Monacan High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

School Counseling

ROLE OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS
The mission of the Monacan High School Counseling Program is to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff members and the community, school counselors provide a developmental program that addresses the academic, personal/social and career development of students.

MONACAN SCHOOL COUNSELORS HELP STUDENTS WITH

  • transitioning to high school and post-secondary opportunities
  • academic planning and educational progress
  • concerns that interfere with learning
  • acquiring skills and knowledge to cope with pressures
  • interpreting test results
  • getting connected with school programs and community opportunities
  • planning for post-secondary education and career options

MONACAN SCHOOL COUNSELORS ARE TRAINED TO

  • work with parents, students and school staff members
  • work with students individually and in groups to help resolve problems that interfere with learning
  • support students with special needs and may serve as a member of child study team
  • offer critical incident intervention, prevention and response services
  • maintain contact with and make appropriate referrals to community and social agencies
  • provide information about school and community resources
  • plan and coordinate school-wide programs for students and parents in academic achievement, personal/social development and transition planning
  • help students explore options for college and career training

If you have questions please do not hesitate to call your student’s counselor at 378-2490.
Fax # 794-3048.

School Entrance Age

Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this state requirement.

Daylong prekindergarten programs for at-risk 4-year-olds are available at a few elementary schools. Also, there is a prekindergarten program for children with disabilities who must be 2 years old by Sept. 30 to enroll. Each year, Chesterfield County Public Schools conducts Child Find to locate children with disabilities who need special education services or Section 504 services. If you suspect your child may have a disability, contact the Office of Special Education at 639-8918 or your child’s home school.

Residency

Students must reside with a parent or legal guardian in Chesterfield County to attend Chesterfield County Public Schools. The school system may re-verify residency any year a student is enrolled in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Students attend the school in their attendance area unless a waiver is granted or they are accepted into a center-based or specialty program.

New students should register during office hours at their home school. For school attendance zone information, use the find my school feature.

To register for school, proof of county residency is required by providing one of these documents:

  • lease for at least one year or deed of a residence in Chesterfield County
  • contract or lease free of contingencies to occupy a Chesterfield residence within two months of the date of enrollment
  • resident manager’s letter on company letterhead stating that residence is a corporate residence in Chesterfield
  • weekly receipts for temporary residence in a hotel or motel for up to 60 days (requires renewal or evidence of more permanent residency within 60 days of enrollment)
  • Parents submitting a “lives with” form when registering must bring the person they live with. That person must provide proof of county residency, and the parent of the incoming student must provide two supporting documents with their name and correct address. Also, the parent of the incoming student must provide two supporting documents with his or her name and correct. address.

In addition, a student enrolling in a Virginia public school for the first time must provide a certified original birth certificate (or school age affidavit in accordance with state law), record of a physical examination (performed within the past 12 months) and updated records listing dates of each state-required immunization.

Documentation is required of age-appropriate immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP), polio, hepatitis B and varicella (chickenpox). A one-time booster of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) is required for all seventh-, eighth-, ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade students.

Three doses of properly spaced human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are required for girls, with the first dose administered before entering sixth grade. Parents or guardians may elect that their child not receive the HPV vaccine. Documentation of HPV exemption or vaccination is not required; if provided, documentation will be accepted by the school.

The Chesterfield County Health Department offers immunizations by appointment only (768-7558) , and many childhood vaccines are free. For more information about immunizations, go to www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization.

It is helpful if transferring students provide a report card from their previous school and, if applicable, a copy of an Individualized Education Program. After registration is completed, the Chesterfield school will request a transfer of records from the previous school.

School Registration Forms

Please download and print the necessary registration documents, fill out, then bring them to registration.

 

Foreign Exchange Student Procedure

Parchment Transcript Form – Please complete the Google Transcript Release Form. Once submitted, you will receive a code with instructions to open your Parchment account.

Transcript Request link for students who graduated before 2007. – FORM MUST BE PRINTED AND FILLED OUT

Name Change Request Form
Solicitud de cambio de nombre
District Counseling Website

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers different types of diplomas for high school students.  Please click this link to the Virginia Department of Education link to explore the diploma offerings.  If you have further questions about requirements please contact your student’s counselor at 378-2480.

Graduation Requirements click here

Parents, please take time to view some of the following materials to help you and your student understand how high school testing. There are many non-profit organizations that help students raise their standardized testing scores. In addition, there are many resources on the internet that give students strategies for taking tests. The links below will provide the students with resources and strategies for taking standardized tests. These and many other resources are available in the guidance office.
  • Parent Tutorial for Understanding Scores (pdf file)
  • Score Report Tutorial for 10th Graders (pdf file)
  • Click here for a short video explaining more about the PSAT score report.

SAT – CollegeBoard.org
This is a FABULOUS resource for parents and students to use as they prepare in advance for the SATs…it includes content tips, calculator tips and frequently asked questions about changes to the Math SAT and is a MUST for students to have who are taking the new SAT.

Click here for testing dates

PSAT – CollegeBoard.org

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

PSAT Score Reports: PSAT scores are handed back to parents and students at the annual PSAT interpretation night usually held in mid December. Informational flyers will be mailed home with the exact date, time, and location.

How to Interpret your PSAT Score
Practice PSAT Information Here

ACT – ActStudent.org

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research for those making educational and career transitions; administrates a widely taken college admissions test.

Click here for test dates

AP Exams – CollegeBoard.org

The Advanced Placement (AP) program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. Students can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the AP program. Each exam consists of multiple-choice and free-response sections. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work; those that test one semester of work are generally two hours long.

Click here for Registration Information

Test Prep Materials

Kaplan will be providing a variety of FREE educational webinars and online practice tests for students to participate in throughout the summer. All students need to participate is access to a computer and the internet. Students can sign up to participate using the following link www.kaptest.com/hsevents. Attached, please find a flier with more information about the free online events.

Online Events Being Offered:

  • Free SAT Lessons
  • Free ACT Lessons
  • SAT, ACT and New SAT Practice Tests
  • Practice Test Review Sessions

Beginning September 11, 2013, all documents required to process a Child Labor Permit can be found at http://www.doli.virginia.gov

*The school system will NO longer play an active role in the Child Labor Permit Process.