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Temeka W. Robinson 11th & 12th grade Phone Icon 251-221-3411 ext. 80006 Email Icon Email
  Sandra Hunt - 9th & 10th grade Phone Icon 251-221-3411 ext. 80005 Email Icon Email

Lion's Guidance Center

 The role of the Professional School Counselor here at Williamson High School and Middle Grades Preparatory Academy:

Parents/ Guardians:

The school counseling program at Lillie B. Williamson High School and Middle Grades Preparatory Academy are geared toward meeting the social, emotional, and academic/career needs of all students. This is carried out by classroom guidance, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.

The guidance program is directed by three professionally trained counselors that follow the counseling guidelines set forth by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).

In attempt to meet the needs of all students, various services are offered throughout the year.  Services include classroom guidance lessons which address broad developmental topics (self-esteem, social skills, problem-solving skills, career awareness, bullying, etc.) as well as individual counseling for students who have specific needs.  Specialized guidance services are also provided to students by way of outside agencies (Crittenton, Life Lines, Drug Education Council, Mobile Police Department, etc.).

When counselors are not working with students, they are consulting with teachers, administrators, parents, Central Office personnel, etc. We here at Williamson High School and Middle Grades Preparatory Academy have an open door policy where you as a parent or community member can freely conference with us at any time as it relates to your student(s). Some of the areas you may want to consult with a guidance team member are: 

          Academic skills support/progress reports

          Career preparation

          Postsecondary planning and application process

          School adjustment issues

          Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns

          Organizational, study and test-taking skills

          Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems

          Divorce, separation and family changes

          Experiencing loss, death and grief

          Substance abuse awareness

          School-based and community resources information

In the event that you need a service not provided by us, please ask as we are referring agents to outside agencies. For further information about the role of your child’s counselor, please visit the school web page (http://williamson.mcs.schoolinsites.com).

 

Grades 6-8: will be shared between the two high school counselors

Grades 9 & 10: Ms. Sandra Hunt shunt@mcpss.com                      251-221-3411 ext. 80005     

Grades 11 & 12:  Mrs. Temeka Robinson tnrobinson@mcpss.com   251-221-3411 ext. 80006   

 

Message to Parents and Students About The Educational Planning Guide

Parents,

The Mobile County Public School System has made Educational Planning Guides available to both you and your student(s). A copy of the plan is available at the school as well as on the school webpage under the file manager from the guidance tab. You are asked to address planning guide concerns to one of the two high school counselors in the building (Ms. Hunt or Mrs. Robinson).

The Mobile County Public School System is committed to excellence in education. This is evidenced through its extensive program offerings and the following goals for the instructional program:

  • Increase Student Achievement and Student Success
  • Develop and Implement of      Academics of Each High School
  • Provide Multiple Pathways to Graduation
  • Increased Graduation Rate
  • Infuse Technology into the Curriculum
  • Promote a Safe and Secure Environment
  • Build and Improve Facilities which Support Learning

Parents who have concerns or problems or who wish to make suggestions should contact the teacher(s), guidance counselor, or local school administration prior to requesting assistance from the district office. This will facilitate a timely response.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE EDUCATIONAL PLANNING GUIDE?

The guide is a method of providing information to parents and students and is designed to outline requirements for graduation and the course options for satisfying those requirements. The guide also, provides various needed and important information for parents and students to optimize the high school years.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK?

The educational planning guide includes information covering topics from registration to graduation. The guide begins with general information on specific topics. It also gives concise descriptions of high school course offerings. The guide provides information regarding the academies developed in each high school. Other pertinent information regarding the transition to and continued success are provided. A Parent/Guardian and Student Acknowledgement form (page 2) is provided and needs to be returned as receipt of this guide.

HOW CAN STUDENTS USE THE GUIDE?

The Educational Planning Guide is designed to help students get the most out of their high school experience. With the help of parents and others who can provide counseling, guidance, and assistance, students are encouraged to use the guide effectively by following these suggestions:

§  Study the course prerequisites and recommendations.

§  Develop a personal four-year/six-year educational plan by way of KUDER.

§  Study general information to become familiar with terms, procedures, and policies.

§  Identify Academy courses needed for chosen career plans.

 

 

College and Career Ready in 2017-2018

 

All students must have a four year plan by way of KUDER.  In addition to the four year plan, all seniors must complete an electronic portfolio.  The portfolio must contain a copy of your resume and a cover letter (scholarship or job intent). 

       ACT Test Date Info 2017-2018

September 9, 2017

October 28, 2017

December 9, 2017

February 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 14, 2018

 

ACT High School Code:  011838 

 

SAT

October 7, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017

March 10, 2018

May 5, 2018

 

 AP EXAM DATES

Wednesday, May 9, 2018:  English Literature and Composition (12th grade)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018:  English Language and Composition (11th grade)

 

 

College Scholarship and Grant Information

http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-highschool-seniors/

www.fastweb.com

www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarshipsearch.asp

www.scholarships.com 

www.fafsa.gov

TheBestColleges.org

The Best Scholarships for Women

 http://www.thebestcolleges.org/scholarships-for-women/

https://www.studentscholarships.org

 

 

Important Dates

MCPSS College & Career Fair September 26, 2017 11:00-12:00

Fifth Quarter Classic College & Career Fair:  October 11, 2017 11;00-2:00

 

ACT WorkKeys

December 1, 2017- February 28, 2018

 

ACT (State Assessment)

March 20, 2018

 

2018 Spring Break: 

April 2, 2018-April 6, 2018

 

Graduation Exercises:

TBA

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