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Counseling Department News & Announcements


The ZCHS Counseling Department welcomes each of you to the 2017-2018 school year. For our ninth grade students, the next chapter is just getting started. For our seniors, you are probably wondering how the last three years went so fast. Whether you are brand new to Zionsville Schools or this is your child's 13th year here, we want all students to feel connected to our school community. The ZCHS Counseling Department is comprised of six School Counselors assigned to students alphabetically by last name, a College & Career Transition Coordinator, a Registrar, and a School Counseling Administrative Assistant. Collectively, our focus is to work diligently alongside students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to provide programming in the areas related to academic development, social/emotional development, and career development.


Below are a few big picture ways in which our school counseling department will collaborate and partner with all stakeholders.


Classroom Lessons:

The Counseling Department will visit 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade classrooms several times throughout the year. Topics range from discovering strengths, exploring career interests, submitting college applications and other post-secondary planning. Click here for our grade level college & career readiness (CCR) activities.

Naviance Family Connection:

Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive web-based program designed to assist with college & career planning. Each year, students will complete a variety of grade level specific activities that aim to assist students to identify strengths, explore interests, and create a post-secondary game plan. Click here for directions on how to log into Naviance Family Connection.


Naviance Family Connection

Individual Brief Counseling:

Students are welcome to contact their school counselor as needed. Academic planning, academic support, post-secondary planning, school adjustment issues, building self-esteem, and grief counseling are just a few reasons for contacting their school counselor. Students can contact their school counselor by signing up on their counselor’s clip-board, which is located in the office of their school counselor. (Weaver, Petrocelli and Polivka are in the East/Freshman Center office; Kirkham, Stachura and Miller are in the main campus office)


Throughout the school-year, our College & Career Transition Coordinator and School Counselors will host programs/events related to the areas of academic development, social/emotional development, and career development.


Fall 2017 College & Career Programs/Workshops


Dissemination of Relevant Information and Programs/Events: The Counseling Department will use the following ways to disseminate relevant information and programs/events that are related to academic development, social/emotional development, and career development.
·        ZCHS Weekly Parent Update: Our department will disseminate relevant information through our Counselors’ Corner located in the ZCHS weekly parent update, which is sent via email each Friday.
·        Direct Communication via Email: Throughout the school year, our department may send updates directly to families via email.  For example, parents of seniors will receive an email this week that contains important information related to the college admission process and post-secondary planning.
·        Remind 101 for each class: The College & Career Transition Coordinator offers students and families the opportunity to register and receive information specific to the student’s class.  Below are class specific directions on how to join this text messaging system.  
·        @ZCHSCounseling: Follow the ZCHS Counseling Department on Twitter and Instagram! 
College Visits: Zionsville High School welcomes visits from college and university admission respresentatives who wish to share information with ZCHS students.  Please visit www.repvisits.com this spring to schedule visits for the fall of 2017.