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Counseling Department Curriculum

Counseling Department Curriculum

9th grade:  Transit ion/Identify the Plan
  • Articulation with feeder schools and course selection and placement
  • Parent Night:  Transition and Support
  • Meet individually with struggling students
  • Use Bridges computer software program to help students explore potential careers related to their interests

10th grade:  Explore the Plan

  • Review Progress and create an academic plan, Review exploration activities done in the 9th grade
  • Present to classes on topics such as graduation requirements, post-high school options and the California community college system and UC/CSU requirements
  • Use Choices computer software program to explore possible college majors as they relate to interests
  • Academic Review and Plan Parent Night covering topics such as graduation requirements and college information.  Give families student generated 4-year plan and portfolio with Life After High School booklet

11th grade:  Research and Develop the Plan

  • Classroom presentations: review graduation requirements, discuss college information, testing dates and other post-high school options
  • Individual meetings with students to help develop their plan and identify different tools (internet, College/Career Center, etc) to do research
  • Parent Night to help families support students in their search

12th grade:  Execute the plan

  • Classroom Presentations:  Time to execute your plan
  • College Application Workshop for Students
  • Letter of Recommendation Workshop
  • College/Career Center classroom visits
  • Articulation with college representatives - two and four-year schools
  • Parent Night on the College Application Process
  • SMUHSD Financial Aid Night
  • SMUHSD College Fair