Your child's guidance counselor is an important contact for college and career planning. Guidance counselors have information on topics such as colleges, universities, academic summer programs and financial aid. Below is a list of questions you can ask to find out more information about how your child's school helps them while they plan for life after high school.
- Does the school or district offer programs to help with college and career planning?
- What sort of assistance or resources does the school offer for parents around college and career planning?
- Who assists students with college and career planning at the school?
- When will my child meet with a school counselor to talk about their college and career plans?
- Are there community resources available for college and career planning, such as workshops, business open houses or career mentoring programs?
- What sort of academic summer programs are available for my child?
- What kind of Career-Technical (CTE) programs are available for my child? (Click here for more information on CTE)
- Does my child have access to the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) and the Individual Academic Career Planner (IACP) through the school? (Click here for more information on OCIS and the IACP)
- What resources can my child use to find a job after graduation?
- Who can my child talk to about finding a job?
- Does the school offer programs for job shadowing, volunteering, mentoring or internships?
- What kinds of Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available for my child?
- Is my child eligible for the Post Secondary Education Options Program? (Click here for more information on PSEOP)
- What kind of local scholarships are available in our area?
- Who can my child ask for feedback about their college application?
- Where can I get help filling out the FAFSA?
- Where can I get help understanding financial aid?