September: Receive notification of assigned professional Guidance Counselor.
October: PSAT (administered in school)
January: Sophomore/Parent Group Meeting
January: Students submit course requests for junior year.
March: IOWA testing (administered in school)
March-May: Student/Parent Individual Meeting with Guidance Counselor
During the school year via Naviance:
-Complete “Do What You Are” career/personality and learning style inventories
-Research college and career options
-Explore the College Board website
Professional Guidance Counselors
At the beginning of sophomore year, students are assigned alphabetically to their individual professional Guidance Counselor who will guide and assist them through their remaining three years at RBC. They will track each student to ensure they are reaching the goals outlined for each academic year. The Guidance Department encourages students to seek out their counselor’s advice and direction whenever needed, whether it is for academic or personal reasons.
Click HERE for a list of Guidance Counselors and their contact information.
Sophomore/Parent Group Meeting
In January, the Guidance Department presents information regarding the college search process, class scheduling for junior year and interpreting the PSAT results.
Click HERE for the January 2018 Sophomore Powerpoint Presentation
PSAT – Preliminary SAT Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
The sophomore year PSAT is administered in school as an opportunity to become familiar with taking the SAT. Students do not need to register. In their junior year, students will take the PSAT again. The results of the junior year PSAT determine National Merit Finalists and Semi-finalists. For more information about the PSAT and SAT tests go to the College Board website: www.collegeboard.com
Sophomore/Parent Individual Guidance Counselor Meeting
Individual students and their parents will meet their guidance counselor to discuss steps to take to begin the college search process, recommendations for junior year course selection, results of the learning styles and career/personality inventory the students complete via Naviance, and any other questions or concerns. Additional meetings available upon student or counselor request.