Guidance and Counseling
The Guidance Office provides student services in the area of academics and personal counseling. The members of the Guidance Staff meet with students on a regular basis to assist them in areas of concern. These concern areas include course selection, course load, grades, and general academic matters. The staff also provides assistance to students who are experiencing any kind of personal difficulties at school or at home.
Students are rostered for an advisory period once per cycle class. This class meets with the Freshmen Guidance Counselor to discuss a number of issues including transition to high school and study skills. In addition to class time, each freshmen will meet with the Freshmen Guidance Counselor during the year, as needed. Students with documented learning differences may also be a part of the David Program. Freshmen year is also the time when the LIGHTS Team will begin to identify students they will work with.
Students are again rostered for an advisory period per cycle class. This class meets with the Sophomore Guidance Counselor to build on the freshmen year experience and interest/career counseling is introduced. Many of the students who participated in the David Program and the LIGHTS Team freshmen year may continue.
During the junior year the College Counseling and Guidance Departments both work with students during their rostered advisory period. First semester the Junior Guidance Counselor facilitates the classes and second semester the more intensive College Counseling begins. Many of the students who participated in the David Program and the LIGHTS Team previously may continue.
Students are rostered for an advisory class period again for the first semester. From September to November College Counselors work with the students during this class time. In November, the seniors meet with the Senior Guidance Counselor to discuss transition/personal issues. Seniors also receive much support through the Ministry and Service Department.