The counselors work with 9th grades students in the classroom to ensure that all students have a strong foundation on what they will need to complete in high school. All 9th grade students will receive curriculum in their PE classes prior to the end of the first semester. The presentation will include topics such as graduation requirements, high school credits and transcripts, college admission requirements (A-G) and available AHS resources.
9th grade families will receive a letter in the mail in late spring which will include a copy of the student's transcript so families can track their student's progress.
As students start their second half of their high school career, the focus is on more detailed planning for the future including graduation and post-high school. The counselors will meet with all 11th grade students in their English classes in the fall for a presentation which reviews graduation requirements and goes into post-secondary options in greater detail including college testing and supplementary requirements. Students will complete an exercise which allows them the opportunity to evaluate their transcript for both high school graduation and college admission requirements. This presentation will help them consider the requirements they still need for both graduation and college admission to best plan for their senior year.
At Risk juniors will receive a letter home in the fall detailing their deficits and provide options for remediation.
All juniors will receive a Junior Letter in the spring detailing their current progress towards graduation. This letter will also contain reminders about preparing for college admissions in the future.