School Counseling Information & Resources
School Counselors are available on school days from 6:45 am until 2:30 pm.
High School presents students with a variety of new opportunities and challenges. High schools are usually larger in size and students often find that the coursework is more difficult. High school students also find that they are expected to be more independent, more focused, and more responsible.
For the first time, students are taking courses that earn credits towards graduation. The grades they earn in their courses are also more important. High school grades will help determine the kinds of jobs they can get and the colleges they will be able to get into.
Most students feel excited and a little apprehensive as they start high school. Student’s will wonder if they will fit in, if they will like their teachers, and if they will be able to succeed in the courses they are taking. During this transition period it is important to keep the lines of communication open. Talk with your children and listen to what they say.
Schedule changes will only be made if the student’s schedule contains a course that they have already passed, pre-requisites have not been met, to meet a graduation requirement, or if the student has a missing class period on their schedule. Students can receive a Schedule Change Request Form from their first period teacher or email their school counselor, if they meet the listed criteria. There will be no schedule changes made without the approval of the student’s school counselor.
If you would like to contact a teacher, you may email them using the staff directory or call them at (863) 499-2655 after 1:40 pm.
School Counselors make every effort to monitor students’ graduation status and requirements. The graduation requirements for each student depend on the year they entered the ninth grade. It is the student and parent’s responsibility to make sure all requirements are met. Parents and students can track and view their progress online from any computer using the Parent Portal or Student Portal. Kathleen High School also hosts a Graduation Progress Parent Night to educate parents on requirements, scholarships, and career opportunities. Parents and Students may also schedule a conference whenever necessary through the Main Office.
If students wish to speak their School Counselor, they may may email their Counselor, please include student name, student id # and what the issue is that needs to be discussed. If parents wish to speak their student’s school counselor, they can email the school counselor or call and leave a message with a secretary.
Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for parents to both give and receive information. If a parent wishes to schedule a conference with their student’s teachers, they can contact their student’s assigned school counselor. Due to teaching schedules, conferences with teachers must be scheduled Monday through Friday, after 2:00 pm.