Welcome Back Orientation Program (September)
This welcome back orientation is offered prior to the start of the school year for incoming ninth graders and students new to the district and their families. Students and parents are introduced to the school program and given an opportunity to meet administration and some faculty members. During this evening, students are given a tour of the building and given an opportunity to follow their schedules and see where their classrooms are located.
EGHS Orientation Meetings (September)
Orientation to the rules and social expectations as members of the East Greenwich High School community are presented by the administration to all grade levels at the start of the school year.
Individual Appointments as Requested (Throughout the year)
All students are encouraged to make appointments with their school counselor as the need arises. This could be for a variety of reasons such as clarification on classes, dealing with friendship issues or coaching on how best to approach a teacher with a question or concern about a grade. If a student has an emergency, then an available counselor will see a student if the student’s own counselor is unavailable.
Individual Freshman Appointment with Counselor (September – November)
The School Counseling Department schedules appointments with all freshmen during the first several months of the school year for an individual appointment. Counselors all ask the same set of questions (To be included in the student’s Individualized Learning Plan) hoping to get an early indication of each student’s academic, career and personal goals along with a casual format of getting to know the student better.
Advisory Orientation (Fall)
Freshmen advisors are committed to helping with the transition from middle school to high school.
Mid-quarter and Quarter Grades (Mid-quarter and Quarterly)
Aside from updating you with your child’s academic performance through notification of when the mid-quarter report is available online and when the quarterly report cards will be available in Aspen, if your student is performing below average in two or more subject areas or failing a major subject area, the school counselors make every effort to contact the student to offer suggestions and seek solutions. If there are specific questions regarding a grade, the first contact should be made to the student’s teacher. If questions persist or other support is needed, please contact the school counselor.
Orientation to the Career Centers (Fall)
Freshmen students are oriented to the variety of programs available through the local Career and Technical Centers by a presentation given by the Center's director. Students are issued a catalog of the available programs and given instructions as to how they can schedule an individual appointment to visit the center if interested.
College Representative Visits (Mostly first semester)
Each fall a number of college admissions representatives come to EGHS and give a presentation to interested students. All visits can be found in Naviance. Any student can sign up on Naviance but attendance is sometimes dependent upon what is happening in the class that the student is missing at the time of the visit.
Senior Post High School Planning Meeting (September of Senior Year)
Each fall the counselors meet with the senior class to bring attention to post-high school planning and the college application process, timelines, deadlines, and forms. Individual appointments with counselors are encouraged to review college lists and/or alternate post high school plans.
Common Application Workshop (First semester)
This year we will be offering after school common application workshops for Seniors. Students sign up ahead of time for these announced workshops. Often the most assistance needed is to simply help students get started in the process. A follow up survey suggests nearly all participating students “would highly recommend” this workshop to fellow students.
Course Selection Process Orientation (December -January)
All students are provided an overview of the course selection process and yearly reminders of credits and other graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to make appointments with individual counselors if there are follow up questions or concerns with regards to their own particular schedule or graduation credits.
College Planning Night (February)
All parents and students are invited and encouraged to attend the College Planning Night that focuses mostly on the college search and application process. A panel of college admissions representatives will be present for a question and answer period .
Junior Post High School Planning Meeting (Mid year)
At the start of second semester all juniors attend a post high-school planning meeting. Each counselor presents a portion of this meeting addressing transcript credit review, various post high school options, college search overview, NCAA contact information and SAT/ACT information among other things. Each student is also given what is referred to as the “Red Folder” that has a wealth of information on the above and samples of forms that are required during the college application process.
Junior Individual Post High School Planning meeting with Parent (Second semester)
In the second semester of the junior year every parent/guardian is invited to an individual appointment with the student and his/her School Counselor. The appointment is a springboard for the college or post high school planning process that takes place from this point on until graduation.
Individualized Learning Plan (Ongoing)
School Counseling services will be delivered through classroom activities, small and large group presentations, individual planning meetings, parent awareness, consultations, individual counseling, home/school communication systems, referral processes, professional development, and program management. Through some of these activities, students will be instructed and encouraged to utilize their Individualized Learning Plans to set realistic goals, monitor growth and track progress in one or more of the three essential areas of Academics, Career Development, and Personal/Social Development.
The School Counseling Office continuously seeks to keep you informed of all activities that are sponsored by or related to the office. College representative visits, upcoming college fairs, open houses on campuses, career speakers, career opportunities, volunteer work, employment opportunities, upcoming state assessments, SATs, ACTs and/or any articles that are noteworthy to the parents of high school students are shared via Aspen, the website, and/or on the East Greenwich High PTG Facebook page. In addition, should you contact your student’s counselor, every effort is made to return that call within 24 hours barring any extenuating circumstances beyond the counselor’s control.