AHS Counseling Update

December 2020

Schedule changes for second semester

ALL schedule changes for second semester MUST be finalized before we leave for Christmas break. If you would like to make a schedule change, email your counselor or stop by the counseling office.

Students interested in taking dual credit courses for the Spring need to contact Mrs. Manuel ASAP.

Important dates:

  • EOC testing week: December 7-10
  • FINALS will be held on December 15 & 17. Make sure to get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast that morning!
  • ASVAB test: December 16

ASVAB Testing - December 16

What is the ASVAB?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

Although the test is administered by the military, it is not (and never has been) a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces.

Information for parents:

Students are the primary architects of their own careers. Therefore, they need the tools to choose their design and focus. One important tool for building a strong foundation of self- knowledge is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB consists of eight short individual tests covering general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension. It yields three career exploration scores: verbal skills, math skills, and science and technical skills. It is designed to help each student learn more about themselves and the world of work. It aids them in identifying their strengths and weaknesses and helps to narrow down their interests and match those interests with possible careers. Whether students have a tentative career plan or not, the ASVAB will help them to clarify their interests, skills, and values.

The ASVAB will be given to juniors at our school on Wednesday, December 16. We will begin the test at promptly 8:00 am. The test will take about three hours. Please see that your child has a good night’s rest the night before and a nutritious breakfast that morning. Results will be scored by the Department of Defense and will be returned to the school along with the “Guide”, which will help each student match their interests and abilities with over 400 civilian and military occupations. All juniors and all Alt School students will be tested.

GO CAPS Applications are OPEN for 2021-2022 school year!!

Current sophomores and juniors - this applies to YOU!

If you would like to apply to GO CAPS for next year visit www.gocapsmonett.com.

What is GO CAPS?

Through the GO CAPS program, junior and senior students can discover passion and develop professional skills, gain exposure to the workplace through job-shadowing and facility tours, dive deeper into high demand/high skill careers and learn directly from business professionals. Go Caps courses require a 3 period per day commitment. Students earn 3 practical arts credits per year upon successful completion of the program. Programs may be completed in one year but students may choose to participate in a second year of the program with consideration of the Go Caps and Aurora High School administration approval.

*An imbedded Technical Eng IV credit can be earned upon completion of an entire program of study through GO CAPS.

Prerequisite for GO CAPS programs- 13 HS Credits earned, no more than 1 semester behind in any core course, 95% attendance, application , interview, and admission to the program. Additional requirements: Daily business casual attire must be worn. Students must provide their own transportation daily to off-site business classrooms. High standards of attendance, punctuality and professionalism are expected.

To learn more about the strands, click the links below:

AHS Counseling Department

Mrs. Dana Manuel - 11th/12th Counselor


Mrs. Melissa Millington - 9th/10th Counselor