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Guidance Topics by Grade

 

Grade 9

The Counselor meets with her students individually, in small groups and at Guidance Level Meetings during the year to facilitate each student’s orientation and transition to high school. Students will explore the following topics: Transitioning to high school, navigating our Naviance program, study skills, time management, course selection and academic requirements, communication and relationships. Students may meet individually with their counselor throughout the year to discuss personal/academic concerns.

 

 

Grade 10

The counselor meets with her students individually, in small groups and at Guidance Level Meetings during the year to improve decision making and problem solving skills. Students have the opportunity to explore career goals within the context of their individual interests, values and abilities. An integral part of the exploration is the completion of a personality profile and career survey in our Naviance Program. Program planning and diploma requirements are discussed in depth. Students may meet individually with their counselor throughout the year to discuss personal/academic concerns.

 

 

Grade 11

The counselor meets with her students individually, in small groups and at Guidance Level Meetings primarily for development of the skills in researching college options which best meet the student’s individual strengths, interests and goals. This search is done through our Naviance program. Other topics explored are academic integrity, plagiarism, college visits, and an introduction to the College Application Process. Students may meet individually with their counselor throughout the year to discuss personal/academic concerns.

 

 

Grade 12

The counselor meets with her students individually, in small groups and at Guidance Level Meetings to finalize college selection choices and to complete the college application process. Related topics: the College Deadline Sheet, accurate listing of colleges in the Naviance program, activity resume, counselor/teacher recommendations, college interviews and scholarships are reviewed. Counselors are available to assist with the Common Application. Students may meet individually with their counselor throughout the year to discuss personal/academic concerns.

 

 

Director of College and Career Counseling and Academic Services

A full-time Counselor is available to students and parents/guardians for college planning and exploration. The College Counselor is the primary liaison to college admissions personnel. Information and updates are provided on an ongoing basis regarding scholarships and special programs on the SHA Guidance website. Junior and Senior students and their parents/guardians are invited to schedule a personal appointment to discuss their daughter’s college plans. The College Fair and Financial Aid Night are coordinated by the College Counselor, in addition to all of the standardized Testing.