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). Counselors also promote the ACT and SAT at off-site locations.
  • 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 ECO 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.

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

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

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