Navigating Pathways to the Future
High school counselors help students navigate academic, peer, and parental pressures as they face high-stakes testing, the challenges of college admissions, the scholarship and financial aid application process, and entrance into a competitive job market.
High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. High school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. High school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. High school counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize their full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.
(American School Counselor Association)
Meeting with every student to create four-year plans of rigorous coursework to meet graduation requirements and prepare for post-secondary success
Assisting both students and parents in navigating the complex process of preparing for college, career, and life readiness
Responding to the mental health needs of students, creating plans for success, and referring to community resources, when needed
SDMyLife is an online program assisting students with navigating the career development process. To find a good match, students take interest and ability assessments. They can explore by career cluster, keyword, or school subject. Students can also research postsecondary education and training options, build a portfolio, study with Method Test Prep, and find out about scholarships opportunities.
Key High School Activities in SDMyLife:
- Ability Profiler – Career Aptitude Assessement
- Personal Learning Plan – Mapping 4 Years of High School Courses
Our High School Counseling Team
Central High School
433 Mt. Rushmore Road
|Freshman||Sophomores||Sophomores||Last names starting A-E & R-Z Grades 11-12||Last names starting F-Q Grades 11-12|
Stevens High School
4215 Raider Road
|Last names starting O-U||Last names starting D-J||Last names starting K-N||Last names starting A-C & V-Z|
Rapid City High School
601 Columbus Street