How Deans and Academic Counselors Help...
A dean or an academic counselor works with staff, students, parents and the community to provide developmental assistance to students. They are dedicated to promoting a positive and safe school environment and improving the academic achievements of all students. Academic counselors and deans help eliminate barriers to success by facilitating access to information, resources and support services appropriate to each student's needs.
Deans and academic counselors assist students in planning, monitoring, and understanding their own educational and personal development. They play an important role in helping students explore academic options and transition from one grade level to the next.
Academic Counseling Activities
Academic counselors and deans direct many campus activities and help promote campus level and district activities including:
Cyber safety and drug free activities/programs/presentations
Middle School College & Career Planning
High School Orientation/4 Year Graduation Planning
Career and College Planning
Career and College Fairs
College Days and College Night parent and student events
PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep and Registration/SAT School Day
College Financial Aid Workshops
Multicultural and Diversity Awareness
Peer Education and Support
Healthy Relationships/Dating Violence Prevention
College and Career Planning
Academic Counselors and Deans at the middle and high school levels play an important role in helping students with career exploration and planning for college and/or a career.
Counselors and Deans help students:
identify and develop broad career options through flexible individual graduation plans
re-evaluate and revise graduation plans based on their developing interests, talents, and aptitudes
explore careers that are nontraditional for their gender
acquire information about current and emerging careers, including employment data and projections
prepare for high-skill, high-wage careers
learn about financial aid opportunities for postsecondary education and training
The mission of the school counselor is to provide a proactive comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.
Through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members, every student is supported and enabled to become a successful, productive citizen and lifelong learner in a diverse and ever changing world.
Please visit the WCHS Counselor's Connection & College/Career Resources for additional information.
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