School Counseling at Laurel Springs School consists of personal, individualized interactions with students. As students progress from grades 9-12, they keep the same counselor to help them with course selection, conduct academic progress check-ins, answer questions, and much more. Students and their families connect with counselors through a variety of mediums, from phone and email, to Skype and virtual meeting rooms. No matter the means of communication, counselors are always available to address any student or family needs.
Outside of one-on-one interactions with students, our counselors teach grade-specific, online seminar courses, which are a key component to the college preparation process. Areas of focus range from college and career readiness, studying and time management, standardized testing, financial aid, resume building, and more. In addition, the School Counseling Department hosts monthly webinars and iClasses that further support the topics presented in the seminar courses. These virtual presentations are recorded and available for viewing at any time so students have access to them – no matter their locations or time zones. Some examples of presentations from last year included: A College Application Workshop Series, Be the Captain of Your Scholarship: Tips for Securing Money for College, Top 10 Things Colleges are Looking for in a Student, NCAA Eligibility, and Standardized Testing.
School Counselors at Laurel Springs School enjoy building strong relationships with their students and their families as a way to ensure each student is staying on the correct path to achieve their unique academic goals. No matter the nature, every interaction between students and counselors is both personal and private. And while there may not be an office to enter, the counselors’ virtual “doors” are always open.