A Guidance Counselor is assigned to each student and will be her adviser for 4 years to provide support, encouragement and challenge to realize and value her own gifts and potential.
Counselors schedule meetings on a regular basis; in addition, they are always available to students and their parents on an individual basis.
Grade 9 Counselor meets with the entire class in small groups during the year. Topics range from transition to high school, study skills, time management, course selection, scheduling, self-esteem, communication and relationships.
Grade 10 Counselor leads students in discussing improving decision making and problem solving skills, exploring career goals considering individual interests, values and abilities. A major part of the exploration is a personality profile. Program planning and diploma requirements are discussed in depth.
Grade 11 Counselor leads students to research college options that best meet individual strengths, interests and goals. SAT and ACT exams, research into financial aid and scholarship opportunities, planning courses for senior year and working on college applications are also part of the year’s program.
Grade 12 Counselor holds seminars and meets with individual students to explore college selection, college admissions process and applications. Essay writing, activity lists, recommendations, scholarships and financial aid are also explored.