Students are encouraged to access the Guidance Department for assistance regarding personal, social, or academic issues. The Guidance Department also provides assistance with course options and post secondary planning including preparation for the workforce, technical schools and 2-year or 4-year institutions.
A packet with important back to school information and dates will
be mailed to all students in early August. During the week prior to
school, students are assigned a day and time to attend orientation. Our
annual orientation is designed to complete many time-consuming tasks so
we can begin the school year without interruptions. Please plan to
Each year the master schedule is built based on student course
requests. Teachers are hired, text books are purchased and rooms
assigned based on those requests. Therefore, once the school year
begins, students' schedules become final. Please choose all courses,
including alternates, with great care and deliberation. Students cannot
choose teachers or periods of the day.
Testing out encourages highly motivated, academically talented
students the opportunity to accelerate through the high school
curriculum. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of
course content in a written cumulative exam. Testing Out is an
independent option: students must be willing to prepare for
approximately 8-week to Test Out of course. Student do not receive
classroom instruction or experience. Students must apply in the Guidance
Center by the third Monday in May for August testing. Students will pick up a syllabus and book for the Guidance Center on the last day of school.
The mission of the Guidance and Counseling Department is to help students make the most of their high school years. Students are invited to come to the Counseling Office for help in planning their schedules, learning how to study, resolving personal problems, resolving conflicts and exploring and planning for college and careers.
The American Counseling Association and the American School counselor Association endorse a code of ethics for counselors which includes confidentiality of the counselor/counselee relationship. The school counselors respect the rights and responsibilities of parents for their children and try to establish a cooperative relationship with parents in the best interest of their children.Michigan law requires counselors to report to the appropriate parties (1) suspicion of child abuse or neglect and (2) indications that the student may be a danger to himself or others.