• Counseling Workshops

    What Should You Be Doing in Sophomore Year?

    1. Do you have a chosen career path?
      1. Career Interest Profiler (Naviance - Self-Discovery tab)
      2. Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook
      3. Roadtrip Nation! (Naviance - Careers tab)
    2. What have you done at PCHS or in your community that colleges might want to know about?
      1. Resume (Naviance - About Me section)
      2. Add entries to your resume
      3. Useful when completing applications and for providing information to your letter writers.
    3. Do you have a dream college in mind?
      • College Research
        1. Explore the "Finding the Best Fit College" page
        2. Use the Colleges - Find Your Fit and Research Colleges sections of Naviance.
        3. Check out “How You Compare” to review historical acceptance data from PCH students who applied at each institution
        4. Explore the General Info, Admissions, Financial Aid, Majors and Degrees, Student Life sections
        5. Review College Overlaps and admission scattergram graphs

    **Use “advanced college search” and/or “SuperMatch college search”.  Add to “Colleges I’m Thinking About”

      •  My Colleges (colleges)
        1. Select “colleges I’m thinking about” and then “+ add colleges to this list”
        2. Use the lookup tool to search for a college to add to your list

    Are you preparing for the college admissions tests?  Many have test-optional pathways for admissions, but it might still be to your advantage to have a strong score.

          1. Khan Academy (free online PSAT/SAT and AP exam prep)
          2. ACT Prep Resources
          3. Fee-based tutors/classes - Parkway Referral List

    Helpful Materials

    Helpful College Planning Websites
    Finding the Best Fit College
    College Series: Resources for Families
    Mentors 4 College