Postgraduate Center

Conveniently located off the senior hall, the Postgraduate Center provides a variety of resources for our students. This is Post Grad Roomthe central location for college, trade school and military visits to PHS. Students have an additional area equipped with Chromebooks to work on their Naviance Tasks, search for postgraduate opportunities and fill out college applications. Students can also seek advice in searching for scholarships or to practice interview skills. Drop in at any time!

Lucrative Careers With Longevity Parent/Student Information Session

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Ponderosa High School Auditorium
January 28, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

A panel of industry experts will discuss careers in Healthcare, Construction, Information Technology, Automotive, Culinary, and City/Government as a prelude to the 2nd Annual DCSD Career Showcase
With so many opportunities for high demand careers beyond the traditional 4-year college degree, this presentation will help to educate what additional career choices are available.  

2nd Annual DCSD Parker Area Career Showcase

Last year, approximately 90 vendors attended the inaugural DCSD Career Showcase held at Ponderosa from a wide variety of industries.  Transportation will be provided for students wanting to attend this year's showcase held at Chaparral on February 12, 2020.  Interested students can sign up in the Post Grad Center, space is limited.  This Field Trip Permission Form needs to be completed and returned to the Post Grad Center before February 10, 2020.  Students will depart from Ponderosa at 9:25am and leave from Chaparral to return to Ponderosa at 11:00am.

More information on the Career Showcase will be available in the coming weeks as vendors continue to register and information is made available.  We are excited to provide these opportunities for our Ponderosa Community and hope to see you soon!  Feel free to contact your student's counselor or Misty Murphy with questions.

Deadlines for Requesting Transcripts for College Applications

In order for PHS to send transcripts, all requests need to be made through Naviance.  In order to meet deadlines, we ask that all requests are made a minimum of 10 business days prior to the application deadline. Please keep in mind that additional documents (letters of recommendation, teacher and counselor evaluation forms) beyond a transcript are required for applications being submitted through the Common App and must be completed prior to the transcript request deadline.

How to Request Transcripts

All alumni records are housed at the District Office.  Requests can be made at the following link:

Request for Educational Records

2019 Post Grad Night Presentations

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit - Adrienne Loveland, University of Wyoming
Finding the Right College Fit - Kylie Rigdon, University of Tennessee
The College Application Process - Kristen Kugler, South Dakota School of Mines
Writing Your College Essay - Miles Burdick, University of Redlands
Applying For Financial Aid & Scholarships - London Bulgarelli, University of Oklahoma

  College Information Sessions

Throughout the year, counselors will attend information sessions hosted by various colleges.  The document below has information provided from those sessions.

College Information Sessions:  Counselor Notes


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