COUNSELING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The counseling staff is organized with counselors, a secretary, a data processor and/or registrar, and career specialists. Students are assigned to a specific counselor for academic monitoring, but may confer with any staff available concerning personal or other issues.

Counseling services include:

  • Academic planning
  • Maintenance of academic records
  • Classroom presentations
  • Individual and group post-high school planning, career counseling and guidance
  • Coordination of information about vocational programs, colleges, financial aid, military programs, and scholarships
  • Coordination of academic, college and vocational testing and test interpretation
  • Consultations with teachers/parents to assist in diagnosing learning disabilities and working to resolve academic problems
  • Coordination and information for drug/alcohol intervention and assessments
  • Personal counseling with students
  • Parent and student interventions and personal concerns
  • Consultation and referral to Child Protective Services and law enforcement
  • Consultation and referral to community agencies
  • New student enrollment
  • Assistance in teacher/student/parent conferences

It is the College and Guidance Center’s goal that development of career awareness and the education required to get there be an integral extension of the school’s curriculum. For this reason, the high school has an up-to-date career center which serves as an excellent resource for students, faculty and parents needing information about post-secondary education and career decisions. Career information is presented in grades 9-12 through the Career Education curriculum.

SERVICES AND RESOURCES

  • Career/college events at the school and in the community
  • Internship opportunities
  • Career Center Library - books, catalogs, videos
  • Job shadowing opportunities
  • Career interest and aptitude testing
  • Military information
  • Career units for the classroom
  • WaNIC information
  • College and career advising
  • Part-time employment (job) information
  • College representative visits
  • Scholarship information
  • College, financial aid and career websites
  • Study abroad program information
  • Community and Technical College information
  • Summer Opportunities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Culminating Project support
  • Field trips
  • College Credit Program/Tech Prep information (taken for college credit)