Students are encouraged to talk with a school counselor, teacher or Director of Instruction to learn about course offerings and the graduation requirements. Each spring, students in grades 9 through 11 will be provided information on what courses they still need to graduate. To plan for the future, including attendance at a college, university or training school or pursuing some other type of advanced education, students should work closely with the counselor. The counselor can also provide information about entrance exams and deadlines for application, as well as information about automatic admission to state colleges and universities, financial aid, housing and scholarships.
The school counselor is available to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns, including such areas as social, family or emotional issues, or substance abuse. The counselor may also provide information about or make referrals to community resources to address these concerns.