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PCHS Newly Adopted "Service Learning Handbook"

View the entire Service Learning Handbook in .doc format View the entire Service Learning Handbook in .pdf format read more

Websites to Look for Scholarship Money

Websites to Look for Scholarship Money: Cappex.com Schoolsoup.com Scholarshipsorgrants.org Savingforcollege.org FinAid.org Collegezone.com Fastweb.com Scholarshipwinnings.com Collegescholarships.com . . . read more

Check Your Child's Grades

      It's Back!!!! Teacherease  is back as our grading system! Just e-mail me and I can hook you up and then you can check your child's grades. Checking your child's grades keeps you up to date with . . . read more

Graduation Requirements - PCHS

Classes are granted one credit per semester, with the following exceptions: PE 1/2 credit per semester. All students are required to enroll in a minimum of seven subjects per semester . Test scores, grades, and teacher . . . read more

Illinois College Links

by Ed Schmidt

Adler School of Professional Psychology American Academy of Art American Intercontinental University Online Argosy University-Chicago Argosy University-Schaumburg Augustana College Aurora . . . read more

Scholarship Plaques at HS - Information about Who the Plaques Represent

This display is outside the main office at the High School The Brenda Bishop Memorial Knute W. Hammel Memorial Scholarship Hopkins Township High School Alumni Scholarship SPC . . . read more

10 Most Asked Job Interview Questions and Great Answers

by Ed Schmidt

After each interview question there is a concern or an additional question. Your responsibility is to process the inquiry thinking about what the interviewer's concern might be. In other words, why is the interviewer asking you this . . . read more

Deciding Between College Or A Technical School

by Ed Schmidt

College is not for everyone, but that does not mean you shouldn't pursue some sort of higher education or job training. When you think about your future, what do you envision? Are you doing something you love, or are you just working for a . . . read more

What is RTI - Response to Intervention

by Ed Schmidt

View (PDF) Essential Components of RTI – A Closer Look at Response to Intervention View (PDF) Parents Guide to RTI Exerpt from Guide: read more

What is ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

by Ed Schmidt

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces. It is . . . read more

Find a Tutor in Our Area

Recommended Site: Search Google for more tutors in our area.   Here are some more characteristics of a good tutor: Preparation - Know what you are going to teach before you teach it. Spend time in preparation . . . read more

Drivers Education Resources

Rules of the Road (PDF Format) American Driver and Traffic Safety Association Federal Highway Administration Highway Safety Information Illinois Department of Transportation Illinois High School . . . read more

Benefits of Cooperative Education

by Ed Schmidt

Employer Benefits: The cost of recruiting co-op students averages 16 times less than recruiting recent college graduates. Almost 50% of co-op students accept permanent positions with their co-op employers. The retention of . . . read more

Benefits of Summer School

by Ed Schmidt

Failing a class in high school can be devastating to a teen’s self esteem (not to mention offer potential trouble getting into their preferred college ), but luckily there are options he/she can take: Summer school, taking the class over . . . read more

Wall of Scholarship Plaques at HS

by Ed Schmidt

These Plaques list the various winners of local scholarships over the years at PCHS For close-up views of the plaques main info..... CLICK HERE For more information about scholarships visit the Guidance-Scholarship section . . . read more

Five Myths About College

by Ed Schmidt

Ask anyone who graduated from college and they will tell you that they wish they knew a certain piece of insider information before they went to school. College is full of myths and half-truths. Here’s a list of the top five. Myth 1: . . . read more


by Ed Schmidt

Cooperative vocational education combines in-school instruction with sequential on-the-job experience, and through alternative periods of work and school, eases the transition from the academic climate of school to the reality of work. . . . read more

Tips for High School Students to Prepare for College

by Ed Schmidt

Be prepared to do a lot of reading in college. Learn time management: use a calendar and plan how to use your time. Learn to manage your time while still in high school, keep a calendar of all exams and paper due dates. One . . . read more

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