THORNTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Thornton Township High School counselors will strive to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program that promotes academic success, social/emotional growth and engages all students in on-going post high school planning and placement activities.
The Professional School Counselors at Thornton Township High School believe:
Professional School Counselors are an intricate support to the overall academic success of our students.
All students have intrinsic value.
Education is a shared responsibility of the school, student, family and community.
Our school counseling program is student-centered.
An effective school counseling program includes and provides resources, information and support services required for academic success, social/emotional development, and career exploration that leads to appropriate post high school decision making.
Welcome to The TTHS Counseling Department !!! Our mission is to
serve our students and promote academic achievement, career development,
and personal and social growth. The counseling team is dedicated to
each student and works collaboratively with parents, teachers, staff and
administration to provide a positive school atmosphere.
Each counselor is available to help students in the following areas:
1. ACADEMIC COUNSELING
keep a detailed record of every student’s academic progress toward
graduation. Counselors give assistance in course selection and planning
toward a student’s vocational and/or educational goals. Each student
will have at least one individual conference with his/her counselor per
academic school year to review his/her educational plan and select
2. VOCATIONAL COUNSELING
assist students in college and vocational school selection; choosing
college majors, disseminating financial aid information; and processing
applications for colleges, vocational schools, and scholarship programs.
Every ninth grade student is enrolled in a Orientation to Life and
Careers class. This class will assist students in formulating a four
year plan based on information gathered from interest inventories,
career exploration and career choices. Counselors follow up on this
program of study as they counsel with students throughout their high
3. PERSONAL COUNSELING
are available to help students with their personal and social needs.
The counselors and the school nurse are qualified to make referrals to
different community service providers and to develop support groups at
the high school.
counseling staff at TTHS work as a team and will assist any student as
the need arises. Counselors encourage parents to be involved with their
students’ education. Counselors are available to speak with parents
during normal school hours and/or by special appointment. Parents are
asked to call their student’s counselor for an appointment.