Students who entered 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year

Upcoming Palisades Events:

Upcoming Events and Opportunities Outside of PHS:

  • NC Governor's School

    Governor's School is North Carolina's most prestigious 4-week summer residential program where some of the brightest students come together to focus on a discipline of their choice. 

     The academic disciplines available in Governor's School are:  


    And the Art disciplines available in Governor's School are:


    *Please note that 10th grade students are only allowed to apply for a discipline within the Arts.


    To discover more information about Governor's School please visit their website


    If you are a hard working student and would like to further explore any of the disciplines above, please consider applying to Governor's School!  Any NC high school student can apply, but you will be among the strongest applicants if you have ANY of the below qualifications:  


    If you are interested in Governor's School for Summer of 2024, please fill out the following form no later than Wednesday October 18th.  Once you complete the form, Mrs. Rivers will reach out to you through email regarding next steps to completing your application.  The final deadline to have all application materials sent to Mrs. Rivers is November 3rd, so the sooner you submit the interest form, the sooner you can begin the process!


    Governor's School 2024 Interest Form


    One of our counselors, Mrs. Davis, attended Governor's School when she was in high school. If you would like to hear about her experience, email her and she would love to speak with you. "Governor's School absolutely changed my life! It was one of the most amazing experiences I had in high school. It helped me feel more prepared for college, broadened my knowledge and skills, and I made lifelong friends. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity that you do not want to miss out on!" -Mrs. Davis

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  • Did you know??


    You need 18 credits to be promoted from a Junior to a SeniorThese must include Math 1Math 2, and English II that you needed for promotion to 11th gradeThis is a BIG year for you and one that colleges will really be looking at. Put your best effort into ALL of your classes. Keep track of your graduation requirements with the Class of 2025 Checklist.

    *If you plan on attending a 4 year University, it is STRONGLY encouraged to take 2 levels of the same foreign language and either Chemistry or Physics as your Physical Science Credit.


  • Interested in attending a NC College or University?


    Here is a document that provides information for North Carolina Colleges and Universities including admission deadlines and info related to scheduling a visit for Fall 2023. 

    *Students are allowed 2 excused absences for college visits per semester. You must have documentation from the admissions office of the school you visited with your visit date.

  • Do you fit the profile??


    Take a look at the document to see if you fit the profile that colleges and universities are looking for. See a list of common Colleges/Universities along with the average GPA, SAT, and ACT scores they accept. Keep this information in mind for your dream school to ensure you are keeping up with the profile throughout high school! Every class counts!

    Don't see a College/University you are interested in? Go to and search any school for information.