Your counselor's name is listed on top of your schedule. If you would like to meet with your counselor visit the counseling department to schedule an appointment.
All Freshman will meet with their counselor for their freshman meeting during the months of November and December to discuss...
*Transition to high school
*Importance of succeeding academically
*Review of grades via Infinite Campus
*Talents & Strengths
Things to do your freshman year...
1. Take the Learning Styles inventory in your SSP
2. Develop a relationship with your counselor and teachers
3. Become involved in extracurricular activities
4. Work on community service hours
All sophomores will meet with their counselor for an individual meeting in the Spring, beginning in April. We will discuss topics such as...
*Review of school year
*Course selection for junior year
Things to do your sophomore year...
1. Take the PSAT in October
2. Take a career interest inventory via Naviance in SSP
3. Seek assistance from teachers and counselors when needed
4. Continue involvement in extracurricular activities
5. Work on community service
6. Maintain strong academic performance
7. Utilize Powerschool to check grades
Junior Meeting Packet - Every student will have an individual junior meeting with their counselor. These meetings will begin January/February. Parents are welcome to attend and should contact their child's counselor to set up a meeting.
Things to do during my junior year...
1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October (offered at WHS)
2. Meet with your counselor for your Junior meeting
3. Maintain strong academic performance - utilize Powerschool to regularly check your grades
4. Check your graduation requirements
5. Take the SAT at least once in the Spring (March, May, or June administration) and consider taking the ACT - **See the 'Standardized Testing' tab for more information
6. Continue extracurricular activities
7. Attend college fairs and college visits
8. Make sure you are taking courses that will support your future plans
9. Use Naviance to create a list of perspective colleges
10. Take the 'Career Interest Profiler' personality/interest inventory via Naviance in SSP
Senior Meeting Packet - Counselors will be meeting with all Seniors in September and October to
review the college application process.
Senior Parent Night Presentation - Offered in the Fall. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.
Financial Aid-Power Point presentation from senior night
Fair Opportunity Project - College Admissions and Financial Aid Guide
View the following Post Secondary Planning Guide for information regarding the college search and application process... Post Secondary Planning Guide
Who Sends What- A quick guide to who sends what materials during the application process
Reminders to Seniors
- NCAA Clearinghouse- if you plan on playing a sport in college (Div 1 or Div 2), you must register (recommended that you sign up prior to junior year). It is the responsibility of the student to register and monitor eligibility requirements. See your counselor if you have questions regarding eligibility requirements.
- Be aware of Deadlines and hand in all materials 2 weeks before it is due.
- Send your SAT and ACT scores to your schools - it is the student's responsibility to forward scores through College Board and/or ACT.org
- Turn in your community service hours to your counselor - 20 hours needed for graduation
** If you are planning to apply to a State School, please be aware in past years they have stopped accepting applications earlier than posted deadlines due to the large amount of applicants. Especially if you want room and board, get your application in early.
Watertown High School CEEB Code: 070-882
Make the Most of your College Fair Visit
*Make a list of colleges of interest and do some research ahead of time.
*What do you want to find out?
*Write up a few questions to ask the representatives of each school.
*Ask the same questions to each school so you can compare later.
*Make sure questions are unique to you and your interests. For example, ask about extracurricular activities. Ask about what percentage of students receive financial aid.
*Find out what classes a typical freshman in a major of your interest would take.
*If undecided, ask what services and support are offered to help you explore various majors.
*Don't forget to bring a notebook with your questions, a pen or pencil and a bag to carry the college information you will be collecting.
*Also leave time to browse and don't just focus on the well known schools. You may find a college you never heard of with the exact major or extracurricular activities you are looking for.