Guidance & College Counseling
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
As the School Counselor at Waldorf High School, I am here to support each student and their families throughout all four years of their high school experience. I seek to help students identify their strengths and talents with the intention of providing appropriate and informed college and career choices. With the support of our entire faculty and staff, I also provide counsel in the areas of social and emotional development.
While high school years can be stressful at times, it is my hope that each student will see them as some of the best of their lives. I often advise my students to stop and breathe, be mindful of what is going on around them, and embrace every new experience that comes their way.
Please feel free to check-in with me frequently - I love having the opportunity to meet with you all!
- Ms. Secor
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.
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.
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.
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.