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Counseling News for May 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!   As this is the last newsletter of the school year, the counseling staff would like to congratulate the Class of 2017 and wish them the best as they embark on the next stage of their lives.  Graduation Practice is on Friday, May 26 at 8am starting in gym. Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 27 beginning at 9:00a.m. in the stadium.  Graduates must report to the E.C. Gym no later than 8:00a.m. There are no tickets to Commencement, just first come first serve.

 Senior SurveyAll Seniors are required to fill out the 2017 Senior Survey online.  It can be found on the Placer High homepage and on the PHS Counseling Page.  It only takes a few minutes and students will NOT be cleared for graduation until it is filled out and submitted.

 Final Transcripts:   On the Senior Check Out Form (handed out on Tuesday, May 23th ) there is a spot where students can indicate where a Final Transcript should be sent.  All seniors who are going on to a 4-year college in the fall MUST have their final transcript sent to the college.  We do not automatically send a final transcript unless you indicate it on the Senior Check Out Form.  Failure to do so could jeopardize your acceptance and/or prevent registration for fall classes. 

 Summer School:  Placer School for Adults is offering a three week credit recovery program for incoming juniors, incoming seniors and non-graduating 2016 seniors.  Students can earn up to 10 credits.  The courses available are English, Government, Economics, Math Review, Algebra, U.S. History, World History, Health, Tech Essentials, Art History, Electives (TBD),  Life Science and Physical Science.  Classes will be held Monday through Friday, June 5 to June 23 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  Students should meet with their counselor as soon as possible to get the registration information.  Students or Parents with all appropriate paperwork signed and completed can register beginning Thursday May 25th through Thursday June 1st at the Placer School for Adults Office, 390 Finley Street.   This will be a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED until all classes are full.  There are no spots reserved for graduating seniors or soon-to-be Seniors

 Academic and Department Recognition Awards:   At these events, academic achievements for Honors, High Honors, and Scholar (GPA 4.0+), athletic achievements, and departmental recognitions will be presented.  The awards ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, May 17h at 10:40am.  The awards for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be presented in the Earl Crabbe Gym and the awards for seniors will be presented in the auditorium at the same time.

 Senior Scholarship Award Night; also known as our Money Night-- will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  This event celebrates seniors who have received monetary school, community, and college scholarships..  To assist us in recognizing these accomplishments, we ask that seniors bring copies of their scholarship letters/print-out of email as soon as they get them to the Counseling Office, so we can include them in the event’s program. This includes any college specific awards that students have received, i.e. a Merit Award or Honor Award. The deadline for submissions Monday May 8th; this is so you can be recognized before your parents and peers.

 Class Registration for 2017-2018-- Course selection by students was completed in March and the Master Schedule of classes is still in the process of being built.  Students whose schedules have conflicts will be summoned by counselors at the end of May.  All student schedules will be available through the Portal at the end of July.  

AP Exams:   AP exams begin on May 1st  and continue until May 12th.  Please be sure to consult the AP Exam Schedule for your specific time and location.  Schedules are also posted in the AP classrooms, the counseling office and online on the PHS Counseling website.  

Multiple Site Locations for the same test are determined by first letter(s) of last name

Week 1

Morning (8am)

Afternoon (12 noon)

Monday, May 1

Chemistry – PHS Library

Environmental Science – Bethlehem Lutheran*


A-He   Bethlehem Lutheran*

Hi-Z   PHS Library*

*(Environmental Science students also taking the Psychology exam will remain at the Bethlehem Lutheran test site)

Tuesday, May 2


Art History – Conference room 109

Physics – Counseling Conference Room

Wednesday, May 3

English Literature & Comp. (12th grade)

Bethlehem Lutheran


Thursday, May 4

US Govt. and Politics - Bethlehem Lutheran


Friday, May 5

US History - Bethlehem Lutheran


Week 2

Morning (8am)

Afternoon (12 noon)

Monday, May 8

Biology - Bethlehem Lutheran


Tuesday, May 9

Calculus BC - Bethlehem Lutheran


Wednesday, May 10

English Language & Comp. (11th grade)

A-H    Bethlehem Lutheran

K-Z     PHS Library


Friday, May 12

Human Geography – Bethlehem Lutheran



SAT and ACT Tests: Juniors who plan on attending a 4-year college Fall of 2018 must take the SAT or ACT.  Deadlines for testing registration are listed in below boxes.  Don’t miss the deadline and pay extra for late registration.  We encourage all students to take the test once in Spring 2017 and then again in Fall for score improvement.   Make sure to select colleges you may potentially be attending when you register for a test. For Example, for  a CSU, select CSU, Mentor Long Beach or put in code #3594, and your scores will send for free to all CSU’s.  If applying to the UC schools, select one school and all the UC schools share the results. Fee Waivers for both tests are available for those on our Free/Reduced Lunch Program; see your counselor for the waiver.

SAT Test Dates 2017                                                (Register at:

Test Date

Tests Offered

Regular Registration Closes

Phone/Online Late Registration Closes

June 3, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

May 9

May 24

ACT Test Dates 2017   (Register at:  ACT. org)

Test Date

Registration Ends

Late Registration Time Frame

June 10, 2017

May 5

May 6- 19


Subpages (1): PSAT Info