Phone: (850) 229-8813
Guidance Counselor’s Message:
The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High Guidance Office desires to create a welcoming environment where each young person is seen as an individual, with unique needs and aspirations. It is our intention to provide clear direction, encouraging all students to realize their full potential as they move through their grade school days and transition into the world beyond. We welcome all students and their families to come by the guidance office with any questions or concerns. Mrs. Peak and I will do our best to assist each student in order that his or her school experience can be both positive and meaningful.
Jessica Brock, Guidance Counselor
The guidance department endeavors to assist our students in better understanding themselves in the light of their abilities, aptitudes, and interests. It is our desire to see our students evolve into independent young adults who are capable of making well-reasoned decisions. Guidance services include: assisting in the creation of a master schedule and individualized student schedules, the maintenance of all regular education and special education records, both academic and psychological counseling, coordination of standardized testing, and a variety of other services to help meet the comprehensive needs of our students. The counselor is available to assist teachers and serves as a liaison between home and school.
Graduates, Honor & High Honor
Gulf County high schools recognize honor graduates, high honor graduates, a valedictorian and salutatorian. Students on a standard diploma track graduating with a weighted 3.5 – 3.849 GPA will graduate with honors, and those having a weighted GPA of 3.85 and higher will graduate with high honors and will be given the privilege of being on the commencement program or otherwise recognized as outstanding students. The average will be determined by the following point system: A (90–100) – 4; B (80–89) – 3; C (70–79) – 2; D (60–69) – 1; F (0–59) – 0. The term grades for grades 9-12 will be used in computing this average. Honors and High Honor graduate are determined using the weighted numeric GPA.
Graduation and Baccalaureate Activities
Graduation is a special occasion planned and conducted by the graduating class. Class officers and the valedictorian and salutatorian have the privilege of taking part in the program. Baccalaureate activities are under the direction of the Ministerial Association and all graduation activities are under the direction of the administration. Dress code for graduation and Baccalaureate is as follows: Ladies– Light colored dress and white dress shoes (no sandals unless there is a strap on the heel). Gentlemen– Navy blue or black
Dress pants, white dress shirt, dark tie, and black dress shoes. No light colored socks. Failure or refusal to abide by the required dress will result in the student not being allowed to participate in these activities.
|2016-2017 Testing Schedule will change as more information becomes available.|
|October 16, 2016||FSA Writing Retake||10-12|
|October 17, 2016||FSA Reading Session 1 Retakes|
|October 18, 2016||FSA Reading Session 2 Retakes|
|October 19, 2016||PSAT|
|October 20, 2016||Make Ups|
|October 21, 2016||Make Ups If Needed|
|October 22, 2016||ACT at Port St. Joe|
|*Administered at PSJHS. For more information visit ActStudent.org|
|2016-2017 ACT Schedule|
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Required|
|September 10, 2016||August 5, 2016||August 6-19, 2016|
|October 22, 2016*||September 16, 2016||September 17-September 30, 2016|
|December 10, 2016*||November 4, 2016||November 5-18, 2016|
|February 11, 2017||January 13, 2017||January 14-20, 2017|
|April 8, 2017*||March 3, 2017||March 4-17, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 6-19, 2017|
|ACT (no writing) $42.50
ACT (plus writing) $58.50
|Testing Center and Codes|
|City||Center Name||Center Code||Test Dates|
|Port St. Joe||Port Saint Joe High School||178340||see table above|
|Panama City||Bay High School||172830|
|Panama City||Rutherford High School||230590|
SAT and SAT Subject Tests Dates 2016-2017
More information about SAT exams at SAT Homepage
Deadline for Mail
|Late Registration Deadline
|October 1||September 1||September 13||September 20||September 20|
|November 5||October 7||October 18||October 25||October 25|
|December 3||November 3||November 15||November 22||November 22|
|January 21||December 21||January 3||January 10||January 10|
|March 11||February 10||February 21||February 28||February 28|
|May 6||April 7||April 18||April 25||April 25|
|June 3||May 9||May 16||May 24||May 24|
ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP)
The ASVAB test will be conducted on the morning of (not yet scheduled). It is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the commons area of the school. Please contact the Guidance Office for more information regarding this vocational aptitude battery.
Transcript requests are handled by the guidance department. Transcript request forms are located in the guidance lobby; please allow two to three business days to process a request form.
How to sign up for FLVS:
1. Go to www.flvs.net
2. Click, “sign- up”
3. Choose, “county virtual schools” grades 6-12
4. Click, “I live in Florida”
5. Choose county from drop down menu
6. Choose “public school” from drop down menu
7. Click continue
8. Now it is time to choose which course you want to take
9. Choose preferred start date
10. Choose the virtual school they would like to take—Here is where you have to choose FLVS Franchise @ PAEC
11. Click continue and answer questions 1-2-3
12. Click Continue
13. Now create your account and put in all of your personal information, email, password, DOB etc.
Once the account has been created, Mrs. Brock will be sent notification to verify you for the course. I will NOT verify you if you did not choose PAEC at step #12. Most all courses are offered under PAEC. In the event a course is not, I will verify it. Our district gets reimbursed for students taking under the PAEC option, as we have an agreement with them.
Scholarships are announced on the Morning Broadcast and Afternoon Announcements. Copies of all scholarships are available in Guidance.
- University of Florida
- Florida State University
- Florida State University- Panama City
- Gulf Coast State College
- Tallahassee Community College
- Troy University
- University of Central Florida
- University of South Florida
- University of West Florida