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Guidance Office

"We look forward to serving the needs of all Quartz Hill High School students."
The focus of the Quartz Hill Guidance Department is to foster academic and skills development along with individual responsibility and sound decision making, while preparing students for educational and career opportunities beyond high school. Working in partnership with families and community resources, students are guided in areas of personal/social development and academic/career post-secondary planning as they become responsible and civic-minded members of a very diverse and rapidly changing world.
Parents should receive notices of their student's academic progress approximately every five weeks. If parents have any questions in between the progress reports, they can view their students records via the parent portal in PowerSchool or contact their student's teachers directly via telephone or e-mail. Any student who is struggling in a core class and/or earning a D or F grade at any time, should take advantage of the Teacher-Led Tutoring offered before or after school.

Parents are encouraged to call and make an appointment if they want to meet with their student's counselor for any reason; drop ins may not be able to see a counselor as we schedule our appointments and classroom activities ahead of time.

Students should come into the Guidance Office to make an appointment to see their counselor if they have questions or concerns during their free time before or after school, or during break or lunch.
The Student Support Services Program at Quartz Hill High School (QHHS) has been created based on the Comprehensive Competency-Based National Standards (CCBG) of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Our program's implementation insures that all students acquire competencies needed for educational planning, career planning, inter-personal communication, and responsibility to self and community. QHHS's 2015-2016 Student Support Services team is comprised of six Guidance Counselors,  a College/Career Center Pupil Services Technician, a Community Attendance Worker, a Data Technician, an English as a Second Language Leaner Coordinator, a Guidance Office Pupil Services Technician, a Guidance Office Clerk, a Nurse and Health Office Technician, a Registrar, two School Psychologists, a Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment, and a Work Experience Coordinator.

Counselors provide academic, career, college, and personal/social services to all students. Examples of some of the services offered include: conducting counseling groups based on student need, reviewing transcripts with students in preparation for graduation, and discussing alternative ways to retrieve credits, if needed. In addition, the counselors present information in the classroom setting and during evening presentations regarding academic skills, career and college choices, and personal/social issues.