The Guidance Office serves each student in many ways, providing individual counseling so that each student can help themself with his or her educational, vocational, and personal problems. Its primary function is to serve students.
Individual conferences are scheduled with each student yearly, along with small group meetings to discuss student interests, abilities, course selections, educational and vocational opportunities, and personal or social concerns. Students and parents should feel free to consult with their counselors at any time during the school year. The counselor is also available one week before the start of school and three days after school commences in June.The Guidance Department also provides informational services and materials for students and parents. Materials available include school and college catalogues; employment, vocational and occupational information; scholarship and financial aid booklets; armed services brochures; and reference information regarding College Board Testing (PSAT, SAT, SAT II, AP) and the American College Testing Program (ACT).
The guidance counselor works very closely in decision-making skills and in advising students in making sound educational choices. A great deal of the counselor's time is spent in group and individual counseling.
The counselor monitor students' grades and credits so that graduation and career requirements are met. The Counselor helps students sort through the curricular offerings in choosing courses appropriate for their career plans.
VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND REQUIREMENTS
Students are enrolled in 4 credits of Career and Technical training each year. They are expected to complete a program in three years in order to obtain a certification in their CTE area. Students are expected to take the state mandated tests in each area assigned in order to graduate. (NOCTI, NIMS, NATEF)
If a student is interested in a shop change, the student must get the required form from the guidance counselor. The student will be informed when the transfer has been approved and the student may then go to the newly assigned program. Absolutely no change will be made for a student in their senior year. You must pass three years of your vocational program to graduate.