• When Should I Call the Counselor?

    Generally, a counselor is on duty every school day to meet with students to process immediate personal and academic issues. The following services and information are available to all high school students in the counseling center:

    • Career information
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Assistance with job applications
    • Assistance with course selection
    • Interpretation of standardized tests (Iowa Assessment, ACT, SAT, etc)
    • College Financial Aid
    • College application assistance
    • Post-secondary options
    • Scheduling assistance
    • Assistance with personal issues
  • When Should I call the Counselor?

    The Ankeny School Counseling Curriculum is dedicated to promoting achievement in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social success of all students. In 8th -12th grade, emphasis will be given, but not limited to, the following areas:

    • interpersonal relationships
    • self-awareness
    • goal setting
    • decision making
    • college and career readiness
    • transitions

    Students should feel free to discuss any problem with their counselor. Although they may not be able to answer all questions, they can help each student think through the problem. Parents are urged to contact the counselors for assistance or discussion of problems and special services.

  • When Should I Call the Counselor?

    Students should feel free to discuss any issue with their counselor. The counselor and student will work together for resolution. The counselors can be helpful when looking for answers to such questions as:

    1. What quality of schoolwork should I expect of myself?
    2. How can I continue to develop the skills I have already learned?
    3. How can I improve my skills in getting along with others?
    4. How do skills I am practicing now relate to the future?

    Parents are urged to contact the counselors for assistance or information about special services (i.e. Employee Family Resources, student outreach coordinator). Confidentiality is respected in the guidance department. Appointments for conferences can be scheduled during the school day, if desired.

  • When Should I Call the Counselor?

    Counselors consult with teachers concerning the academic, social, and emotional needs of individual students in school.

    The counselor may be of service to you as a parent/guardian in the following ways:

    1. Conference with individual parents/guardians regarding their child’s social adjustments and emotional wellbeing.
    2. Connect parents/guardians to outside community resources and agencies.

    The emphasis of the elementary counseling program is on the prevention of problems. All students are encouraged to make use of the services.