Counseling News for April 2015

AP Testing registration is now closed.   Registered students will receive reminders showing times and test locations.  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 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 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 11.

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 28, 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 27.  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 2nd SAT test (deadline is April 6) and a June 6th SAT test (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. 

Schedule of AP Exams

Week 1

Morning (8am)


Afternoon (12 noon)

Monday, May 4

Environmental Science



Tuesday, May 5

Calculus BC



Wednesday, May 6

English Literature



Thursday, May 7



Friday, May 8

U. S. History



Week 2

Morning (8am)


Afternoon (12 noon)

Monday, May 11




Tuesday, May 12

U. S. Government



Wednesday, May 13

English Language



Thursday, May 14