Postsecondary Planning

  • Wes Caruso – College Counselor

    I am pleased to be a part of the PLHS counseling staff. My goal is to better equip students, staff, parents and the community with the positive skills, tools and information needed to make informed decisions. Students have unique needs and goals that are considered in there preparation for life after high school. My role at PLHS is to help with post-secondary planning and anything that contributes along the way. I view my appointment as school counselor as a privilege and treat the appointment with ever renewing respect. 

    -Wesley Caruso

     

    Advanced Plancement (AP)

    PLHS AP Exam Ordering Information at https://aptsusa.com/plhs/

    For students to access their AP Class they can sing into AP Student.

     

    Naviance Student

    A service designed especially for students and families. Naviance Student is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making plans about courses, colleges, and careers. Naviance Student is linked with Naviance Succeed™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.
    Naviance Student has these features the students can take advantage of:

    • Career assessment tools
    • Career research and organization
    • Resume builder
    • College searches and organization
    • Requesting and sending Letters of Recommendation
    • Transcripts-sending to colleges and scholarship committees
    • College rep visits
    • Scholarships
    • And more

    Students simply find Naviance under "My Apps" and log in with Clever. 

    Students can also use their browser to connect: http://connection.naviance.com/plvhs

     

    Common App

    Common App is an effective way to apply to multiple select institutions with one application. Individual schools may have supplemental steps but this can be a time and money saver. There are a few extra steps with matching to Naviance and letters of recommendation. Talk to a school counselor for more information and to see if Common App right for your situation. 

     

     

    Linking Naviance Student and Common App

    Naviance Student simplifies the process the counseling department and teachers follow to send school reports, midyear reports, and recommendation letters to Common Application colleges. You can help make sure your forms and recommendations are delivered promptly by entering your Common App username on Naviance Student.

    Follow the steps below to match your Common App and Naviance Student accounts:

    1. On Common App:

      • Register for an account

      • Click the Common App tab and enter your high school information in the Education section

      • Click the My Colleges tab and add at least one college

      • Click Recommenders and FERPA

      • Sign the FERPA Release Authorization

    2. On Naviance Student:

      • Click the Colleges tab

      • Click Colleges I'm Applying To

      • Click Match Accounts in pink banner

      • Enter your Common App email address and Date of Birth into the text boxes on the Common App Account Matching screen

      • Click Match Accounts

     

     

    NCAA/NAIA

    If students are interested in playing sports in college it is very important that they are eligible. There are two entities that govern eligibility. NCAA and NAIA. Different college abide by their standards and students will need to be registered with one of these to compete at the collegiate level.

    Visit these sites for details and eligibility requirements:

    NCAA Website

    NAIA Website

     

    Other Resources 

    2021-22 Senior PostSecondary Presentation