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Junior PCCR Appointments are now in progress. Make sure that you make your scheduled time!
The PCCR is a process that includes classroom guidance curriculum as well as group and individual meetings with students and parents.
Counselors meet individually with every 10th grade student in November or December to introduce themselves as well as to get to know your students’ goals for school and the future. The PLAN test (ACT practice test) is administered to all 10th grade students in September. Counselors deliver curriculum in career classes to ensure students know graduation requirements, how to check grades and progress toward graduation as well as how to be successful in high school. We also work on college and career readiness with sophomores. Students utilize the Utah Futures program to complete a work values inventory and explore careers to begin building a portfolio for use throughout high school. Counselors conduct 10th grade round table discussions in February. Parents are invited to attend and learn about PLAN test results, Utah Scholars Curriculum and how to be ready for college, scholarships, advanced class options and registration for the next year.
Counselors begin the college and career readiness process with 11th grade students by delivering curriculum in classes in January. We discuss how to pick a college and searching for scholarships. Juniors are given information on the ACT and how to prepare and planning for senior year and college applications. The ACT test is administered to all juniors in March.
Individual meetings with parents and students begin in February. These meetings will include an overview of what students should be doing during the spring of the junior year and through the fall of senior year to prepare for college. Topics emphasized include graduation requirements, ACT and SAT exams, financial aid and scholarship information, and the college application process. Students are also advised as to what courses they will need to complete to meet graduation requirements as well as what courses are recommended for college admissions and the students’ future plans. Students and parents are welcomed to ask questions about the college application process, admissions requirements, post high school plans, paying for college, etc.
For seniors, counselors start the PCCR process with curriculum in classrooms during the month of September. The curriculum centers on what students need to be doing right away in the college application process and scholarship searches as well as important upcoming dates and deadlines. Counselors spend the months of September and October meeting individually with all seniors assisting them with any and all of their post secondary planning as well as checking credits for progress towards graduation. Some important activities offered to seniors are; College Day, Take ACTION Night, Paying for College Night and FAFSA Completion Night.