The focus of the Office of School Counseling is to assist students in making sound decisions while in high school and in preparing for college. Freshmen are assigned a counselor who will work with them through graduation. Students get to know their counselors through individual appointments and classroom guidance. During the annual college readiness appointment, students update their academic plan, calculate their GPA for college admissions and the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program, and discuss college selection and application.
All students are encouraged to research colleges, careers, and scholarships utilizing the Naviance Succeed/Family Connection, a web-based program available to students of all grade levels. The Naviance program also allows students to submit transcripts and supporting documents electronically.
Evening programs, which provide great insight into succeeding in high school and college, are held each year for students and parents. These presentations focus on important aspects for each grade level, and we encourage our families to attend each year. Points of emphasis include:
Freshman: Transitioning to high school, refine study skills
Sophomore: Researching college majors and careers; beginning the college search
Junior: Focusing the college search, finding the right fit
Senior: Applying to college; applying for financial aid and scholarships