High School Counseling
The college search and application process can be an exciting time for students to explore the options of attending university in a number of different places. Although this process can be exciting it is more often overwhelming. The College Counselor's primary role is to assist students and families in navigating the tricky waters of preparing for university. It is the goal of the College Counselor to help students find the school that best fits each student's interests, abilities, and career goals. This process is a team effort, but a large part of the responsibility lies with the student and family.
Throughout Grades 9 and 10, the best preparation that a student can do is: take challenging courses, identify one's interests and strengths, research a variety of colleges and universities, and commit oneself to academic success. Upon entry into Grades 11 and 12, students receive small group and individualized attention to help direct students in their college search and to walk them through the college application process. The College Counselor is available to all high school students and their parents, and it is highly encouraged to visit with the College Counselor about post-secondary plans and questions.
Guidance Curriculum: Consists of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities. The purpose is to provide students with knowledge of normal growth and development, to promote their positive mental health and to assist them in acquiring and using life skills.
Individual Planning: Consists of activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development. Within this component, students evaluate their educational, occupational, and personal goals.
Personal Responsive Services: Consist of activities to meet immediate needs and concerns of students whether these needs or concerns require counseling, consultation, referral, or information.