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Document Number: 6515

Helping Students Make Good Decisions and Act on Them: The Real Meaning of Guidance and Advisement - This four-page brief provides recommendations for successful guidance at the high school level and examples of schools whose counseling programs include these important components. Among the recommendations: counselors should help students develop six-year plans for all years of high school and the two years following graduation; technology can and should be used to “help students plan a challenging high school program of study, explore career options, maintain a list of potential colleges and careers and build a résumé." According to the brief, students whose mentor or advisor helped them plan a high school program of study and review their course choices at least annually had substantially higher academic achievement than other students. (Southern Regional Education Board, September 2005)...

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