Counseling – Parents

Why Should You be Involved in Your Child’s Education and Career Planning?

  • Research shows that you have the greatest influence on your child’s career choices
  • As a parent, you have the best knowledge of your child’s interests and abilities
  • You have more interest than anyone else in your child’s well-being and success
  • Your child’s future is too important to be left to luck or chance

When Parents are Involved…
Students have:

  • Higher grades and test scores
  • Higher graduation rates
  • Better attendance at school and get more homework done
  • Fewer placements in special educationAnd:
  • Are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education
  • Show more positive attitudes and behavior- Source: The Family is Crucial to Student Achievement, National Committee for Citizens in Education, 1994

The American School Counselor Association states…
In High School Your Child Needs to:

  • Understand how individual personality, abilities and interests relate to career goals
  • Demonstrate skills that can apply to a variety of occupations and changing work requirements
  • Understand how high school education relates to college majors, further training and/or entry into the job market
  • Be able to use a wide variety of career information resources

The School Counselors at Manchester High School strive to fulfill these standards through a number of avenues, such as the STEP process, classroom lessons, and individual counseling. Working together with parents, we can help students to achieve all their goals and dreams.

How to Contact a Counselor

Parents are encouraged to call, email, or make an appointment to meet their child’s counselor:

Main Guidance Telephone Number: 860.647.3533

Parent Line (for voicemail): 860.647.5088

Please click here for a complete listing of email addresses

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

Twenty-two credits in Grades 9-12 are required for graduation. For a full description of requirements, please see the Course Catalog

Useful Links for Helping Your Child Plan for Life After High School