The academic counselor is committed to helping all students graduate from high school and be ready for going to college and preparing for a career.
The academic counselor is available between 7:30 a.m.and 4:00 p.m. daily to advise students regarding academic requirements for graduation, preparation for college, preparation for career, work permit applications, brief personal and social counseling, and crisis counseling. The office is closed for the counselor’s lunch between 1:10 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. daily.
The counselor will regularly teach guidance lessons and workshops regarding students’ progress towards graduation, career preparation, college admission requirements, college admission test applications, college admission applications, financial aid applications, etc. Field trips to colleges will also take place.
The counselor also regularly coordinates student study team meetings and 504 Plan meetings, and participates in Individual Education Plan meetings, Student Attendance Review Team meetings, staff meetings, and conferences. Because duties such as these take the counselor away from the office, it is best that parents make an appointment.
Students may see the academic counselor:
- before school, during nutrition, lunch, and after school. Students should remain in class for instruction during class time.
- Students should write their first and last names on the clipboard in the counseling office if the counselor is busy when they try to see the counselor and the counselor will call the student when the counselor is available.
Mental Health Counseling
When there is a need for mental health counseling, please ask the Healthy Start Coordinator for a referral and that office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Healthy Start Coordinator is also available to help with referrals for any social services. When substance abuse is a concern, the substance abuse intervention counselor should be seen. When attendance is an issue, the project
behavior aide for attendance should be seen.