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Guidance counseling in the high school encompasses several important aspects of high school:
- Social and Emotional support
- Class scheduling
- New student orientation
- Development of a four year plan
- Monitoring of report cards, credit recovery, and community service requirements
Students begin their high school guidance experience in eighth grade as they transition from middle school to life as a freshman. Each student receives a notebook with information that ranges from grade level expectations to instructions on the development of a resume. This notebook serves as a continual place of information for a student all through high school. Students meet with the guidance staff and work on a four year plan based on graduation requirements and student interest. Counselors meet individually with students each spring to schedule classes for the following fall.
The guidance staff is responsible for organizing and implementing the testing program in grades 9-11. Test preparation (ACT, PSAT and SAT) are also emphasized. Students are encouraged to seek help from the guidance office on any issues related to preparation for college entrance testing. The guidance office is available to meet with students and their parents based on individual concerns whether academic or emotional. Students are divided among counselors by grade level. College counseling works along with the guidance office as students begin the transition from high school to college.