Due to the severe weather forecast, the Gap Year Programs Fair scheduled for Thursday, February 13th at South County High School has been cancelled. This event will not be rescheduled.
For anyone interested, there will be two fairs in the area this coming weekend. They are:
Saturday, February 15th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thomas S. Wootton School
Sunday, February 16th from 2:00 - 4:30 PM John Champe High School
Additional gap year program information is available at: http://www.usagapyearfairs.org/
All Fairfax County Public Schools students, families, and staff are welcome to attend either of these events.
National School Counseling Week 2014, "School Counseling: Building Magical Futures," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2014, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Every day, school counselors work with students, families, and staff to address the academic, personal, social, and career needs of all students.
FCPS school counseling professionals being recognized at the January 2014 School Board meeting in honor of School Counseling Week
The Fairfax County School Counseling Program provides comprehensive and sequential services to all students in grades K-12. The primary goal of the school counseling program is to support the success of all students by providing academic, college and career, and personal/social counseling. School counselors help build a foundation for learning while supporting students' achievement and post-secondary goals. Read More.
Every student will graduate from Fairfax County Public Schools, college and career ready.
Fairfax County Public Schools’ school counseling programs work with students, parents and guardians, school staff, and community members to provide academic, college and career, personal and social counseling services that are comprehensive and developmentally appropriate. Services are provided to maximize the academic achievement of all students and promote the necessary skills, attitudes, and beliefs for all students to graduate prepared to effectively manage future challenges in a 21st century society.
The College Success Program is comprised of four individual programs that provide college readiness, access and success services to students who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses. Many, but not all, College Success Program students are the first in their family to attend college and do not have the financial means to attend without significant support. Read More
The four programs that comprise the College Success Program are:
The mission of the College Success Program is to provide sustainable, high-quality college readiness, access and success services to the students enrolled in the five programs.
Marcy Miller Kneale
Elementary School Counseling Specialist
Secondary School Counseling Specialist
College Success Program Manager
College Partnership Specialist
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February 12, 2014