• School Team: Max S. Hayes

     

    School Counseling Plan

    Goal Area #1:  COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION & SELECTION PROCESS

    Provide early and ongoing exposure to experiences and information necessary to make informed decisions when selecting a college or career that connects to academic preparation and future aspirations.

    Goal Statement #1:

    The School Counselors will provide an informative and collaborative approach, by developing a college and career educational environment, and collaborating with building-wide community partnerships, to meet the needs of all students.

    Interventions:

    Senior Night, Financial Aid Night, Classroom-based Guidance, Trade Fairs, College Fairs, Military Fairs, Individual/Small Group Counseling, College Visits, Interest/Job Inventories, Small-group Field Trips, Progress Towards Graduation Check Sheets, School-based Presentations, Professional Development

    Tools/Resources:

     

    • Tri-C/College NOW-Workshops; Visits
    • College Success-Workshops
    • Naviance-Resume Builder; Interest Profiler
    • Esperanza-Tutoring
    • Guidance Meetings
    • City Life Interventions
    • CTAG
    • Metro Health
    • Military Branches
    • County, Community and State-based Agencies

     

    Timeline of Implementation for This Goal:

     

    • Monthly College Visits for all grade levels
    • Quarterly College/Trade Fairs
    • Monthly Workshops
    • Monthly Naviance Training
    • Yearly Military Fair
    • Yearly ASVAB

     

    Quarterly Guidance Lessons 

      

    Goal Area #2:  ENRICHMENT AND EXTRACURRICULAR ENGAGEMENT

    Ensure equitable exposure to a wide range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities that build leadership, nurture talents and interests, and increase engagement with school academics and community/global-based learning. 

    Goal Statement #2:

    The School Counselors will facilitate a sense of community engagement and social responsibility among the student body to support one another as a community of learners.

    Interventions:

    Informing Staff and Students about District-wide Enrichment Opportunities (Future Connections, PC Scholars, Scholarships, etc.), Investment School Field Experiences, Internships/Job Shadowing, Referring to Anti-Bullying/Peer Mediation/Student Council/National Honor Society/Suicide Prevention, Activities Fair, Senior Service Hours

    Tools/Resources:

    School Website

    Monthly Guidance Meetings

    Student Council

    Apprenticeships/Internships/Job Shadowing

    Referrals to:

    ·      W.A.V.E.-Peer Mediation

    ·      N.O.W.-Anti-bullying Activities

    ·      Esperanza-Community Engagement

    ·      Teachers/Advisors of Extracurricular Activities

    ·      Youth Opportunities Unlimited

    ·      SPEA

    ·      JROTC

    ·      JOBS

    ·      City Life

    Timeline of Implementation for this Goal:

    Monthly/Ongoing

     

    Goal Area #3:  COLLEGE AND CAREER ASSESSMENTS

    Promote preparation, participation and performance in college and career assessments by all students.

    Goal Statement #3:

    The students at each grade level will participate in grade-based exams, workshops and direct instruction that will prepare them for a variety of college and career assessments.

    Interventions:

    PSAT, ACT, ASVAB, Compass, OGT, NWEA, SAT, Career Survey, Progress Towards Graduation Worksheets, Testing Resources, OST, ACT Prep-Me, Test Preparation Courses and Tutoring Support 

    Tools/Resources:

    College NOW, Tri-C, Trio and College Success sponsored by Tri-C, Armed Forces, Naviance, Esperanza, Y.O.U., Y.J.P, Senior Seminar, and Public Libraries

    Timeline of Implementation for this Goal:

    Fall, Winter and Spring-NWEA

    October/March-OGT

    October-ACT, PSAT

    October/May-SAT, ACT

    Winter-ASVAB

    Spring-OST

        

    Goal Area #4:  COLLEGE AND CAREER ADMISSIONS PROCESS 

    Ensure that students and families have an early and ongoing understanding about the college and career application and admissions processes, assisting stakeholders to explore post-secondary options that are best suited for their aspirations and interests.

    Goal Statement #4:

    The School Counselors will provide students and families with the tools and resources to make an informed decision as it pertains to the college and career process and requirements.

    Interventions: 

    Senior Night, Financial Aid Night, College/Trade Fairs, College Visits, Guidance Lessons/Workshops, Group/Individual Counseling, College Representative Sessions, School Website, Naviance, Career Site Exploration via Field Experiences 

    Tools/Resources: 

    Tri-C, College NOW, College Success, Naviance, College Board Resources, City Life, Esperanza, Y.O.U, Y.J.P., Various College/University Representatives, School Website, Junior Achievement, Business Partners, Site Visits 

    Timeline of Implementation for this Goal:

    Ongoing Throughout the School Year

     

    Goal Area #5:  COUNSELING TEAM CHOICE

    The goal for the counseling department at Max S. Hayes is to provide child advocacy through various social/emotional-learning supports.

     

    Goal Statement #5:

    The school counselors will provide a variety of Social Emotional Learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all student groups encompassing Max S. Hayes High School.

    Interventions:

    Group Interventions, Bereavement Groups and Resources, Self-Harm/Suicide Prevention Groups, Abuse Awareness, Drug/ALCOHOL Awareness and Resources, Study Skills Opportunities, Relaxation Group, Crisis Intervention, Grade-level Mentoring, Community Service Learning Experiences, Professional Development Participation, NOW

    Tools/Resources:

    Cornerstone of Hope, Guidestone, Gay/Straight Alliance, Hospice of Western Reserve, Metro Health Center, Community-based Agency Collaborations and Professional Development/Professional Training Sessions

    Timeline of Implementation for this Goal:

    Ongoing Throughout the School Year