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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

COUNSELOR/STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS

 

Students are assigned to counselors by alphabet according to students’ last names. In most cases, counselors will work with the same group of students throughout their four years of high school.

 

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

 

*Students should come to the Counseling Office to sign up to see their counselor.

*Counseling will send for students on the day of the appointment or as soon as

possible.

 

GRADING INFORMATION

 

Progress reports are issued at the 4.5 weeks, 9 weeks, and 13.5 weeks. These grades do not remain on a student’s permanent record. The final grade for each semester, January and June, will remain on a student’s permanent record.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Schedules should be set by the beginning of the school year. In August, Registration Days are held for students to make corrections to their schedules, pay fees, get I.D.’s, etc. It is important for students to attend their assigned Registration Day. Once school begins, schedule changes are very limited and in most cases cannot be done. Changes for second semester may be requested through mid-December.

 

COUNSELOR VISITS

 

Counselors visit classrooms each year during first semester in all grade levels to present pertinent information as it relates to acclimation to high school, activities, scholarship information, financial aid information, career planning, testing, and preparing for post high school plans. Students are given information related to what they should be doing in the current year to prepare for their plans and goals after high school. Counselors also meet with students during registration to assist them in class selection.

 

PEER MEDIATION

 

Twentynine Palms High School supports a Peer Mediation Program through the Counseling Office. Peer Mediation serves to assist students in solving conflicts responsibly and constructively in a confidential manner. The mediators are students trained in conflict resolution and mediation techniques. Their goal is to aid their peers in resolving disputes that interfere with the educational process without involving teachers, administrators, or other school personnel. For students who wish to resolve a conflict, they should request peer mediation through the Counseling Office.

 

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES

 

Twentynine Palms High School provides a variety of clubs and activities in which students can participate. All students are encouraged to get involved starting their freshman year. Involvement can help students enrich academic experiences, explore interests, develop leadership skills, contribute to the community, and make new friends. Most clubs can b e joined anytime throughout the year; other activities will have specific deadlines. Freshman will receive a list of the clubs/activities offered at TPHS in the fall. Students should listen to announcements at the beginning of the year for dates/times of meetings.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Summer school information and applications are available to students during second semester. Information is provided regarding classes, location, and dates. Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Office or online. Registration forms should be turned in to the Counseling Office. There is no cost for attending summer school.

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Barb Wood

Head Counselor

Extension 231

 

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Alisa Everett

Counselor (A-K)

Extension 229

Mary McGrorty

Registrar

Extension 232

 

Tracy Baker

Counseling Secretary

760-367-9594