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Several seminars will be offered by the Counseling department aimed at helping students achieve their post secondary goals. Seminars are designed to help students with their planning for college and other opportunities. The seminars meet several times per year and are held during our coffee with the counselors. Ms. Fryer from the College Café will further work with students in developing a portfolio breaking down all aspects of potential postsecondary applications into more manageable steps. Students will develop an activity list, practice interviewing, research postsecondary programs, continue to explore career interests, and develop a timeline to manage all the testing and application deadlines.
Students will utilize new information gained at the College Café and the Counseling department through seminars, conferences, guidance lessons, individual meetings will provide students with direction and assistance in the actual submission of applications, reminders of deadlines and be a continual mode of communication by which counselors can convey necessary and important information to students.
Choosing appropriate courses should be a very reflective process. It requires students to think about their strengths and weaknesses, what has worked and hasn’t worked, and what goals they wish to achieve next year. It is helpful for students to go through this exercise with their parents, before the conversation of “Which Courses should I take?’ occurs. The amount of work a student is ready to commit to should be a healthy compliment to any extra-curricular activities he/she wants to maintain. We believe students should have a healthy balance in their life between school and extra curricular activities.
Social, Emotional and Personal Support
In addition to working with all students to achieve academic success and assisting in developing a meaningful plan for life after high school, counselors help students balance all aspects of their lives in order to support personal growth.
College Tools and Information
Please visit the College Café located in the Cafeteria. Many colleges and universities send representatives from their Admissions office to Marshall High School. They provide a convenient way to learn about the institutions and application process, Student with Free periods or during lunch may attend the College Café or any session with visiting Universities.