Welcome to the Henry Clay Counseling Department
Students and parents can contact counselors by calling or emailing or in person by coming to the counseling office. Each counselor has students in grades 9-12 divided alphabetically. Find your counselor below or in the Counselors by Alphabet tab.
COLLEGE AND CAREER
Scholarships and Opportunities
Information about Scholarships and Opportunities (tutoring, jobs, summer programs) comes into the Counseling Office on a daily basis. Please click on the Scholarships & Opportunities link on the left for more info.
3 main steps to apply for scholarships:
1. Apply for scholarships on individual college & department websites.
2. Search HC Counseling Office Scholarships & Announcements.
3. Use online scholarship search engines. Click here for examples.
Sign up at the link below to meet with College Representatives when they come to Henry Clay. There is a list of colleges once you click on the link. We will take college names down 24 hours in advance of the meeting in order to have time to prepare for the visit. Please limit your sign-ups to 5-6 colleges. If you need more, see your counselor.
If you are planning a trip to visit a college and will miss a day or more of school, you will need to fill out a College Visit Request Form. Please click the link below to get to that form. There are also hard copies in the Counseling Office.
College 101 Night
On Tuesday, October 16, counselors held a College 101 Information Night for Junior and Senior Parents. Click below for the presentation.
SCHEDULING AND GRADES
Program of Studies
Click the icon below for the Henry Clay Program of Studies, which contains information about graduation requirements, scheduling, course offerings, and more.
New Parent Orientation
We held an orientation for current 8th grade parents on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The Power Point linked here contains an outline of the information we presented.
Progress Report and Report Card Dates
Progress Reports are given to students and are for the purpose of showing the student's progress at that point, while Report Cards are mailed home and contain final grades that will be posted to transcripts.
- 1st semester Progress Report dates: October 1, November 13
- 1st semester Report Card mailed home: January 9
- 2nd semester Progress Report dates: February 26, April 11
- 2nd semester Report Card mailed home: May 31
Checking Grades and Attendance
Parents can check students' grades and attendance using Infinite Campus. If you would like a login to Infinite Campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and give them the following information along with the statement below:
- Parent Name
- Student name
- Student’s School name
- Student’s Date of Birth
- “Please give me the user name and password to log on to IC to view my student’s grades and attendance.”
What Does a Counselor Do?
Talks with students individually and in groups.
Gains understanding of your child's behavior through observation and participation in the classroom to help identify their needs.
Intervenes with potential dropouts.
Helps students relate to others.
Provides counsel to teachers and parents so that they can better help their children and students.
Helps parents find and make better use of community resources.
Identify student abilities, achievement, interests, and needs.
Utilize other school specialists to aid students in their growing process.
Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
Hosts and facilitate parent discussion groups.
Helps with school, college, job, career, and personal plans.
Participates in curriculum development.