• School Counseling Services at John Champe
     
    The following school counseling services are available to all John Champe High School students:
    • Academic counseling which assist students and their parents in acquiring knowledge of the curricula choices available to students, planning a program of studies, arranging and interpreting academic testing, and seeking post-secondary academic opportunities. 
    • Career counseling which help students acquire information and plan actions about work, apprenticeships, and post-secondary educational career opportunities. 
    •  Personal/social counseling which assist students in developing an understanding of themselves, resolve conflict and defining individual goals that reflect their interest, abilities, and aptitudes. 
    • Small group counseling or on-going, structured counseling of a personal/social nature requires written parent permission.

     

    School counselors help students grow personally and socially in:

    • Developing self-knowledge.
    • Making effective decisions.
    • Developing relationship skills.
    • Making healthy choices.
    • Resolving conflicts.

    School counselors assist students in educational planning by:

    • Setting, reflecting, and reaching goals.
    • Developing a positive attitude toward learning.
    • Understanding individual learning styles.
    • Developing an educational plan.
    • Providing academic advising.
    • Improving study and test-taking skills.
    • Recognizing and utilizing academic strengths.

    School counselors help students become college and career ready by:

    • Exploring college and career opportunities.
    • Developing skills in college and career decision-making.
    • Analyzing the interrelationships of interests and abilities.
    • Understanding college and career readiness.
    • Using college and career planning tools to determine postsecondary options.
     
    Ongoing Counseling Activities
    ASCA National Model Competencies and Indicators 
    NACAC Compliance 
    Schedule adjustments
    Enroll new students
    Enter academic history
    Department meetings
    Individual counseling
    Parent/Teacher conferences
    Attendance meetings
    Follow-up with at-risk students
    Child Study/IEP/504 meetings
    Threat Assessment Team 
    Mental Health Support Team
    Career domain processes
    Scholarship
    College representative visits
    Senior failure parent contact 
    SAT/ACT administration 
    PEER (Positive Experiences in Educational Relationships)
    SOS (Sources of Strength)
    PEP (Parents as Educational Partners) 
    CAMPUS (College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students) 
     
    August
    Schedule conflicts
    Credit checks
    uKnight & Excite
    College Application Bootcamp
    Determine SMART goals 
    Professional development in-service 
     
    September
    Senior watch list
    Senior classroom guidance
    Senior Parent Night
    Freshman transition classroom lessons
    9th Grade Transition Night 
    Back to School Night
    LCPS College Fair 
    Senior recommendation packets 
    National Merit Semi-Finalist applications 
     
    October
     Bullying Prevention Month
    College applications
    Recommendation letters 
    PSAT administration
    County-wide staff development 
    Depression awareness with 9th grade 
     
    November 
    Career Awareness Month
    Junior College/Career Unit 
    Governor's school interest meeting 
    Champe Check-In
    FAFSA Information Night
    FAFSA workshop
    Monroe Tech Shadow Day
    Job-for-a-Day 
    College applications
    Recommendation letters 
    World Kindness Day 
     
    December
    College applications
    Recommendation letters
    NOVA Pathways applications
    PSAT Interpretation 
     Governor's School applications
     
    January
    Curriculum Night
    AP Information Night
    Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night
    Grade level course planning information sessions 
    Course registration
    Middle school visits
    Generate senior failure letters
     
    February
    Boys/Girls State
    Individual academic advising
     
    March
    College Information Night
    Assist with SOL Writing test
    Sophomore College/Career Unit 
     
    April
    Stress Awareness Month 
    County-wide staff development
    NOVA DE applications  
     
    May
    Mental Health Awareness Month
    AP test administration
    Senior Awards Night
    Assist with SOL testing
    Virtual Loudoun registration 
     
    June
    Underclassmen Awards Night
    Failures (course adjustments)
    Summer School registration 
    End-of-year processes
    Graduation