SCHOOL COUNSELOR

NEWSLETTER

WELCOME PARENTS!


There are only a few more months left in the school year and plenty of events planned! Please scroll below to see what ICAP lessons we will be discussing for each grade level. If you or your student need support, please reach out to your school counselor! We are here to help! Below are a few things that we can assist.


  • Social/Emotional Issues
  • Friendship issues
  • Family Issues
  • coping skills
  • Grieving
  • Safety concerns
  • Academic concerns
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Attendance concerns
  • Student concern about him/herself
  • Review 1 on 1 DPS high school graduation requirements
  • Assist with building a resume
  • Bullying concerns
  • Need of Clothing or Transportation
  • Restorative conversations
  • Overview of Student's Individual Career and Academic Plan
  • Other needs or resources
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ICAP

Quick Overview of ICAP


ICAP stands for Individual Career & Action Plan. ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic, and postsecondary opportunities. Students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and or college ready.

ICAP LESSON OVERVIEW

During ICAP lesson plans the school counselors visit classrooms to talk with students about Individual Career & Action Plan (ICAP). Lessons have been created specifically for each grade level and differ in their content.

SPRING ICAP TIMELINE

6th Grade


Lesson 3:

students will review Holland codes and complete the career key survey in Naviance. Holland Codes are a set of personality types that can be matched with career fields. Our scholars will find out their Holland Personality code and match it with careers that coincide with their personality code.


Lesson 4:

Students will discuss the 6 keys to achieving goals and the importance of anticipating and overcoming obstacles

7TH GRADE

Lesson 3 & 4:

Scholars will learn about their options after high school, opportunity to take college credits in high school, and students will understand the difference between job and career.

8th grade

Lesson 3:

Counselors will discuss high school credits and review of high school transcripts. Counselors will review the new high school graduation requirements. Students will understand and practice calculating grade point average (GPA).


Lesson 4:

Students will be introduced to post-secondary options relevant to career interests, financial aid, scholarships, grants, work study, and explore college cost.

SCHOOL OF CHOICE

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Round 1 Results are in!

Your 8th grader should know if he or she has been accepted to their choice school.

Round 2 Begins May 1st

If you missed round 1 of School Choice then you will have another opportunity to enter round 2, which begins on May 1st. Please click on the link below to be directed to the School Choice website.

Parent Teacher Home Visit

LAST CALL: April & MAY

We will be wrapping up our home visits at the end of April. If you're interested please reach out to us! If you're not sure what it is, please read the detailed statement below. Thank you!


Parent Teacher Home Visit Review:


Parent Teach Home Visit (PTHV) is a chance for Hamilton staff to connect with our community by visiting parent/guardian's and their student at home or another location of parent/guardians choice. It's a free service and it's after school. The main theme around our visit is to ask your child about their hopes and dreams. Also, it allows us to understand your concerns and your child's concerns. We are here for you! If you are interested in signing up, please take our parent survey, which is listed below. The question about Parent Teach Home Visits is listed towards the end of the survey. Please give us a call if you have any questions!