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MISSION:: The mission of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools High/Middle/Elementary School Guidance Program is to partner with parents, community, faculty, and staff, to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students, thus preparing them with the knowledge and skills to be productive members of society.
Counselors and the students
they serve including
Guidance Support Staff:
Susan Barnes, Data Technician Ext. 85630
Brenda Carver,. Secretary , Ext. 85611
Phone: (757) 648-5600 (new)
Fax: (757) 687-8300
Guidance Hours 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Counselor Hours: 7:10 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
ACT TEST 2013 DATES
SAT TEST 2013 DATES
Cavalier Newsletter - May (pdf)
Cavalier Newsletter - April (pdf)
||Click the image to see a short video that explains how the new hybrid schedule will affect you in the 2013-2014 school year.
and Career Planning Links
AP Central - All about AP testing
Overview - Information for Career Planning.
Career Clusters in Virginia - From the Viginia DOE site
College Board - All about the SAT's.
SAT Kaplan Free Practice (pdf)
SAT- Free SAT - ACT and AP-Digita lFlashcards Flyer
SAT Prep Plan -- A good site for preparing for the SAT's
Sports Management Colleges - Looking for a career in sports management? This site is a good place to start to find a college that specializes in that area.
PAHS Scholarships --Need $$$ for college? Start here! This is a new wikispace site, as of December 12, 2011, set up by our scholarship coordinator, Mr. Brian Miller.
Prep Review - College test information plus free practice
Trade Schools.Net - Compelete directory of universities, colleges, and trade schools.
Virginia Education Wizard - College and Career Info
Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads - Located within Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, the Youth Career Center provides career guidance and workplace readiness skills training to Hampton Roads youth aged 14-21.
Do you have a favorite link? Send the address to the webmaster.
High School Curriculum Guide
The information in this guide is designed to assist students in grades sixth through twelve and their parents with the selection of courses in the middle and high school levels. Students and parents are encouraged to study this publication and talk with guidance counselors and teachers as part of the
course selection process.
An Overview to Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Guidance/Counseling Services
COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS 2012-13
Sheila Gorham is the guidance director. She advises students with last names starting with M-P, X and Y. She oversees and schedules all college representatives visits, coordinates the college catalogue collection, and publishes and distributes The Cavalier, a monthly guidance information publication. Phone: 648-5600 ext. 85610
Catherine Delaney advises students with last names starting with A – C, V and Wa - Wh. She is responsible for SAT Information, AP Testing, Financial Aid, Career Information, and Career Kaleidoscope Newsletter. Phone: 648-5600 ext. 85612. Email: Catherine.Delaney@VBSchools.com
Cheryl Hummer advises students with last names starting with H – L, and Wi - Wz. She is responsible for ACT, ASVAB Testing, Military Liaison.
Phone: 648-5600 ext. 85613. Email: Cheryl.Hummer@VBSchools.com
Kim Love advises students with last names starting with Q – T and Z. She is responsible for Virginia Boys and Girls State, NCAA eligibility.
Phone: 648-5600 ext. 85615. Email Address:Kim.Love@VBSchools.com
Lance Waite advises students with last names starting with D – G, and V. He is responsible for PSAT, AP, and is the Guidance Advisory Committee Chairperson. Phone: 648-5600 ext. 85616. Email: Lance.Waite@VBSchools.com
SOL (Standards of Learning)
SOL Tests are criterion-referenced tests which will be direct
measures of the new Virginia Standards of Learning. The first full administration
of these tests began in the spring of 1998. Students are now requred to
pass SOL tests in the four core areas of study: English, Math, Science,
Social Studies, in order to graduate.
Pre-College Admission Tests
Preliminary Scholastic Test (PSAT) is usually given in October of each
year to interested students with an emphasis on college-bound sophomores
and juniors. This is a practice SAT which enables students to get an idea
of what the SAT is like. The results should be used to assist in preliminary
college planning and provide an opportunity for students to review strengths
and weaknesses before taking the SAT.
College Admission Tests
The SAT-I. sponsored by the College Board, is a two-part test (verbal
and math) which is a basic admission requirement for many colleges and
universities in the state and country. Students should take the SAT-I
in the spring of their junior year and again in the fall of their senior
year. Study guides and registration materials are available in Guidance.
The SAT-II. formerly
called the Achievement Tests, are a part of the basic admission requirement
for many of the more competitive colleges and universities. The usual
requirement is three tests (English, math and one area of strength as
selected by the student) Check with the college admission office to see
if these are required.
The ACT is required
for admission to some college and universities. This test covers 4 subject
areas: English, math, social studies, natural science. Students can take
both the ACT and the SAT.
AP Exams are administered each May. Students
enrolled in AP courses at Princess Anne are required to take these College
Board exams. Colleges evaluate scores (5 is the highest score) and MAY
grant college credit for high school courses. For more information about AP see: AP Central.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is given each year at Princess
Anne by the Armed Services. The purpose of the test is to assess vocational
aptitude in the areas of mechanical~crafts, business~clerical electronics~electrical,
health and technology. The ASVAB also provides academic achievement scores
in math and verbal areas. This test is given at no cost to the student.
Listen for additional information concerning the test date.