Freshman Counseling Seminar ~ Laying the Groundwork
Freshman year focuses on the transition between elementary and secondary levels, adjusting to the Nazareth environment. The counselors meet with their students each semester to discuss the areas of academic, career and personal/social. The students fill out the Freshman Survey which is a tool for the counselor to get to know the student better.
They are introduced to Naviance, CollegeBoard and Kahn Academy, which are websites that are used for testing prep, testing feedback as well as career and college searches. Students take the PSAT and receive feedback from their counselor.
Freshman also meet with counselors half the school year in a weekly classroom seminar for topical discussions. Study and social skills, friendship building, body image, decision making and time management, as well as many other topics, are presented.