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7-8 Counseling Information

Jr. High School Counseling
Contact Information: Mrs. Cliff

Mission Statement
American School Counselor Association National Standards
The Student Connection
The Parent Connection
The Teacher Connection
School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP)

Resources for Parents and Students

Junior High Transition

Incoming 7th grade students from Wayne Elementary and St. Mary’s School are invited to an evening program in April, in which the students and their parents can walk through their schedules, locate all their classrooms, and meet their teachers.  W.E.B. Leaders serve as ambassadors for this event.  There is also an Open House prior to the start of school in August, in which students and parents can visit classrooms and set up their lockers.

Grades 7 and 8: Academic, Career and Leadership Development

          All 7th grade students take an Exploratory Career class for one quarter, in which they are introduced to the KnowHow2Go concepts for preparing for post-secondary education developed by EducationQuest.  
The 8th grade students participate in career exploration workshops at Northeast Community College. In preparation for these workshops, the 8th grade students utilize the COPS, CAPS, and COPES career assessments and career clusters. The assessments yield results concerning student abilities, interests, and values. Students work with this information during the career workshops. In addition to exploring careers in their specific clusters, NECC also gives them resources to help them plan high school classes they may want to take to benefit them regarding the careers or college majors they are interested in. Students also participate in a budgeting activity that exposes them to financial issues they will encounter in their college years and beyond. The day concludes with a campus tour and lunch in the cafeteria. In addition to preparing the 8th graders for their high school career, this also gives our 8th grade students a well-rounded view of the college atmosphere, and what they can expect after high school graduation. 

The junior high counselor also schedules Wayne State College Ambassadors to come to Wayne Junior High and lead a College Pep Rally involving all junior high students.  Wayne State College Ambassadors make a second visit to conduct a panel discussion and Q & A program about college for all junior high students.

High School Transition

          Prior to Freshman Orientation, the junior high and high school counselors meet with all 8th grade students to explain course offerings and to help them prepare for college by taking the right courses in high school. 

All 8th grade students and their parents are invited to Freshman Orientation, where they register for classes and hear additional information about High School opportunities.  At Freshman Orientation, students and parents are able to meet with high school teachers and ask questions about course offerings.  Parents are given a copy of the COPS, CAPS, and COPES reports in the registration packet and the junior high counselor presents to parents about what the scores mean.  

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