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SHS Counseling Commitment

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
    Sophomore Meet & Greet Individual 5 min meetings
    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
    Post High School Day
    Collaborative Community Programs
        GEAR UP
        Student 2 Student

Collaborative Classroom Instruction

    Information presented in classrooms or individually
    Sample topics:
        College and Career Planning
        Post high school program options
        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
    IMPACT Team Presentations
    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 ACT Practice test for all Sophomores
        AP testing
        ASVAB
        PSAT 10 & 11
    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
        DSD Prevention Committee