• Welcome to the Syracuse High Counseling Center
     
    Our Commitment: 
     
    SHS Counselors are committed to helping students achieve college and career readiness by graduation. We believe all students can be ready to pursue their post high school goals by taking advantage of the many opportunities SHS has to offer.
     
    SHS Counselors follow the Utah State Office of Education guidelines of Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program. Our main areas of focus are: Plan for College and Career Readiness for every student, Collaborative Classroom Instruction, and Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention. Below we have listed the variety of services provided to students, parents, and school community.
     
     
    Our Areas of Focus:
     
    Plan for College and Career Readiness
    • Small group College and Career Ready information presentations
    • Individual appointments with all Juniors and their parent/guardian to discuss individual educational and career goals
    • Daily student meetings before or after school, lunch, or during tutorial
    • Quarterly Senior Updates
    • Junior Jumpstart (post high school preview day) - geared toward Juniors, but available to all students and parents during lunch and after school
    • Post High School Day - Seniors only
    Collaborative Classroom Instruction
    • Information presented in classrooms or individually
    • Sample topics:
      • College and Career Planning
      • how to talk to teachers/adults
      • suicide prevention
      • grief/loss
      • social skills
      • goal setting
      • academic improvement
    Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention
    • Dropout prevention
    • Crisis counseling
    • Community resource connection
    • Small group counseling
    • HOPE squad membership
    • Academic recognition
    • Classroom presentations
    • Local Case Management and student interventions
    • Bullying prevention
    • Parent/Teacher/Student mediation
    • Needs assessments (every 3 years)
    • Data projects for program improvement (annually)
    • Homeless prevention and assistance
    • On-call availability for student emergencies
    • IEP and 504 referrals
    • Home hospital coordination
    • District crisis team membership
    • Attendance and truancy tracking
    Administration of Program and Non Counseling Activities 
    •  Testing
      • ACT testing for all students
      • Free ACT for all Juniors
      • Free PLAN test for all Sophomores
      • AP testing
      • ASVAB
      • PSAT
    • Program Planning and Development
    • Attend professional counselor trainings
    • Monthly district meetings
    • Serve on various district committees
      • DSD Crisis Response Team
      • Davis School Counselor Association
      • Information Technology Committee
     
     
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