The Role of the School Counselor
As students enter high school, they are each assigned to a school counselor based on the first letter of their last name. The school counselor is the one person at Hingham High School who will work with students for the full duration of high school. Teachers, coaches, and even club sponsors change from time to time, but students will stay with the same school counselor for all four years.
What is the role of the school counselor? All students will see their school counselor for required tasks such as receiving orientation information, registering for classes, planning their high school curriculum, obtaining college and career information, and scheduling special tests.
School counselors are there to help students achieve their full potential. No one can think very clearly about a math equation or remember a foreign language when a problem is troubling them. Counselors are trained to help students deal with the upsetting issues that can arise during middle school. Students may have a quick question or a long story to tell. Either way, their school counselor is there to listen and help them find answers to their questions.