SCHOOL COUNSELING


Middle School Counseling Resources

Please make use of the online tools invested by ICS. For example, Renweb provides access to student schedules, grades, general school announcements and information.

ICS utilizes the Naviance program that provides students meaningful data to make decisions for a successful future. Naviance claims data is quickly accessible, while providing the big picture and tools to improve outcomes.

Helpful Links
   Renweb Access: Click Here >>

   Naviance Family Connections: Click Here >>


Counseling Services

Academic Progress
The ICS School Counseling department is committed to following the academic progress of our students to ensure that graduation requirements are met. In order to better accommodate the various needs of our students, you may review the information below. From students who are struggling academically to those wishing to have the most academically challenging program possible, we have you covered.

College and Career Fairs Coordination
No one would argue that decisions regarding future college and career are important. Schools counselors want to bring as much information to students through the hosting of visiting college representatives and organizing four College Fairs throughout the school year. A Career Fair is also held in the spring of the year that exposes students to a variety of career options.

Group Sessions
It is our hope that not only students, but staff and parents receive helpful counsel from the School Counseling Department. Group sessions include grade-level meetings with students, while parents and staff also benefit through avenues such as Coffee with Counselors, parent meetings and staff presentations. The focus of these sessions includes relevant topics such as child abuse policy, advocating for students, improving academic performance and the like.

Individual Student Meetings
At the very least, every grade-level meets with the counselors on an annual basis to discuss ???? . Follow-up to these group sessions are private sessions with every student to review their individual progress.

Intervention/Crisis Response
School counselors always have a listening ear for students and parents who want to discuss an issue. It is our hope to help facilitate positive results when able.

Publications and Resources
School counselors are always trying to communicate pertinent information to students, parents and staff. A variety of resources are available including specialized publications such as help sheets, forms, graduation packets, and transition materials while also maintaining online resources.

Student Course Schedules
School counselors serve current ICS, new and transfer students who need help determining their course schedules. Initially, students are given opportunity to preregister for (next year) courses via Renweb in the early spring of the year. Once counselors generate student schedules, they are distributed to students so they can review and meet with their school counselor if changes are needed.


Recommended Links

Academic
   Tips for parents to help their children in school: Click Here >>

   Tips for parents to help their children stay organized: Click Here >>

Personal and Social
   Crisis Management Institute artical relevant and helpful for teens going through times of crisis: Click Here >>

   Bullying - Contains ideas to support your child if he or she is being bullied or is exhibiting bullying behaviors: Click Here >>

   Mental Health - Contains descriptions of mental health disorders that may occur in school-aged children: Click Here >>

College and Career
   EXPLORE 8th Grade Test: Click Here >>
   (This test helps students plan for high school, prepare for the ACT, and consider career directions.)

   Bureau of Labor Statistics (K-12 section): Click Here >>
   (Students can discover more information about different careers, and explore different options.)

   Strong's Interest Inventory: Click Here >>

Transitions
   Information for parents with 6th graders: Click Here >>

   Information for parents of all grades: Click Here >>

   Information for parents with 8th graders: Click Here >>


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