Welcome to the PHS Guidance Office
Forms and Information Booklets for High School Guidance are found on the Manuals and Forms page.
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 AP bulletin is available online at www.collegeboard.org/apstudents. Students may register for Advanced Placement tests in the High School Counseling Office by submitting a check made payable to Parkland High School. On the check, include Student ID and Name(s) of exams to be ordered. Test fees are determined on a yearly basis, based upon College Board fees. Full refunds are available if a student chooses not to take the AP test after the College Board has processed the order. This does not include any late payment fees.
The 2021 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.
AP students need to register for the AP exam by submitting a check to the Guidance Office. Checks are payable to Parkland High School. Please include Exam Name(s) and Student ID on the check. Registering for the exam needs to be done by March 5th. Paying is not done online. The cost is $150.00 per exam. All payments must be in by March 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Gordon in the counseling office.
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.