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
October is College Changes Everything Month. This initiative encourages all students to explore post-secondary education and encourages seniors to apply for college during the month of October. College is defined as any institution of higher education that awards a degree or certificate post-high school graduation. This includes, but is not limited to, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more. Stay tuned next week for more information related to earning a college degree. #collegechangeseverything
Due to the increased number of students in isolation as precautionary measures in cooperation with the Perry County Health Department, PCHS #101 will be using a REMOTE LEARNING PLANNING DAY tomorrow, August 21st. District #101 buses will run as normal to provide transportation for our feeder school students. The teaching staff will be using the additional time to ensure the quality of their remote learning plans and to address the needs of their remote learners. Maintenance and support staff will be using the time to conduct additional cleaning measures as well. Please continue to make good decisions over the weekend. PCHS and our community’s feeder schools are working together for our students. We need your help now more than ever.
Registration Update: In order to register your student, a parent account must be used. Student accounts do not have access to registration. If a parent needs access, please email your student’s counselor for access. Thanks!
PCHS Online Registration is now open! Please complete through your TeacherEase account by July 31st. If you did not receive a packet in the mail, registration documents can be found at pchspanthers.com under the Registration section. Counselors will be back starting August 3rd, please email them with any questions or concerns.
Let's Send out some #PantherNation good luck to Ethan Cheek and Lucas Doerflein as they compete in the SCT Nationals in Marengo, Ohio! While there, Ethan also received his certificate recognizing him for being selected to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation ALL SCHOLASTIC TEAM! Congrats Ethan!! Good luck guys! #GoBigBlue
A couple of dates to put on your calendars: Online Registration: July 20 - July 31 Picture Day: August 19 Picture Retake Day: September 23
Please find the Return to School Transition Letter at this link: https://5il.co/i3f9 There are many moving parts to the process and the target continues to move as well. The team is working hard to provide learning opportunities at the highest level safely.