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PINE RIDGE HIGH
926 Howland Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32738
(386) 575-4195
    Guidance
    ​Welcome to the PRHS Guidance Department,
     
    It is our hope that you have a strong sense of spirit and appreciation for all the many wonderful things that Pine Ridge High has come to signify... a safe and orderly environment staffed with some of the most talented, energetic, and innovative people to be found anywhere! Pine Ridge High is, indeed, blessed to have such a great group of caring adults who are genuinely interested and actively involved in the individual success of each and every student who comes here.
     
    And in the midst of it all, is our friendly, neighborhood Guidance Department!
     
    As helping professionals, we are always ready, willing, and able to be there for our young people. We help them achieve a good education, and, just as importantly, we help them to grow intellectually and emotionally into the best, mature human beings they can be... ready to take on the future! You can always count on us to continually strive to deliver the very best in guidance services as we address the ever-increasing academic and affective needs of all our students.
     
    The Pine Ridge Guidance Department provides students with a wide variety of services and opportunities for assistance. Students and parents may see their guidance counselor for academic counseling, course registration, college information, career information, scholarship information, arranging parent/teacher/student conferences, standardized testing information, tutoring information, and assistance in registering for College Board examinations (SAT, ACT, etc.). Students and parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with their guidance counselor.

    New Student Registration

    For more information about registering your student, contact Linda Collins, PRHS Registrar.
    Do you need to register your child for Pine Ridge High School?   There are different documents required if the student is transferring inside or outside of Volusia County (please see the table below).  Once your student is registered, we will set up a meeting with a Guidance Counselor.
     
    ​Transferring inside Volusia County​Transferring from outside of Volusia County
    ​1.  Proof of residency must be one of the following in the parent/guardian name and address or please advise us.

             Cable, telephone, water or electric bill
             Lease
             Deed
             Contract/Settlement statement
             Property Insurance   

            *Drivers License is not accepted*
    ​1.  Proof of residency must be one of the following in the parent/guardian name and address or please advise us.

             Cable, telephone, water or electric bill
             Lease
             Deed
             Contract/Settlement statement
             Property Insurance   

            *Drivers License is not accepted*
    ​2.  Withdrawal form from previous school  ​2.  Transcript, report card or withdrawal from   
        previous school
    ​3.  Proof of guardianship if you are not the
          parent
    ​3.  Proof of guardianship if you are not the
          parent
    ​4.  Copy of current IEP if student is in special
          classes
    ​4.  Copy of current IEP if student is in special
          classes
    ​5.  Physical on the State of Florida health form   ​5.  Physical on the State of Florida health form  
    ​6.  Immunization record on the State of
          Florida "680" form
    ​6.  Immunization record on the State of
          Florida "680" form
    ​7.  Birth certificate ​7.  Birth certificate
     

    FCAT Testing Information

     
     

    Counselors

    Student Last Name
    Counselor's Name
    Phone Extension
    EDW-LEW​​Mrs. Robinson​43515
    LIL-ROC​Ms. Pereira​43531
    A-EDD​​Mrs. Morin​43519
    ROD-Z​​Mrs. Gilbert​43522
    Other important contacts:​
    DepartmentContact NamePhone Extension
    ​Guidance Desk​Mrs. Parrish​43997
    ​Registrar​Ms. Collins​43532
    ​Data Support​Mrs. Lafontaine​43624
    ​   Data Administrator​Mike Leader​43529
     

    College Visits

    Seniors, if you are interested in meeting with a representative from one of the schools below, please sign up at the College Corner bulletin board in Guidance.

    Community Service

    All students must attend a one-hour community service training workshop in order to have volunteer hours counted. Workshops are offered the first Thursday of each month, during lunch in the Multi-purpose room. For more information about Community Service, contact Ms. Pereira.

    Advanced Placement Program

    •  Advanced Placement Program

    Florida Bright Futures Program

    College Information

    Helpful websites for every college-bound student:
    • FACTS.org - State resource for bright futures, college and career info. Can track bright futures transcript evaluation and apply to colleges.
    • CollegeBoard.com - SAT Registration
    • Florida.echoices.com - College, career scholarship info. Test preparation for the SAT with testGEAR; sign on information below code: 14878010 Password: ridgepine
    • Fastweb.com - Scholarship search engine
    • CareerVoyages.gov - Career planning tool
    • FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org - Information and application for Florida students loans grants and scholarships, including bright futures program.
    • MyFloridaEducation.com/workforce/publicat.htm - Career planning resources for parents
    • act.org -ACT Register
    • ncaaclearinghouse.net -Information about initial-eligibility for Division 1 and 2 Colleges and universities.

    Helpful Tips - Top Ten Things Colleges Look for in a High School Student.

    1. A high school curriculum that challenges the student. Academically successful students should include several Honors and Advanced Placement classes.
    2. Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend. Grades should show an upward trend over the years. However, slightly lower grades in a rigorous program are preferred to all A's in less challenging coursework. 
    3. Solid scores on standardized tests (SAT, ACT). These should be consistent with high school performance.
    4. Passionate involvement in a few activities, demonstrating leadership and initiative. Depth, not breadth, of experience is most important. 
    5. Community service showing evidence of being a "contributor." Activities should demonstrate concern for other people and a global view .
    6. Work or out-of-school experiences (including summer activities) that illustrate responsibility, dedication, and development of areas of interest. A job or other meaningful use of free time can demonstrate maturity.
    7. A well-written essay that provides insight into the student's unique personality, values, and goals. The application essay should be thoughtful and highly personal. It should demonstrate careful and well-constructed writing. 
    8. Letters of recommendation from teachers and guidance counselors that give evidence of integrity, special skill, and positive character traits. Students should request recommendations from teachers who respect their work in an academic discipline.
    9. Supplementary recommendations by adults who have had significant direct contact with the student. Letters from coaches or supervisors in long-term work or volunteer activities are valuable; however, recommendations from casual acquaintances or family friends, even if they're well known, are rarely given much weight. 
    10. Anything special that makes the student stand out from the rest of the applicants! Include honors, awards, evidence of unusual talent or experience, or anything else that makes the student unique. Overall, colleges are seeking students who will be active contributing members of the student body.

    Dual Enrollment/Early College

    • Dual Enrollment/Early College

    Program of Studies

     PRHS Program of Studies 15-16 which contains information about the classes and programs available at Pine Ridge.