The Counseling Center is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call Julie Beckman at 253-841-8711 ext 6010 or visit the counseling office. Counselors are available for appointments Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Students are more than welcome to visit the counseling office for walk-in appointments before school, during lunches or after school every day except Wednesday for quick questions.
We encourage students to make their own appointments and meet with their counselors to address any questions or concerns they may have.
The Counseling Center is available to assist students in educational planning, social/personal development, scholarships and post-high school planning. The emotional well being of our students is of the utmost importance to their success.
• Credit Checks
• Credit Recovery towards on time graduation
• AP Testing
• Conflict resolution
• Stress management techniques
• Time management skills
• Substance abuse information/resources
Post High School Planning
• District Post High School Planning Night
• Financial Aid
• College entrance exam information: SAT, ACT
• College resources
• Monthly scholarship bulletins (online, in the counseling office and
• Local scholarship book (available in the Spring)
•High School Proficiency Exam – Reading, Writing, and Science
•End of Course Exams – Algebra 1 and Geometry
•Alternative options to State Assessments (Collection of Evidence, SAT, ACT)
Class of 2013 and 2014
2.5 Social Studies
1.0 Fine Arts
2.0 Occupational Education
2.0 Health and Fitness
In addition to graduation credit requirements, students must also have had a course in Washington State History, pass the Reading and Writing HSPE, and the Math EOC exam. Students must also complete a culminating project.
Please visit the district website at http://www.puyallup.k12.wa.us/studentprograms/graduation
for more information on graduation requirements.
Post High School Options
Which path is right for you?
•2 Year Community Colleges
•4 Year University or College
Note: Of all the jobs available, only 25-30% require a 4 year college degree or more. Most of the training for jobs predicted for the future are in the 1-2 years of technical school, community college or apprenticeship programs.
Report Cards and Interim Progress Reports (IPR)
REPORT CARD DATES:
•January 30th (1st semester report card viewable online and mailed home Feb 7)
•June 18th (2nd semester report card viewable online and mailed home last week of June - Date TBA)
•October 17th (viewable online October 22)
•November 15th (viewable online November 20)
•December 14th (sent home with students and viewable online December 19)
•March 18th (viewable online March 21)
•April 22nd (viewable online April 25)
•May 20th (viewable online May 23)
Please remember, if there is a change in the district calendar, i.e. snow day, these dates may change.
HSPE and End of Course Exams
•Writing - March 12, 13
•Reading - March 14
•Algebra 1: Tuesday, May 28th
•Geometry: Thursday, May 30
•Biolog: – June 4
For more information please contact our On-Time Graduation Specialist, Annette Burnett at Ext.6040 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PHS School Profile 2011-2012PHS School Profile - 2012.pdf (PDF 76KB)
2013-2014 Registration Process and Procedures
Online Registration for Next Year’s Classes is THIS WEEK
All 10th and 11th graders must register for the courses they would like to take next year.
The online registration window will be open from Monday February 25th at 2:15 PM and will close Monday March 4th at 8:00 AM.
Course selections must be entered through the Home Access Center during this time and can be done at home or in the computer lab here at PHS.
If you need assistance, help will be available in the computer lab before school, during lunch and after school on February 26th – 28th.
Course selection Sheet 2013-2014.pdf (PDF 87KB)
PHS 4 year plan wksht.pdf (PDF 14KB)
Registration Information: How to register through HAC
Students who are interested in taking an AP course next year will need to review and sign the AP Commitment Agreement and return to their counselor along with their course selection sheet.
AP Commitment form.pdf (PDF 114KB)
College Entrance Exams - SAT/ACT
COLLEGE CODE: 480940
College Prep Workshops at the Puyallup Public Library
Are you worried about getting into college? Wondering how to get a great score on the SAT or ACT? The Puyallup Public Library and Kaplan are here to help, with free workshops to get you ready to apply for college.
The Puyallup Public Library, in collaboration with Kaplan, will offer a free SAT/ACT practice test on Saturday, March 30th, from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Those who register will be given a practice test that will reflect what it is like to take the actual SAT and ACT. Test-takers should come prepared with a pencil, eraser, calculator, and snack.
