School Counseling Office

300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147
614.548.1815
614.548.1820 (Fax)

School Counseling Department

Julie Brunner
Julie Brunner
High School Counselor Ro-Z
614-548-1815
Jennifer Dashner
Jennifer Dashner
School Counselor (A-E)
614.548.1815
Lynn Dembski
Lynn Dembski
School Counselor (M-Ri and Career Center Programs)
(614) 548-1815
Maria L. Perez
Maria L. Perez
High School Counselor at PHSC Students F-L
614-548-1815
Sue Shields
Sue Shields
PHSC Guidance Secretary
614-548-1815

Pickerington Community Resources

ACT & SAT Testing

ACT

The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test.

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT with writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if you are taking the ACT with writing).

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the US, US territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In other locations, the ACT is administered on five test dates.

The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

For more information, visit the ACT website.

ACT Code: 364160

 

SAT

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

Visit the College Board website for SAT and college planning info.

SAT Code: 364160

Advanced Placement (AP) and College Credit Plus (CCP)

AP & CCP

Find information about Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus programs.

 

Practice for the Accuplacer test.

 

 

College & Career Readiness

Financial Aid Information

The FAFSA will be available October 1, 2017. The FAFSA will collect income tax information from 2016. A completed FAFSA will be needed for most colleges to be considered for students loans, grants, and some scholarships.  Visit the FAFSA website.

FAFSA resources

Presentation regarding Financial Aid

FAFSA Priority Deadlines

 

 

Naviance Family Connection

Naviance Family Connection is a college and career readiness tool.  It allows students to create a plan for their futures by helping them discover their individual strengths and learning styles and explore scholarship information, college and career options based on their results.

Connect to the Naviance system.  Username=email address (personal or school) & Password=Lunch code

OhioMeansJobs K-12

OhioMeansJobs is the premier résumé and job bank website in Ohio.  Through a joint partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, this free and easy to use site includes career exploration tools and resources designed specifically for middle and high school students and their teachers.

College Scorecard

Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, the U.S. Department of Education released an interactive College Scorecard website, which provides students and families the critical information they need to make smart decisions about where to enroll for higher education. The College Scorecard – as part of President Obama’s continued efforts to hold colleges accountable for cost, value and quality – highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.

The College Scorecard provides students and families with clear information through an interactive tool that lets them choose among any number of options based on their individual needs – including location, size, campus setting, and degree and major programs. Each Scorecard includes five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.

Request a Transcript

Current Students

Fill out a Transcript request (PDF) form | Transcript request (RTF) and turn it in to Mrs. Shields (Secretary).

Reminder-Transcript Requests are due 10 days prior to specific college deadline.

 

Former Students

Contact the PHSC registrar, Sue Shields at 614.548.1815 or by email at sue_shields@plsd.us.

Have the following information available:

Name

Year of graduation

Name and address of College/University