Counselor's Corner

The PCHS Counseling Department is committed to be student advocates and partners in student achievement first, last and always. The Pickens County High School Counseling and Guidance curriculum aligns with the Alabama Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model.

Welcome to Alabama Career Planning System

Alabama Career Planning System is an online education and career planning system that gives you the tools you need to build a foundation for lifelong career success. You'll learn what your interests, skills confidence and work values are and how to apply them to a career plan for your future

This website also helps you with real-world skills such as how to write resumes and cover letters, how to research employers, and how to prepare for job interviews. You can even create an electronic profile that you may choose to share online with prospective colleges or employers.

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National Test Dates


Test DatesRegistration Deadline    (Late Fee Required)
February 10, 2024January 5, 2024January 22, 2024
April 13, 2024March 8, 2024March 24, 2024
June 8, 2024May 3, 2024May 19, 2024
July 13, 2024June 7, 2024June 21, 2024


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Scholarship and College Information

Alabama College Application Week and the Cash for College FAFSA initiative (Alabama Possible) have been combined into a single campaign to help more K-12 students apply to college early, and complete their FAFSA applications.

Alabama schools are creating an influential “college-going culture,” and are promoting the real benefits of college preparation, career readiness, and community service. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates nearly 90 percent of America’s future careers will require employees to have postsecondary experience – an associate degree, bachelors, or more.



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Scholarships offered in the state of Alabama


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