I hold my job to the highest standards and with utmost respect for confidentiality of students and their families.
What you say to me stays with me.
Someone is hurting you
You want to hurt someone
You want to hurt yourself
American School Counselor Position - School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family's or guardians' legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children's lives. (ASCA Code of Ethics, 2010, A.2.d)
Southwest High School is an A+ School. This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.
To be eligible for the A+ program students must meet the following requirements:
Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or lawfully present in the U.S.
Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
Attend a designated A+ high school for 2 years prior to graduation.
Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing.
Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.
Achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filled out in order to receive federal money for college. In addition, many scholarships also require this to be completed. You must create an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA.
You will need the following to complete the FAFSA:
Your social security number
Your alien registration number (If you are not a U.S. citizen)
Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
A FSA ID to sign electronically (this can be created on the FAFSA website - it is an option on the top banner)