There will be a follow-up session where people may pick up test results and attend a Test Strategies Seminar. A Kaplan representative will review the differences between the SAT and ACT and go over ways to improve your score. Those who were unable to take the practice test are still welcome to attend. This follow-up session will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
All of these workshops are free, but registration is required. Visit Kaplan’s website to register for any workshop: http://www.kaptest.com/enroll/SAT/98371/...
For more information, contact Bonnie Svitavsky at the Puyallup Public Library at 253.841.5454 or by email at email@example.com.
ZAPS SAT Seminar link and hotline:
Students interested in registering for the ZAPS SAT Seminar can do so by visiting www.zaps.com
For questions or additional assistance, please call 877-927-8378 or see Mr. Rosdahl in Student Services.
Dates: Mon & Tues April 15th and 16th at Puyallup High School
Dates: Wed & Thurs April 17th & 18th at Emerald Ridge High School
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Do you have a family member who has served in the US Military? If so, you are pre-qualified to receive the Free eKnowledge SAT or ACT PowerPrep Program thanks to a group of NFL players and the Department of Defense. Visit http://eknowledge.com/military.asp
for more information.
2012-2013 SAT DATES
|TEST DATE||REGISTRATION DEADLINE||LATE REGISTRATION|
|October 6, 2012||September 7|| |
|November 3||October 4|| |
|December 1||November 1|| |
|January 26||December 28||January 11|
|March 9||February 8||February 22|
|May 4||April 5||April 19|
|June 1||May 2||May 17|
2012-2013 ACT DATES
|TEST DATE||REGISTRATION DEADLINE||LATE REGISTRATION|
|September 8||August 17||August 18-31|
|October 27||September 21||September 22- Oct 5|
|December 8||November 9||November 10-16|
|February 9||January 11||January 12-18|
|April 13||March 8||March 9-22|
|June 8||May 3||May 4-17|
Financial Aid Information
Starting January 1, 2013 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
will be available. All seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university should complete this application in order to be considered for financial aid opportunities. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov
to complete the application form online.
Paying for education beyond high school is a major concern for most families. This year, Puyallup High School and Pierce College are hosting a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) INFORMATION NIGHT and FAFSA WORKSHOP to inform and assist our students and families with the financial aid process. The dates, times and locations for these events are listed below:
FAFSA INFORMATION NIGHT: Thursday November 29th, 2012
6:00pm – PHS Auditorium
FAFSA WORKSHOP: Thursday January 10th, 2013
6:00-8:00pm – PHS Commons/Classrooms
*Representatives from Pierce College will be here to provide information about
obtaining Financial Aid, the application process, information required to
complete the FAFSA application, types of aid available and answer any additional
*Prior to the January 12th workshop, parents/families must visit www.pin.ed.gov to
receive a FAFSA “PIN”. Each family will need this “PIN” to access and complete
the online FAFSA application. Thank You
College Goal Sunday
- Need help filling out your FAFSA for college? This is a free on-site program to help students and parents with the financial aid application process. Please visit www.collegegoalsundaywa.org
for more information, including dates and location of events.
The Running Start program allows eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll full or part time in a community or technical college while earning both high school and college credit.
If you are interested, please review the running start parent/student handbook. Contact your high school counselor with any questions on eligibility, the application process or to decide if running start is the right program option for you.
**Interested in Running Start??** There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 13th in the PHS Auditorium from 6:00-7:00pm. A Pierce College representative will be presenting all information for new students as well as answer any questions about the program and process. Running Start is open to all juniors and seniors who have a 2.0 GPA or above and pass the community college COMPASS test at qualifying levels.
Running Start NEW STUDENT Orientation
If you have decided to participate in the running start program next year and have already taken the compass test and met the requirements, please plan to attend the RS new student orientation.
Date: Wednesday, April 10th
Time: 8:30-9:00 AM
Location: PHS Library
Running Start Handbook
2013-2014 Puyallup School District Running Start Handbook.pdf (PDF 393KB)
Pierce College Running Start
Advanced Placement (AP)
Puyallup High School offers many opportunities to take Advanced Placement courses throughout your high school career. Classes available at Puyallup High School are:
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP US History
AP US Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Environmental Science
For more information please contact an AP teacher, the AP Coordinator or visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
PHS ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMMITMENT AGREEMENT 2013 2014.pdf (PDF 66KB)