Counselors will initiate contact with students regarding the following:

  • Course registration and scheduling conflicts
  •  Academic concerns upon referral from parents, teachers, students, or progress reports
  • Personal concerns relating to behavior, peers, etc., upon referral from administration, parents, teachers, or students
  •  Individual follow-up to Guidance-led classroom lessons, including a Junior conference for college planning

Counselors will communicate with students and parents regarding college selection and admissions, standardized testing, career development, and financial aid information in the following ways:

  • Bi-monthly school newsletter
  • Naviance Family Connection messages online
  • Email/letters home
  • Group informational meetings
  • Individual meetings

Counselors will make referrals to outside agencies and services for special needs and circumstances such as:

  • Academic tutoring/test preparation
  • Personal counseling
  • Job shadow opportunities
  • Paying for college

Counselors provide the following programs for college and career readiness:

9th grade – intro to Naviance, establish goal-setting, take personality type inventory, administer pre-ACT Explore test and review scores, parent informational meeting

10th grade – administer pre-ACT Plan test (PSAT optional) and review scores, facilitate career exploration with career profiler assessment with individual career counseling and job shadowing optional, parent informational meeting

11th grade – invite to college rep visits and local college fair(s), administer practice ACT and/or PSAT and review scores, conduct college search kick-off and individual Jr conferences, promote national ACT test administrations, create College Game Plan, parent informational meeting

12th grade – facilitate college admissions application process with deadlines and transcript/recommendation submissions, provide parent informational meetings for application process and Financial Aid informational meeting, conduct pre-graduation meetings in Spring