The relationship a school counselor has with her students is a core component of the counseling program at Whiteford Agricultural Schools. The counselors value the relationship with each of the students and strive to provide support for all students. Counselors are also a resource for parents. Parents should feel free to contact the school counselor if they have any questions or concerns.
Our services provide brief individual counseling and/or small groups to help students learn to cope with situations and be able to go back to the classroom with confidence. This is not intensive therapy; school counseling is designed to be brief and generalized. Counselors also make classroom visits to teach social/emotional lessons to reach all students. Any additional services may be referred out by the counselor to local area resources to offer more support.
Jen Head, MS/HS Counselor
734-856-1443, ext. 102
social emotional learning (SEL)
Social-emotional learning (SEL) plays a fundamental role in education and human development. SEL is the process in which individuals develop self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills, all of which are important for school and life success. People with stronger SEL skills have a better chance of being able to cope with and learn from challenges, which can have a long-term positive effect on both kids and adults.
Understanding Child Development - Every child is different. Everyone has different strengths, areas of improvement, and personalities. Some of these traits can be determined by genetics, while some traits can be developed by environment. Learn more about the stages of child development.
Goal Setting and Finding Motivation - According to studies, “motivation is one of the driving forces behind human behavior.” The absence of motivation can lead to a downhill slope in a person’s mental health; however, having motivation and setting goals can provide a sense of purpose and meaning and can better someone’s quality of life. Learn about sources of motivation and how to set goals.
What is ADHD? - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness, and distractibility. Symptoms of ADHD can interfere with a person’s life in a variety of ways, and managing ADHD can be a challenge. Learn more about ADHD, its history, its causes, and treatment options.
Fostering Positive Friendships - Friendships at any age can be difficult to navigate. Research shows that having a sense of belonging within a friendship helps children adapt to life changes and function better in the world. Click the link above for information on how to help support a positive and healthy friendship.
In general, the district policy regarding cumulative grade point average and course credit, optional in the law, is:
- Courses taken in post secondary institutions will not be included in the cumulative grade point average, but notation of grade and credit will be included on the transcript upon verification of completion
- Post secondary courses of three (3) semester hours or greater will be granted one-half (1/2) high school credit. Post secondary courses less than three (3) semester hours will be granted one-quarter (1/4) high school credit.
Dual Enrollment at MCCC
Monroe County Community College - Dual Enrollment Guidelines for MCCC
Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 now have the opportunity to take introductory level courses at Lourdes University at a reduced tuition rate of $75/credit hour. Students must meet specific requirements at Lourdes University. Classes must be taken after the regular school day and not interfere with high school requirements. This program IS NOT a Michigan Dual Enrollment program. If you are interested in learning more or would like an application, please contact Ms. Jennifer Head.
MME Test Preparation
The following information is intended to help students and parents prepare for the new Michigan Merit Exam (MME), ACT and/or SAT. These links provide access to a number of test preparation sites, a great deal of information on the various exams themselves, and news about changes and modification to the exams.
All requests are processed electronically via Docufide by Parchment. You must register to complete your request if you do not already have an account. This form is for academic and employment purposes only. Medical information, copies of birth certificates, etc. are not part of the academic record following graduation.
Current WHS Students and Alumni: Please proceed to this link to request transcript and/or graduation verification http://www.parchment.com