10th Grade Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Do What You Are

The school counseling department will be meeting with all sophomores, to administer a personality/career interest assessment. The Do What You Are survey is a personality type assessment that can reveal information about a student’s strengths and blind spots, recommended career paths and relevant college majors, as well as tips for conducting the most effective career search. Using personality type assessments helps students identify their natural tendencies. They can gain confidence and greater self-awareness as well as insights that help them make better decisions and take advantage of their innate strengths.

PSAT

When you think about the PSAT, you probably think of it as a pre-SAT.  It has actually become much more than that.  The Fairfield Public School System has adopted the PSAT as our new district assessment and the State of Connecticut has chosen the SAT as our new state assessment in place of SBAC.

While the PSAT is a great primer for the SAT (and even the ACT), it is more than just a trial run for the real thing.  The PSAT/NMSQT is an important step in your journey beyond high school.  The test offers you the opportunity to connect with colleges and universities, enter scholarship competitions, get ready for the new SAT and college, sharpen your skills with free practice on Khan Academy and learn what AP classes might coincide with your strengthens.  It is a wonderful chance for you to be recognized and rewarded for the skills and knowledge you’ve earned.

Additionally, the PSAT is a tool many colleges and universities use to identify students they think may make a good addition to their student body and who may be deserving of scholarships. These scores are a way for colleges to be more selective in their recruitment process, and having schools express interest in you and recruit you to apply can also increase confidence.

Next Steps:

  • All 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT in October during the school day.
  • When your scores are available, counselors will distribute and review/ interpret scores with all students.  This is a great opportunity to discuss your individual testing plan with your school counselor.

10th Grade Comprehensive School Counseling Program

The goal of the 10th Grade Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to foster growth in students by:

  • Encouraging them to experience and explore opportunities in school and within their community.  This will help to facilitate the self-awareness that is necessary for the Post HS Planning process.
  • Continuing to foster student growth and resilience.  Being mindful will allow students to enjoy high school and continue their own unique growth.
  • Encouraging quality involvement (not quantity) in Warde’s extra curricular offerings.

10th Grade Comprehensive School Counseling Activities:

  • Review Resume and update activities
  • Do What You Are
  • Course Selection
  • Academic Support
  • Study Skills
  • PSAT
  • CAPT Science and PE requirements
  • Student Advisor Opportunities