Horseheads High School Counseling Services
Horseheads High School counselors meet with students several times annually to discuss their interests, abilities and post-secondary plans. The counselors' goal is to help students set and meet appropriate short and long term goals for their future. To do this, counselors use a variety of information including standardized test results; academic performance; interest, ability, and values inventories; and extra-curricular activities.
Students meet with counselors in both individual and group formats. Group sessions generally cover educational and career planning information and are held during the sophomore and junior year.
Students are also encouraged to use career resource materials. Bridges, a web-based career information/assessment and post-secondary planning program, is available to students through any Internet portal or location. In addition, the Counseling Office houses an extensive career resource library, a collection of college catalogs and guides, financial aid information, applications, and standardized test registration and preparation materials. All materials can be used in the office or signed out for a student to take home.
Counselors are trained and available to talk with students about personal, educational and social issues. Students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their counselor if they need a person to talk with. A counselor can also help make a referral to an outside agency for more intensive counseling services if the student and parent wish to do so.
Counselors use a variety of tools to communicate information to students and parents. Information is provided through school newsletters, email and phone calls home. Evening information sessions are provided regarding the transition to high school, financial aid, and college planning.
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