Phone: 616-532-1593     

Fax: 616-532-3733

Welcome to KHS Counseling!  We are happy to be back and working with students. We are excited to help make 2020-2021 a successful and fulfilling year for our students.

Announcements

 

Credit Recovery

Enrollment for Credit Recovery (CR) will open Monday, September 14th.  Any 10th - 12th grader who needs to recover credits for required courses not passed, can enroll by completing the "Credit Recovery Enrollment Form -- 2020-2021" posted on the KHS Counseling webpage.  (This link will be activated on Monday.)  

Details: 

  • CR will be completed online using Odysseyware, at home this year.  
  • No pretests, but passing a final test is required.
  • All courses must be completed by mid-December

Unsure whether or not you need to enroll in CR?  

  1. Check your Historical Grades in PowerSchool.  
  2. If you earned an "E" for a S1 or S2 grade for a math, English, science, social studies, foreign language, or Health class, then you may enroll in it.  3) Your school counselor will verify and approve your request before you are enrolled. 
  3. You will receive an email from Mr. Muhammad informing you that you are enrolled in CR, and you can begin.  

Sign up Here!

What We Do:

The counseling office staff is committed to supporting all KHS students as they work toward success in academics, post-secondary planning, and in their social/emotional well-being.  The goal of KHS counselors is to support, guide, and direct students as they navigate various high school experiences, and to help prepare them for a successful, fulfilling life after graduation. 

Academics:

School counselors meet with students individually and in a classroom setting to discuss academic goals and various post-secondary options.  Academic plans are developed based on a student’s career preferences, Educational Development Plan (EDP) results, and academic performance.  School counselors emphasize the importance of consistent attendance, the development of effective study habits, responsible time-management, and successfully passing classes in order to graduate in four years.  

Post-Secondary Planning:

School counselors help students plan for a successful life after high school by exploring various post-secondary options.  College and university representatives visit KHS and meet with students throughout the first semester.  Students who are interested in vocational training typically meet with both the counselor and the KHS School-to-Work Coordinator to explore job training opportunities and vocational school options.  Military recruiters from each branch also visit the school and meet with interested students throughout the year.  

Social/Emotional: 

School counselors are available to support students with personal issues with which they may be struggling; however, these services are time-limited.  If deemed necessary, counselors will make referrals to professional counseling organizations with student and parent consent.  Small group counseling is also offered during the school day (on a weekly basis, for six to eight weeks).  The goal of small group counseling is to help students learn coping skills and gain support from others who struggle with similar issues.  Topics of focus range from anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and loss, stress, healthy relationships, and more.  

All counseling offered in the KHS counseling office is confidential.  Confidentiality is maintained unless a student threatens to harm him/herself, or discloses that he/she plans to harm another individual, or shares that he/she is being harmed or exploited illegally.  

 

Graduation Requirements 

Math

= 4 Credits

English

= 4 Credits

Science

= 3 Credits

Social Studies

= 3 Credits

Health & P.E.*

=.5 Credits Each

Electives

= 4 Credits

World Language**

= 2 Credits

Fine Art**

= 1 Credit

 

 

* P.E. waivers for Marching Band & Athletics accepted when the student has played for the organization for two seasons (Due to COVID-19, P.E. waivers will not be granted for 2020-2021 Fall Semester) 

** Students can complete (1) World Language credit & (2) Fine Art credits to fulfill requirements.

Course Curriculum Guide for 2020-2021 School Year

Meet with a School Counselor

Early Graduation Information

Any student who has completed all graduation requirements by a date earlier than his/her designated class must submit a request in writing (signed by a parent if the student is under the age of 18) to the principal to graduate at the earlier date. The request must be completed by/on the last Friday of September during Junior/Senior year.

 The principal will review the request to ensure all conditions for graduation are met (see Early Graduation Document Options 1-4 on the form). A letter will be issued in lieu of the regular diploma attesting to the student’s early completion of graduation requirements. A diploma will be available to the student after the scheduled commencement date. The student may opt to return and participate in regular graduation ceremonies with his/her designated class or completion year class in late spring.  In addition, once all requirements are deemed to be complete, it is recognized that the student has completed high school and will no longer attend. Seniors who complete credit requirements by the end of the first semester of their senior year, can complete their senior year with administration approval. Early graduation forms are available in the counseling office.

Academic Support

GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is a free virtual, one-on-one tutoring service that uses the Zoom platform to work with students.  This service will be available beginning on Monday, October 5, 2020.  For more information, visit the website provided and follow the directions to register your child.  https://www.gvsu.edu/k12connect/k-12-connect-virtual-tutoring-2.htm

Khan Academy is a free online service that offers support in several core subjects. Students have a quick link on the Clever homepage of their chromebooks.  Visit Khan Academy by clicking the link provided. https://www.khanacademy.org

Name
Position
Judy Bergsma
Counseling Office Secretary
Bethany Hardy
Counselor
David Moncada
Counselor

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