As your school counselor, I have access to information about your classes, your grades and, often, your extracurricular activities. That means I can help you see the big picture when it comes to planning for your future. It’s up to you, though, to make sure you get the college and career guidance you need.
Make an appointment to see me for the first time during freshman year. I would like to build a relationship with you during your four years of high school and would like to talk about your interests and goals when we meet. The more the I know about you, the more I can help you. Here are some of the many ways I can aid you.
When we meet, talk about your favorite subjects and classes and your plans for life after high school. I can use this information to help you plan your high school class schedule.
Try to make appointments to see me regularly so I can also make sure you're doing the following:
- Taking all the classes you need to graduate on time
- Taking the types of classes that will help you be successful with your career goals
- Getting the help you need if you’re having trouble in class
- Taking classes and participating in activities that will challenge you
I can steer you toward colleges that are right for you by recommending colleges that fit with your academic record and career goals. When it comes time to apply, I play a big role in the process.
Paying for College
The government, colleges and private organizations offer students money to help pay for college. I am a good resource for information about this financial aid and can give you insight on how the process works. Be sure to ask about scholarships, which offer money you don’t have to pay back.
After you get into a college, I can help answer your questions about your financial aid package.
I can help with planning for your future in several ways.
Exploring career areas that interest you can help you choose fitting colleges, majors and job paths. I can let you know what kind of education or training the fields you're interested in require.
If you have a problem in your personal life, I can speak with you about it or tell you where you can get help. I can talk about things like how to handle your parents getting divorced or what to do if you’re feeling depressed. You can also come to a me if you are having a problem with another student. I am trained to deal with everything from bullying to drug and alcohol abuse.