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Counseling Seminars

Counseling Seminars

Counselors hold group seminars annually with freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Six-session seminars are held for freshmen, addressing their adjustment to high school, and for juniors addressing their post-secondary planning needs. A two-session seminar on career decision-making is offered for all sophomores in late spring.  Counselors meet with seniors individually and often throughout their senior year to assist with all the details and tasks of post-secondary planning.

Courses

Freshman Seminar

School counselors meet with freshmen in small groups for one class period every 7-day rotation during the fall. The seminars are designed to allow counselors and students to get to know each other, to orient the freshmen to the high school, and to encourage a smooth transition from the middle school structure to a more independent environment. Topics addressed include transitional and adjustment concerns, goal-setting for the future, self-knowledge and awareness, and stress management.

This course is mandatory for grade 9 students.


Curriculum Units and Learning Outcomes:
Getting to Know You
Getting to Know You-Part 2
How Do I Learn Best? Setting Goals
Self-Knowledge
Seniors Speak
Managing Stress

Sophomore Career Workshops

School counselors meet with sophomores in groups for two hour-long sessions during the spring. The Career Workshops are designed to guide students through self-assessment and career exploration. Students will learn about the factors that play a role in career decision-making, and will gain a facility with the resources available to them for career research. The “Do What You Are” Assessment, and the Career Cruising Program are resources that will be utilized during the workshops.

This workshop is mandatory for grade 10 students.


Curriculum Units and Learning Outcomes:
Do What You Are
Matching Interests to Careers through Career Cruising

Junior Seminar

School counselors meet with juniors in small groups for one class period every 7-day rotation during the second semester. These seminars are designed to assist juniors in exploring post-graduation options, beginning the college admissions process, and gathering resources, organizing data and evaluating information on colleges and careers. Topics addressed include future educational options, types of admission programs, the high school transcript and GPAs, resumes, SATs/ACTs, the college essay, NCAA guidelines, and college recommendations.

This workshop is mandatory for grade 11 students.


Curriculum Units and Learning Outcomes:
Introduction to Junior Guidance Seminar and College Admissions Testing
Hopes & Worries and Finding Your Best Fit
Nuts and Bolts of the Application Process
What Colleges See -- The Holistic Review
Putting Your Best Foot Forward

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Adelaide Greco

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Cheryl Elder

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Michael Flanagan

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Jane Gomes

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Deirdre King

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Kiely Murray

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Patrick O'Brien

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Constance O'Loughlin

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Anne Tomasz

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Lisa Winner

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