“Winslow High School counselors meet with all students two times each semester during high school to work on their Education and Career Action Plans. Counselors meet with these students in groups usually between 12 and 25 in number and always meet in a computer lab. Counselors use a variety of core curriculum lessons and the Naviance College and Career Platform as tools to ensure students have a well-developed ECAP.”
Achieving the level of success that Winslow celebrates with ECAP was a process that took time and commitment. First, counselors advocated for administrative buy-in to their principal and school board. Then, counselors worked closely with teachers using surveys and focus group to develop a schedule that met all stakeholders’ needs. Then, counselors developed lesson plans using the American School Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association competencies.
Family engagement is very important at WHS. Parents have 24/7 access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal where they can review their child’s academic progress. Parents can also attend a Scholarship/Financial Aid Night presentation and a FAFSA night that allows parents to use the computer lab and receive help from financial aid experts.
Winslow High School also works with their feeder middle school on creating four year plans for graduation requirements, career goals, and postsecondary goals. These students and their parents attend Bulldog Day, a new student information day.
Renell Heister, School Counselor