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About School & College Counseling

To help students and parents with academic, social/emotional, and college/career counseling, NAHS has four comprehensive college and career school counselors. Each counselor is responsible for a group of students based on the student's last name. 

This model:

  • strengthens student/counselor relationships. Students are assigned a counselor to guide them through the transition to high school, make course selections each year, and assist with future planning. Counselors know students better when it comes time to look at colleges by working with them over a four-year period. Students work with one counselor for all their academic and social/emotional needs.
  • increases availability. College Center drop-in days occur four days each week.
  • enhances professional development. Professional development opportunities have been developed and shared within the department. All counselors have attended The Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions, a leading authority on trends and practices in college admissions.
  • provides a dedicated student space. The College Center has an atmosphere dedicated to research, career exploration, and college topics. 

Some of our counseling services:

 Comprehensive counseling services
  • Comprehensive college, career, and counseling services for grades 9-12
  • Strong student-counselor relationships beginning winter of 8th grade
  • Academic advising in line with college and career goals
  • Underclassmen opportunities for early college and career exploration
  • Guidance for students in their 9-12 journey from middle school to post-secondary plans (more contact throughout process)
  • College Credit Plus counseling
College & Career Center resources for all students
  • Resource space & counseling center lobby
  • Available to all students during study center & lunch
  • Job notebooks (local part-time job opportunities)
  • Military information
  • Current college-specific literature
  • ACT/SAT prep guides, dates, & brochures
  • Career forecast literature
  • Student computers for completing applications (college, job, etc.)
  • Hospitality space for college admissions representatives