What is the School Guidance and Counseling Program?
The purpose of the Guidance and Counseling Program is to support home and school efforts and to promote students' academic/educational, personal, and career development. It is an integral part of each school's total educational program. The program is designed to
- Foster positive attitudes toward school learning, and work
- Improve academic achievement
- Encourage personal responsibility
- Foster respect for self and others
What Are the Major Responsibilities of the School Counselor?
- Counseling both small and large groups of students and individual students with personal and academic concerns
- Addressing needs of students in classroom guidance activities
- Consulting with teachers, staff, and parents about meeting the developmental needs of all students
- Referring students with severe issues to appropriate community resources after consultation with their parents
- Coordinating ACT Aspire, ACT w/Writing, and ACT Workkeys testing
- Assisting students with financial aid and scholarship resources; college, university and military information
How is a Student Referred to the School Counselor?
Students may be referred to the counselor by parents, teachers, administrators, peers, or they may self refer.
Students may come by the counseling offices between classes and complete a referral form. Students may leave this form with the counselor. The counselor will then call the student out of class (preferably an elective) at an appropriate time.
Students may also make their requests known to their classroom teachers. The teacher can then complete a referral form for the counselor.
For academic purposes, Dr. Parker is the 9th & 10th grade counselor. Ms. Carstarphen is the 11th & 12th grade counselor. For emergency purposes, students may be referred to either counselor. This will be up to the discretion of the student and teacher.
Parents & Students,
We are looking forward to a great year and want to be available to each of you in any way that we can. It is our desire this year to work closely with each of you to provide the very best programs and resources. We encourage input from you about your needs and ideas.
If we can be any help to you, please call us.
- Career/college planning
- Scholarship applications
- College selection and application
- Individual student counseling
- Student course selection
- Study skills information
- ACT Resources
- Group counseling
GENERAL INFORMATION for ALL STUDENTS
ACT TEST DATES
*NOTE: ACT Testing Services recommends a student take the ACT for the first time in the spring of the 10th grade year.
Regular registration test fee: $42.50 ACT Plus Writing $58.50 Late Registration: add $25.00
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|September 10, 2016
||August 5, 2016
||August 6– 19, 2016
|October 22, 2016
||September 16, 2016
||September 17 – 30, 2016
|December 10, 2016
||November 4, 2016
||November 5 – 18, 2016
|February 11, 2017
||January 13, 2017
||January 14 – 20, 2017
|April 8, 2017
||March 3, 2017
||March 4 – 17, 2017
|June 10, 2017
||May 4, 2017
||May 6 – 19, 2017
Visithttp://www.actstudent.org for more information and to register to take the test. Wilcox Central High School's CEEB/ACT CODE is 010570.
**Each student who receives an ACT voucher will also receive free online ACT prep!!
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