The Counseling Department offers a comprehensive, developmental guidance program that provides a systematic approach for helping students acquire and apply basic life skills.
- Going into classrooms to complete guidance lessons
- Hold a 9th grade class meeting on “Preparing for College”.
- Hold a meeting with the 10th grade on preparing for college. Stress the importance of the ACT, explaining the PSAT and the ACT Aspire test
- Junior and Senior Get to College Seminars- to help prepare them for college, learn about scholarships/financial aid, applying to college and preparation for the ACT- seniors are given a college planning notebook
- Preparing Guidance Lessons for grades 9th-12th grades on the following areas: education planning, college and career planning, decision making, goal setting, planning and problem solving skills
- Talking with new students to see how their experience has been so far at Hartfield.
- Academic counseling for students who may need support in their core subjects- discuss planning, organizational skills, and tutorial resources
- Provide individual counseling with high school students on course selections, graduation requirements, and ACT preparation classes
- Individual senior meetings to discuss college admission process, ACT preparation, researching for scholarships, community service hours, career shadowing program and determining their host/supervisor to shadow. The career shadowing is an opportunity for seniors determine their career path
- Counseling and meeting with students who are on the academic failure report. Working with the student to come up with ways to improve their grades and maintain them.
- Provide individual counseling for students who are in crisis- emotional, social, academic, and behavioral problems
- Coordinating organizing monthly lessons
- Coordinating and organizing the Senior Parent Night with Get2College- to inform parents on how to apply to college and how to pay for college (financial aid/scholarships)
- Organize Dual Credit with Belhaven University
- Attending professional development meeting to gain knowledge about testing and other counseling responsibilities
- Sending transcripts, academic records, requesting academic records to several different schools and colleges/universities; maintaining records
- Developing and organizing an ACT prep online program and classroom instruction ACT prep.
- Organized and scheduled for ACT instructors to help prepare our students for the ACT (grades 9th-12th)
- Organized and scheduled for College Admission Representatives to come and speak to our seniors and juniors about college admission process to their schools
- Ordered and planning for standardized testing for 10th and 11th grades- PSAT test and providing resources to students, ACT Aspire for 6th-10th, AP test for advanced students, ACT for 11th and 12th grade students.
- Host a college fair
- Host a career day
- Host a College Signing Day