Freshmen, Parents Get Phs Preview


Payson High School administrators have scheduled the Making High School Count program for its freshman class. The one-hour, assembly-style program will be presented to students and parents at the Freshman Orientation at 9:15 a.m., July 28.


Sue Myers
Payson High School Principal

Making High School Count is designed to help students understand the importance of high school and what they need to accomplish to

maximize their opportunities upon graduation. The program also addresses transitional issues such as time management and study skills.

"Entry into high school and college are key transition periods in a student's academic career," said J.R. Cifani, Vice President of's Making It Count programs. "Our goal is to provide and reinforce the positive messages counselors and teachers are giving to their students during these crucial times and help students understand that anyone can be successful if they choose to be."

The Making High School Count program was successfully presented to more than one million students nationwide in 2003. On average, guidance counselors rated the value of the ideas presented a 9.5 on a 10-point scale.

This year, Making High School Count will be delivered to another one million freshmen. The growth of this program, combined with the success of the organization's additional presentations for juniors and seniors, will allow Making It Count to deliver its message to more than 2.5 million high school students in 2004.

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