AHS Counseling Mission Statement
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.
AHS Counseling Vision Statement
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
During the next couple of weeks, we encourage seniors to use SuperMatch to conduct a college search and start building your “Colleges I’m Thinking About” and “Colleges I’m Applying To lists.” Additionally, seniors can start researching a database of Scholarships and begin creating a list of scholarships they will apply for. Seniors can use the following guides to get started:
- Research Colleges w/Naviance
- Build Your College List w/ Naviance
- Researching Careers w/Naviance
- Creating Your Scholarship List
We hope the provided resources are helpful. Seniors should contact their school counseling department at the start of the school year regarding questions about Naviance Student and or the college application process.
College Application Process
Applying to College is Easy as 1, 2, 3! Currently all students, grades 9-12, have access to Naviance, an online college and career readiness platform that helps students find their best-fit path after high school.
Naviance Student allows you to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
- Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
- Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
- Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals
Applying to College
While Naviance will continue to be used to research and plan for college, for the 2023-2024 school year, students will apply to college using the following platforms:
- Common Application
- Common Black College Application
- Individual College Application Portal (visit school’s admissions website)
Many of the abovementioned college application platforms will allow school counselor to upload high school transcript. Therefore, students will not have to request transcripts outside of the application platform. However, if/when needed, students can request transcripts here via ScribOrder.
The Sophomore and Junior Information Session was held on Friday, October 14, 2022 during Advisement. Below is the video from the session. It can also be found on the Counseling Calendar.