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    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
    At Heritage High School, our Counseling Department provides comprehensive services to all HHS students. We are here to support all students throughout their high school career by providing academic, college, career, and social-emotional counseling. 
    Each student is assigned to a counselor that represents their Small Learning Community (SLC). Students are encouraged to visit their SLC office before school, during lunch, or after school to speak with their counselor or to make an appointment.
    Parents and guardians may contact their student’s counselor by phone or e-mail. Please note that counselors are unable to accommodate meeting requests from incoming 8th grade families and will be directed back to their current school's counselor. 
    Counselor hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-3:15PM 
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    What do School Counselors Do?
    School counselors at Heritage High School follow the American School Counselor Association model by providing all students with academic, career, college and social-emotional support. School counselors implement this by providing direct and indirect services to all students. 
    • Direct services: 
      • Individual student planning
        • Assist students in evaluating interests, abilities and skill 
        • Assist students in short and long term goal setting (academic and career)
        • Assist students in developing four-year academic plans
        • Junior and senior credit checks to monitor progress towards graduation
      • Responsive services
        • Short term, solution focused individal or small group counseling 
        • Conflict mediation between peers
        • Crisis response for students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations
      • School Counseling Curriculum 
        • Targeted grade level presentations
        • A-G college entrance presentations
    • Indirect services: 
      • Consultation and Collaboration
        • Working with teachers, parents/guardians and administration to support student achievement
      • Referrals
        • Support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information 
    **Due to the large number of course request forms, counselors are unable to accommodate change requests made via phone or email. 
    Why should I, a student, come talk to my counselor?

    Counselors are here to help!

    Whether you have questions about grades, college, trade school, sucess strategies, life after graduation, family or peer relationships, bullying, anxiety, depression, etc. the counselors are here to listen.

    Sessions with your counselor are private and remain confidential unless there is serious and forseeable harm to yourself or others. 

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