Guidance Resources

 


UPHS GUIDANCE MISSION STATEMENT:

The Upper Perkiomen School District Counseling Department is designed to enhance and teach students the skills needed to be independent and productive citizens in a diverse society. Students are taught how to maximize their learning of academic, personal, social, and career skills, and are encouraged to cultivate their independence and creativity. Our program focuses on needs, interests, and issues related to the various stages of personal growth and development. Connecting students and families to services and resources is a core component to our program. The counseling department is an integral part of the total educational experience within the Upper Perkiomen School District.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Juniors: 

The Lenfest Scholarship Application opens on Monday, December 13th and is due by January 10th.  The scholarship provides winners up to $12,000 per year for 4 years toward the cost of attendance at an approved US College.  To learn more, please sign up in Naviance for a Lenfest Info Session, or see your school counselor.

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Did you take the PSAT in October?  

PSAT scores are available online via College Board.  Test-takers received an email from the College Board, which will have a unique access code that will connect you to your scores online.  If you haven't already done so, you'll be asked to set up a free College Board account before you can view your scores.  If you have trouble accessing your PSAT score after logging into your account, please contact the school counseling office.

Click here for a video which explains how to read and interpret your score report.  It also explains how to link your PSAT score to the Khan Academy, for a personalized SAT prep course!

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Learning a Trade

Are you interested in attending the Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center?  Applications are now open, and are due by March 15th.  To apply, visit https://www.westerncenter.org/ and select "Student Application."

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UPHS Virtual College Information Night

This informative evening is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15th.  Students and parents will learn more about the application process and will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions from several postsecondary institutions.  More information will be sent out closer to the event.

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Did you miss Financial Aid Night? 

Not to worry, you can watch a recording of the presentation here:

PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation
PLAY RECORDING (1 hr 42 min)
https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=985ff2b190aeea74c15704fe975ebb46
Recording Password:QtGq9qFY

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SAT, ACT, and PSAT

Upcoming SAT dates: check the College Board for Updates

Upcoming ACT dates: Check ACT for updates

Please check our College/Career Planning page for test prep info.

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Support Groups

The high school counseling department, based on student needs, facilitates and coordinates with community agencies to offer support groups that run on a six to eight week cycle throughout the school year. Topics may include mindfulness, coping strategies, study skills, social skills, self-esteem, new student transition, family dynamics, grief/loss, and smoking cessation.

 


 

Admission counselors can now go to https://CounselorCommunity.com to schedule an appointment with our high school.

 

 

 

Counseling Department Contact Info