Guidance Counseling Services

RHS Guidance Schoology:

Through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and a comprehensive developmental and school counseling program, school counselors promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students. Counselors assist students in working toward their academic potential and encourage social and extra-curricular experiences that provide opportunities for personal growth and independence. Counselors meet with students in classrooms, small groups, and individually on a variety of topics, most importantly college and career readiness. Students are encouraged to self-advocate and seek out assistance when necessary. Parents and guardians are invited to contact their child’s Guidance Counselor for assistance in a student’s transition to school, educational planning, for translation of materials, or for any questions or concerns.

The Guidance Department incorporates technology into its program through the use of Naviance, a web-based tool, to assist all students with the development of their personalized educational, career and post-secondary plans. Through Naviance, students participate in a variety of future planning activities including a personality profile, a career interest inventory, career and college searches, and the development of a resume. Parents and guardians are encouraged to log on to their student’s personalized Naviance site and to engage in discussions with their student regarding all future planning activities. Family Connection, a component of Naviance, is a comprehensive website that families can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.