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Counseling Program

FRESHMAN YEAR

School counselors meet with freshman students to explain student services and how to access our

services.

Students examine a MMU transcript to learn about graduation requirements, credits, and how to

become a sophomore.

Students begin to plot their current coursework on a 4 year graduation plan.

Counselors explain scheduling process.

Counselors meet individually with students to create a 10th grade course schedule

Assist students with any transition difficulties.

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Administer the PLAN (practice test for the ACT) to all 10th graders.

Interpret PLAN results with students.

Students attend a presentation to learn about the offerings at our local technical centers.

Counselors meet in small groups to administer a career interest inventory.

Counselors meet individually with students to create an 11th grade course schedule.

JUNIOR YEAR

Administer the PSAT (practice test for the SAT) to juniors who register to take the exam.

Host a College Information Night for parents of juniors to provide information regarding the college

search process

Bus students to Vermont College Fair to visit with over 200 college representatives.

Disseminate college information (testing, timeline, etc.) in small groups.

Interpret PSAT results and discuss future testing.

Encourage students/families to meet with counselors to discuss the college search process.

Opportunities for job shadowing and internships made available to students.

Counselors meet individually with students to create 12th grade course schedule.

In small groups, provide specific information regarding college admission and life after high school.

SENIOR YEAR

Meet individually with each student to discuss future plans and provide assistance when needed.

Write a letter of recommendation for students planning to enter college, if requested.

Host a College Information Night for parents of seniors to provide information regarding the college

admission process.

Host a financial aid seminar sponsored by VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)

Meet with students, if necessary, to review transcripts and graduation requirements.

Keep families informed (through a letter) of any students in danger of not graduating.