Pedro Menendez High School Guidance Department

Parent Resource for Students in Crisis: Click Here

Guidance Office Hours: 8am to 4pm (Summer Hours: 7:30am to 3:30pm)

Frequently Asked Questions 2020-2021

Welcome to Pedro Menendez Guidance Department website! Our guidance team offers a comprehensive guidance program to all students at PMHS. High school is an exciting time, which brings change and sometimes challenges for students and families. We are a resource for students, parents, and teachers and we invite you to contact us at anytime.

Counselors provide the following services:

  • New Student Registration/Scheduling
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Scheduling
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Scholarship Resources
  • College information and planning
  • Career Research
  • Referral for students in crisis
  • Testing Administration
  • Post-secondary planning
  • Dual Enrollment & AP information and registration

Graduation Requirement and Recommendation Presentation 2020-2021

Click on the link above to find out more information about the topics below.

  1. Who is my student’s counselor?
  2. Graduation Requirements
  3. Scheduling Requirements
  4. How to get college credit in HS
  5. Registration schedule/process
  6. Elective options and requirements
  7. How to prepare for registration

Federal Student Aid Website:

Transcript Request

Students can now order their transcripts through Parchment from 2018 to present. Watch this video for instructions on how to order them. If you need transcripts from 2017 or earlier, please email Rebecca Cosgrove at [email protected] or call her at 904-547-7137.

Best Colleges Test Prep Guides”
SAT Prep Guide:

ACT Prep Guide:


Should I take the SAT or the ACT? There isn’t one right answer. It is recommended all students take both to determine which is the correct fit—for them. To help them choose, Kaplan is hosting free practice tests that allow attendees to try every section on both tests and see which is right for them.

Sign Up for SAT & ACT

Click on a link above to find out how to register.

School Counselors

If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with your school counselor, please contact the guidance secretary. To email your counselor or any other person in the Guidance Office, click on their last name below.

Stephanie Toffaletti  904-547-8665
IB and Last Names A – D

Megan Crawshaw  904-547-8673
ESE and Last Name E – L

Meredith Masiak  904-547-8689
AVID and Last Names M – Z

Christine “Chris” Kelley  904-547-8667
Guidance Department Secretary

Provides the following services:

  • New student registration & proof of residency
  • Scheduling of parent/teacher conferences
  • Scheduling of student/counselor appointments
  • Responds to parent inquiries
  • Initiates student withdrawals

Career Specialist

Chris Cofield  904-547-8681

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Coordinator & IB Testing

Jonathan Higgins  904-547-8690
PMHS IB website

Testing Coordinator (PSAT, FSA, EOC, PERT & ELL)

Elizabeth Purtill  904-547-8666

Gifted Itinerant

Jaci Racano  904-547-8687

Computer Operator/Records Clerk

Patrice Shumaker  904-547-8663

Provides the following services:

  • Maintains student records
  • HAC (Home Access Center) Accounts/Issues
  • Requests student transfer records
  • Coordinates college admissions visits
  • Sends transcripts to colleges
  • Maintains health /shot records