School counselors play a critical role in ensuring students have the academic development (in addition to the social/emotional and career development) knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful. Activities and strategies are implemented for our students including, monitoring grades, conferencing with individual students, families, staff and small groups of students regarding academic concerns or planning of courses. Counselors also play a prominent role in college entrance exams and coordinate the following: AP Exams, PSAT10, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and the ACT. Your counselor also manages your academic record, also known as your transcript.
Valuable academic information can be found within the “Compass” Curriculum Guide and also the South Western High School Academic Profile. The South Western High School Academic Profile is a two-page document which provides a summary of our school and district. The profile contains up-to-date information regarding course demographic information, course offerings, SAT scores, Honors and Advanced placement courses, and information about the most recent graduating class.
The profile is used by community groups and colleges to get a basic understanding of our school.