Welcome to Alpharetta High School Counseling!
It is the mission of the Alpharetta High School Counseling Department to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, career, personal and social development of all students. Counselors work with the school staff to provide the best educational experience for students and develop the skills necessary to become a respectful, healthy, productive, and responsible citizen in an ever-changing global society.
We believe that a positive, safe and successful education for our students needs to be a combined effort of teachers, administrators, parents, and the community. The vision of the Alpharetta High School Counseling Department is to educate, inspire, and encourage all students in our diverse community. AHS must be a place where we administrators, staff, students, and the community value one another and work together in a mutually supportive environment to encourage academics, personal excellence, and respect for self and others in the educational process.
HOME: Hopkins Online Multicultural Experience
Johns Hopkins is excited to announce that applications are now open for HOME (Hopkins Online Multicultural Program), our signature event that connects African American, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community.
Space for HOME and HOME + Impact is limited and an application is required. Students interested in participating should visit the HOME website for more information and to apply.
Please share the information below with any seniors you think would be a good match for HOME. If you or your students have any additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope your students will choose to apply for this unique virtual experience at Hopkins!
The Fall 2020 Scholars in Service application is open from September 1st to September 30th.
To be considered for the Fall 2020 cohort, students must complete the online application, submit 2 Recommendation forms, and a Media Release form by 11:59 PM of September 30th.
- Enrolled as a student in high school
- Available on all program dates
- Committed to raising at least $1,000 towards student's fundraising goal
State School Superintendent Richard Woods seeks 2020-21 Student Advisory Council
State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking high school students to serve on his 2020-21 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.
Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public high school for the 2020-21 school year (virtual learning students are still considered enrolled). The Student Advisory Council’s first meeting will be held virtually on November 5, 2020. Other meeting dates will be set and announced to participants at a later time.
“Now more than ever, it is essential for me to hear directly from students about their educational experience and the impact of state policy decisions on the classroom,” Superintendent Woods said. “My Student Advisory Council has been an invaluable resource in the past and has allowed me to learn from the perspectives of students across our state. I look forward to meeting with the 2020-21 Council soon.”
Click here for the 2020-21 Student Advisory Council application. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
Selected students will be contacted via email. All students may visit gadoe.org/studentadvisory on October 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. to see whether they have been accepted. Please note that we typically receive hundreds more applications than we are able to accept, and not being selected for the Student Advisory Council does not mean the student’s application was not strong.
Virtual HBCU Tour & Summit Series
There will be a Virtual HBCU Tour & Summit Series this Fall. Students and parents will have an opportunity to hear and engage with HBCUs and ask questions "LIVE" as well as attend workshops that both the students and the parent will enjoy!!
There will also be workshops specifically for seniors and HBCUs accepting on the spot!
Because thier space is limited, they are asking that if you are interested in learning more about the Virtual HBCU Tour & Summit, that you complete this form.
When the registration is made available, you will receive the information in advanced.
Study Point Free Virtual Practice Test
StudyPoint, a company that has been tutoring local students for years, is offering the practice test events for free, and since they're doing so virtually, you can take the practice test from your home. Anyone who participates will also receive a free score analysis that breaks down how you did by section, question type, and content area so you can get a sense for where you might want to do some review prior to the real thing.
They run multiple practice tests each week. If you're interested you can view available dates and register for a test at https://site.studypoint.com/virtual-practice-tests.