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Why does our department exist? What is the fundamental purpose of our department?
As professional school counselors at American Fork High School, we are dedicated to empowering every student to achieve academic success, personal and social growth, wellness, and career exploration.
The development of resiliency, tolerance, self-reliance, and self-confidence by implementing the four areas of the comprehensive guidance model, which include:
• School Guidance Curriculum
• Individual Student Planning
• Responsive Services
• System Support
• We, as a department, are committed to the individual planning process since it reinforces necessary skills for critical thinking and decision-making.
• We value the opportunity to present guidance curriculum for the purpose of teaching essential life skills.
• We are committed to being available to students in crisis through responsive services.
• We value collaboration with teachers, administration, and community for the benefit of our students.
• We believe students become responsible citizens by developing skills of resiliency, tolerance, and self-reliance.
• We believe that effective communication skills are essential for career development and success.
• We believe that critical thinking is essential for making positive life decisions.
• We believe that all students should be able to have opportunities for success through high school.
• We believe that all students should be given ample opportunities to explore future schooling and career goals.
• We believe students should leave the high school with the skills needed to be lifelong, independent learners.
Question #1 – What do we expect our students to learn?
• We expect our students to select classes that will prepare and challenge them to be ready for life goals and life decisions.
• We expect our students to learn resiliency skills; the ability to overcome negative experiences and consequences.
• We expect our students to become focused and pro-active in their lives; to take control of their futures.
Question # 2- How will we know what they have learned?
• We will monitor student achievement through a variety of assessments including core testing, term grades, career assessments, and SEOP surveys.
• We will monitor the CRT data to evaluate and make suggestions to administration.
Question #3 – How will we respond to students who aren’t learning?
• When students are struggling, we will be available for individual counseling and give suggestions such as the homework center, academic tutoring, tracking, class changes, etc.
• We will monitor failing students and work with administrators & trackers to come up with suggestions for helping individual students.
• We will help facilitate the Study Skills curriculum and do periodical “Why Try Presentations” in the individual classes.
Question #4- How do we respond to students who have already learned the material?
• We will encourage students who have obtained mastery to assist struggling peers (Study Skills classes).
• We will encourage incentive programs such as early lunch and early out for students who are succeeding.
• We will nominate and recognize students for awards such as student of the month, scholarships, Boys State, Girls State, and other honors to help give recognition where deserved.
ACT / SAT INFORMATION
ACT INFORMATION – actstudent.org
The ACT is required at most 4-year institutions in the state of Utah. The test covers the areas of english, reading, mathematics and science reasoning.
Juniors are encouraged to take the ACT sometime in April or June in order to see what the test is like, determine if their test site was comfortable, to use the results for further preparation and to make sure they get a feel for the timing of the test.
Seniors are strongly encouraged to take the ACT sometime in September, October, or December of their senior year so they can receive results in time for college admissions and various academic scholarships. One of the measurements used for college admittance is known as the Academic Index Score. It is used throughout the state to determine admissions eligibility and as a factor for academic scholarship qualification.
AVERAGE ACT SCORES FOR UTAH COLLEGES
|U of U||3.5||24|
|LDS BUSINESS COLLEGE||3.14||21|
TEST DATES AND DEADLINES
Late Fee Required
|December 8, 2012||November 2, 2012||November 3-16, 2012|
|February 9, 2013||January 11, 2013||January 12-18, 2013|
|April 13, 2013||March 8, 2013||March 9-22, 2013|
|June 8, 2013||May 3, 2013||May 4-17, 2013|
ACT PREPARATION RESOURCES
|Official ACT Website||Utah Futures||Petersons|
*ACT booklet- available in the counseling office with ACT registration packets.
The American Fork High School Counseling Department offers ACT Preparation classes before most ACT tests throughout the school year. The following is information on the most current prep course available:
ACT PREP CLASSES
DECEMBER 8TH TEST
The AFHS Counseling Center has obtained the services of three excellent instructors to help you raise your scores on the upcoming ACT. You will spend a minimum of four hours preparing for the following subjects at the time and place listed below.
CLASS DATES SUBJECT PLACE TIME INSTRUCTOR
Nov. 13-15 English RM. 36 2:30-4:00 Lind
Nov. 27, 29, 30 Math RM. 213 2:30-4:00 Cousins *NOTE DATE CHANGE
Dec. 4-6 Science RM. 16 2:30-4:00 Crosby
* All sessions are held Tuesday-Thursday. EXCEPT FOR THE MATH SECTION WHICH WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY*
COST: $10 per subject $30 for all three subjects
To sign-up for classes, your payment must be made at the financial office by November 12, 2012. Classes will fill up quickly, so do not delay!
