Guidance and counseling
The Counseling Department provides many services for students and their parents. Each student is assigned a counselor for four years. The counselors provide academic, brief personal counseling and college advisement.
Academic counseling includes:
- Monitoring grades through report cards, deficiency notices and progress reports
- Meeting with students, teachers, parents and administrators whenever necessary to ensure positive academic progress
- Assisting students with course selection and four-year plan preparation.
It is the counselor’s responsibility to report the academic status and qualifications including student conduct records which may impact the safe environment of the college campus when preparing school reports and mid-reports for colleges.
As members of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling we adhere to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice which requires this disclosure.
Personal Counseling includes:
- Listening, providing coping skills and problem-solving techniques and helping students to make the appropriate choices.
- Making outside referrals in those cases which require additional follow-up.
- Working with students individually, in small groups and in the classroom.
Several information nights are held throughout the year for students and parents. Communication with teachers is maintained to help ensure the academic and personal success of each student.
Please refer to the Student Handbook for the Counseling Confidentiality statement.