WELCOME TO TROY COUNSELING
Our mission is to serve our students and promote academic achievement, career development, and personal and social growth. The guidance team is dedicated to each student and works collaboratively with parents, teachers, staff and administration to provide a positive school atmosphere. Our restructured guidance program allows students to develop a relationship with their assigned counselor starting their freshman year.
HOW TO SEE YOUR COUNSELOR
Students are welcome to stop by the Counseling office without an appointment before school, break, lunch and after school with any questions they may have. (Do not come during class time as we do not want you to miss instructional time)
Parents can call to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor. Counselors are also readily accessible via email and phone. Counselors will also individually meet with parents and their students in the freshman and junior years.
Counselor Caseloads for 2016-2017
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A - E
A - C
A - C
Hours 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
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D - J
D - I
Hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
H - Lim
Ki - N
K - M
J - L
Mrs. Evans (ROP)
Hours 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
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M - R
Hours 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Si - Z
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Career Center (Guidance Technician)
Requesting Changes to 2017-2018 Course RequestsAttention Students: You have until Friday, April 21st at 3:00 p.m. to make any changes to your 2017-18 course requests. After April 21 no changes will be made so administration can build the master schedule. Students you may see your counselor at break, lunch, before, or after-school to request any changes for next year's classes.
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2017
Whether a student is leaving home, or staying local, going to college is a transition and adjustment, not only for students, but also for parents and families.
This workshop is designed for students and parents to help address the concerns about going to college, now or in the future.
Learn what to expect and pitfalls to avoid when going to college through the following workshop sessions.
· If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Student Panel
· Cash Rules Everything Around Me: Learn How to Manage Money
· I’m Going to College, Now What? Planning for Success
Learn how to support your children and yourselves through this transition via the following workshop sessions.
· If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Parent Panel
· Financial Fitness: What is college really going to cost? Why is it worth it?
· Let Them Go, Watch Them Grow: Nurturing a Happy and Healthy AdultLetters of Recommendation for Summer Programs and ScholarshipsThe Counseling Department is more than happy to support students applying to summer programs or scholarships that require a counselor letter of recommendation and/or completion of a counselor recommendation form. In order to advocate for our students and have time to complete the form and/or letter by the deadline, please do the following:1. Students need to see their counselor in person at least 4 weeks before the application deadline to request the recommendation.2. Provide a resume of high school achievements and activities. If you need to create a resume, use the resume tool located in your Naviance Family Connection account.3. Discuss with your counselor how the form and/or letter is submitted (i.e., e-mail, mail, upload to site, etc.)4. Letters of recommendation are confidential. As counselors we will advocate on your behalf and do our very best to help you get accepted to the program or receive the scholarship.Note: For seniors applying to colleges that require a letter of recommendation, there is a separate process and a separate packet for students to complete. The process and deadlines for college application letters of recommendation will be communicated to seniors during individual senior conferences and large-group senior presentations which occur early in the fall semester.
Parent Session - Counselor Q & A
Counseling Department's Q & A session! The Counseling Department will be in the teacher's staff lounge to answer a variety of questions from parents regarding high school, college planning topics, and more.
- April 18, 2017 - 2:00PM (Teacher's Staff Lounge - Front Office)
Sophomore Student & Family Counseling PresentationsIn the 10th grade, counselors meet with students in groups during their physical education class fall final exam. We will cover and review college admission requirements, college application details like GPA calculation and activities, a college planning calendar, and more. Sophomore families, please make sure your student attends the fall semester final exam for their PE class so they don't miss out on this valuable presentation.For all Sophomore parents/guardians, the Counseling Department is hosting a Sophomore Family Presentation at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in rooms 505 and 507. This presentation is one hour prior to Open House and will cover the information we shared with your sophomore student. Space is limited so please arrive on time and send only 1 or 2 parents/guardians per student. We look forward to meeting with all of you!
Class of 2017 Senior Student and Parent Presentation & Handouts
The Counseling Department hosted a presentation for students and parents. Parents and families, if you were unable to attend the presentation prior to Back to School Night you'll find the presentation and handouts below. Please download the following: CSS Financial Profile handout, Class of 2017 Senior Student and Parent Presentation, The Common Application Procedures 2017, and the Senior Student and Parent Informational Packet. These documents will provide you and your student details and deadlines on various college systems, application procedures, financial aid, and more. Please review them with your senior student.
Requesting Counselor Recommendations For College Applications
Attention seniors: If you are applying to a private college or an out-of-state public university that requires a counselor letter of recommendation (also called a Secondary School Report), you must attend a mandatory meeting on your Orientation Day. The Letter of Recommendation meeting will take place on Thursday, July 28th in the Lecture Hall. There are two sessions to choose from- 12 p.m or 2 p.m. Please select one session to attend. You should also download and review the Secondary School Report (SSR)/Counselor Letter of Recommendation Packet 2016-17. We look forward to supporting you in meeting your college goals!
Study Skill & College Planning Resources
Students, now you can access study skill and college planning resources at your convenience! These tools are now available on your Naviance Family Connection account. When you log into your account, go the "document library" link on the main page. There you'll find resources on these topics. Counselors will be adding to these documents so check back for new tools and information.
Department of Education - College ScoreCard
To further empower students and families, today we released our first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard, a college search tool that President Obama launched in September 2015 and that nearly 1.5 million usersacross the nation have accessed since. With over 4,000 institutions available for students and families to search, the College Scorecard provides answers to critical questions about each institution, like how likely studentsare to complete their degrees, how much debt students take out, and how much the students typically earn after attending. And the interactive website provides users with the ability to search by program, degree type, location, or by name of institution. All of this information is available at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.