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NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS MS. GUNG – SENIOR COUNSELOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 Senior Parent College Information Night.

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1 NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS MS. GUNG – SENIOR COUNSELOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 Senior Parent College Information Night

2 Agenda Welcome and Logistics What is a School Counselor? Molly Mansfield (Lipscomb University): Overview of college admissions Jackie Hartmann (TN Achieves): Nashville Achieves program 5 minute break James Snider (TSAC): Overview of financial aid process April Gung (NSA): NSA School Counseling Website and the College Process Evaluations Off-Campus Lunch Forms

3 Ms. Gung’s Contact Information April Gung, Senior Counselor Phone: , ext. 307 Website: Official Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am – 3:15 pm

4 What is a School Counselor? Someone to help students with their unique academic, personal/social, college, and career goals and concerns Trained in counseling - must have a master’s degree in counseling with a high level of hands-on experience The school counselor can help  Sort out problems with teachers, peers, family, etc.  Student learn to advocate for herself/himself  Discuss students’ needs and feelings  Explore academic, college, and career options  Make life decisions and craft plans to reach goals  Pinpoint strengths  Much more!

5 Senior Year Updates Senior Committee self-nominations due to Ms. Gung by noon on tomorrow (Friday), Sept. 6 Senior pictures for the Yearbook MUST be taken by Prestige. See information Ms. Gung ed out about how to set up an appointment with them. November 7 th is the day Prestige will be at NSA for anyone who has not set up an individual appt. Senior status for yearbook must be set by 1/15/14. Graduation date is not set yet.

6 Off Campus Lunch Forms Only for students with official senior status Three forms must be signed in front of school official or notarized Separate form for students who don’t plan to do it. Last year it did not start until 2 nd quarter and until we had at least 80% of them returned. Tables set up for signing in the cafeteria


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