Counseling

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The JFK Counseling Program has been recognized as a Model Program by the American School Counseling Association since 2009.

 


Graduation Requirements

Total Credits/Units Required: 240 credits/24 Units

English

40 credits = 4 Units = 4 years = 8 semesters

Including the following named courses:

  • English 1 or Intro. to Literature and Composition (1 year)
  • English 2 or American Literature and Composition (1 year)
  • English 3 or other Upper Division Writing Academic Elective (1 year)
  • 1 year of other English (1 year of ELD can count for English Elective)

Social Studies

30 credits = 3 Units = 3 years = 6 semesters

Including the following named courses:

  • U.S. History (1 year)
  • Civics (1 semester)

Science

30 credits = 3 Units = 3 years = 6 semesters

Including the following named courses:

  • 2 years of Lab Science (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Math

40 credits = 4 Units = 4 years = 8 semesters

Including the following named courses:

  • Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 (1 year)

The high school algebra requirement will be waived for a student who successfully completes one year of algebra in middle school (or passes the 8th grade Algebra Test). In no case will students receive high school credit for courses completed in middle school.

  • Geometry or Integrated Math 2 (1 year)
  • Advanced Algebra II (1 year)
  • Higher Level Math (1 year)

Physical Education, Dance, or ROTC
10 credits = 1 Unit = 1 year = 2 semesters

CareerConnect/Art

10 credits = 1 Unit = 1 year = 2 semesters

Other Academic Electives  (Can include World Language, CareerConnect, or other core class)

10 credits = 1 Unit = 1 year = 2 semesters

Electives

50 credits = 5 Units = 10 semesters (may include Acad. Electives)

Students in all grades are assigned to a Counselor alphabetically by last name. Special Education students have a Case Manager who serves as their Counselor. Counselors work directly with students for their Academic Advising, College and Career Planning, Personal and Social Development, and can provide referral services as needed for a wide variety of issues. In addition, each Counselor is responsible for coordinating the programs listed below:


Shea Johnson, 720.423.4341 Shea


Joe Naughton, 720.423.4351Joe

Emily Rivera, 720.423.4338 raise me
Se Habla Espanol


Meghan Martiniere, 720.423.4366 Meghan

Counseling To-Do Lists

  • Complete the Career Interest Survey in Naviance (in the Careers tab)
    • username = JFK ID number
    • Password: student’s 6-digit birthdate in mmddyy format  (Example: 070496)
  • Identify a careers that matches your interests
  • Complete the My ICAP survey in Naviance (on the About Me page)
    • You only need to complete the questions for your current grade level
  • Update your email in your Naviance profile (on the About Me page)
  • Research the course plan for your Career Cluster
  • Plan your courses for high school
  • Take the most rigorous classes you can handle (Honors or AP)
  • Get involved, both in and out of school
  • Research post-secondary programs
  • Helpful Resources for Freshmen


  • Complete the Career Cluster survey in Naviance
    • Your username is your ID number and your password is your 6-digit birthday
  • Identify careers that match your interests
  • My ICAP survey in Naviance
  • Update your email in your Naviance profile
  • Take the PLAN practice ACT test and the PSAT practice SAT test
  • Plan courses for high school that match with your career plan
    • Consider IB, AP or Concurrent Enrollment classes
    • see your counselor for more information
  • Take the most rigorous classes you can handle (Honors, AP, IB)
  • Get involved, both in and out of school
  • Research post-secondary (college) programs
    • Big Future
    • College in Colorado
      • Username – the letters dps and then your ID number (dps123456)
      • Password – your 6-digit birthday
    • Naviance
      • Username – ID Number (123456)
      • Password – your 6-digit birthday
  • Helpful Resources for Sophomores