Counseling

Counseling

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Within each House at Lincoln-Sudbury, two school counselors provide academic and emotional support to students throughout their four years, culminating with guidance on the college admissions process, post-secondary education, as well as other post-secondary options. Each counselor monitors the academic progress of approximately 200 students. School counselors communicate frequently with parents and coordinate efforts to support their students who are experiencing emotional crises or lack of success in school.

In additional to the traditional school counselors, a limited number of clinical counselors provide therapeutic supports for the considerable number of students who experience emotional distress interfering with their ability to make progress in school or who are returning from therapeutic hospitalizations and require emotional support. Clinical counselors provide psychological services as required for some special education students in their IEP’s, as well as individual counseling for general education students in crisis when referred by the school guidance counselor.

Current Important Information:

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

During the school closure, your school counselors will be checking email during regular school day hours. They will do their best to respond to you within 24 hours during the school week. The LS Counseling Department plans to send periodic emails to students with tips and resources during this break.  We encourage you to reference this document for a list of past well-being tips!

If you are currently in a high level of distress, please access one of the resources listed below:

Call your primary care physician or outside provider
William James Project Interface / (1-888-244-6843)
Advocates / (1-800-640-5432)
Good Samaritan / (1-877-870-4673)
Local emergency room
If this is an emergency, please call 911.

If you have questions about the course request process, please email SchedulingQuestions@lsrhs.net.

If you are having trouble logging in to your Aspen account, please email ls-aspen-portal@lsrhs.net.

Please reference this document for continued updates on COVID-19 and its impact on college admissions.

For additional general resources, please reference our School Closure Resources document.


FOR SENIORS:

Class of 2020, we encourage you to utilize this incredibly comprehensive College Resource Guide as you continue to navigate the college selection process. It provides special focus on the impact of COVID-19 on college admissions. We strongly urge you to use this resource to learn about how some schools are hosting virtual tours, pushing back deadlines, and doing more to help you make your college decisions during this unprecedented time. 

Also, as you near the end of your senior year, it is very important that you update all of your college decisions in Naviance. There are instructions for how to do so in this document: Naviance - How to update college decisions. Please take care of this step when you have a chance. If you do not complete this before senior week, it will become a senior obligation.
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FOR JUNIORS:

Class of 2021, please continue to reference the following three resources as you navigate the post-secondary planning process:  

Post-Secondary Planning Guide
College Admissions Seminar Presentation
COVID-19 and its impact on college admissions resource guide

If you have any questions and/or concerns about your course requests for next year, make sure you let your school counselor know.
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FOR SOPHOMORES:

Class of 2022, if you have any questions and/or concerns about your course requests for next year, make sure you let your school counselor know.
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FOR NINTH GRADERS:

Class of 2023, if you have any questions and/or concerns about your course requests for next year, make sure you let your school counselor know.

Recent News

- The Counseling Department will continue using Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students. This year, we will be using it with the Class of 2020 to send college application materials. The Class of 2021 will use its features as a tool for post-secondary planning purposes, and the class of 2022 will be introduced to its career exploration features during the second semester.

- The Counseling Department will continue to improve our new website. We appreciate your patience as it is still a work in progress and information will continue to be updated throughout the year. If you have any comments or feedback, please contact: jk_park@lsrhs.net