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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.

CEEB Code 241-675

UPCOMING EVENTS

Postsecondary Planning during COVID-19, September 17, 7:00-8:00pm

Join the South High Counseling Team for an overview of changes to the post-secondary planning process this year due to COVID-19. Click for webinar on 9/17.

Writers' Room College Essay Workshop, September 22 & 24, 3:30-4:30pm

Join the Writers' Room for a two part session to brainstorm, create an outline and connect with volunteers who can help you build out your college essay! Link to come.

Minnesota's Virtual College Exploration, September 18 - October 14

Hear from Admission professionals on topics such as paying for college, application essays, college athletic recruitment and more. Learn more about 150 different colleges from all over the country in live information sessions! Virtual College Explorations take place from September 28th to October 14th. FREE for students and families. Register at www.mn-acac.org.

Super College Saturday, October 3rd, 11:00am-3:00pm

Seniors (class of 2021) statewide are invited to attend Super College Saturday. This is a half-day event for seniors to learn about the college admission process. Sessions will include: Financial Aid & Paying for College, "Hot Topics" Panel with College Admission Representatives, The Value of Two Year Colleges/Transfer Process, The College Search, Understanding Holistic Review in Highly Selective Admissions, and Being Undecided! Register here.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Click here to see the Mental Health Team Presentation from Day 1 of Advisory! The presentation includes a link to an online google form exit ticket.

 

Click here to see the Counseling Team Presentation from Day 2 of Advisory! The presentation includes a video showing students how to log into Naviance to take the Needs Assessment survey.

 

The window for schedule changes has closed - students had an opportunity to submit an online Schedule Change Request Form during the first week of school. 

  • The schedule shown on the student portal is the accurate schedule. Students should please review and follow it.
  • All schedule change requests that were submitted on time were carefully reviewed and all acceptable changes were made.
  • School Counselors are not able to accept any additional schedule change requests via email or phone.  

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