Services Available through the Counseling Center
One of the Counseling Center’s main goals is to facilitate your student’s high school years to make the experience as successful as possible. Students meet with their counselor by parent, teacher, administrator or self-referral. Your student’s counselor is available to help on many different fronts.
- Academic Counseling - Counselors meet with students during spring registration to help them select courses that meet both graduation requirements and expand on their personal interests. We also work with students who are struggling in academics by reviewing more efficient study habits and organizational skills. For students whose academic life is sometimes a little too hectic, we are happy to share some stress and time management techniques. It isn’t always easy to balance courses, activities, leadership roles, athletics, employment, and family commitments!
- Personal Counseling - Counselors also work with students who are dealing with relationship issues, personal concerns, academic or behavioral difficulties, and normal developmental challenges. Counseling is short term, skill based, and goal oriented. Counseling and support are provided to students and their families facing emergency situations. Upon request, we provide referrals to other professional resources such as mental health professionals, social services, special school programs, and juvenile services.
- Post High School Planning - Most students take advantage of the wealth of information that is available from the Counseling Center and the College & Career Center. We offer college advising, testing, scholarship and financial aid information. We support students in their entire application process from completing applications and securing recommendations to writing their personal statements and resumes. Together with the College & Career Center, we also have information on two-year community colleges, apprenticeship programs, vocational and specialty colleges as well as the military.
More information is available on the LWHS Counseling Powerschool Learning site.