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We are excited to announce some changes in our current College and Career readiness solution program. After extensive research and analysis by the District, High School Counselors and the College Career Center specialists and on their united recommendation, the PVPUSD School Board has approved the change of our platform to SchooLinks, beginning August 2021.  


SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform that will prepare students for what comes after graduation. SchooLinks helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create a personal graduation plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks is accessible to all PVPUSD students in 6th-12th grades and their parents. All of the SchooLinks features are designed with students in mind to help them become career, college, and life ready. 


 This transition will occur over the summer months. Historical data and some student data will transition to our new system but personal data such as Resume information, Colleges Interested In and Colleges Applying To cannot be transitioned to the new system. At this time, we ask all students, especially Class of 2022 that have this information in Naviance, to please take some time to print out and take notes of their personal information prior to July 31, 2021. This will allow you to quickly update their new School Links account in August when the new system is available. 


Although we know this transition will add some extra time for students to input their personal information again, we are confident that this innovative, student-centered platform is a more engaging, user-friendly, and valuable resource for our students and communityOnce the platform is available to our schools, login information will be provided to students, and then students will be able to invite their parent to create a login for their account. Another message will be sent to families at that time. Our College and Career Center and Counseling Department will be integrating SchooLinks into their workshops and presentations to create comprehensive usage of the new program. 


Naviance will no longer be available to our PVPUSD students after July 31, 2021.  We encourage all families to take the time prior to the end of this month to record any personal information from the program.  


If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit 


Please contact Dr. Jennifer Panagos, Associate Principal, at with any additional questions.   



CLASS OF 2021 

Final Transcripts requested (through 6/25) via Naviance, as directed, have been sent. Transcripts for all UC's (except UCSB), all Cal State campuses and University of Southern California have been sent electronically. ALL other transcripts have been sent via mail. Transcripts should be received by colleges and universities by July 1. Please allow colleges and universities up to TWO weeks to process and update your student portal. 


It has come to our attention on June 29th that UCSB is experiencing a system wide issue in receiving transcripts sent electronically through Naviance. UCSB is working on solving the issue however, they have asked us to mail transcripts, which has been done. This will result in a delay of transcripts being processed and noted on the UCSB student portal. UCSB will be done with the process at the end of July. You may receive automated emails from UCSB in the interim but if you requested your transcript via Senior Survey or Naviance - it has been sent. See below on how to verify your request. Please know that the status in Naviance has been updated to reflect that the transcripts were mailed.


 To verify that you requested a final transcript, to verify what school your transcript is being sent and to verify the status of your transcript request, log in to Naviance and follow the directions below:



  1. Log in to Naviance (directions and link below)
  2. Go to "Colleges" tab
  3. Choose "Colleges I Am Applying To" in the drop menu
  4. Choose "Manage Transcripts"
  5. Scroll to bottom of the page to see "Transcripts Requested" and the status


Students who noted on the Senior Survey that they need a transcript sent to NCAA  - your transcript was uploaded to the NCAA site by 6/22.


AS  OF JUNE 25th TRANSCRIPTS CAN ONLY BE ORDERED HERE You can no longer order transcripts through Naviance.


WAITLISTED STUDENTS  - If you requested a final transcript through Naviance or the Senior Survey and have been accepted off the wait list - please email Mrs. Arico with the following information:

  1. your full name
  2. your PVPUSD Student ID#
  3. your email (if we need to get in touch with you)
  4. college you originally requested  final transcript be sent
  5. college you will now be attending



Personal data such as Resume information, Colleges Interested In and Colleges Applying To cannot be transitioned to the new system, please make sure to print out or make notes from your Naviance account to add to your new SchooLinks account when it becomes available


Log-On to Naviance through Single Sign On Portal

1) Log onto Student Portal via > Students & Parents > Student Portal 

2) Use your student email address and password to log in

3) Click on the Naviance tile to take you to Naviance

4) If you are not sure of your password, try your 6 digit birthdate MMDDYY

PSAT/NMSQT, which is only used for National Merit Scholarship eligibility will be administered on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 and offered to Peninsula High School students only. Details for signing up will be announced in the Principal's Update in September



SAT and ACT Exams

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Many of the 4-year colleges and universities  are choosing to continue the Test Optional or Test Free/Blind policies set in place during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19 limitations. Test Optional means there will be NO negative impact for not having/providing test scores with your application. Test Free/Blind means they will not accept or use your test scores in the acceptance decision.  Please make sure the colleges you are applying to will use your test scores prior to deciding to take SAT/ACT tests. Please know that UC's and CSUs are test Free for Admissions decisions and Scholarship Awards. Click here for a full list of test optional schools.


Check with College Board for most up to date SAT testing information

Check with ACT for most up to date ACT testing information.

The PVPHS CEEB code is 052683

Did you know that the College & Career Center is made possible by the support of the Peninsula Education Foundation? 


Your donations to PEF are vitally important in allowing the Peninsula High CCC to continue our important work helping students explore and prepare for their after high school path.