Guidance

Notice of COLLEGE BOARD SAT SCORE REPORTING DELAYS – April 2017

College Board is currently experiencing a two to three month delay in processing SAT essay score reports to school districts. A new “batch” release system is being used to send SAT score reports to schools resulting in significant delays. Currently, student SAT scores for the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math are available to school districts approximately 6 weeks following the exam date.  Students continue to receive their entire score report in a timely manner (including essay scores) but school districts now receive partial SAT score reports through the new “batch” release system.  Essay scores are released separately to the school districts at a later date.  We are asking our student and parent community to contact the Parkland High School Counseling Office if they identify a missing SAT essay score on the student high school transcript.  It is our goal to accurately report college assessment scores to the postsecondary community.
Thank you for your assistance in this important matter.  

Forms and Information Booklets for High School Guidance are found on the Manuals and Forms page.

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Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) administered through the College Board offers students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while still in high school.  Students successfully completing advanced placement courses and AP testing may earn credit and /or advanced standing in college.  Parkland High School offers the following Advanced Placement courses:

Advanced Placement Courses
AP English Literature & Composition AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Language & Composition AP French Language & Culture
AP Government and Politics: Comparative AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Government and Politics: U.S. AP German Language & Culture
AP World History AP Biology
AP United States History AP Environmental Science
AP Human Geography AP Chemistry
AP Microeconomics AP Physics 1
AP Macroeconomics AP Physics 2
AP Psychology AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Calculus AB AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
AP Calculus BC AP Music Theory
AP Statistics AP Art History
AP Computer Science – A AP Studio Art


The Advanced Placement Bulletin for Students and Parents is available in February to all students registered for AP classes at Parkland High School.  The AP bulletin is available online at www.collegeboard.org/apstudents. Students may register for Advanced Placement tests in the High School Counseling Office at designated times during the month of March.  Test fees are determined on a yearly basis, based upon College Board fees.  Partial refunds are available if a student chooses not to take the AP test after the College Board has processed the order.

The 2018 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule can be located on the College Board website at www.collegeboard.org/apexams.  The College Board can also be contacted by calling 1-888-CALL-4-AP (1-888-225-5427).  Please contact Mr. Jeremy Gordon, High School Counselor, if you have any questions or concerns about Advanced Placement Testing.

ASVAB

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multi-aptitude test battery.  It consists of 10 short individual tests covering World Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, General Science, Auto and Shop Information, Numerical Operations, and Coding Speed.  Not only do you receive scores on each of the individual tests, you also receive composite scores.  Composite scores are the results of several individual tests combined to yield three academic scores: Verbal, Math and Academic Ability.

Who takes the ASVAB?

The test is offered to any junior or senior who is considering a military career, however, the test is also an excellent career interest inventory for all students.

When is the ASVAB offered?

The ASVAB is offered September and April of every school year.  Specific dates and registration times will be announced in the monthly parent newsletter.

If there are any questions about the ASVAB testing program, please contact Mr. Ryan Hulmes in the Parkland High School Counseling Office.

To contact guidance counselors by Alphabetical Assignments: 

Leslie Poremba

A - BRN
Guidance

Eric Roberts

BRO - DES
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Ryan Hulmes

DET - GAQ
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Jeremy Gordon

GAR - HOK
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Bryna Witkowski

HOL - LAK
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Jennifer Tabarani

LAL - MIL
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Danene Krenicky

MIM - PLN
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Meredith McGarr

PLO - SCI
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Patricia Macdonald

SCJ - THE
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Christine Thomas

THF - Z
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