Student Success Plans at Grade 12

 

Guaranteed experiences that address academic (A), career (C), and personal/social/physical (P/S) domains.

Post Secondary Planning

A, P/S, C

Individual Meetings with Counselor/ Course Selection Planning

A, P/S, C

Testing Information

A

Scholarship Information

A, P/S, C

College Fair

A,C

Senior Survey

A,C

Academic Success Strategies

A

Capstone

A, P/S, C

Parent Programs

A, C, P/S

For more information on each of the sections, please click on the titles below.

Post Secondary Planning

  • In the Fall, counselors meet with all seniors in groups to describe the post secondary planning process and to provide timely information about applying to college.
  • Topics include: finalizing post secondary plans, employment, military, etc., completing the college application process, writing college essays, obtaining recommendations, sending standardized test scores, requesting transcripts, visiting with college representatives, accessing available resources in the career center and through Naviance, and applying for Financial Aid.

Individual Meetings with Counselors/Academic Advisement and Course Selection

  • Counselors meet individually with all seniors in the fall to focus on post secondary planning. Each student’s needs are addressed in order to finalize post secondary options and establish a clear post secondary plan.
  • During the second semester, individual meetings are held to review each student’s academic progress, and to ensure students are taking the proper credits and making adequate process towards graduation.

Testing Information

  • Students are engaged in a variety of testing during the senior year, some required and some optional. Any senior who did not pass any portion of the state required assessments (CAPT) will have an alternative opportunity to fulfill this graduation requirement.
  • Students receive explanations of other optional tests, testing dates and sites, registration procedures, and exam uses during group and individual counseling sessions.
  • Some students may want to consider the following optional assessments based on individual readiness:
    • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    • SAT Subject Tests
    • Advanced Placement Tests
    • ACT
    • ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
  • Standardized testing is one of the tools colleges, universities and the military use to evaluate candidates. Students must request that official scores be sent from the College Board and/or ACT.

Scholarship Information

The South Windsor High School Counseling Department provides multiple resources for local and national scholarships in print and on line. Students should check our career center and their Naviance account for updated scholarship information.

College Fair

The college fair is hosted in the fall by the School Counseling Department of South Windsor High School. The event, held at the high school, draws 100+ colleges and technical schools. Students have the opportunity to gather information about prospective colleges and to speak with admissions representatives.

Senior Survey

Counselors see all students in classrooms in the spring to gather information about final post secondary plans.

Academic Success Strategies

Strategies are embedded in the school schedule throughout the school year to help students who maybe struggling academically. These are available through:

  • Literacy Lab
  • Math Lab
  • Homework Club
  • IEP transition services
  • IEP academic support
  • 504 Disability Accommodations
  • Counseling Services

CAPSTONE Program

Starting with the class of 2018, all seniors will be required to complete a senior Capstone project which reflects their unique strengths, talents, interests and goals. This initiative is currently being developed.

Parent Programs

  • Senior Parent Night ~ School Counselors meet with parents of seniors to share information about the college application process and post secondary planning.
  • During the first semester of senior year parents are invited to a Financial Aid Seminar to receive expert advice on the financial aid process.
  • Parents of seniors are encouraged to meet with their child’s school counselor and maintain regular contact with him/her throughout the final post secondary planning process.

South Windsor Public Schools    1737 Main Street    South Windsor, CT 06074    Phone: 860.291.1200   
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