Students MUST bring a receipt of payment to the first day of class.
SAT INFORMATION – sat.collegeboard.org
The SAT helps college admissions officers make fair and informed admission decisions. Combined with a student’s academic record, it is a proven, reliable indicator of college success. Since its launch in 1926, the SAT has helped millions of students connect with college success and today remains the most reliable, effective measure of a student’s college readiness. The SAT tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge—the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.
TEST DATES AND DEADLINES
Late Fee Required
|January 26, 2013||December 28, 2012||January 11, 2013|
|March 9, 2013||February 8, 2013||February 22, 2013|
|May 4, 2013||April 5, 2013||April 19, 2013|
|June 1, 2013||May 3, 2013||May 17, 2013|
High school students should start using the new Utah Futures program, which is an online tool for exploring careers, colleges, paying for college, etc. It will have everything you need to get ready for your post-high school plans.
Counselors will be utilizing these programs in college and career lessons with students. It is easy to use, and will save you a lot of time by not having to looking several different places for the same information.
DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES
The Utah Department of Workforce Services offers many resources for obtaining a job/career.
UTAH JOB TRENDS
Utah’s Five Star Jobs by Training Level
Utah Job Outlook
IMPORTANT CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES
||Wet Feet||Job Hunt
Concurrent Enrollment allows a student to take a class at the high school and is taught by a high school teacher who has been approved to teach a class for UVU college credit. Concurrent Enrollment classes are for juniors and seniors. Students must pay a one-time $35 registration fee and register on line at www.uvu.edu/concurrent/
***Please be advised, consistent with SB284, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions will implement a partial tuition of $5.00 per credit for concurrent enrollment classes for the 2013-14 academic year. (A typical 3 credit class will have a tuition cost, payable to the university of $15.)
Grades earned through concurrent enrollment classes generate a college transcript with UVU and will be posted on the student’s high school transcript as well. If you are planning on dropping a course with UVU make sure you talk with the Distance Learning Coordinator to avoid receiving an F on your college transcript.
It is always a good idea to check and see how credits will transfer to your prospective college choice. Visit Utah State Board of Regents for Transfer Guide.
The following is a tentative schedule of classes that will be offered during the 2012-2013 school year.
|Semester||Minimum Grade Level||American Fork
|Instructor Name||UVU Course Name||Credit Hours||UVU Course Number||CRN|
|Spring||Junior||Art History TICE||Shupe, Shelley||Introduction to Visual Arts||3||ART1010H01||23964|
|Fall||Junior||Art History TICE||Shupe, Shelley||Introduction to Visual Arts||3||ART1010H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||AP Biology||Ormond, Michelle||General Biology||3||BIOL1010H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||AP Biology Lab||Ormond, Michelle||General Biology Lab||1||BIOL1015H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||Woodworking 2||McKell, Robert||Millworking and Safety Shop I||5||CAW1140H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||Woodworking 3||McKell, Robert||Millworking Shop II||5||CAW1240H01||Registration Closed|
|Fall||Junior||Intro to Info Tech||Yocom, Lynne||Foundations of Computer Science||3||CS1030H01||Registration Closed|
|Fall||Junior||Technical Design I||Sanderson, Ed||Basic Drafting||2||EGDT1000H01||Registration Closed|
|Spring||Junior||Technical Design I||Sanderson, Ed||Basic Drafting||2||EGDT1000H01||20641|
|Spring||Junior||3D Modeling||Sanderson, Ed||3D Modeling||3||EGDT1070H01||23405|
|Fall||Junior||3D Modeling||Sanderson, Ed||3D Modeling||3||EGDT1070H01||Registration Closed|
|Fall||Junior||Architecture Design II||Sanderson, Ed||Architectural Drafting||3||EGDT1100H01||Registration Closed|
|Spring||Junior||Architecture Design II||Sanderson, Ed||Architectural Drafting||3||EGDT1100H01||20642|
|Full Year||Junior||AP Enviornmental Science||Ormond, Michelle||Intro to Environmental Management||3||ENVT1110H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||French 4||McFarland, Rachel||Beginning French II||4||FREN1020H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||French AP||McFarland, Rachel||Intermediate French I||4||FREN2010H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||German 4 and AP||Garlick, Steven G||Beginning German II LH||4||GER1020H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||German AP||Garlick, Steven||Intermediate German I||4||GER2010H01||Registration Closed|
|Spring||Junior||Emergency Medical Services (EMS)||Bailey, Becky||First Aid||2||HLTH1200H01||15997|
