Guidance counselor Anna Payne works at her desk checking over scheduling requests.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, school guidance counselors are still at work to prepare students for the future. An online survey has been set up for students to choose courses for the upcoming academic year.

By May 8th, 2020, students at Prince George High School should have requested their classes. Rising 10th through 12th graders should complete the survey to ensure they are placed in the correct classes.Guidance counselor Phillip Jones is available to assist any student with the survey or for signing up for classes.

“There has been an online survey set up for students to complete their course request information for the 2020-21 school year. The survey is posted on the PGHS website under the section labeled Scheduling 20-21,” Jones said. 

Although the online survey is convenient, some students do not have access to the internet, but there are ways they can request their classes.

“One option could be students completing the survey on their mobile devices, if they have access. Also, counselors could potentially reach out to students who have not completed the survey in order to get their requests,” Jones said. 

Sophomore Bennett Marsee completed the survey and was glad that he could easily request his courses for next year.

“My experience taking the survey was quite pleasing. I felt confident that the counselors would be there to help me if I needed it,” Marsee said. 

With the hopes that the 2020-2021 school year will proceed normally, schedules will be given out as usual. 

“We plan to distribute [schedules] the same as in years past. On the first day of school, students will go to the gymnasium where they will find tables separated by the first letter of their last name. Teachers and counselors will be there to assist students in need,” Jones said.