Jones College Prep
Welcome to your sophomore year! We are so excited for the opportunity to spend time with you as you start planning for your future! Our goal is to provide you an introduction to what you need to do in high school to prepare for a successful school year and beyond; to expose you to various careers; and some life skills that you will use not only in high school, but throughout your future.
Program Description and Goals
The Sophomore Program will consist of three Seminars (large group meetings), 1:1 conference with your Counselor, and a Career Event in the Spring. The lessons and events will cover the following topics:
- Complete an intake survey for your counselor to know more about you
- Managing anxiety, academics, and navigating the school year
- Course scheduling and transcript review
- Career Exploration & Post-Secondary planning
The goals of this program are that:
- Sophomores will understand the academic and extra-curricular steps necessary to have a successful high school experience.
- Sophomores will understand the importance of mental, physical and emotional well-being.
- Sophomores will develop positive relationships with their counselor.
Program Expectations, Policies, and Procedures
Students are expected to:
- Attend all in-class seminars
- Attend all conferences with their counselor
- Check their email regularly for counseling related communication
- Respond to all meeting requests sent from the counselors
- Make sure you speak to your counselor about any missed lessons.
What else can students do on their own outside of seminars to have an enriching Sophomore year:
- Taking the PSAT for 10th grade in the Spring 2020.
- Attending College and Career fairs at JCP and outside events.
- Getting involved in extracurricular and volunteer opportunities.
- Attending college campus tours and enrichment programs.
The first Sophomore Seminar of the year will be an in-school field-trip so that students can meet with their own Counselor. The other two Sophomore Seminars will be partnered with academic departments.
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We know these past few weeks have been tough with having minimal contact/interaction with others and a lot of uncertainties, which can be scary. We just want to reiterate that your Counselor is here to help support you! Here are some mental health and wellness tips that we would like to share with you as we go into spring break:
- Get up, get showered and dressed for the day as if you were going to school.
- Set a routine for yourself! Create a schedule for school work as well as self-care. Give yourself breaks and be kind to yourself! If you don’t accomplish everything you wanted to do that day - that’s okay.
- Minimize your exposure to the media/news and try to limit yourself to once or twice a day.
- If you are able to do so, get outside at least once a day for at least 30 mins! Go early in the morning or evening to maintain social distance. Fresh air can be a great mod booster!
- Check-in with family and friends through phone calls/texts, Zoom, or FaceTime - especially older family members.
- Eat healthy, exercise, and watch a funny movie/show.
- Find a long term project you would like to accomplish and integrate it into your daily routine!
PLEASE don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help!
Counselors will be available Monday to Friday, between 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm via email. During their work hours if you need additional support, please arrange an appointment to talk to your counselor via phone or google meet.
1) Student have till May 6th to request a course change.
2) Submit your PE Waiver (if you meet the requirements) to your counselor via email by May 15th.
- Seminar 3 on Career Exploration - stay tuned for more information as we get closer to May!
When it comes to summer planning everything might be up in the air, so if you have any questions on how to plan for your summer, please reach out to your counselor.
Stay well and take care!