Academic

Counseling Department

Four-year Counseling Program:

9th Grade

  • Introduction to counseling services
  • Introduction to college process and development of career interests using Naviance Family Connection
  • Development of a four-year plan for graduation and college entrance requirements
  • Introduction to standardized testing for college (PLAN test)
  • Inform students of importance of involvement in activities and community service
  • Participation in school’s college fair
  • Family information meetings on graduation and college requirements

10th Grade

  • Review of four-year plan with focus on graduation and college entrance requirements
  • PLAN (Practice ACT) test administration and score interpretation
  • College/career research and personal assessment through Naviance Family Connection
  • Participation in school’s college fair
  • Inform students of possible summer enrichment programs
  • Family information meetings on graduation and college requirements

11th Grade

  • Review of four-year plan with focus on graduation and college entrance requirements
  • Guidance for standardized testing for college (SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, ACT)
  • PSAT (Practice SAT) administration and score interpretation
  • Guidance on potential colleges and majors
  • Use of college and career resources, including Naviance Family Connection
  • Presentations from college representatives
  • Inform students of possible summer enrichment programs and internships
  • Participation in school’s college fair
  • Family information meetings on college requirements and financial aid

12th Grade

  • Guidance for the college application process (i.e., UC, CSU, private and out-of-state public colleges)
  • Inform about the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program
  • Informational workshops and use of Naviance Family Connection for UC, CSU and the Common Application
  • Individual and group counseling meetings to assist students with all aspects of the college application  process
  • Personal statement workshops with assigned mentor
  • College financial aid information session for students and parents
  • FAFSA form workshop
  • Participation in school’s college fair
  • Family information meetings on college application process

 


Along with the 4- year Counseling Program, we provide four other types of services. To learn more, go to Counseling Services.