School Counselor Information & Resource Links
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School Counselor Information
Welcome to the Troy High School Counselor and Guidance page. These resources are for all students 7-12 and their parents. Please take a moment to look down through the information that has been posted. Please feel free to either e-mail or call me for any questions.
“To provide a well-disciplined instructional environment in which our faculty and administration can focus upon and be sensitive to the educational and personal needs of each student in the lives of many and subsequently provide our students educational opportunities and personal fulfillment that will assist in making them productive citizens in society.”
“To prepare our students for SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS in a global society. All children will “Soar to New Height” in education, in social behavior, in physical well being, and emotionally so that they may live, learn, and work in the twenty-first century.”
“To provide all students with opportunities and the guidance necessary to develop skills for accessing and procession information, dealing with change, thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, and positive human relationships. We believe learning is a lifelong process for which students are expected to take personal responsibility, and that learning must take place in a nurturing, safe environment that recognizes the diversity of individuals while assuring equity for all.”
Jason Flatt Act
"The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth."
ACT is encouraging students to register online at http://www.actstudent.org You will also have to pay online also. Make sure before the test date you take a look at the checklist on the ACT website. You want to make sure you have the appropriate calculator, test ticket, photo ID, etc. This is very important!
Test Prep Websites
We also have access to the ACCELLUS program at school. It has a test prep section on it that can be done at home. See Ms. Paden if you are interested.
Seniors, start filling out college applications. Some colleges have deadlines for admissions and scholarships, make sure you check with the college or look on their website. Also, plan on visiting the colleges of your choice sometime. Pick up a College Visitation form from the HS office before you go so it can be signed by the appropriate personnel and you can be excused that day. (Please let the office know when you will be gone so it can be excused. See the student handbook for guidelines for these visits. Please see Ms. Paden with any questions or help.
Juniors can also take college visits day. One per year or two per year if parents attend the visit. See HS office for the form to fill out so you can go.
Senior parents: In order to apply for Federal Student Aid, you and your child will need to register for a pin number at http://www.pin.ed.gov. This number will allow you to apply for student aid and loans after Jan. 1. If you have any questions, please let me know. You can look at the website that you will need to use to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). http://fafsa.gov. There is now a free worksheet that you can print off on that website to give you an idea of what you need to prepare to fill it out online.
Scholarship Information Page
Misc. Helpful Senior Websites