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  1. High school Guidance Counselors: An Overview Western Academy of Beijing 2012 November 1st

  2. Ms. Bernie LongBoy • Family Name A to I • BA in Political Science from Trinity College in US • Master's in international education from Harvard University in US • Worked three years as the HS Counselor at the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India.  • Was the Associate Director for K-12 International Services for the College Board. Served the overseas school community in the use of College Board Programs such as the SAT, PSAT, and the AP Program in their curriculum. • Worked for five years as the coordinator of international admissions at a selective liberal arts college. • Teacher supervisor of SAC (Student Ambassador Club)

  3. Mr. Peter hauet • Family Name: J to M • BA in Integrated Social Sciences from San Francisco State University in US • Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction from Michigan State University in US; Concentration in Behavior Management • Worked 39 years creating and growing the high school counseling program at St. Mary’s School for boys in Tokyo, Japan.  • Is a recognized leader in international school counseling • Awarded the 2008 CIS Outstanding Counselor Award • Awarded the 2010 NACAC Margaret Addis Service Award • Teacher supervisor of the ROKING club (Republic of Korea Club)

  4. Ms. AlekaBilan • Family Name: N to T • BA in History from Williams College in US • Master’s Degree in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University in US • Prior to joining WAB community, worked in a US independent school, Brazil and Serbian international schools for 15 years • Experience teaching History and as an IB Diploma Coordinator • TOK teacher at WAB

  5. MS. Michelle chow-liu • Family Name U to Z • BA in psychology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in Canada • Master’s in Guidance and Counseling from University of West Alabama in US • Currently working on Certificate on College Counseling from UCLA • World of Work – Work Experience Coordinator • Test Center Supervisor (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP) • Teacher supervisor of FNL (Friday Nite Lites), & SAC (Student Ambassador Club)

  6. Elizabeth Gardiner • Office Assistant • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business; Minor in Horticulture from Texas A&M University in US • Softball Coach

  7. What do we do? • Whole-School Guidance model • Alpha split to work with students and families from grade 9 through grade 12 • Work with students on: • Academic • Scheduling balance, study skills, time management, tech tips • Naviance: Learning Style Inventory • Social • Friendship issues, harm minimization strategies • Personal/Emotional • CONFIDENTIAL family issues, guardianship, self-harm, responsible choices • Naviance: Personality Profile • Outside referrals, if necessary

  8. What do we do? • Lunch Time Counselor Drop-In Sessions • Transition Workshop for NEW Students • PSAT Information Sessions • UK/USA College Essay Writing • Alumni Panels • Work with students on a one-to-one individual basis as needed • Meet with visiting college reps – had over 150 university/college visiting per academic year

  9. WABhigh school Guidance Office Curriculum Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Grade 9

  10. Preparation for post wab plans Transition to High School Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Alumni

  11. Post-WAB Preparation • All students, beginning in grade 10 with course selection • Career research • Naviance: Career Interest Profiler • Career Fair • World of Work • University Applications • Each student has individualized plan for applications • Education of families about different countries’ requirements and process (ie. Destination Coffee Mornings)

  12. Testing Timeline • Grade 9: • Should do WELL in all their academic assessment (Have good solid grades for their WAB transcript) • Grade 10: • Take PSAT in mid-Oct • Continue to do WELL in all their academic course assessment • Grade 11: • PSAT in mid-Oct • SAT in Spring (Jan, May, June) • ACT (with writing) in Spring (April, June) • TOEFL or IELTS in Spring • Grade 12: • SAT in Fall (Oct, Nov, Dec) • ACT (with writing) in Fall (Oct, Dec) • IB Exams in May

  13. Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/wab • Naviance is used by high school worldwide but each schools tailor it to their own population and needs • WAB uses Naviance to support all guidance and post WAB programming • Each student and family have their own account, which is accessed via internet based • PLEASE email your counselor to register your account • Naviance: organization tool for all involved • Including parents • Contact counselor for login (username/password) • Naviance is a tool for research and organization about: • Study Skills • Self Discovery • Career Research • University research for 100 of countries • Organization of university applications • Free SAT online prep course

  14. MY WAB Portal: RESOURCES • Parents Portal • http://my.wab.edu/parents • Counselors • http://my.wab.edu/group/hs-counselors • Calendar • http://my.wab.edu/node/9116/calendar • Includes College Visits • College Resources • http://my.wab.edu/node/252

  15. Role of parent • Support of ASA Program – Balance of school work and after school activities • Encourage free time – Doing Vs. Being • Check your language, do not use “we” or “our” • Celebrate no matter what – be proud of your child’s efforts • Manage your anxiety – Parent is the shoreline

  16. Parent of Grade 11 & 12 • Treat College Admissions Process like you’re watching a performance • Make your child do all the work • Manage the timelines and deadlines • Insist on Integrity – Especially on early programs, and depositing • Help them protect their privacy

  17. Upcoming parent PRESENTATONS • PTA Coffee Morning on Teen Safety • Grade 11 College Kick Start Information Night (Jan) • Grade 10 Course Selection Information Night (Feb) • Grade 8 Transition Information Night (Feb) • Destination Coffee Mornings (Spring 2013) • Australia/New Zealand • Canada • European • Gap Year & Studying in China • Hong Kong/Singapore • UK • USA

  18. Counselors • Family Name: A to I • Bernie Longboy (bernie_longboy@wab.edu) • Family Name: J to M • Peter Hauet (peter_hauet@wab.edu) • Family Name: N to T • AlekaBilan (aleka_bilan@wab.edu) • Family Name: U to Z • Michelle Chow-Liu (mchow@wab.edu)