Under the Guidance for Public Bodies on the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Act During the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated July 2), Where a public body does not have...
The PCHS school newspaper is back in a brand new way! Check out The Blue Streak’s new website. Through the link below you can access the school newspaper at any time. There...
The Return to School plan can be found here. The situation is still fluid and the need for adjustments will be addressed each day. There is no blueprint, there are no...
New edition of the Counselor Connection is posted!
You are not just a test score!! Colleges care more about the work you’ve done in high school. They look for students who have earned strong grades in challenging courses. They also try to learn about your character by looking at what you do outside of the classroom. (bigfuture.org) #collegechangeseverything
**Seniors- Don't forget tonight's FAFSA Completion Workshop starting at 6pm in the PCHS Cafatorium**
College isn’t as competitive as you might think. Fewer than 100 colleges in the U.S. are highly selective, which means they accept less than 25 percent of applicants. Close to 500 four-year colleges accept more than 75 percent of applicants. And open-admission colleges, such as Rend Lake College, accept all or most high school graduates. (bigfuture.org) #collegechangeseverything
For most students who go to college, the increase in lifetime earnings far outweighs the cost of their education. In 2018-2019, undergraduate and graduate students received $246.0 billion of aid from all grants, loans, tax credits, and work-study (collegeboard.org). The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) went live on October 1. Join our School Counselors along with representatives for the Rend Lake College Financial Aid Office for the FAFSA Completion Night on Wednesday, October 14th in the PCHS Cafetorium. The event starts at 6pm. #collegechangeseverything
October is College Changes Everything Month. Individuals who have a college degree earn an average of $22,000 more per year than those with only a high school diploma. Also, college education gives a person more job security. People with only a high school diploma are more than twice as likely to be unemployed. (bigfuture.org) #collegechangeseverything