Welcome back Spartans!
The 20-21 school year is off to a start like no other. There have been lots of changes at NPA in counseling department, administration, and obviously, we are doing this education thing virtually. The world we are living in is rapidly changing around us and while most of us crave human connection, it is a difficult time for that. We highly encourage you to reach out and ask for what you need.
Changes in counseling include:
Erin Gilmore, School Counselor (filling in for Dr. Cori Perkins) working with students with IEP/504 counseling minutes as well as one-on-one counseling for anyone who needs short-term, solution-focused intervention/counseling, email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Schedule Appt.
Gianna Wiggins, School Counselor, email: email@example.com
We recognize in this online environment it is hard to know if the counseling team is working for you. Let us assure you, we are! Below you will find links for 9-12 grade specific timelines. These are taken from the College Board for you to get a general outline.
Seniors: Congratulations! You made it to your final year of high school! This is an exciting and nerve-racking time for many of you. Take a deep breath. Senioritis is real so make sure you are on top of things early. Click on the link to get an overview of what this year will hold for you in terms of college preparation and applications. If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out and ask. Click here for a more visual timeline.
Juniors: Welcome Back! You probably feel like graduation is still so far away. It’s not as far as you think and you have things to do to get you in a position that you feel good about next year. Click on the link to get an overview of what is recommended by College Board for you to be aware of. As far as PSAT’s go, these will take place in January 2021.
Freshman/Sophomores: Welcome back to each of you! As you may or may not know, you are setting the foundation for your future. Many students are under the false belief that freshman and sophomore years don’t matter but your grades and the classes you choose to take are establishing the foundation for your transcript (a document that tracks all of your high school courses and grades, gpa, rank, and so forth.) Right now, your biggest job is school. Work hard, ask questions, meet your counselors, and get involved in club and athletics. You are building your college resume.