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Three Reasons why High School Students Need an Online Guidance Counselor

by Kristen White Blogger
Homeschool students in high school should be enrolled in a quality program that works with them yearly to create a visible plan of progression. All students are required to complete a specific number of hours in each core area and in electives; the hours are noted on their transcript which is used in the college admission process. If there is no guidance counselor to assist, the parents should consider moving their student to a different online homeschool program that has the resources to provide this valuable information and assistance.

While many students know what areas of study they are interested in for college, they may not know exactly what they want to do or the degree they will pursue. This is why it is important to work with a quality online Christian school that provides a range of elective options for the students.   Electives allow the students to participate in different areas, gaining experiences and thereby narrowing their college class choices. Also, if interested in dual enrollment, which often allows a high school student to graduate with an Associate’s degree, it is better to take the required courses as early as possible.  This allows for more room in the schedule and the prior completion of pre-requisites needed for admission into the dual enrollment program. By working with the guidance counselor, students can discuss their options ahead of time and have a path to follow for success. 

Thirdly, take advantage of the instruction and resources provided by the institutes which offer high school homeschool programs to help prepare for college whether you choose to go the traditional classroom route or continue studying through an online program. Homeschool students are used to working with online portals and teachers which makes it easier to transition to a long-distance degree program. They are familiar with tracking class progression and utilizing the integrated lesson planner so that assignments and exams are taken in a timely manner. 
 
Every high school grade contributes to the overall GPA that is displayed on the transcript and affects the student’s eligibility for college admission. Outside of regular coursework, high school students also need to take the SAT or ACT as part of their college preparation and achieve the best score possible. The counselor can provide information on study tools and practice exams that can set the student up for success. The online guidance counselor should also be able to answer questions about colleges, to write reference letters and to make recommendations based on their knowledge of the process.

Parents are an excellent support system and online teachers are the perfect conduit of information and instruction but these roles cannot replace a quality guidance counselor whose sole purpose is to help every student succeed. This means not only getting them to graduation but working with them to achieve their goals after this milestone so they can pursue their dreams and put their education to work. Find out if the online Christian school your student is part of has this resource and connect with them as soon as possible to get started.

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Created on Aug 1st 2019 05:27. Viewed 183 times.

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