Counseling News for May – June 2015


Congratulations Class of 2015!   As this is the last newsletter of the school year, the counseling staff would like to congratulate the class of 2015 and wish them the best as they embark on the next stage of their lives.  Graduation Practice is on Friday, June 5th. Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 6th beginning at 9:00a.m. in the stadium.  Graduates must report to the E.C. Gym at 8:00a.m.


Senior SurveyAll Seniors are required to fill out the 2015 Senior Survey online.  It can be found on the Placer High homepage and on the PHS counseling page.  It only takes a few minutes and students will not be cleared for graduation until it is filled out and submitted.


Final Transcripts:   On the Senior Check Out Form (handed out on June 4) there is a spot where students can indicate where a Final Transcript should be sent.  All seniors who are going on to a 4-year college in the fall must have their final transcript sent to the college.  We do not automatically send a final transcript unless you indicate it on the Senior Check Out Form.  Failure to do so could jeopardize your acceptance and/or prevent registration for fall classes. 


Summer School:  Placer School for Adults is offering a three week credit recovery program for incoming juniors, incoming seniors and non-graduating 2015 seniors.  Students can earn up to 10 credits.  The courses available are English, Government, Economics, U.S. History, World History, Health, Tech Essentials, Life Science and Physical Science.  Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, June 8 to June 25 with a choice of two morning sessions: 8:00 – 10:00 or 10:00 – 12:00.  Students should meet with their counselor as soon as possible to get the registration information.  Students and parents must attend a mandatory orientation at the Placer School for Adults Office, 390 Finley Street on Friday, June 5 3:30 – 5:30pm.  Completed registration form must be turned in at the orientation meeting.  Students should see their counselor if they have any questions.


Academic and Department Recognition Awards:   At these events, academic achievements for Honors, High Honors and Scholar (GPA 4.0+), athletic achievements, and departmental recognitions will be presented.  The awards ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, May 20th at 10:40am.  The awards for 9th, 10th and 11th Grade students will be presented in the Earl Crabbe Gym and the awards for seniors will be presented in the auditorium.


Senior Scholarship Award Night will be held on Wednesday, May 27th 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 private or institutional scholarship letters to the counseling office, so we can include them in the event’s program.  This includes any college specific awards that students have received.  This should be turned into the counseling office no later than May 15.


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 two test dates left for this spring. There is a June 6th SAT (deadline is May 8).   Register online at  There is also an ACT testing date on June 13th (regular deadline is May 8).  Register online at By taking the tests now, students will have the option of re-testing in early fall to improve scores.

Sierra College:   Seniors who plan on attending Sierra College next fall can still apply.  Just go to the Placer High website, select “Counseling” and then select “Applying to Sierra College” (on the left-hand side under Navigation).  Students must apply, complete online orientation, take assessments and meet with a counselor before they can select classes. The first day of online class selection for new students is April 28.  Students should see their counseling if they have questions.


AP Tests:  Advanced Placement Testing begins on May 4 – May 14. Students who will be taking the test will be given reminders with their designated site for testing as well as information on what to bring to the testing site. There also will be rosters located in the AP teacher’s classroom.  See the testing schedule below.



Week 1

Morning (8am)



(12pm noon)


Monday, May 4

Environmental Science

Bethlehem Lutheran Church


Bethlehem Lutheran

& St Lukes

Tuesday, May 5

Calculus AB & BC

St. Lukes



Wednesday, May 6

English Literature & Comp.

Bethlehem Lutheran

& Room 616



Thursday, May 7




Friday, May 8

United States History

Bethlehem Lutheran



Week 2

Morning (8am)



(12pm noon)


Monday, May 11





Tuesday, May 12

U. S. Government & Politics

Bethlehem Lutheran



Wednesday, May 13

English Language & Comp.

 Bethlehem Lutheran, St. Lukes & Room 616



Thursday, May 14



Bethlehem Lutheran