The Essex North Shore Guidance faculty provide comprehensive, school-based services to all students with the goal of nurturing skills for students’ success during high school and beyond. Freshman students are assigned to a Grade 9 freshman counselor who assists them with their transition to a regional, career technical high school. Grade 9 counselors also work closely with Grade 9 students to assess their career interests in preparation for participation in the Grade 9 Exploratory Program and the ensuing career technical program placement. These freshman counselors continue to work students throughout their ninth grade experience. Beginning in Grade 10 and through Grade 12, students are assigned to an Academy-specific Guidance Counselor consistent with their career technical/agricultural program.
At all grade levels, students participate in academic and career guidance lessons delivered by guidance counselors throughout each year and students graduate having developed a Four-Year Career Plan with the support of the guidance counselors. Students and their families may access information in their respective student’s Career Plan and explore career and college opportunities on their student’s Naviance/Family Connections account (link below).
All students have access to supportive interventions from guidance counselors and school adjustment counselors (contact information below) to address their developmental, social, and emotional needs. Collaboration with caregivers is also an essential component of our guidance model. Caregivers are encouraged to contact their student’s counselor as circumstances arise. Appointments with guidance and school adjustment counselors are welcome and can be scheduled by emailing or calling the counselor directly(contact information below).
The Guidance Department also sponsors the following parent information sessions annually:
GUIDANCE PARENT/Caregiver SESSIONS SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020:
|New Parent Orientation
College Financial Aid Information Night (MEFA)
Senior Parent College & Career Planning Night
Freshmen CTE Program Selection Parent Info Night
NEW: FAFSA Day/Evening (Financial Aid Application Assistance)
Freshman Family CTE Program Fair
Lynn Lyons, LICSW “Anxious Kids…” Community Presentation
Sophomore & Junior Parent Night
|August 20, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 2, 2019
October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
November/December 2019 TBD
January 2, 2020
January 29, 2020
March 4, 2020