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Guidance

9-12 School Counselor
Mr. Brian O’Donnell
Assumption High School
(715) 422-0931

 

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Post Secondary Junior Conference

During the months of April and May the counselor will meet with Junior parents and their students about their post secondary plans. This meeting will take place in the guidance office and will last about 45 minutes. At this meeting the following items will be addressed:

  • Transcript Review

  • Assessment Results

  • Post Secondary Plans (Visitation and Applications)

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • Individual questions and concerns

  • Instructions for scheduling this meeting will be sent home second semester.

High School Guidance and Counseling

Mr. Brian O’Donnell - 715-422-0931

Mr. Brian O’Donnell, the secondary school counselor, has a master’s degree in Secondary School Counseling from the University of Missouri. He has also earned a certificate as a professional counselor.

Mr. O'Donnell is a graduate of St. Lawrence Grade School as well as Assumption High School (’65).

Main Responsibilities

• Individual counseling for all Assumption High School students

• Assisting the principal in resolving student issues

• Referring students to outside services/counseling as needed

• Establishing an Individualized Service Plan for students who may need special accommodations in the classroom

• Advising students for course choices and individual learning plans throughout high school

• Providing a comprehensive career program in grades 9 through 12

• Providing a thorough standardized testing programs in grades 9 through 12

• Conferencing with all juniors and their parents regarding post secondary plans

• Advising seniors for post-secondary options

• Coordinating a scholarship program to aid seniors in their schooling after graduation

 

Helpful Links

College Navigator
P-SAT: Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT
Career Cruising
ACT Practice

Test Prep Review
Download the Junior Conferencing Brochure

Download the High School Counseling Brochure
AHS Course Description Booklet

 

Testing Schedule:

Assumption Standardized Testing Schedule
  • PSAT – Juniors
    PSAT Test

  • IOWA Assessment - Sophomores

More information: Click Here

 

Career Exploration:

Guidance counselors carefully evaluate students' skills, interests and personalities in order to provide suggestions for career options.

 

College Application Process:

  • Applications are online at college web sites

  • Ask teachers/community representatives for a recommendation (see guidance office for teacher form)

  • After submitting your college application:
    - Look for "Counselor Form" to print and hand into the guidance office OR notify guidance office you have submitted an application
    - The guidance office will send transcripts and recommendation to the colleges

  • Deadline — earlier the better

  • Students should notify the guidance office of their acceptance

College Visits

How to meet with college representatives:

• Ask Mr. O’Donnell for a pass
• Give this pass to your classroom teacher.
• Report to the Guidance Office at the appropriate time.

 

Financial Aid

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For scholarship information, see the guidance office for available scholarships.

 

Financial Aid Nights

Chris Carlson, Director of Financial Aid at Mid-State Technical College, annually gives her presentation at AHS on filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and answers questions about financial aid. For more information, contact the Guidance Office.