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 Counseling News for April

AP Testing registration deadline is 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 9.  No registrations will be accepted after this date.  Cost is $89 per test payable by cash/check in the counseling office or with a credit card online at the PHS Webstore.  See testing schedule below.

This is Scholarship Season for our Seniors!  Check the District Scholarship Bulletin on the Placer High Counseling webpage.  There are still some scholarships available this month for seniors to apply.  Don’t delay and possibly miss a scholarship opportunity.

Senior Scholarship Award Night will be held on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  This event celebrates seniors who have received school, community, and college scholarships.  To assist us in recognizing these accomplishments, we ask that seniors bring copies of their scholarship letters as soon as they get them to the counseling office, so we can include them in the event’s program.  This includes any college specific awards that students have received.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 12.

College Acceptance   Now is the time when seniors receive college acceptance letters.  As you are notified of acceptance be sure to let us know by filling out a college acceptance form at the counseling desk.  With this information, students 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 best colleges and universities in the country!

Sierra College   Seniors who plan on attending Sierra College next fall should have already applied, completed the online orientation, taken their assessment tests and met with a Sierra counselor.  If you have not applied, go to the Placer High website, click on “Counseling” and then click on “Applying to Sierra College” (on the left-hand side under Navigation).  The first day of online class selection for new students is April 30, but all of the above mentioned steps must be completed first! Assessment times and counseling appointments are filling up so don’t wait! The high demand classes fill up very quickly!  Take care of the all the necessary procedures well ahead of this April 30 date to ensure class choices.

9 week progress reports were handed out to students on Friday, March 28.  If these are lost or misplaced, parents can check grades on the Parent Portal.

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.  There is a May 3rd SAT test (deadline is April 4) and a June 7th SAT test (deadline is May 9).   Register online at collegeboard.com.  There is also an ACT testing date on June 14th  (regular deadline is May 9).  Register online at act.org.  By taking the tests now, students will have the option of re-testing in early fall to improve scores. 


Schedule of AP Exams

Week 1

Morning (8am)


Afternoon (12 noon)

Monday, May 5

Environmental Science



Tuesday, May 6



Wednesday, May 7

Calculus BC



Thursday, May 8

English Literature



Friday, May 9

English Language



Week 2

Morning (8am)


Afternoon (12 noon)

Monday, May 12




Tuesday, May 13

U. S. Government



Wednesday, May 14

U. S. History



Thursday, May 15