John Hersey High School is a vibrant, high achieving institution of learning with a strong academic focus. We are student centered, understanding that students are unique and we are passionate about preparing them for their developmental growth and post-secondary endeavors. The Student Services Staff strive to meet the needs of our students by working collaboratively and supporting one another while achieving common goals. Therefore we encourage students to become independent learners and nurture their social and emotional well being while modeling positive relationships among students, staff, parents and the community.
Academics: Counselors assist students in their academic development and educational planning in a variety of ways including course selection, scheduling, assessing interests and abilities, and consulting with parents and teachers to see how students are progressing in their classes. Counselors also coordinate ongoing systematic activities designed to assist students individually in establishing personal goals and developing future plans. The best time to meet with counselors is before/after school, during lunch or study hall. Students can also make individual appointments with counselors to discuss academic issues.
College & Careers: Counselors will assist students in exploring a wide variety of post secondary options. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. Counselors will also help students understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work. The College and Career Room offers many resources and opportunities for students to explore post secondary options.
Personal & Social: Counselors are available to assist students with any personal or social concerns that may be affecting their learning. Counselors will help students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills necessary for positive self development and academic success. Individual and group counseling services are provided for students requiring additional direction. Group counseling allows the students a safe environment to explore their concerns with other students experiencing similar issues.Counselors also make appropriate referrals to outside community agencies for students in need of additional services.