• Helping students reach their full potential 

    It is the primary mission of the Anoka-Hennepin School Counseling Program to support students in developing an individual vision of success to meet their academic, personal/social, post-secondary, college and career readiness goals. 
    School counselors collaborate with students, families, community members and school personnel to assure that all students realize and integrate their academic, career and personal/social potential in order to develop and achieve an individualized vision of success.
    • Collaborate - school counselors collaborate with students, families, school staff and community partners to help schools achieve their mission and students reach their goals.
    • Academic support – school counselors help students with topics such as academic organization, course planning, study skills and post-secondary preparation.
    • College and career planning – school counselors help students identify possible career paths through interest inventories, personality type assessments and learning style tests. Counselors help students understand the connections between their academic learning, post-secondary education and training, and their career goals.
    • Personal/social support – school counselors help students with issues such as bully prevention, anger management, problem solving and cooperation. Counselors work with families to find students additional support if needed.
    The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model.
  • ACT update

    Due to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, juniors who will be seniors next school year (2020-21) will be given the opportunity to take a district-paid ACT test in October during the school day. The testing opportunity replaces this April’s testing date.

    Students who would like to take an ACT test before October may do so, at their own cost, on one of the national Saturday testing dates. Students who need support with costs for this assessment can apply for a waiver through their high school.

    It’s important to note that many colleges and universities may not be requiring a standardized assessment score as part of their admissions process this fall given circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should contact their post-secondary institutions of interest for specific modifications to the admission requirements they may have.

    Next year's juniors will be given the opportunity to take a district-paid ACT test during the school day in the spring of 2021, as has been district practice.