General Counseling Information
The Counseling program provides student services which are helpful to high school students in planning for further education or employment after graduation. The role for the high school counselor is to assist the student in making sound educational and personal decisions to reach their goals. Students are seen a minimum of twice during the school year for the development or modification of the four-year plan for graduation, college a-g requirements, verification of second-semester schedule, summer school registration, and other educational needs.
- Students may see their counselor by appointment only, except in the case of emergencies or crisis situations when the counselors are immediately available. Under normal circumstances, appointments are scheduled for the day following the student’s request. Students may schedule an appointment to see their counselor at the Counseling Center before school (7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.); during their lunch period; or after school (2:35 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.).
– To give parents full attention, it is recommended that appointments to meet with the counselor be made in advance. Parents may schedule appointments by calling the Counseling Center between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (For further information concerning the Counseling Services and Information please see the Student and Parent Handbook).
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE
- Parents who wish to meet with their student’s teachers can call the counseling office and request a parent/teacher conference. These appointments are on a preset day after school. Parents can also e-mail their teachers and/or counselor directly as indicated in the Aeries Parent Portal.
MAKE-UP WORK BECAUSE OF ABSENCE
- All work must be promptly made up after an absence. 1. If a student is truant from school, the teacher is not obligated to permit him/her to make-up any work, but the final decision is up to the teacher. 2. A student who misses because of illness, authorized extracurricular activity, or suspension must be given an opportunity to make-up work – usually one day is allowed for each day absent. 3. It is definitely the responsibility of the student to take the initiative to ask the teacher to secure make-up work. It is NOT up to the teacher to keep after a student because of the student’s absence. 4. Students who are ill for more than five (5) days may request assignments by calling the Counseling Center. Please allow at least 48 hours for the teachers to be contacted and then to respond. A parent or friend may pick-up the assignments from the receptionist in the Administration Office. Parents can confirm the absence is cleared through Aeries. (For further information concerning make-up work please see the Student and Parent Handbook).