Counseling mission statement
The mission of the International Academy counseling department is to build productive relationships, empower students to achieve self-reliance, self-discover, and self-reflection and support and guide students as they pursue their educational and personal goals. The counselors provide academic, personal and college counseling and serve as the liaison between the students, parents and faculty.
Role of the School Counselor
From the American School Counselor Association
Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.
What should I be doing this year?
After School Help Sessions
All teachers are available for individual appointments.
See your teacher to schedule a meeting time.
SCOIR is the system that the IA is using to assist students in their college search and application process.
Founded on the belief that students are more than their SATs and GPAs and that colleges are more than their rankings, SCOIR is leading a revolution to transform the college admissions process from a short-term, quantitative transaction to a long-term, qualitative engagement. The goal is for students to become more reflective in this process in order to discover best fit colleges.