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Welcome to the Piedmont High School Counselor Website!

Our goal is to keep you informed of news and upcoming events as they are available.

On this site you will also find financial aid information, scholarships and college entrance exam information as well as a Senior Planning Guide to walk you through everything you need to prepare for life after high school!


AP Test Registration is now open.  To pay for tests, please visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/372865 to register and pay.  A $10 per test late fee will go into effect on February 23rd.  Registration will close on March 2nd.  


Meet your counselor:

Marcy Eldridge is counselor for all students whose last name starts with A - L

Cathy Earnest is counselor for all students whose last name starts with M - Z



Counselor information is on Twitter @PHSCounsel and on Facebook at Piedmont HS Counselors!  Follow us to stay up to date on the latest news!


If you need help understanding the process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid go to www.StartWithFAFSA.org.  

Senior Planning Guide - This guide provides a wealth of information on everything from researching options after high school to financial aid, ACT and NCAA.  Everything you need, right at your fingertips!


College Information

College Entrance Exam Test Dates

ACT www.actstudent.org


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release*
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017 September 19, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017 November 7, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017 December 19, 2017
February 10, 2018** January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018 February 20, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018 April 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018 June 19, 2018
July 14, 2018** June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018 July 24, 2018


SAT www.collegeboard.org


Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017

Mid-September 2017

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 27, 2017

October 20-26, 2017

November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

October 25, 2017

November 17-23, 2017

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

November 21, 2017

December 15-21, 2017

March 10, 2018**

February 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 23-29, 2018

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 18-24, 2018

June 2, 2018

May 3, 2018

May 23, 2018

July 11, 2018

College entrance exams are becoming more
competitive. Our counselors suggest you begin
taking the ACT and SAT exams your
sophomore year. Your student can test
several times, becoming familiar with the
exam and allowing him/her to achieve higher scores.
Online registration is suggested.


Concurrent Info:

PHS offers concurrent enrollment classes through Redlands Community College on the PHS campus.  If you have questions regarding concurrent enrollment that are not answered on the FAQ below, please contact cathy.earnest@piedmontschools.org.

PHS Concurrent Contract

Concurrent FAQ


Financial Aid

Click Herefor a power point that will walk you through step-by-step information about how to complete a FAFSA application.  Additional help can be found at www.ucango2.org , www.okcollegestart.org, or by contacting the financial aid office at the college your teen plans to attend.


Listed below are links to several Native American tribe sites that may also provide some financial assistance to those who qualify. 


Caddo Nation

Cherokee Nation

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes

Chickasaw Nation

Choctaw Nation

Comanche Nation

Delaware Nation

Kaw Nation

Kickapoo Tribe

Miami Nation

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Peoria Tribe

Quapaw Tribe

Seminole Nation



Below are some links that may be helpful in planning for college and life beyond high school!

















www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool (links to college home pages)