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Junior Students

Paving Pathways Junior Counseling Program

Junior year is an exciting time for students at Jones! All of you will begin the journey with your counselor to research/plan on what you will do after high school. We want you to know that your counselor is here to help you navigate through this search process and can be a great resource for you in making the right post-secondary decision. Our counseling program for juniors is called the Paving Pathways Junior Counseling Program. Below is an outline of what you can expect this year:

Four Paving Pathways Counseling Program lessons focusing on a few different topics

November- Introduction to Paving Pathways

February-Understanding Yourself and Choosing a Post-secondary Plan

March- Naviance as a Research Tool and Financial Aid/Scholarships 101

May-A Further Exploration Into Post-Secondary Planning

Paving Pathways Counseling Program Family Event

November 19th (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)-Junior students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this evening event to get an overview of the junior program as well as hear from admissions representatives on how to navigate the college process. We will also discuss post-secondary options aside from college.

Junior Counselor Conference 

February-March Students will meet one-on-one with their counselors to talk about their post-secondary plans, summer plans and choose courses for senior year. 

Making College Affordable Family Event

March 18th (6:30-8:30 pm)-Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will present to junior students and parents on how to make college more affordable for students. 

College Fair

April- Juniors have the option to attend the Jones college fair (more details to come soon)

Standardized Testing

Reference the Standardized Testing tab on the Counselors’ Corner website for more information and resources 

Additional Junior Year Resources

Visit the links below to view additional resources available for juniors




***Be sure to view the Jones Counseling Department Covid-19 Updates for Juniors by clicking on the document below.***