Health Education and Counseling
College Prep's counseling and health education programs demonstrate our commitment to comprehensive support of our students. As part of this support, the school has a full-time Health Educator/Counselor, Ayize Jama-Everett, who is available to students, their parents, faculty, and staff for brief counseling, referral, and consultation. The Health Educator/Counselor also meets once with all freshmen and new students as part of their transition to College Prep. Students may self-refer to counseling or be referred by teachers, administrators, or advisors.
Senior mentors help freshmen adjust to high school life. After all, they were freshmen once, too! At the beginning of the year, groups of seniors and freshmen are paired up. Freshmen can go to these seniors with questions, to share experiences, and learn the ins and outs of College Prep.
The assumption underlying the advisor system is that there are many matters concerning a student's life at school about which the student needs adult advice and that this advice is best given in a direct and personal manner. The advisor's principal tasks are: to provide comprehensive guidance, to facilitate communication among the advisee's teachers, to serve as an advocate for advisees, and to act as liaisons between parents and the school. Advisors follow the academic progress of their advisees and assist them in all areas of their relationship to the school.
Class Advisors are an additional level of advising with their primary focus being to advocate for an entire grade. The class advisors help coordinate class-wide activities and manage stress levels on a macro scale. For example, when many students are impacted by multiple exams at the same time, the class advisor will coordinate with the teachers to make changes to the exam schedule.
- 9th Grade - Katherine Gumbert
- 10th Grade - Lexy Green
- 11th Grade - Kathryn Jay (fall 2012), Kate Kordich (spring 2013)
- 12th Grade - Jack Coakley