Counseling & Guidance

graduates tossing their capsNaviance is a Counseling and Guidance website for students.  Each student has an account and has been assigned tasks to do.  Parents, encourage your student to show you their Naviance account

Course Selection Forms 2020-21

As of this week, all students have been given their Course Selection Form for the 2020-21 school year. Please talk with your child about which classes they will be taking next year. The forms must be submitted by February 28th to their counselors and MUST have a parent signature. More information and the PowerPoint presented in class can be found on each grade level’s Google Classroom to which every student has been given access. There is also the AP and Honors Application for EACH honors and AP class that they are applying for. These forms must be submitted to the appropriate department by February 28th.

Spring Considerations for Seniors:

• Many fine colleges and universities remain open or have extended their application deadlines.
Scholarship season is NOW!. Check Google Classroom for the latest releases and Naviance for the full list.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is still open—the priority deadline for most aid is March 2nd.
• Colleges and Universities are sending out acceptances and denials through March and even into April—it is important to read ALL correspondence. Most colleges will communicate primarily through email—so Seniors should be checking their accounts every day.
Community college applications are now open. If AVC is one of your choices, apply NOW! Make sure to follow instructions and see Mr. Landa once you have completed the application.

If you have any questions, counselors are ready and waiting to help!
Mr. Landa: alanda@paracletehs.org or 661-943-3255, ext 113 and Mrs. Pierson: bpierson@paracletehs.org, ext 119

Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs

Adolescence isn’t an easy time for parents, either. As children move through the various tumultuous transitions that accompany adolescence — physical, emotional, hormonal, sexual, social, intellectual — the pressures and problems they encounter can all too easily seem overwhelming. For many teenagers (/English/agesstages/teen/Pages/default.aspx), these and other pressures can lead to one or more of a variety of mental health disorders; all are matters of concern, and some are life-threatening.

Key Tips for Parents:
–Keep communication constant, open, and honest

For the rest of the article from healthychildren.org click here.

Past Mental Health Articles

Anxiety in Teens is Rising: What’s Going On?