|Spring||Junior||Human Anatomy||Eckles, Robert||First Aid||2||HLTH1200H02||24357|
|Spring||Junior||Intro to Info Tech||Yocom, Lynne||Computer Architecture and Systems Software||3||IT1600H01||17367|
|Spring||Junior||Principles of Leadership||Litchford, David||Principles Of Leadership||3||MGMT1250H01||17196|
|Fall||Junior||Prinicples of Leadership||Litchford, Dave||Principles of Leadership||3||MGMT1250H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||Exercise Science/Sports Medicine||Bailey, Becky||Sports Injuries||2||PES2400H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||AP Psychology||Wagstaff, Doug B||General Psychology SS||3||PSY1010H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||Spanish 4||Collier, Lisa||Beginning Spanish II||4||SPAN1020H01||Registration Closed|
|Full Year||Junior||Spanish 5/AP||Collier, Lisa||Intermediate Spanish I||4||SPAN2010H01||Registration Closed|
Distance Learning allows high school students to enroll in college classes taught by professors at UVU in a classroom at the Orem Campus. All distance learning classes are provided at American Fork High School. Please speak to your counselor if you are interested in taking any of these college classes. Students register by paying a one-time fee of $35 and can register for these classes at: www.uvu.edu/de/
Students who wish to take Distance Learning classes must have a cumulative gpa of 3.0, and be a junior or senior. As a student, you are responsible for your own admissions, registration and book fees for all college classes.
Advanced Placement classes offer students a chance to do advanced work in certain subjects while in high school to attempt to earn college credit. Students take the class and then are tested at the end of the year. A score of 3 or higher qualifies the student for college credit. This credit is accepted differently at various colleges and universities. There is a testing charge for each test taken. Click here for a list of Advanced Placement programs offered at AFHS.
If a student fails a core class, or any part of a core class between 9th and 12th grade, that class needs to be made up with one of the following methods. Note: Students can also use some of these methods to get ahead in credit during the summer or regular school year. Ask your counselor for more information.
ALPINE SCHOOL DISTRICT EXTENDED YEAR (Summer School)
Alpine School District offers two three-week sessions in June and July. Students will take classes at Lehi High School or Mountain View High School. There is a $25.00 fee for each .25 credit class. See your counselor to get enrolled. Click here for more information.
BYU INDEPENDENT STUDY
BYU Independent Study offers an array of classes for high school students. It is also possible to choose whether you would like to do your classes online or in packet-pencil form, and they now have a new option of instructor-guided classes.
The cost for .50 credit is $128. Students may register over the phone at 1-800-914-8931 or online at http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/
ELECTRONIC HIGH SCHOOL
Electronic high school is an online program for students who want to make up lost high school credit, expand their learning, create more flexibility in their schedule or to graduate early.
EHS classes are free of charge for Utah students. For a complete listing of classes visit: www.ehs.uen.org/ (801) 538-7736
EAST SHORE HIGH SCHOOL
The following is information to retain credit through East Shore High School:
*Contact your school counselor to start the initial enrollment process
Address: Polaris High School, 1551 West 1000 South, Orem
Days: Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Hours: 3:30 to 6:30 pm (Testing Center Closes at 6:00 pm)
Initial Fee: $110.00 = $50 Annual Registration Fee + $35 Instructional Materials
+ $15 Textbook Deposit + $10 online curriculum unit (1/8th credit)
(FREE curriculum unit given if passed within 30 days)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, and work-study. The FAFSA is also used to apply for most state and college aid, in addition to some private financial aid.
RESOURCES FOR FILLING OUT THE FAFSA:
To see a helpful video go to THIS link and click on “Paying for College”
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is an outside organization that works with the NCAA to determine eligibility for student-athletes who plan on competing at the Division I or Division II collegiate levels.
Eligibility is determined by the student’s GPA and ACT/SAT scores, as well as an approved list of core courses. You will need to visit NCAA for the most up to date information and to find out about approved courses for American Fork High School.
To register for classes for the 2013-14 school year you will need the following forms and information:
- Skyward registration tutorial Power Point (please be advised that once you click this link, you will need to download the presentation on the following page).