Guidance

We Help our Students
Succeed in the Present

Our elementary school and middle school Guidance Counselors provide grade-specific programming that focuses on the skills students need to achieve their full academic and social potential.

In addition to individual sessions, our counselors organize assemblies, present to homeroom classes, and offer the following small group sessions:

  • Study Skills/Test Preparation
  • Character Building
  • Skills and Strategies for Classroom Success
  • Anxiety
  • Lunch Bunch groups
  • Career/College Awareness

We Help our Students
Prepare for the Future

As our students prepare for life after graduation, our counselors ensure our students are ready. Our high school Guidance Counselors offer assistance with academic planning and course selection and provide extensive career and college advising to our students.

Monthly guidance presentations are offered on a variety of helpful topics, including:

  • Introduction to high school
  • 9th grade time management
  • Naviance - an online college and career platform
  • Naviance's SuperMatch - a college search tool
  • College application process
  • Financial Aid/FAFSA information
  • Scholarship search tools
  • Post-secondary options - college/vo-tech/military/workforce/etc

Our counselors complete one-on-one senior review meetings with graduating students to discuss their goals and help create their post-secondary plan.

SAT and ACT Preparation

PA Virtual, through Ready to Learn Grant Funding, has partnered with Method Test Prep to offer free SAT and ACT Prep Courses. These courses are offered asynchronously to PA Virtual students in grades 10 through 12. In order to qualify, students must be planning to take the SAT or ACT this year and while enrolled at PA Virtual. Courses are provided to our families at no cost and offer targeted, flexible, interactive test preparation at each student’s individual pace.

PA Virtual administers both the PSAT and SAT on-site.

504 Plans

The Guidance Department at PA Virtual also ensures student support through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This act was established to provide accommodations for students who have been determined to have a disability which substantially limits a major life activity.

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    Time management, note taking, online portal navigation, and test taking abilities are things I mastered with PA Virtual.

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