The Guidance department is dedicated to the premise that all students are individuals with distinct abilities, interests, and needs. While students may be exposed to similar learning experiences, their perceptions, stages of development, and responses vary. They must learn to understand and appreciate their individual talents to develop goals commensurate with their abilities and interests; and to take maximum advantage of the opportunities in the classroom and community to reach these goals. The role of the counselor is to guide students in achieving their potential by providing academic, career, and personal counseling. Students will earn five (5) credits by completing the four Guidance-based requirements in 21st Century Life and Careers.