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Counseling FAQs

Counseling FAQs

How can I help my child have a successful experience at THS? 
  • THS is a large campus with many great opportunities for your child to be involved. encourage your child to seek out different avenues of interest through classes, clubs, and organizations. This is the time to explore their interests.
 
How can I find out about these different opportunities?
  • Encourage your child to talk to friends, teachers and administrators. Be aware of campus announcements and visit the school website.
 
How can I monitor my child's progress?
  • Your child will receive a progress report every three weeks and a report card every six weeks. Please review the school calendar and ask your child for this information.
  • We encourage parents and guardians to sign up for Family Access to assist in monitoring your child's grades and attendace electronically. Information regarding Family Access is available on our website.
 
What can I do if my child is failing?
  • Contact your child's teacher through school email or call the school and ask to have the teacher contact you when they are not in class. Working together as a team is always the best way!
  • Encourage your child to attend tutoring. Each teacher will offer tutoring throughout the week.
  • Talk with your child's counselor to explore all areas of possible help.
  • Review the graduation plans in the course catalog and help your child stay on track.
 
What state testing will my child have to take throughout high school?
  • There are five required assessments.
  • Algebra I, Biology, and English I are typically taken during your child's 9th grade year. 
  • English II during your child's 10th grade year.
  • United States History is the fifth required assessment, most often taken during the 11th grade year.
 
Who do I contact if I have questions about my child's Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan? 
  • If your child has an IEP through his ARD committee, please contact the assessment office at 215-6998 to talk with his/her diagnostician.
  • If your child has a 504 plan, please contact his/her counselor.