hOW DO I MEET WITH MY COUNSELOR?
Students are assigned to a counselor alphabetically by last name. To find out who your counselor is, please visit the MEET YOUR COUNSELORS page. Referrals may be made by the student, parent/guardian, or teacher. Students may make an appointment to meet with their counselor by completing a conference request form available in the counseling office or by email. Parents/guardians may contact a counselor by email or by phone, at (304) 229-1962, to schedule an appointment.
School counselors provide academic planning with students and parents/guardians both individually and in group settings. Academic planning occurs annually when students complete scheduling for the next year's courses and during their one-on-one Personalized Education Plan (PEP) meeting.
Scheduling typically occurs beginning in December for current 8th grade, 9th grade, and 10th grade students, and January for current 11th grade students. Students should be bringing home a PROGRAM OF STUDIES and a Scheduling Form to discuss with parents/guardians. Scheduling Forms are signed by the student and parents/guardians and returned to the school counselor.
For more information about academic planning, and for scheduling videos and electronic copies of Scheduling Forms, check out our year-by-year guides by clicking on the links listed below:
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A student’s right to privacy and confidentiality is the basis for an effective counseling relationship. A school counselor's primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student, but this obligation is balanced with an understanding of parents'/guardians' legal and inherent right to guide and make decisions on their student's behalf. Confidentiality ensures that school counselors won’t share students’ disclosures with others except when the student or parent/guardian authorizes it or when there is an evident danger to the student and/or to other persons.
INDIVIDUAL & Group COUNSELING
School counselors meet with students on an individual basis to discuss academic, career, or personal and social concerns. Individual counseling is short term in nature and focuses on empowering students to find solutions that will help them be more successful. School counselors do not provide therapy. When necessary, referrals are made to appropriate community resources. For a list of community resources, visit the PERSONAL/SOCIAL RESOURCES page.
School counselors may also facilitate small group counseling for students. Groups are conducted outside the classroom to respond to students' identified needs or interests.
Examples of groups include study skills, grief support, and test interpretation.
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS
School counselors provide instruction in the classroom throughout grades 9 through 12. Lessons focus on keys to academic success, career and college readiness, and positive personal and social development.
The Talk-to-Me Program is a free program available to students in 9th through 12th grade. This program provides volunteers from the community who offer a "listening ear" to students. Volunteers are available regularly throughout the school year and can be requested by the student or parent/guardian.
For more information, take a look at the TALK-TO-ME PROGRAM BROCHURE:
Project Aware is a grant-funded program that provides free mental health counseling on-site in the school setting. Counseling services are provided by professional counselors from East Ridge Health Systems.
For more information or to request Project Aware counseling services, contact your school counselor by email or phone at (304)229-1962.
Free after-school tutoring is available in the counseling office for Mathematics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and for English on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:45 to 3:45 PM .
Please contact your student's teacher or school counselor to discuss opportunities for tutoring in other subjects.
ACT/SAT TEST PREP CLASS
Musselman High School now offers the ACT/SAT Prep Class during the day!
The goal of this course is to provide students with test-prep instruction for the ACT/SAT college entrance exams and to help students reach their maximum potential during the testing experience. The focus of this course is on math content, verbal/English content, and test-taking strategies.
This course is a half-credit course that can be taken in the fall or spring of a student's 11th or 12th grade year.