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School Counselor 

Hi, my name is Ms. Neely and our school counseling program mission is to provide all students with a strong data informed foundation in the academic, personal-social and career areas of development. Our counselors strive for all students to successfully complete Sky High High School and to prepare all students with equitable access to the skills necessary to be college and career ready. Counselors will provide social emotional support that assists students in navigating their ever changing interpersonal dynamics. Our counseling program  support students in their journey to become positive, independent, socially responsible, contributing members of our community.  

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How do I make a decision about life after high school?

  1. Research Careers and get to know your strengths and abilities!

  2. Talk to your School Counselor and/or Career Center Specialist - they both have resources that can help you!

  3. Utilize career research websites

I know I want to attend college, how do I decide which one?

  1. What level of education does my career goal require?

  2. How will my high school record/grades affect my choices? 

  3. How much money can I afford for an education?

  4. What school will meet my career plans? Does it offer my major?

  5. Will I live at home or on campus? What is the cost for housing?

  6. Am I prepared for college-level work?

  7. What size of campus am I comfortable with? 

  8. Have I taken or am I prepared for required entrance exams? (ACT/SAT, or placement tests)

  9. Do I qualify for the entrance requirements? 

  10. What are the deadlines for admissions and financial aid?

  11. What clubs, sports, or activities do I want to participate in?  Does the school offer it? 

College Program Options 

  1. Think about education, some careers require additional education beyond high school and some you can learn on the job.  Pick what is right for you:

  2. 4-year universities (earn a Bachelors degree)

  3. 2-year colleges (earn an Associates degree, certification and/or transfer to a 4-year university)

  4. Technical and Trade Schools - these can be 6 months-two years in length

  5. Apprenticeships (on the job training)

  6. Military 

  7. Research colleges and training programs.  Consider requirements for the career you are interested in, cost of attendance, and wages that can be earned upon completion.

Social Emotional Learning

SEL involves the processes through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

1.Self-awareness: Recognizing one’s emotions and values as well as one’s strengths and limitations


2.Self-management: Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one’s goals


3.Social awareness: Showing understanding and empathy for others.


4.Relationship skills: Forming positive relationships, working in teams, and dealing directly with conflict


Responsible decision making: Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior

Find Your Strengths

Strengths Finder :The Clifton StrengthsFinder is a strengths-based measure of individual emotional, cognitive, and social skills and talents. The basic option is free.

Myers-Briggs Personality Types:

This test uses scientifically-based insights to categorize personalities into 16 possible types and identify common behaviors. The end result means that you'll understand yourself a little better so you can make a career choice that best fits your personality.

Passion Led Us Here


Your school counselors are here for you! 


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