Sandburg

About Us- Guidance

Program Rationale

The Guidance Department works collaboratively to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program to all students.

  • To assist students in successfully navigating the high school process while helping to prepare them for post-secondary options
  • To advocate for students by acting as liaison to all academic departments, school services and the community
  • To provide academic advising, career and post-secondary guidance and personal/social support to all students


The Guidance Department works with students in the following areas:

Individual Planning

  • To meet with students on an individual basis to create and monitor a four-year academic plan for high school
  • To meet with students individually to explore post-secondary options
  • To meet with students individually for personal and social issues

Guidance Curriculum

To meet with students and parents in small and large groups on a variety of topics, including:

  • Career exploration
  • College exploration
  • Study skills
  • Learning styles
  • College application process
  • Financial aid planning

Responsive Service

To work with students — both individually and in small groups — in response to a variety of academic, emotional and personal/social needs, thus providing opportunities for students to develop coping skills and strategies.

 

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