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High School CEEB/ACT Code: 300355
The Guidance Department is located on the first floor of the Burns Building across from the Main Office. Based on the identified needs of its diverse student population, guidance services offered cover the areas of career, educational, and personal counseling.
School Counseling Services
Students are encouraged to continuously research careers by availing themselves of pertinent information in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and career magazine handouts. Post-secondary planning is an ongoing process that yearly proceeds with the selection of appropriate courses, the administration and interpretation of testing, the availability of college and financial aid seminars, and the distribution of various college planning materials. An open door policy allows students to seek the assistance of their counselors. Encouraging students to make good decisions is a primary goal of guidance. If a referral is needed, a positive liaison with various outside agencies has been established to assist students.
Students also have access to a variety of courses through the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School to supplement their course schedules at Central. Click here to learn more.
Special Educational Programs
The Central High School Special Education Department provides programs for students who have been identified as educationally handicapped. The Special Education staff works with parents and students to develop individual educational plans for the student based on the students' needs. A wide variety of services within are available while, in addition, the Special Education Department maintains a close cooperation and communication with community social service agencies. Student programs are designed to assist the student with being able to better cope with the requirements of high school. Students may be referred to the Special Education Department by their previous school, guidance counselor, teachers, parents, etc. Placement is based upon meeting the requirements established for these programs.
Use the link below to make an appointment with financial aid counselors, who will be available in guidance every Friday. See your counselor with any questions.
It is recommended, but not required, to bring the following to your appointment:
- Federal tax return (1040, 1040ez, etc)
- Social security numbers for parents and student
- Checking and savings account balances
- Balance of other non-retirement assets and second property equity information
- List of colleges applying to
- Alien registration card (if applicable)
Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month
Each month Central can nominate one outstanding student for the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month Award. For more information about this program, see here
If you would like to apply to be a Central nominee, see Ms. Hedge in guidance.