Glassboro High School’s Guidance Department
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Nancy Sapanara, Secretary ♦ Email: email@example.com ♦ Phone Number: (856) 652-2700 ext. 1211
Wednesday, February 21, 20248:40:43 AM
Welcome to Glassboro High School's Guidance Department webpage!
We are eager to get to know you as part of our school community. As Guidance Counselors at Glassboro High School, we believe that our services must seek to integrate themselves into all phases of the curriculum.
The cooperation and effort of the entire staff, along with the students, parents, and support staff are essential to this endeavor.
The goals of the Guidance Counseling staff in Glassboro's district are to promote the comprehensive development of students’ academic, personal-social, intellectual, and career interests/skills, beginning in kindergarten, and onward through their twelfth grade graduation.
The objectives of the program are twofold:
- Assist each student with educational and career planning, and in this process help the student explore his or her own interests and abilities. It is also necessary to aid the student in learning about various aspects of the world of work.
- Assist the individual student in understanding himself/herself, make the most of his or her interests, aptitudes and abilities, develop skills in decision-making, as well as working and relating with others, and learn to apply age appropriate problem solving skills in daily situations.
Guidance services are always available when a student is reevaluating his or her program and educational plans. Counselors are available to deal with all students whether it concerns personal, academic or career issues. Additionally, counselors handle parent requests for student-parent-teacher-counselor conferences, and arrange interviews at a time convenient to all parties.
GUIDANCE SERVICES AND FACILITIES
- Testing: Counselors are involved with the administration of standardized tests, PARCC, PSAT/SAT, AP exams, as well as an interest inventory and the ASVAB.
- Senior Interviews: Every twelfth grader is seen in October to discuss future goals. The discussion may cover admissions, the applications, financial aid, and visits to colleges, technical schools, armed services or other career choices. The counselors review all completed course work, GPA, class rank, and graduation requirements for a final check.
- College Fair: Each year in October, students are invited to a college fair at Rowan College at Gloucester County sponsored by the Gloucester County Professional Counselors Association. In addition, field trips are advertised to visit college/career fairs in the fall and spring and our annual visit to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities fair.
- Eighth Grade Student and Parents Orientation: In the fall, 8th grade Bowe Middle School students will be invited to the high school to shadow a student mentor. The students will attend 1 class and tour the high school. In the Spring, the High School Program Planning Guide is presented. There is a daytime presentation for students and an evening presentation for parents. This program planning guide contains school policies and programs, graduation requirements, and a complete list of courses offered and course descriptions. It is prepared annually by Guidance.
- Freshman Orientation: In August, incoming freshmen attend our Freshman Orientation. Students receive their schedules and tour the building prior to the opening day of school.
- I&RS: The Guidance Department is an integral part of the Intervention & Referral Services.
- Underclassmen Parent Night: Underclassmen and parents are exposed to such topics as SAT/PSAT preparation, course selection, financial planning, AP courses, and high school decisions in general.
- Financial Aid Workshop: In the fall, a workshop is given by a financial aid officer from a neighboring college to explain the application procedures.
- Senior Parent Night: In September of senior year, parents and students are invited to attend an evening of discussion pertaining to the process of selecting and applying to colleges, financial aid, and senior year activities in general.
- Holiday Homecoming: GHS graduates are invited to a holiday breakfast and have the opportunity to share their college/career/armed service experiences with our juniors and seniors.
- Individual, personal and academic counseling
- Group Counseling around a variety of topics (As needed)
- Examples include:
- Academic success
- Social Issues(Including bullying) Teen Parenting
- Surviving Senior Year
- Crisis Intervention
- Referrals to outside Agencies and Treatment Centers
- Drug and Alcohol Intervention and Referral to treatment centers/ agencies
- Academic Advisement
- Course Selection and Program Planning
- Schedule Adjustments (as needed and within policy guidelines)
- Monitoring of Academic Progress
- Coordination of Parent/ Teacher Conference
- Career and College Planning
- Naviance- Family Connection- A web-based program designed especially for students and parents. Student can use this program to help them plan for colleges and careers
- Complete career interest surveys
- Research careers
- Develop personalized success plans
- Develop a resume
- Research colleges
- Develop a prospective list of colleges you are interested in
- Link to information on scholarships or perform scholarship search
- Track application deadlines
- Inform your counselor on where you have applied
- Monitor all of your applications( Make sure you have submitted all of your support documents for your application.