Welcome to the RHS Counseling Office
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
Counseling services are available to all students by appointment. To make an appointment, contact the counseling office before school begins, between classes, at lunchtime, or after school. In an emergency, the counselor may be contacted at any time. The counselor is prepared to offer services in the following areas:
- Aiding students in resolving personal problems.
- Course selection for classes.
- Administer and interpret special tests.
- Careers and career training opportunities.
- Program planning for high school.
- Financial aid for post-high school courses or training.
- Scholarships: Many scholarships are available, and students are urged to watch for deadlines for applications.
Personal Curriculums At RHS
A Personal Curriculum is available to all R.H.S. students. The Personal Curriculum is a process used to modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum. A Personal Curriculum modifies credit requirements and/or content expectations based on the individual learning needs of a student.
A Personal Curriculum may be requested whereas R.H.S. will grant the request to be placed before PC Team for further study and consideration. If determination is allowable, the PC Team, Principal, parent or legal guardian must agree upon the conditions of the PC prior to implementation.
Earning Full High School Credit
Due to the fluctuation of students transferring into and out of Roscommon High School, this is a notice. RHS adheres to a semester schedule with high school credits being earned a semester at a time. Each course is granted 1/2 credit per semester completed. Leaving RHS before completing the semester, usually results in the loss of credit in every course, and may result in the student failing to graduate on schedule with their class.
College admissions recruiters visit RHS frequently in the fall through winter. Visits are scheduled at different times during the day. Listen to the daily announcements for dates and times. There will be a sign up sheet in the office. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. This gives the opportunity to find out what questions to ask, find out about the college, and some recruiters even offer to waive admissions fees for the students who visit with them.
Official copies of a student's transcripts must be sent directly from the high school to the college. Students must submit a written request to the high school to send the transcripts to their college/s of choice. Requests for transcripts may be completed in several ways:
- Download and complete the Transcript Request form and mail, fax, or deliver the form to RHS. Be sure to state your name (maiden), birth date, year of graduation, and colleges you'd like to receive the transcripts.
- Electronically through www.parchment.com. This is a secure and easy way to send official transcripts to the colleges you choose.
Use the first method to request an unofficial transcript for your own records.
Roscommon High School does not charge a fee for transcripts. Requests through Parchment.com are free until Aug. 1st for recent graduates and for all others, there is a small fee for each transcript sent.
The American School Counselor Association endorses a code of ethics for counselors. The code of ethics covers a school counselor's responsibilities to students, to parents, to the school, to the profession and to the community. It also covers the topics of respect and diversity; confidentiality; record keeping; and court issues. It recognizes a counselor's limitations and provides guidance for when a student is in imminent danger, or is a danger to himself or others.
Michigan law requires counselors to report to the appropriate parties (1) suspicion of child abuse or neglect and (2) indications that the student may be a danger to himself or others.