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Counseling Team

Our students are assigned to counselors, according to last name. Counselors are here to help students succeed in school and in life! Need someone to listen? Talk to us.

South High School Counseling Program Mission Statement

To support South High School’s mission by providing comprehensive, developmental counseling services, with a particular emphasis on eliminating the racial achievement gap and support all students in creating a positive, productive life for themselves beyond high school.

South High School Counseling Program Vision Statement

We want to educate lifelong learners through critical thinking, providing challenging curriculum and helping students discover their passion, embrace different cultures and have a curiosity about the world around them.  We want to ensure that every student is college and career ready.

We'll help you with:

  • Academic assistance.
  • Tracking progress toward graduation.
  • Opportunities to make up credits.
  • Letters of recommendation and planning life after high school.
  • Ways to get involved and connected to the South High community.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making strategies.
  • Referrals for support, including mental and chemical health services.
  • Challenging life circumstances.

To see us, first make an appointment with a counseling clerk:

  • Before or after school, or during passing time.
  • During the school day, you'll need a pass from your teacher.
  • If the matter is urgent, inform the clerk. We'll do our best to see you immediately.

We also organize academic planning events, listed here and on the main school calendar.

2017-18 Counseling Events



Reminder for Seniors:

Your current class rank is listed in Naviance under your Profile. The current class size is 431. Please note that this ranking is about to change and will not be finalized until early February 2018.

Counseling Advisory Council

Please see the link of the presentation given to the Counseling Advisory Council on Thursday, May 10th.  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!

Financial Aid Night Presentation

Please see the link for the Google Slides version of the presentation given to students and families on Thursday, October 4th at Financial Aid Night by Adam Johnson, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at St. Olaf College.

Additional Resource: How to create a FSA ID

Create your Federal Student Aid ID now! In order to sign your FAFSA you and your parent will need to create a FSA ID. Please click the link to learn how to create your FSA ID today!

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