School Counseling

Last Updated: 1/30/2024 6:58 PM

Kadi Tenney
Counselor - Students with last names P-W

Bronwyn Campbell-Louvau
Counselor - Students with last names A-G

Elizabeth Cranney
Counselor - Students with last names H-O & X, Y, Z

Katie Meredith
Registrar

Emme Spalding
Guidance Receptionist

Counseling Phone/Fax

928-472-5755 - Phone
928-472-2010 - Fax

Welcome!

Welcome to Payson High School Guidance and Counseling Department. Our office encourages and guides students in Academics, Career/College, and personal/social life.

We are committed to maintaining an environment to empower students to successfully reach higher personal and academic goals.

We strive to build strong relationships between school, family, and community while maintaining a supportive environment for staff and students.

Request Form

Use this form to request help from the school counseling department.

Course Enrollment Expectations

It is expected that all PHS students regardless of year have a six period day schedule.  It is expected that all PCS students have a six course schedule for the semester.  Both are encouraging all students to complete a minimum of three credits per semester in order to meet state requirements.

Course Equivalency

  • Two years of Agricultural Education will meet the third science graduation credit requirement. Biology and Intro to Chemistry and Physics are required first and second year science classes. 
  • Two years of Marching Band (Fall Semester) will meet the physical education graduation requirement. 
  • Two years of Construction Technology will meet the fourth math graduation requirement after algebra I, geometry, and algebra II.
  • Two years of Marketing classes will meet the economics graduation requirement.

Course Guide

Official Transcript

ACT and SAT

Free Tutoring - ACT and SAT

PSAT

PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides practice for the SAT.

ASVAB

Career Test

 

Course Enrollment Expectations

It is expected that all PHS students regardless of year have a six period day schedule.  It is expected that all PCS students have a six course schedule for the semester.  Both are encouraging all students to complete a minimum of three credits per semester in order to meet state requirements.

Academic Graduation Requirements

Course

Credit Needed

English

4

Mathematics

4

Science

3

World History

1

US/AZ History

1

US/AZ Government

.5

Economics

.5

CTE or Fine Arts

1

Physical Education

1

AVID/Electives

6

TOTAL

22

Additional Requirements:

Completed ECAP, Passing Civics Assessment score, Completed CPR lessons

 

 

Academic Graduation Requirements:

 Students interested in attending ASU or U of A will also be required to take two credits of a foreign language.  Students who plan on attending private or out-of-state universities should check the class requirement list provided by the institution.

Course  Equivalency Guide

Shows how Arizona community college courses transfer to ASU, NAU, and UArizona.

Arizona College Links

 

Community Resources

Military

 

College Athletics

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