The most important thing you can do to ensure your child’s success in high school is to be aware of his or her social/emotional and academic “whereabouts.” A student has to be socially and emotionally healthy in order to be able to perform academically. Make sure that you check in with your student on a regular basis to access his or her social/emotional health, and that you take appropriate steps to address any issues that arise. To make sure that your student is performing up to his or her academic potential, you should check Zangle/Q REGULARLY. If you wait until the progress report is posted, it may be too late to address a low grade. If you do find that your student is struggling academically when you review Zangle/Q, speak with your student immediately, and contact the teacher directly.
Use the links at the left to access many important parent tools.
Naviance is a program used for personality assessment, career exploration, 4-year planning, and college/technical school searches. Students can create their own accounts, and parents/guardians can create accounts to review their students’ accounts. Naviance also provides detailed instructions for applying to colleges.
The Agendas provide a quick summary of what students should be doing by grade level throughout high school.
The Index of Links includes an alpha-list of counseling-related resources.