Guidance Counselors can help students:

ASSESS strengths and limitations Make suitable DECISIONS about your life Develop positive ATTITUDES Choose COURSES that are right for you Solve PERSONAL PROBLEMS Discover your TALENTS and ABILITIES Decide on a CAREER

Counselors
'23-'24 ACT Testing dates are OPEN
ACT Testing dates '23-'24

Test dates for this year are as follows:

September 9th

October 28th

December 9th

February 10th

April 13th

June 8th

July 13th

**If student registers by August 4 for the September test, they can order a copy of their answers for a limited time: September, April, and June test dates only

Click here to register today!

The School Counselor will assist students in
  • Planning appropriate educational programs
  • Understanding their abilities and interest relating to vocational and career plans
  • Eliminating and overcoming barriers to learning
  • Personal and social development using prevention and intervention techniques
  • Develop skills in decision-making, positive peer, and family relationships
  • Dealing with present social issues; single parent families, suicide, drug alcohol abuse, child abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy, rising crime rate, death, divorce, sexual abuse, etc
  • Interpreting and utilizing state test scores with parents, teachers and administrators for the purpose of improving instruction
  • Testing dates and sign ups
  • Scholarship data
  • College Information
Important Information about Absences

If your child is absent only one day, we ask that you allow them to get make-up work when they return to school with a written excuse from you or your doctor.

Please give the teachers until the end of the school day before you pick up missed work assignments in the Guidance Office. It takes awhile to compile the work from each teacher.

Contact the Guidance Office if your child has any illness/condition that should be noted on his/her permanent records. If school personnel should be made aware of this, the counselor will do so, otherwise this and all other information will be held with strict confidentiality.

AU Dual Enrollment Student/Parent Meetings
AU Dual Enrollment Parent Meeting Jan. 10th @ 5:30pm

Auburn Dual Enrollment

Attention 9th - 10th grade students interested in Auburn Dual Enrollment for automatic acceptance to their University after graduating high school. A Dual Enrollment representative from Auburn will be on our campus Jan. 10th during Panther Period to meet with 9th and 10th grade students to explain how their DE program works. She will also meet with parents Jan 10th at 5:30 pm in our auditorium. If you think you want to attend Auburn and need DE for automatic acceptance, it is important that you attend this meeting

If you are a junior and are currently enrolled in their DE program, she can meet with you as well to answer any questions.

Parents

The guidance office seeks to encourage and atmosphere of helpful communication among educators, students and parents. The counselors are willing to listen and help with valuable services. They are also available to assist with progress reports, illness assignments, and parent/teacher conferences.

JSU Dual Enrollment Scholarship Information for Spring 2024
Jacksonville State University - Dual Enrollment Scholarship info for Spring 2024

Jacksonville State University Dual Enrollment Scholarship Information For Spring 2024

The application is linked to our scholarship webpage and students will need their myJaxState login to access the scholarship app. *This is a new location for the scholarship application *for any students that have applied in previous semesters. Here is a link to a helpful video with scholarship application instructions.  JSU DE Scholarship Instructions.mp4  When a student has successfully submitted their scholarship application a confirmation email will be sent to their JSU student email address.

For any students interested, the J-STEAM dual enrollment scholarship will no longer have a required application. Scholarship funding for J-STEAM courses will be awarded on a first come basis. Students who register for a J-STEAM course (beginning November 10th) will automatically be awarded scholarship. Once course capacity is reached, the scholarship awarding will close for the semester.

College and Career Fair
College and Career Fair - Nov. 13th

College and Career Fair

We will have a college and career fair Nov. 13 in our PE Gym for all Juniors and Seniors.  Our Career Prep classes and Govt. Classes will attend. 

Over 10 colleges and universities will be in attendance, military branches, workforce opportunities, as well as local employers that are currently hiring. Make plans to attend! 
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Clark.

cassie_clark@ecboe.org

AP Exam Registration Deadline
AP Exam deposit due Nov. 14th

Senior AP students taking the AP Exam need to pay your deposit no later than Nov. 14th. Payment can be made on My School Bucks or cash/check turned into your AP teacher.