Peyton Junior- Senior High School Counselors’ Corner

Welcome to the High School Counselors’ Corner.  Here you can find information on Course Offerings, Graduation Requirements, and Paying for College.  If you need further information, please email or sign up in the office to see a counselor.

  • Mrs. Chase, Scheduling and Counseling
  • Ms. Pavetti, Scheduling and Career Guidance .

Peyton High School Courses

Peyton High School Graduation Requirements

  • 4 years English
  • 4 years Math
  • 3 years Science
  • 3 years Social Studies – Civics and American History required
  • 1 year Computers
  • 1 year Fine Arts
  • 1 year PE
  • Academic Electives
  • General Electives

Higher Education Admission Requirements

  • 4 years English
  • 3-4 years Math – Algebra 1 and higher
  • 3 years Science – 2 years must be lab based
  • 3 years Social Studies – 1 year American History or World History
  • 1 year foreign language (minimum)
  • 2 years Academic Electives (minimum)

NCAA Eligibility Information

The NCAA Eligibility Standards are changing.  For more information, go to the NCAA Eligibility Center and click on the green “Enter Here” button.  On the pop-up window, click on the yellow “note”.

Career Start (formerly AVP) Program Tour

Every year, Pikes Peak Community College hosts a college tour for students interested in attending Career Start (formerly AVP) the following year.  Peyton High School participates in this tour.

Typical Available Programs to Visit:

  • Auto Collision
  • Auto Service
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Health Careers/Exploration
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Radio and Television
  • Music Careers
  • Welding
  • Zookeeping



ACCUPLACER tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. Over 1,500 institutions administer ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment process. These tests help identify your strengths and needs in each subject area. ACCUPLACER interactive online learning tools are available to help you sharpen your skills. The academic advisers and counselors at your college or technical school will use your ACCUPLACER test results along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests to help you take courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.

Free Web-Based Study App

ACCUPLACER Study Questions

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)

CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam, you can earn 3 or more college credits.

Paying for College

PSAT Fall 2016

We had 34% of our students participate in the Fall 2017 PSAT.  94% of those student met or exceeded the Reading/Writing benchmark, 74% met or exceeded the Math benchmark.  This means that 74% of the Peyton students met or exceeded both benchmarks (the state average was 64% and the nationwide average was about 43%).

Roads to Success

Roads to Success is a new program designed to help middle and high school students prepare for their futures.  This newsletter will prepare you and your student for gaining the necessary skills that are fundamental to success after high school.  Each month, we will email you the featured newsletter from Roads to Success that can help generate important discussions to have with your high school student.

Career Conversations at Library 21C

On the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Ent Conference Center at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Dr.), professionals will talk to teens about their careers and the ups and downs of getting where they are, followed by a Q&A session. Must be 12 – 18 to attend.  For more information, check out the Career Conversations website.

As a direct outcome of the Columbine Commission’s Report, the Safe2Tell Initiative was created to implement a critical recommendation; to provide an anonymous venue for everyone involved in the school setting to share critical information.

  1. SAFE2TELL™ gives students or anyone else a safe, anonymous way to report any threats to their safety or the safety of someone else … in a way that keeps them SAFE.
  2. Anyone who has information about a potentially dangerous situation can call the toll-free, state-wide number at 1-877-542-7233 or make a web report at
  3. A trained call taker will answer the phone and put the information in a report.  No one will make the caller give his or her name, and we don’t have caller ID.
  4. You should call SAFE2TELL™ anytime you have information about something bad that could happen or about a crime that has happened. 
    This includes, but is not limited to, gang activity, guns or other weapons, drugs or alcohol, fights, suicide threats, bullying, or sexual crimes.
We strive to keep all of our kids in a safe environment, please be a part of the strategies that can work to save a heart and save a life.

This information was taken from the Safe2Tell website

Mental Health

Right now there is a huge movement in Colorado to help our communities and schools understand mental health.   Unfortunately Colorado is one of the states with the highest rates of suicide in the nation.  Therefore there is a huge push to help everyone better understand mental health in an effort to be proactive for our youth.  Here are some resources:

Common Sense Media – Parents are you looking for a way to find out information about the appropriateness of movies and apps that our kids are seeing/using?  This is a great website with many tips to help you be more informed about the things our kids are watching and playing.  You can sign up to receive newsletters that will give you information on current hot topics as well.  It is easy to understand and is put into terms that us “non-techies” can understand!

Patriot’s Pen – Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.  The program honors middle-level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. It also aims to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.