GUIDANCE

The NCHS Counseling Department is here to serve you and your child. We focus on developing the whole child. Our office helps students in the following areas: social, emotional, academic, and college and career.

The Counseling Department consists of four counselors and an Academic Operations Coordinator. We have a designated freshman counselor and three counselors who work grades 10-12 alphabetically.

Below is a timeline for NCHS students. We begin working with them freshman year and continue until graduation. The counselors work with students individually and in groups in order to prepare them to achieve their goals.

FRESHMAN​

  • Make grades a priority. Learn what resources are available on campus in order to be successful.

  • Get involved in the NCHS community.  We offer many clubs, academic and athletic organizations.

  • Begin writing down your activities and accomplishments while in high school.

  • Meet with counselor in order to discuss adjustment to high school, grade point average, learn about the high school transcript, and select courses for tenth grade.

  • Take the PSAT.

  • Begin searching colleges using Naviance.

SOPHOMORE

  • Make grades a priority.

  • Take the PSAT.

  • Meet with counselor to discuss grades, college entrance exams, and select courses for junior year.

  • Continue to record your extracurricular activities including Christian Ministry hours.

  • Start exploring career and college options using Naviance.

  • Begin researching requirements for NCAA and military academies.

JUNIOR

  • Attend college fairs.

  • Take the PSAT.

  • Register for SAT and/or ACT.

  • Meet with counselor to discuss college options, scholarships, college application requirements, and select courses for senior year.  

  • Visit college campus.

  • Build resume using Naviance resume builder

  • Register and take AP Exams.

  • Request letters for recommendation from teachers.

  • Work on essay questions for college application

SENIOR

  • Update resume

  • Complete college admission applications.

  • Request your counselor to send your transcript and support documents to colleges/universities.

  • Meet with counselor to discuss college admissions process, scholarships, and FAFSA.

  • Attend college fairs

  • Complete FAFSA and or CSS Profile.

  • Become aware of college admission deadlines.

  • Begin searching for private scholarships.

  • Submit all decision and scholarship letters to NCHS Guidance Department.

  • Apply for campus housing.

  • Register for freshman orientation.

  • Schedule physical and immunization with physician.

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Dr. Symionne Quarles
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Kimberly Hargrove
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Sodonia Johnson
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Amanda Rutledge
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Mary Longoria

Academic Operations Coordinator

mlongoria@nchstx.org

2020-2021 Tutoring Schedule

In-Person Tutoring

Monday

Social Studies, Science, CTE, and Engineering
Tuesday

English, Math, and Fine Arts
Thursday

World Languages, Theology, and Trivium

Virtual Tutoring

Monday

World Languages, Theology, and Trivium
Tuesday

Social Studies, Science, CTE, and Engineering
Thursday

English, Math, and Fine Arts

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