All potential dropouts are counseled and every effort is made to encourage them to continue their education. Using the withdrawal form provided by the counseling office, each student who leaves school must clear with each of his/her teachers, the library, the cafeteria, and administration. Students should inform the counseling office so that withdrawal papers can be initiated.
All permanent school records are kept in the counseling office. Information pertaining to test results, grades, attendance and immunizations is recorded regularly. Providing the principal or counselor attends, students and/or their parents may inspect the student's records.
Students or parents may make a formal request for a transcript to be sent to another school, college, prospective employer or the military. There is a charge of $1.00 per transcript. Former students who request copies shall be charged $3.00 per transcript.
Upon request from a parent, teacher or student, the counselor will make a referral to one of the many available community service agencies. All referrals are kept confidential.
All seniors desiring scholarship or financial aid information and resources are urged to make their needs known to the senior counselor, Christi Ponder or Michele Winne, the Scholarship Coordinator. Students are encouraged to refer to the Scholarship News Bulletin and to listen to announcements regularly for Scholarship updates. The United States Department of Education encourages you to file the FAFSA on line @ www.fafsa.ed.gov. A Financial Aid Workshop is held for students and parents each January.
Career Choice and Post-Secondary Planning
Each student will develop a four-year plan, declare a course of study, and choose a career pathway. Juniors and seniors are eligible for career exploration experiences, such as job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships.