RFHS Counseling Department
Roaring Fork High School Counseling Mission:
We will engage our students in their own education and co-create pathways to their future. Roaring Fork High School graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills (competencies) needed to succeed in postsecondary settings and to advance in career pathways as lifelong learners and contributing citizens."
The Counseling Program adheres to all standards as outlined by the Colorado Department of Education and the American School Counselor Association by providing direct student services, indirect student services, responsive services and individual student planning within the domains of academic development, career development and social/emotional development.
RFHS uses the following quality indicators to measure student success:
Self-Awareness: Understand how one’s unique interests, talents and aspirations play a role in decision-making and interpersonal relationships and how individual thoughts and feelings get students excited about life and learning.
Career Awareness: Know the difference between jobs, occupations and careers. Articulate a wide range of local, regional, national and global career pathways and opportunities. Consider economic and cultural influences and the impact of stereotypes on career choice.
Postsecondary Aspirations: Participate in career exploration activities centered on students’ passions, interests, dreams and visions of their future self and perceived options.
Postsecondary Options: Be aware of and participate in a variety of postsecondary and career opportunities. Use tools such as career clusters, personality assessments and learning style inventories to highlight individual strengths and capabilities.
Environmental Expectations: Consider how school, family, community, culture and world view might influence the students' career development and postsecondary plans.
Academic Planning: Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to map out and pass the academic courses required to achieve postsecondary goals.
Employability Skills: Define, develop and hone skills that increase the likelihood of becoming and remaining successfully employed and civically responsible citizens.
Financial Literacy: Recognize personal financial literacy and financial aid topics and vocabulary and know what options are available to pay for postsecondary. Understand and articulate personal financial literacy concepts, the cost of postsecondary options and apply this awareness to the postsecondary career and academic planning process.