ASVAB (ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY)
On Wednesday, April 17 the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to all students who have pre-registered for the three-hour exam. The ASVAB is an excellent opportunity for students to complete a career aptitude test that examines ten different areas including mathematics knowledge, mechanical comprehension, coding speed and general science, to name a few. Students interested in a military career must take the ASVAB for career training placement; however, all students can benefit from the information provided by this exam. The exam is free of charge and administered by military testing personnel at the high school; however, there is no obligation to meet with military recruiters if a student participates in the testing. In fact, most students taking the ASVAB are solely interested in identifying their strengths and weaknesses in the skill areas named above. In addition, an excellent workbook highlighting personal traits and several hundred career occupations is distributed to students along with their test results. Results of the test are usually available within two to three weeks. If your son or daughter is interested in taking the ASVAB, registration will be held starting April 3 through April 12 in the Parkland High School Counseling Office. Students can pick up an ASVAB booklet if they are interested in learning more about this valuable career aptitude test.
GIFTED IEP MEETINGS
Gifted IEP meetings for ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students will be held April 2 through April 9 in the Counseling Office. Please contact Mrs. Randy Hanna at 610-351-5610, ext. 73511 to schedule your appointment time for the GIEP meeting.
Postsecondary planning presentations were conducted in the junior English classrooms during the month of March. College admissions testing, financial aid information and college application procedures were reviewed to give all students an understanding of the information needed to continue their college and/or career search. Counselors are available to discuss individual postsecondary plans with interested junior students.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING – SAT and ACT
Juniors are reminded that sign-ups for the SAT I: Reasoning Test, SAT II: Subject Tests and the ACT are currently in progress. Some universities require a junior set of SAT or ACT test scores. Only May and June test dates are still available for each exam this school year. Students interested in applying to selective private colleges and universities should check if the SAT II: Subject Tests are required for admission or placement purposes. The most up-to-date information can be found on each school’s website. Students are encouraged to register for the SAT on the College Board’s website located at www.sat.org/register or the ACT at www.act.org/student.
On February 28, Parkland High School hosted it's 2nd Annual Job Fair where 70 employers had the opportunity to meet with 11th and 12th grade students. The employers in attendance commented that the students they met were polite and respectful, that they received impressive resumes and were looking to hire a number of students as a result of the event.
A huge thank you to the following companies for their food/beverage donations: Duck Donuts, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Philly Pretzel Factory - Tilghman Street, Wawa, Niagara Bottling, Top Star Express/Subway, Weis Markets, Red Robin and Wegmans.
If you own a business or are employed at a business/organization that is interested in participating in next year's event, please e-mail Allison McPeek at email@example.com.
Check out the opportunities below that were shared at the PHS Job Fair on February 28:
Guidance Department information is now available in Schoology for students. Be sure to have your student check their Class of 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022 Schoology page for important information in the following folders:
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Job Opportunities
- Special/Summer Programs
Students should be sure to check this site often, as items are constantly being updated and added. Any questions or concerns should be sent to Allison McPeek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL TESTING CALENDAR
April 5, 2019 – Regular registration deadline for the SAT I: Reasoning Test and the SAT II: Subject Tests on May 4.
April 13, 2019 – ACT Test Administration.
* Parkland High School is a test center for both the May and June SAT tests. Remember to register early!