SHS Counseling 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. 

 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:

  • 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 Committe
    -DSD Prevention Committee