"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11
Young adults live in a time of increasing opportunity, with multiple false truths vying for their attention and hearts. To help ensure they are prepared and shepherded to become the next generation of disciples, leaders, parents and citizens, every student needs support, direction, accountability and avenues to discover and develop their gifts in the process of discerning who and whose they are. It is our desire for students to come of age in a supportive, spiritual environment in partnering with us.
They are searching for a place to belong, at times relying too heavily on peer acceptance, affirmation and feedback. They face increased pressures regarding risk behaviors while exploring the boundaries and tenets of more selfless behavior and mature, meaningful relationships and decision making. They must learn to manage academic 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, while also wrestling with the importance and challenges of claiming their faith as their own. It is at this point of intersecting life experiences our staff of educators and paraprofessionals has positioned itself to serve our students and families.
The Guidance Department does not work in isolation; rather they partner with others involved in a student’s development of heart and mind, including parents, the Campus Ministries Team, teaching faculty, athletic and artistic coaches and others. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services critical to student academic, spiritual, social and professional success in school. The Guidance office provides:
- Academic Advising -Curriculum Guide
- Course Planning - 4-year plan
- Graduation Requirements
- Academic Skills Support
- Organizational, Study and Test-Taking Skills
- Learning Styles Assessment
- Gifts and Strengths Exploration
- Coping Strategies
- Peer Relationships and Effective Social Skills
- Career Awareness and the World of Work
- Goal Setting
- Individual and Small-group Counseling