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Guidance & College Counseling

The goal of the Waldorf High School guidance department is to support students in a variety of ways so they have a successful school experience.  Our central aim is to build intellectual and problem-solving capacities in teenagers through discussion and dialogue.  WHS students thrive in this environment because they are supported, known and valued.  The guidance counselor provides support in the following ways:

Academic Support Services - The guidance counselor oversees the Academic Support Program which provides tutoring support to students in a small group setting. Skills in: math, reading, writing and organization are typical topics that are addressed based on each qualifying students’ individual needs. 

Coordination - The school counselor coordinates guidance services at WHS.  Some examples of these guidance services include standardized testing (i.e. PSAT), record maintenance and special parent/student events such as: Future Planning Night and Financial Aid Night. 

Counseling - The counselor’s goal is to form a trusting relationship that allows students to explore their feelings and make appropriate decisions.  There are several types of counseling provided: personal, social, academic, and vocational/career.  The school counselor addresses these areas through individual counseling, small group counseling, or large group guidance.  

College/Post-Secondary Planning - Each student receives individual guidance in the post-secondary planning process.  The student is guided in a way that deepens and clarifies his or her sense of identity, interests and what he/she wishes to do after high school. Support is provided for the college application process as well as other venues and gap-year programs. WHS uses Naviance Family Connection for all college admissions preparations.