Counselor Classroom Lessons
Similar to teachers, counselors have a set of standards that we are tasked with teaching students throughout their educational career. The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards “identify and prioritize the specific attitudes, knowledge and skills students should be able to demonstrate as a result of a school counseling program.” Because these standards are designed for all students, our best way to deliver them is through classroom lessons.
This fall we have been in all junior and senior English classes helping students prepare for their future.
Our seniors received lots of information about the college application process and paying for college. In addition, they were given resources on college searching, apprenticeships, gap year, and career researching. Check out the presentation here, or ask your senior for their copy of the presentation!
During senior lessons, we asked students, “As of today, what are your post-high school plans?”
Our juniors spent time using college and career search tools, discussed standardized testing, and were given some next steps to help them plan for their future. Check out our lesson here, or ask your junior for a copy of the presentation!
In December, we will be visiting all sophomore classes. Our goal for that lesson is to give sophomores a tool to help them choose which academy will be a good fit for next school year.
In preparation for starting The Academies of Shakopee next school year, the counselors designed six mini-lessons that were taught by homeroom teachers. The goal of the lessons was to give students basic information about academies to help them make an informed decision when the time comes to choose an academy. Feel free to browse these lessons to see what they have been up to in homeroom!
December 11 – 15th: Counselors in 10th grade English classes completing an Academy Wheel Lesson
January 3-12: Students will give their Academy preference
January 10: Academy Information/Saber Showcase Night
January 24: PSEO Parent Meeting (12:00-1:00 PM)
January 25: PSEO Parent Meeting (7:30-8:30 AM)
January 29-February 9: Classroom Registration Presentations
February 12 – 16: Registration
February 27: Junior ACT
*11th grade students can pick up their Practice ACT scores in the career center.