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GUIDANCE and COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

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.

Cedar Springs High School encourages students, parents/guardians to access their counselors for assistance regarding:
  • Personal issues
  • Social issues
  • Academic issues.
 
Our counselors also provide assistance academically in:
  • Course options
  • Post secondary planning, including preparation for the workforce
  • Technical school opportunities
  • 2-year or 4-year school institutions opportunities

CEDAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS


Rebecca Kooi
10-12th Grade
Last Names A-M

Shelley Pero
10th-12th Grade Students
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All EMC Students
 
Ashlynn Howe
9th grade Students

Cedar Springs High School Social Workers


Ashley Myers
 
Stacy Barnhill
ADDITIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION


Student Orientation

  • A packet with important school information and dates is mailed to all students early August
  • Students are assisgned a day and time to attend orientation the week prior to school start date  
  • Orientation day is used to complete many time-consuming tasks
  • We request all students attend 

Schedule Change Policy

  • The master schedule is built based on student course requests
  • Once the school year begins, students' schedules become final
  • We ask students choose all courses, including alternates, with great care and deliberation
  • Studentsare unable to selected teachers or periods of the day

Testing Out/Placement

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.
To test out:
    • Student must be willing to prepare for approximately 8-week to Test Out of course
    • Student will not receive classroom instruction or experience
    • Apply in the Guidance Center by the third Monday in May for August testing
    • Pick up a syllabus and book on the last day of school
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.