Piedmont High School : Achieve the Honorable

College and Career Center

updated: October 13, 2017

The College and Career Center is an information resource center of Piedmont High School’s Counseling Office. Created in the late 1960s by a volunteer group of interested parents, the Center’s part-time Director and operating expenses are currently funded by the PHS Parents Club. Don't hesitate to call, email, or just drop in to ask questions or browse the valuable resources. 

Appts with the College & Career Center Director:
Ms. Hansen is ready to start meeting with you all. She will be prioritizing senior meeting right now, and will open up appointments for juniors as soon as she is able.

Use Ms. Hansen's Calendly to schedule appointments with her.

View ADDITIONAL College and Career Information

Latest College Center Bulletin: October 13, 2017


Community Service Hours
Please make sure to input all of your community service hours into Track it Forward by May 10. Students can count hours from May 11, 2017 - May 10, 2018. Directions for using Track it Forward. For any questions, please email ccenter@piedmont.k12.ca.us.

Upcoming College Visits

View the College Center Calendar to see a schedule of the many colleges visiting Piedmont High School.

Sign up in Naviance to attend college visit. Print out a screen shot of your registration, and have your teacher sign it 24 hours in advance to bring with you to the college visit.

Gap Year Programs

A gap year is a period between completing high school and beginning college. This time can be either a semester or a full year away from traditional classroom studies. Gap years come in all shapes and sizes. They include participating in organized gap year programs abroad or domestically, working in a field of interest, civil service in the military or a national service organization, pursuing arts or athletics, and traveling the world as a tourist. From: thinkbeyondborders.org

In an effort to help PHS/MHS students learn more about gap year options, representatives from a variety of programs will be visiting the College and Career Center during lunch for brown bag presentations.
list of programs and their dates and times at PHS: Gap Year Presentations

College Visits at PHS:

Every year, over 120 college representatives visit PHS/MHS to speak with current students about their various colleges.  Seniors are allowed to attend as many presentations as their teachers will allow, and juniors are allowed to miss class to attend up to 5 visits (you may attend more during lunch or a free period).  

Students MUST register to attend the college presentations at least 24 hours prior to the college visit.

To register, log onto Naviance and click on the “Colleges” tab.  You will see a list of College Visits on the right. 

When you click “View All Upcoming College Visits,” you will see a link to “Sign up.”  When you click on “Sign me up,” a confirmation page will appear.

Simply print this page and have your teacher sign anywhere on the page.  If you are missing class to attend, your teacher must sign this paper at least 24 hours prior to the visit!  Bring this paper with you to the visit.  You will be turned away if you don’t have a signed pass (unless it’s a free period for you).


If your plans change, you should go back into Naviance to delete that you will be attending.  Contact your counselor or the C&CC if you don’t know your Naviance account information.

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