Who Is My Counselor?
- Student Last Names: A-D - Ms. Willis
- Student Last Names: E-K - Mr. Huang
- Student Last Names: L-Q - Ms. Duran
- Student Last Names: R-Z - Ms. Rose
What Does A Counselor Do?
High School Counselors are here to assist the entire school population. Through Individual Student Planning, Guidance Lessons, Systems Support and Response Services. A great outline of what High School/Secondary Counselors provide can be found at the American School Counselor Association Website.
How Do I Talk To My Counselor?
You can make an appointment in the counseling office to see your counselor. Appointments are typically made on a student's free time, before school, during lunch, or after school. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.
I Am Not A Senior, Why Is It Important To Meet With My Counselor?
You might be thinking that the only time to see your counselor is when you are senior and planning on going to college. The reality is, it is never too soon to start thinking about and talking about your future. While it is true that counselors can help you on your educational and career path, we are more than that. Counselors are here to help you with: Goal setting, Academic plans, Career plans, Problem solving, Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses, Transition plans, Individual and small-group counseling, Individual/family/school crisis intervention, Peer facilitation, Consultation/collaboration, Referrals, Academic skills support , Organizational, study and test-taking skills , Post-secondary planning and application process, Career planning, Education in understanding self and others, Coping strategies, Peer relationships and effective social skills, Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and study skills, Career awareness and the world of work, Substance abuse education, and Multicultural/diversity awareness, among so many other services that wouldn’t fit on this page. So, the point is, come visit your counselor as soon as you can. We are here to help you be successful in school, in your personal life and beyond!
How To Get A Letter Of Recommendation?
In order for your counselor to get you a letter of recommendation that is detailed and beneficial to your application process, please make an appointment to see your counselor. Give your counselor at least 2 weeks to write your letter.
How To Order Transcripts?
You need to fill out a transcript request form which can be found in the counseling office. If you need a form or processing times, check the Records Request Information page.
When Should A Student Take The PSAT?
We recommend that students take the PSAT in October of their Sophomore & Junior years. This test is a great preparation for the SAT and it is the only test that can qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship.
When Should A Student Take The SAT/SAT II/ACT?
We recommend that students take the SAT or the ACT in the Spring of their Junior Year. It is a good idea to do this rather than wait until your senior year as it leaves you plenty of time for a second try if you're not happy with your score. It also leaves you time to focus on your college application in the Fall of your Senior year.
I Want To Take The SAT/SATII/ACT, But I Am Not Financially Able To Pay For The Test, What Can I Do?
The SAT/SATII/ACT tests do have the ability to be taken with a fee waiver. In order to learn more about fee waivers, please come and talk to your counselor in the counseling office.
How do I register for the SAT/SATII /ACT?
You will need to create a username and password at the registration sites. In addition to registering for the exams, you can also take practice exams and view your scores.
SAT/SAT II Registration: College Board (Click Here)
ACT: ACT Student Registration Page (Click Here)