School Counseling Services at John ChampeThe 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:
Ongoing Counseling ActivitiesASCA National Model Competencies and IndicatorsNACAC ComplianceSchedule adjustmentsEnroll new studentsEnter academic historyDepartment meetingsIndividual counselingParent/Teacher conferencesAttendance meetingsFollow-up with at-risk studentsChild Study/IEP/504 meetingsThreat Assessment TeamMental Health Support TeamCareer domain processesScholarshipCollege representative visitsSenior failure parent contactSAT/ACT administrationPEER (Positive Experiences in Educational Relationships)SOS (Sources of Strength)PEP (Parents as Educational Partners)CAMPUS (College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students)AugustSchedule conflictsCredit checksuKnight & ExciteCollege Application BootcampDetermine SMART goalsProfessional development in-serviceSeptemberSenior watch listSenior classroom guidanceSenior Parent NightFreshman transition classroom lessons9th Grade Transition NightBack to School NightLCPS College FairSenior recommendation packetsNational Merit Semi-Finalist applicationsOctoberBullying Prevention MonthCollege applicationsRecommendation lettersPSAT administrationCounty-wide staff developmentDepression awareness with 9th gradeNovemberCareer Awareness MonthJunior College/Career UnitGovernor's school interest meetingChampe Check-InFAFSA Information NightFAFSA workshopMonroe Tech Shadow DayJob-for-a-DayCollege applicationsRecommendation lettersWorld Kindness DayDecemberCollege applicationsRecommendation lettersNOVA Pathways applicationsPSAT InterpretationGovernor's School applicationsJanuaryCurriculum NightAP Information NightRising 9th Grade Curriculum NightGrade level course planning information sessionsCourse registrationMiddle school visitsGenerate senior failure lettersFebruaryBoys/Girls StateIndividual academic advisingMarchCollege Information NightAssist with SOL Writing testSophomore College/Career UnitAprilStress Awareness MonthCounty-wide staff developmentNOVA DE applicationsMayMental Health Awareness MonthAP test administrationSenior Awards NightAssist with SOL testingVirtual Loudoun registrationJuneUnderclassmen Awards NightFailures (course adjustments)Summer School registrationEnd-of-year processesGraduation
- 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.