"Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." - R.W. Emerson
The mission of the Newton High School Counseling Department is to give every student every chance provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that supports and assists all students and families. The counseling program will address the academic, career/college readiness, and social/emotional needs of all students.
The vision of the Newton High School Counseling Department is to ensure that all students will be successful in their post-secondary pursuits and will be productive life-long learners and contributors to their community.
What is a School Counselor?
School counselors create comprehensive school counseling programs that focus on student outcomes, teach student competencies and are delivered with identified professional competencies. The NHS counseling department provides support services for the entire school community.
NHS counselors assist students with their academic, social, and personal needs by monitoring student progress to ensure students meet graduation requirements. This includes direct student services, individual student planning, responsive services, and indirect student services. We refer students, when necessary and appropriate, to other services in Newton County School System such as special education, psychological services, social services, homebound instruction, etc. when necessary.
There are four components to the NHS Comprehensive School Counseling Program:
The NHS School Counseling Department provides support in areas not limited to the following:
Personal/Social Counseling and Support
College Research, Applications, and Scholarship Information
Career Exploration and Development
Transcripts/Graduation Credit Checks
Community Agency Referrals
Collaboration with School Psychologist and Social Worker
Support during Parent-Teacher Conferences
Financial Aid Information
Information regarding the Military/Armed Services
Promotion & Retention Requirements
10th Grade = 5 Units
11th Grade = 11 Units
12th Grade = 17 Units
Graduation = 23 Units are required for graduation