Making an Appointment

  • Students who need to meet with their counselor should sign their names on their respective counselor’s sign-up sheet at the front counter in the Guidance Office. Your counselor will then send you a pass for either later that day or the following day. Your counselor is also available before and after school. Your parents may meet with your counselor by calling and making an appointment.

    The social workers also use a sign-up sheet; however, they are also able to see students immediately if that seems necessary.

    What are the most frequent reasons that students make appointments with their counselor?

    Academic Counseling
    Students often have problems in their classes because of student habits, teacher expectations, grading systems, and time management. Your counselor may assist you in finding solutions to many of these problems.

    Career Counseling
    Although the counseling program at South Elgin High School includes career investigation and information, students are encouraged to request additional personal assistance in career planning.

    Personal Counseling
    When students are faced with conflicts or crises in their lives, they have the opportunity to meet with guidance counselors or social workers who are skilled and experienced in helping others find solution to their problems.