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 2017-2018
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A - E
A - C
A - Hanna
D - J
Hartman - Lee
H - Lim
Ki - N
K - M
Mrs. Evans (ROP)
Leem - Reyes
Lin - Sf
O - Sh
Rhee - Z
Sh - Z
Si - Z
Si - Z
Career Center (Guidance Technician)
Attention Troy Students and Families,
2018-19 courses are now viewable on student Aeries portal accounts. If students would like to request a course change they may see their counselor in person the week of May 21-25, 2018. Students may see their counselor at break, lunch, before or after school and not during class time. Requests for class changes via email or phone will not be accepted. Please keep in mind that some courses are full.
When students return in August they will only be able to request to drop down in course levels (i.e., H/AP/IB to the lower level) if space is available or drop an additional class. Students in grades 9-11 must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 classes and students in grade 12 must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 classes. The deadline for a level change or to drop an additional class is Friday, August 31, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.
Troy Administration & Counseling DepartmentSummer 2018 ROP ClassesStudents, if you are interested in taking a summer ROP class please go to this link to view courses and details to enroll:Notice To Troy Parents & Students: Advanced Placement (AP) Courses & ExamsWhat are AP courses and which students are eligible to enroll in them?AP courses are college-level classes taught in high school and developed by the College Board. AP courses provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves academically and demonstrate rigor to colleges for future college admissions purposes. Freshman enrollment in AP courses is based on scores on the Troy Tech/IB/Honors Entrance Exam and review of junior high grades. For students in grades 10-12, students may take AP courses if they meet the course pre-requisites. Those prerequisites are communicated to students during the registration time period in February and posted to the Troy Counseling webpage for parents/guardians to view.What are AP Exams and who can take them?When a student is enrolled in AP course, they have the option to register and pay for the AP exam for that class. AP Exams take place in May and the schedule is dictated by College Board guidelines. Passing AP Exam scores may earn students college credit while in high school. AP Exams are scored from a 1 to a 5; some colleges award credit for scores of 3 or higher and other colleges require a score of 4 or higher. Students may inquire with colleges they are interested in on their AP Exam score policy.When do students register and pay for AP Exams?AP Exam registration at Troy takes place in late January is done through the website Total Registration. AP Exams will cost approximately $99.00 each which includes the registration fee; late registration will cost more. If a student is enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP), they are eligible for AP Exam fee waivers. To apply for the FRLP, go to the FJUHSD Food Services page (www.fjuhsdfoodservices.org). You may also obtain a paper copy of the application in Troy’s Front Office. In case you missed the September 22nd deadline, you have until December 1st to submit your FRLP application for AP Exam fee waiver eligibility.It is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian to register for AP Exams. If the deadline is missed, students will be unable to take the exams. AP Exam registration information will be made available in January and emailed to parents and students, sent to AP teachers to post, as well as posted to the school website.For more information on AP Courses and Exams Visit
Letters 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.
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 namFe of institution. All of this information is available at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.