Our Guidance Department offers a variety of services for our students in the areas of academic, personal-social, and career concerns. (ASCA National Model, 2003)

  • Classroom Guidance – Counselors visit classrooms to share important information with students appropriate to each grade level, on how to succeed in high school and prepare for life after graduation.
  • Personal Counseling – Student concerns can be discussed confidentially.
  • Referral Service – Students can be referred to outside agencies for additional assistance or help. Contact your student guidance counselor for a referral that is appropriate to your needs.
  • Scheduling – The counselors and registrar assist students in selecting classes. The counselors are informed about college requirements and recommend high school course work for careers.
  • Testing – Counselors coordinate registration, administration and interpretation of PSAT (9th, 10th and 11th grades) and AP Testing. Counselors also promote the ACT and SAT at off-site locations.
         ACT Testing Information
         SAT Testing Information
         AP Testing Information
  • Post Secondary Educational Planning – This includes information, applications, scholarships, College representatives and college visits, financial aid, and admissions testing. Information is also available on all branches of the military.
  • Career Counseling – The counselors and Junior Interview volunteers work with students on career testing, career information, job shadows, and part-time job listings. Vocation Day gives students the opportunity to hear speakers present many different careers.
         Career Cruising (username: southchristian, password: kentwood)

 

 

Mrs. Connie Muller
Guidance Counselor (A-H)
616-455-3210 (x121)
cmuller@schs.org
Hours: Monday – Thursday

Mr. Dave DeBlecourt
Guidance Counselor (I-Z)
616-455-3210 (x122)
ddeblecourt@schs.org
Hours: Monday – Friday

Mrs. Stacey DeWeerdt
Social Worker
616-455-3210 (x107)
sdeweerdt@schs.org
Hours: Monday – Thursday

 

 

College Placement

  • provide online searches of colleges (eg. careercruising.com;christianconnector.com)
  • promote local college fairs
  • host college reps (over 40 different colleges visit each year)
  • encourage students to visit colleges
  • give standardized tests to 9th, 10th & 11th grade students to prepare them for ACT and/or SAT
  • encourage students to take challenging classes to prepare them for the rigors of college courses
  • provide lists of available scholarships
  • assist with college applications
    • Parchment: Parchment is an online service our students use to send their high school transcript to colleges and universities as part of their college application process. Towards the end of 11th grade, students will receive an email inviting them to create an account. 
    • Common App: The Common Application (Common App)  is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities. It is a single online college application. Rather than filling in the same general information for multiple applications, students only do it once on the Common App.
      Common App & Parchment Login Information