High School Guidance and Counseling Department
Enlightium Academy (EA) counselors guide high school students toward college and career choices via Naviance, meet credit requirements for graduation, and assist with college admissions. They keep junior and senior students informed about upcoming events that are related to career pursuits and college admissions via monthly newsletters and emails. EA counselors are keeping high school students informed about PSAT, SAT, ACT, and FAFSA due dates via quarterly webinars (see the school calendar for details). It is important for EA high school students and parents to take ownership in filling out college applications, scholarships, financial aid, and communicate to their counselor if assistance is needed.
The EA Counseling Department collaborate with teachers to ensure students are provided the attention they need to succeed in an online learning environment, whether it be needs regarding scheduling pace, academic, and/or emotional support. The EA College and Career Counselor guides students through college preparatory courses while providing access to Naviance Student, the nation’s largest college and university community, by which students can search for scholarships, find local volunteer opportunities, find and apply to colleges, request recommendation letters, and engage with career discovery assessments and videos.
High school students (typically juniors) in addition to Naviance platform have access to the teacher-led College Planner course, which encourages students to consider the real-world implications of the choices they make about their future and gives them practical tools for choosing a college or university, preparing for entrance exams, navigating the application process, and sorting out the financial responsibilities associated with getting a college degree. From choosing a career path to getting scholarships and financial aid, the College Planner course covers all the bases for students preparing for college.
EA counselors are available for students who may be experiencing stress or just need to talk regarding their academic path or future guidance. When counselors are not available (such as nights and weekends) or if students want to be anonymous in their conversation, students can visit RemedyLive.com. This organization, while not affiliated with EA, is available for young students who need help. Another option is Soul Medics who are available through chat or text. Their website offers testimonies, words of encouragement concerning abuse, bullying, depression, and more.