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WHS Counseling Department Services & Supports 

  • Educational Planning: Assisting students with high school coursework, post-secondary education, or with vocational choices after high school.
  • Counseling Services: Available when students encounter personal problems.
     
  • Peer-Assisted Student Support: Peer tutoring, peer mediation, and conflict resolution. Students may request these services in the Counseling Office.
     
  • Student Evaluations: Used to determine if the pupil is making satisfactory academic progress; diagnose and identify learning problems; address students special needs; help students know themselves better so they can make sound educational and vocational plans.
     
  • Vocational Planning: Aptitude testing and interest inventories that can be administered to students.
     
  • Registrar Services: Enrollment, withdrawals, transcripts, and student records.
     
  • Translator/Interpreter: For Spanish speaking parents and students.

 

District Goals for College Readiness

  • Freshman: 100% of students will be classified 10th grade at the end of 9th grade.
  • Sophomores: 100% of students will visit a college campus or have a workplace tour experience.
  • Juniors: 100% of students will take the ACT.
  • Seniors: 100% of students will apply and get accepted into a post-secondary institution.

Be sure to talk to your school counselor if you are interested in taking college courses.

 

Preparing for Success

FRESHMAN

  1. Know your teachers and leaders.
  2. Visit the library once a week and the College & Career Center once a quarter.
  3. Develop and know your study habits and patterns.
  4. Become a member of one school extracurricular activity
  5. Take care of classroom assignments FIRST!

SOPHOMORE

  1. Focus and concentrate on the October ACT Plan test.
  2. Create a scholarship vita to track your school accomplishments.
  3. Visit the College & Career Center once a month.

JUNIOR

  1. Meet with your counselor to review your courses for this year and plan your schedule for senior year.
  2. Prepare for the ACT.
  3. Visit the College & Career Center three times a month.
  4. Identify at least three colleges you would like to apply.

SENIOR

  1. Visit the College & Career Center once a week.
  2. Check on applications and financial aid deadlines for the schools you plan to apply.
  3. Register October ACT.
  4. Apply to at least three colleges by October 15th and three scholarships by November 1st.

 

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