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.

Stevens 2017 Graduation

Stevens High School 2017 Graduation

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)

 Our Focuses

Red ArrowMeeting with every student to create four-year plans of rigorous coursework to meet graduation requirements and prepare for post-secondary success

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Assisting both students and parents in navigating the complex process of preparing for college, career, and life readiness

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Responding to the mental health needs of students, creating plans for success, and referring to community resources, when needed


SDMyLife

 

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
Rapid City, SD 57701
P. (605) 394-4023
F. (605) 355-3041

Visit Central High School Cobbler Career Center

Rani MitchellRani Mitchell

Freshman

Matz Carrisa 982Carrissa Matz

Sophomores

Susan AurandSusan Aurand

Last names starting A-E & R-Z Grades 11-12

Laura Lloyd-SmithLaura Lloyd-Smith

Last names starting F-Q Grades 11-12

 


Stevens High School

4215 Raider Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
P. (605) 394-4051
F. (605) 394-1820

Visit Stevens High School Student  Services Center

Kim ElderKim Elder

Last names starting O-U

Roxann EngelRoxann Engel

Last names starting D-J

Melissa GoodMelissa Good

Last names starting K-N

 

No imageChris Stoebner

Last names starting A-C & V-Z

 


Rapid City High School

601 Columbus Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
P. (605) 394-4048
F. (605) 394-6941

Visit Rapid City High School Counseling Page

Sherri HoranSherri Horran

All Students