Counseling Curriculum - Grade Level Focus Academic Planning & Preparation for Middle School and Beyond
We are certified College & Post-Secondary Counselors! Our Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program follows a Counselor led plan of exploration, planning and preparation for all students, at all grade levels.
We believe that a quality Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program is an integral part of the holistic educational process. Utilizing the State of Michigan Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling curriculum, Counselors systematically and actively support all students in the acquisition of the skills necessary to demonstrate competencies in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development. By acquiring these competencies, students will be empowered to learn to learn, learn to work, and learn to live now and in the future in an increasingly diverse society.
Each year our Individualized Academic & College Planning program is delivered through a variety of on-going methods that build on one another.
PTSO Grade Level information Night(s)
Grade Level Class Meetings
Small Group/Classroom Meetings
Open Office Visits
6th Grade - Creating my Vision; for myself, my education, my community, my future. Learn about & take advantage of the opportunities available through your school and community. Identify interests areas & life goals, careers & pathways that relate, education programs/majors that lead to specific careers of interest, education program/major needed to achieve goals.
7th Grade - Seeing beyond; building social/global awareness, investment, and involvement. Learn and make decisions about post-secondary goals (college, career, gov service, etc) . . . who "they" are. Identify the requirements to achieve goal (ie: college admission requirements) . . . what "they" want.
8th Grade - Becoming my Vision; Gifts, Goals, & Getting Ready for High School. Defining realistic goals, interests and abilities for life after high school/post secondary plans Understand admission requirements/job requirements Grow and trim realistic post-secondary options, finding the college that fits (creating the college list). Prepare for and begin the College Application Process