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Bingham Academy
To help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational, and life plans. The counselor will guide, listen, and lend support to students who will need services beyond the scope of the regular classroom.
Direct Assistance to Students
1. Assist students with education planning, course selection, and adding and dropping courses
2. Develop individual four (4) year plans with 8th graders and students newly enrolling, and assist in monitoring and managing these plans
3. Register students new to the school, provide orientation and information relative to school policies and procedures, schedules, curriculum and extracurricular opportunities
4. Interpret grades and test scores for parents and students, as well as permanent record information such as GPA, credit status, class rank, and honors
5. Assist when requested with follow-up on students that are below grade level/failing with weekly progress reports
6. Maintain a close relationship with the child study team following directives and recommendations as needed
7. Assist in the resolution of school-related problems
8. Provide responsive services including consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, and referral
9. Arrange for summer work and/or enrollment in summer school programs to make up noted deficiencies
10. Provide for a smooth transition between middle/junior high and high school, which may include orientation programs for students and parents
11. Provide a guidance curriculum consisting of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities for all students
12. Assist with teacher/student/parent conferences

Transition to College and Career
1. Assist students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the use of teacher comments, interpretation of individual standardized test scores, and other pertinent data
2. Provide career development materials and activities (classroom and individual) and follow-up
3. Work closely with and involve parents in students' career planning
4. Provide counseling for students that will assist them to develop increased personal growth, self-understanding, and maturity
5. Provide information and prepare recommendations to colleges for admissions and scholarships, as well as to potential employers and other agencies
6. Help students with scholarship information and with application procedures including preparing written recommendations
7. Hold a financial aid seminar for parents and students
8. Notify students of upcoming opportunities to meet with college recruiters, job fairs, and outside career counselors
9. Assist students with applications to post-secondary institutions, meeting with recruiters, and planning campus visits
10. Provide timely notice and information to students and parents of opportunities to take SAT, ACT, and AP exams
11. Gather information on colleges and careers and keep this information accessible to students and parents in an organized arrangement
12. Work to prevent students from dropping out of school, and assist those that do in finding alternative educational programs and/or employment
1. Supervise the district’s testing program and interpretation of test scores, and attend state sponsored district test coordinator meetings
2. Work closely with the school in interpreting the school’s philosophy and objectives to students and parents
3. Participate in building meetings such as special education meetings and class meetings
4. Assist in arranging education services for hospitalized or homebound student in conjunction with the special services staff
5. Assist with teacher/student and teacher/parent conflicts
6. Provide letters to senior parents informing them of student academic status, including credit checks, reviews, and graduation status
7. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
8. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
9. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
10. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
11. Represent the school district in a positive manner
12. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
13. Perform other duties as assigned
Start Date
Contact Bingham Academy
Phone: (208) 269-5506
Fax: (208) 785-0339
1350 Parkway Drive, Suite #18, Blackfoot, ID 83221