpful websites and a listing of important dates you should mark on your calendar. Please check the calendar, it includes information about
Seniors going to Stillwater for a Career Fair, sophomores going to Meridian Technology Center for a tour of that facility, all students receiving AIDS/HIV Prevention Education in January, as well as reminders of other important dates. As always, if there are any programs you do not wish your child to participate in, please call the school office and notify us of that wish. If you have questions, concerns, or need more information on anything in this newsletter, please contact the me at (405)547-5724, ext. 17 or email achambers@p-t.k12.ok.us.

Ongoing Services and Activities

  • Individual student counseling, both personal and career
  • Parent-teacher group conferences
  • Payne County Youth Services works with families and visits with students on Wednesdays
  • Semester classroom visits explain/review credit checks, transcripts, and high school graduation requirements.

Scholarship and College Preparation

  • Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) – Available to 8th, 9th, or 10th students. Family income must be under $50,000 for the qualifying year; student must maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA. Pays tuition at any Oklahoma college or technical school.

  • Upward Bound at OSU– Students must be enrolled in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. This program is for low income or first generation college-bound students. OSU monitors high school students’ progress, offers monthly tutoring and a six-week summer program at Oklahoma State University, and pays students to attend.

  • ACT (college entrance test) is given at P-T High School, September 13th, October 25th, December 13th, February 7th, April 18th.  It is given more frequently at OSU and Stillwater High; as well other area colleges. See the calendar for exact dates and registration deadlines. Register online by going to www.act.org. The price for the ACT exam is $38.00 without the writing portion, $54.50 with the writing.  Fee waivers are available to those who qualify.

  • PSAT (National Merit Scholarship qualifying test) is given yearly. Juniors’ scores are considered for the scholarship. The cost to take the PSAT is $14. Sophomores can take the test as a practice before their junior year.

  • Scholarships – are updated monthly, posted on the media center bulletin board, and individual lists are available in the counseling nook. If you would like to be put on the scholarship email list, please send me an email at achambers@p-t.k12.ok.us.

  • Remind 101 - Is a service that sends registered students notices and reminders about upcoming events.  Students can sign up by texting or emailing a designated code.  

    • Seniors - Text code @pths16 to 81010 or email it to pths16@mail.remind.com
    • Juniors - Text code @pths17 to 81010 or email it to pths17@mail.remind.com
    • Sophomores - Text code @pths18 to 81010 or email it to pths18@mail.remind.com
    • Freshman - Text code @pths19 to 81010 or email it to pths19@mail.remind.com

Helpful Websites

Listed below are a few tried and true websites.  The guidance office also has current information on any Oklahoma college, university, or technical school, including individual websites, majors, cost of attendance, and contact numbers.