• The Counseling Curriculum - An Overview


    The counselors plan a series of activities for all students at each grade level which focus on personal development, academic planning, and college/career planning:

    Grade 9

    • Orientation Program
    • Success Seminars
    • Freshman Parent Night
    • Learning Style inventory
    • Academic Planning Conferences with students
    • New Student Support Groups

    Grade 10

    • New Student Support Group
    • Orientation Program (new students to CHS)
    • PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    • ASPIRE - a preliminary ACT 
    • Discover Program - Career Planning Activity
    • Academic Planning Conference 
    •  Empowerment Meeting
    • Do What You Are inventory

    Grade 11

    • Discover Review
    • Orientation Program (new students to CHS)
    • Test Prep Sessions
    • PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    • Junior College Planning Workshop (small groups)
    • Continuation of College and Career Planning
    • Academic Planning Conference
    • Individual Planning College Sessions for students and parents (2nd semester of Junior year)
    • Getting Ready for College Informational Meeting - introducing students/parents to Family Connection a web-based service designed especially for students and parents. (2nd semester of Junior year)
    • College Information Symposium (2nd semester of Junior year)

    Grade 12

    • Orientation Program (new students to CHS)
    • Individual Planning College Sessions for students and parents
    • Questions about the College Process meeting for students and parents
    • Financial Aid Seminar
    • Senior Credit Check
    • Meetings with college representatives
    • Post High School Transition Activities

    Clayton High School's Counseling Program is based on the belief that every child has the ability to change, adapt, and grow when presented opportunities within the educational setting. As the advocate for each child, the school counselor strives to ensure that these opportunities are accessible and equitable. Responding to the needs of the whole child, counselors coordinate resources within the school, family, and community systems. Ultimately, the goal of the school counseling program is the child's educational achievement and development as a responsible and contributing member of the global society.