An environment is provided where students are assisted in becoming positive and self-directed learners.  The guidance program advocates equal academic and career opportunities for all students and provides the support needed to achieve this goal.

 

College and Career Guidance Services

    • Career guidance is provided through the counselors.  Students complete career tests to determine their interests and strengths.
    • Using appropriate technology, students are guided to investigate and research colleges and summer programs that will assist them in making decisions about colleges and universities.
    • School counselors monitor grades closely to ensure success for all
    • Students attend college fairs and college/university visits on campus
    • PSAT tests are required for all sophomores and juniors
    • SAT guidelines and registration information is provided through the counselor’s office
    • At risk students are closely monitored by the counselors.  Weekly reports are given to parents to communicate and inform students and parents.
    • Mediation and conflict resolution is ongoing. The program is available through teacher,  parent or peer request.  Individual counseling is also provided as needed.

 

College Planning

Spring of 11th grade: Take SAT or ACT entrance exam
Register through CollegeBoard for SAT exams
Summer of 11th grade: Visit Colleges
Attend Summer Pre- College Program
Senior year: Complete at least 60 hours of community service
Sign up for rigorous senior courses
Revise and check high school credits to meet graduation requirements
Prepare a list of colleges and universities
Meet with college representatives and attend all college fairs
Retake SAT’s and SAT Subject tests if needed
If not a US citizen, take the TOEFL exam
Complete college applications
Request teacher recommendations