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.
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.
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.
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.