The Guidance Office serves many functions for high school students and their parents. Most commonly, students associate counselors with the creation of student schedules and the submission of college applications. However, counselors have many other responsibilities. Counselors are also called on to help students in personal crisis, facilitate mediations between students, consult with students on problem solving and provide information and referrals to services outside of the school.
For most students, some sort of training or education after high school will be necessary to achieve career goals. A high percentage of our graduating students enroll in either a 2 or 4 year college or university. Counselors can help students identify appropriate programs or schools, and are an essential part of the application process.
It is important to know that counselors believe in student self determination. That means that a counselor will advise on decisions by helping gather as much information as possible. A counselor may even suggest a specific course of action. However, ultimately the decision to act is up to the individual. Counselors intend to help students advocate and take responsibility for themselves in consultation with parents. Please contact us if you have any questions.