Counseling News for March
Registration for Next Year Online class registration for the next year takes place March 1 – 9 through the Parent Portal. Students or parents who are having trouble getting on the Portal should contact Lisa Smith, counseling secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org It is important that all students select their classes online in order to ensure their choices.
CAHSEE Testing All Sophomores will be taking the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on Tuesday, March 18 (English-Language Arts) and Wednesday, March 19 (Mathematics).
AP Tests Students planning to take Advanced Placement tests this May can register March 10 – April 9 in the counseling office or through the Placer High Webstore found on the PHS home page. The cost is $89 per test which can be paid by cash/check at the counseling desk or by credit card using the Webstore. For more information including the schedule of testing see the 2014 Advanced Placement Instruction Sheet on the Counseling site in the left hand margin below Counseling News.
Sierra College Seniors who plan on attending Sierra College next fall should be applying at this time. The online application is the first step and is available on the Placer High School website: select “Counseling” and then “Applying to Sierra College” on the left hand side. All new Sierra students must take English and Math Assessment tests unless exempted. Students can call the Assessment Center at 916-660-7430 to make a testing appointment and inquire about exemptions from testing. Students cannot make an appointment until they have applied to Sierra and established a MySierra account. After testing is completed, students can meet with a Sierra College counselor to discuss goals, classes, etc. The first day of online class registration for new students is April 30. However, the high demand classes will fill up quickly! It is important that our students take care of the application process and assessments well ahead of this April 30 date to ensure class choices. Sierra College offers great opportunities for all students. Check out their programs!
Scholarships College bound seniors should stay on top of the scholarship search by checking Placer High’s Scholarship bulletin available online through the Placer High Counseling webpage.
College Acceptance March is the big month for seniors to receive college acceptance letters. As students are notified of acceptance be sure to let us know. There is a college acceptance form at the counseling desk that students can fill out. With this information, your student can be added to our College Board in the counseling office. With this display we can all share in the pride of having our students go on to attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the country!
University Bound Juniors Now is the time to take the SAT or ACT tests for juniors who are planning to attend a 4-year college upon graduation from PHS. There are only a few test dates left for this spring. By taking the tests now, students will have the option of re-testing in October or November to improve scores. See test schedule below. Also the spring is a great time to make visits to college campuses. It’s always better to go to college campus when students are in attendance and not when the campus is on a break.
SAT Test Dates 2013-14
Register at: Collegeboard.com
ACT Test Dates 2013-14
Register at: ACT.org