PCHS Counseling Office will be hosting “Planning for College” Parent Workshop

Pendleton County High School’s Guidance Department will host “Cookies with the Counselors.” Parents of students in Grades 10-12 are invited to attend this event from 6 - 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6. Two important information workshops relative to college and career decision-making will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately following the cookie reception.

Sophomores and their parents are invited to participate in the “College Readiness Workshop” that evening. Olivia Ballou, counselor for grade 10, will provide parents with a copy of their child’s recent PLAN (pre-ACT) test score results.  These will be reviewed with an explanation of how scores can be used to predict success on the ACT and possible next steps in their child’s academic path that will insure improvement. Information will include connections to career exploration as well.

Juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to come and stay for “Financial Aid 101: Paying for College.”  While this session is of immediate significance for seniors and their parents, parents of juniors can take away some valuable information as their child becomes more involved in the college decision-making process.

“Financial Aid 101” will be facilitated by Carrie Wade, counselor for grades 11 and 12. Bob McDermott will lead the presentation. He serves as the Northern Kentucky out-reach counselor for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

One objective of the “Financial Aid 101” will be to provide an overview of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  This is the application required to qualify for federal and state aid as well as some school financial assistance.  Handouts will be provided to help with this process.

Plan to join the PCHS Counseling Department in the cafeteria for “Cookies with the Counselors” at 6 p.m. on November 6 followed by the valuable college and career planning workshops at 6:30 p.m.