The role of Guidance Services is to support students and families as they navigate high school course curriculum choices and the college/career search process. With a guidance counselor to student ratio of 205:1, well below the national average of 400:1, our students are assigned a counselor for individualized counsel and assistance throughout high school.
The ultimate goal of Guidance Services is to prepare students to fulfill God's purpose for their lives. Recognizing that all students have a unique combination of personality, abilities, and spiritual gifts, we believe that they will find the greatest fulfillment when they serve God out of their areas of strength.
One of the primary roles of the guidance counselors is to assist students in discovering and developing those strengths by supporting students as they strive for academic success, face various struggles, and plan for the future.
- Meet with students individually to determine academic goals and course schedule
- Monitor student progress toward requirements for graduation, college admission, and NCAA/NAIA eligibility
- Assist struggling students in adjusting course choices or obtaining additional help from tutors or teachers
- Collaborate with Educational Support Services (ESS) to identify students with learning needs and provide the appropriate support services
- Coordinate distance learning opportunities for students needing remediation or advanced academic offerings, such as dual credit
- Facilitate and communicate information about standardized testing
- Provide individualized counseling to assist students in narrowing their post-high school options
- Offer personality and career assessments
- Coordinate student selected internships during J-Term
- Process college and scholarship applications using Naviance
- Coordinate onsite visits from public and private college representatives
- Educate and support families regarding the college search process, scholarship opportunities, and the financial aid process
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- Provide individualized academic and college counsel
- Meet individually with students as needed regarding personal, social, or spiritual needs
- Provide referrals to local counseling options for emotional and mental health needs
- Counseling Team includes: 2 Licensed School Guidance Counselors, 4 Spiritual Life Counselors and a School Psychologist
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Method Test Prep is available for free to all Heritage students. Use referral code tkn.70515238 when signing up online. This is a self-placed online resource for students. The program is tailored to fit individual learning styles, is simple to use, fits into busy lifestyles, and gets results.
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