Guidance Department

General Information

High school students will meet individually or in groups with their counselor to discuss guidance services, student interests, goals and course selection. Parent-Teacher conferences will be arranged through the guidance counselor as requested and/or necessary. Academic, personal and career counseling is available to assist students in recognizing, understanding, resolving and coping with concerns and transitions. Exposure to new experiences and career opportunities are provided through the following avenues: Enrollment in classes at the Green Mountain Technology & Career Center; Field trips to college fairs for interested 11th and 12th graders; Encouragement to participate in essay contests, leadership conferences, computer camps, science, math, language and writing opportunities; Community work and learning opportunities. Additional services for Lamoille Union students include college, technical school and armed services representatives, VSAC Outreach Counselors, Upward Bound Staff, Lamoille County Mental Health Counselors, staff provided through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant program, Clarina Howard Nichols support personnel, Social and Rehabilitative Services staff, Lamoille Family Center, Adult Basic Education, and Job Corps. A library of college handbooks, occupational and career resources, armed service information and financial aid information is available in the guidance area for student use.

Educational Support Team

The Educational Support Team is designed to support students in working toward attainment of the VT Framework of Standards.; Referrals to the Educational Support Team can be made by a guidance counselor, an educator, a parent or a student.; The core team may include: a building administrator, classroom teacher, guidance counselor, special educator, and others as deemed appropriate.; The purpose of the team is to assist students having educational difficulties.; After a student is referred to the EST, a plan for assistance will be developed and implemented.; Referral forms are available in the office.; If you have any questions, please contact the guidance office at extension 1203.

Health Services

A school nurse is available to all students Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Unless it is an emergency, students who need to go to the Health Office should first get a pass from their teachers. The procedures for dealing with student illness in school, dispensing medication, meeting immunization requirements and other information that is important for assuring student's well being are included in the Health Information Packet distributed to each student at the beginning of the school year.

Parent Conference

Parents are encouraged to make appointments for needed conferences with teachers by calling their student's counselor or teacher; (see directory for names and phone extensions). Home support and cooperation with the school are necessary parts of assuring student achievement. Parent conferences will be required for unresolved student problems or academic failure. SECTION 504 - Section 504 is a federal law to insure equal access to education for students with disabilities. Accommodations are made to assist students and a Section 504 plan is created by a team which may include classroom teacher(s), special educators, guidance counselors, and school nurse. Both type and extent of the disability determine the accommodations.; An annual meetings is held to review the Section 504 plan by a team of educators with supervision by an appointed administrator. Confidentiality of accommodations is maintained.

Special Education / 504 Compliance

It is the policy of Lamoille Union to comply with all federal and state laws concerning special education services (Policy 6.19), as guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and subsequent Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Lamoille will be sensitive to the learning needs of all students and to the greatest extent possible, provide education services within the general classroom setting and additional academic support that may be needed. This implementation will consist of: Strict adherence to state and federal eligibility standards; Complete confidentiality for all students; Ongoing training for general educators and collaboration with special education teachers to insure compliance to accommodations for special students; Additional assistance as determined by the special education team comprised of parents, special educators, classroom teachers, and service providers.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The LUHS Student Assistant Program serves as an early identification, education, prevention and intervention service for students.; Although designated for substance abuse matters, the SAP counselor is a resource for other issues.; As a trained substance abuse counselor, the SAP counselor can assist the school community through accessing appropriate services for treatment and intervention.; The SAP counselor works closely with other school staff to provide effective programming for all LUHS students and their families.

Student Records

The records of each student are recorded in folders in the office. Federal law provides that the parent be allowed to: See the child's permanent record within 45 days of a request; Obtain copies of the records at a reasonable cost ($.10 per page); Challenge the content of those records (in a hearing) for inaccuracies, inappropriateness, or violations of the student's privacy; Enter a written response into that record; Have a record explained, have it sent to other agencies, and be notified of any transfer of records.

Note:

Students and graduates 18 years of age and older have the same rights of access as parents. Individual Educational Programs (IEP's) for students who qualify for special education services are kept within the Special Services Department. The same laws apply to these records as to other student records. Discipline records are not a part of the student's permanent record.

 

Guidance News


2016-2017 Course Book

The new 2016-2017 Course Book is now available for viewing. Schedules for students to select their courses for the year are posted now.

School Choice for 2016-2017

The School Choice Application is now available for anyone interested.

CollegeBoard SAT PSAT Testing Schedule

The Governors Institute of Vermont

 

College Visits - 2016-2017

TBA

School Choice Information
The School Choice Application for 2014-2015 is now available for anyone interested.

Prepare for College - Paying for College

VSAC Paying for College