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Spring/Summer information for new State High students 2022-23
Students who have recently registered, are new to the State College Area School District and enrolling at State High for the 2022-23 school year are encouraged to review Instructional Showcase and the Course Guide and submit their course requests using this Course Request Form (email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org ).
You will have the opportunity to meet with a school counselor sometime between mid-June and the end of July to discuss your course schedules. This is done by appointment only. Please call the Counseling Office at 814-231-1130 after May 15 to schedule an appointment. Newly registered high school students are asked to provide the most recent transcript from their former school. Our registrar will make an official request for the complete student record but having the transcript in hand prior to meeting with the counselor is very helpful. If the prior school is not able to provide you with a transcript, please ask them to send a copy to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for information coming this summer about our New Student/Family Orientation and Freshman Kick-Off events that will be happening the week prior to the start of school.
At State High, we are always working to find ways to support students’ behavioral and emotional needs. Students may make an appointment to see their assigned School Counselor preferably during study hall or lunch. Students may also stop in to the counseling office at any time. If their counselor is not available at that time, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a staff assistant, or they may email their counselor directly to make an appointment. The primary role of the Counseling Department is to address all students' academic, career, and personal social/emotional development needs by offering comprehensive school counseling services that promote and enhance student success.
Eight school Counselors and a Delta/Virtual/RIT counselor make up the counseling staff. At State High, school counselors wear many hats and serve a wide variety of student needs including, but not limited to:
- Academic counseling and advising
- Post-secondary counseling and advising, as well as, assistance with the college application process and letters of recommendation
- Assistance with career exploration and advising
- Short term personal, social, and emotional counseling/support and crisis referrals as needed
- Facilitation of parent/guardian/teacher communication
- Other school-related duties, such as serving on committees or serving in extracurricular roles.
There are two permanent counselors assigned to the 9th grade Learning Community Team. These counselors focus specifically on helping students to successfully make the transition from middle to high school. Learn more about our 9LC Mission and happenings here: 9th Grade Learning Community.
In tenth grade, all students will then be assigned (alphabetically) to a new School Counselor who will remain with these students for the next three years. This arrangement fosters a close relationship between students, families and their school counselors, thereby making the high school experience more satisfying and complete.
The Delta/Virtual/RIT counselor works with students who attend The Delta Program, a non-traditional high school program, and those who are enrolled in the RIT Program (Reclaiming Individual Talents) and our Virtual program.
We also have a full-time Home & School Visitor https://www.scasd.org/Page/1245 and a Family & School Outreach/School Counselor https://www.scasd.org/familyoutreach as a part of the Counseling Department.Two lead counselors serve as additional resources for students and families by planning, coordinating, and assessing team activities and facilitating counseling programs throughout the year. Lead counselors also facilitate communication among individual team members and conduct team meetings, and facilitate communication between the counseling department and administrators, specialists, and/or all other departments as appropriate. The lead counselors also communicate regularly with parents via publications, Twitter and Facebook, and perform other related duties as needed in order to help everyone understand the college planning process and its impact on students.It is our goal and commitment to respect and support all students at State High within a safe and nurturing environment that welcomes everyone.