High School Guidance Plan

  • National School Counseling Standards

    According to the American School Counseling Association, a quality school counseling program must address the following standards:

    Academic Development

    Standard A:    Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across their life span.

    Standard B:     Students will employ strategies to achieve success in school.

    Standard C:     Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.

    Career Development

    Standard A:    Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make appropriate career decisions.

    Standard B:     Students will employ strategies to ensure future career success and satisfaction.

    Standard C:     Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work.

    Personal/Social Development

    Standard A:    Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

    Standard B:     Students will make decisions, set goals, and take appropriate action to achieve goals.

    Standard C:     Students will understand safety and survival skills.

    North Rose Wolcott High School Standards

    1. ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

    • Participation in Pupil Services Team
    • Senior Year Graduation Review Meetings
    • FLCC Gemini Coordination
    • PSAT Administration
    • ACT Administration
    • Individual Student Planning Course Selection Grades 9-11
    • Eighth Grade High School Elective Visit
    • Incoming Freshman Parent Night
    • Parent Conferences
    • Alternative Learning Center Advisor Committee
    • Review interim reports and report cards
    • Develop individual student academic intervention plans in collaboration with parents, teachers and students
    • Consult with staff, parents and community resources
    • Parent-Teacher staffings
    • Weekly Administration/Counselor meetings
    • Attend CSE & 504 meetings
    • Transcript & Graduation Requirment Audits


    2.  CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    • College Application Support/ Post Secondary Advisement
    • Coordinate and host Rochester Area College Fair
    • Finger Lakes Works Field Trip-Career Exploration
    • Finger Lakes Medical Career Expo-Field trip
    • Resume Writing Workshop
    • Job Search/Temp Agency Workshop
    • College Application Support/ Post Secondary Advisement
    • ASVAB Administration-Career Exploration
    • Financial Aid Night
    • Referrals to College Bound Program
    • Coordination of Wayne Technical Career Center Visits-Career Exploration
    • Provide career and academic advisement
    • Host college/military representatives
    • College and Career Seminars


    3. PERSONAL/SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Freshman Interviews
    • Freshman Orientation
    • Cougar Pride Committee
    • Individual Counseling
    • Parent Consultation
    • Crisis counseling/interventions
    • Student Mediations
    • Group Counseling
    • Referrals to outside agencies

    Counseling Master Timeline 

    September
    Senior Year Graduation Review Meetings
    Senior Seminar (Common App/SUNY App/FAFSA)
    Share 504/Declass plans with teachers
    College Application Support / Post-Secondary Advisement
    FLCC Gemini Registration
    Coordinate and host Rochester Area College Fair
    Reconnecting Youth Referrals
    Senior Seminar - College Applications


    October
    Finger Lakes Works Field Trip - Career Exploration
    Senior Year Graduation Review Meetings
    Individual Freshmen Check-ins
    College Application Support / Post-Secondary Advisement
    Advertise and PSAT
    Proposals for new courses
    DAR Scholarship


    November
    Individual Freshmen Check-ins
    ASVAB Parent Letter in report card / connectEd
    ASVAB Prep in classroom
    ASVAB Administration - Career Exploration
    Schedule ASVAB Career Workshop
    College Application Support / Post-Secondary Advisement
    Identify 1st Quarter Failures and coordination of Potential Interventions
    Plan 10th Grade BOCES visit
    Review January Regents and RCTs
    Advertise financial aid night through connectEd


    December
    Financial Aid Night
    College Application Support / Post-Secondary Advisement
    Freshman Seminar-organization and goal setting
    Referrals to College Bound Program
    Coordination of updating curriculum guide and course selections with administrator and faculty
    Departments submit course offerings to Principal
    Curriculum Guide updates
    Course Selection Sheet Finalized
    BOCES Visit 10th Grade
    Study Hall Assignment Spring Semester
    Plan 8th Grade Visit


    January
    PSAT Results
    Coordination of Wayne Technical Career Center Visits-Career Exploration
    Identify 2nd Quarter Failures and coordination of Potential Interventions
    Individual Student Planning regarding Career Exploration & Course Selection Grades 9-11
    Department Scheduling Meetings
    Preliminary Special Ed. Projections
    ASVAB Career  Exploration Workshop
    Set up girls state interviews
    Teacher recommendations for following year courses
    Scholarship search Workshop

    February
    Individual Student Planning regarding Career Exploration & Course Selection Grades 9-11
    Sign up for Medical Career Expo / College Fair
    Update Regents AIS List
    Eighth Grade High School Visit
    Eighth Grade Parent Night
    FLCC Gemini Registration
    Set up boys state interviews
    Vocational Assessments
    Junior Seminar-Post High School Plans/College Search (1st Week)

    March
    Individual Student Planning regarding Career Exploration & Course Selection Grades 9-11
    College Bound Nomination
    National College Fair
    Medical Careers Expo
    Final Special Education Projections
    Boys State Interviews
    Review June Regents & RCTs
    Reconnecting Youth Interviews
    Junior Awards Meeting

    April
    Identify 3rd Quarter Failures and coordination of Potential Interventions
    Facilitate development of master schedule
    BOCES Contracts
    Build Master Schedule
    BOCES Luncheon
    Juniors College Visit

    May
    Continue development of master schedule
    Eighth Grade Special Class Transition Program
    Lock Master schedule and begin to resolve conflicts
    Schedule ASVAB for fall
    Graduation Awards Meeting
    DWI Crash Scenario (Red Creek)
    Register for Finger Lakes Works field trip (paperwork/transportation request)
    Resume Writing Workshop
    Temp Agency and Job Search Workshop

    June
    Process Final Report Cards and identify credit recovery needs
    Summer School Registration
    Resolve scheduling conflicts
    Assign PE teachers


    July
    Transcript/Graduation Requirement Reviews
    Grade Placement Corrections
    Update Regents Academic Intervention Services List
    Joint Middle School-High School Transition Meeting
    Resolve scheduling conflicts
    Update Counseling Handbook


    August
    Grade Placement Corrections based on Summer School
    Update Regents AIS Lists
    Interview/Placement of New Students
    Freshman Orientation
    Resolve scheduling conflicts
    Review BOCES Contracts and Summer School results
    Review BOCES Academic Requests