Today, students enrolled in Economics and Personal Finance had an opportunity to participate in the first implementation of The Reality Store Experience at Rockbridge County High School.
The program, hosted by the Virginia Tech Extension Office, is a simulation in which students are assigned a profile (career, income, family size, etc.) and must then navigate the complex world of being an adult - buying a home and car, arranging child care, budgeting for groceries and cell phones and entertainment, insurance, and dealing with life's difficulties as they arise (i.e. unexpected medical bills, the birth of an additional child)... and SO MUCH MORE!
So many students learned valuable lessons about saving money and about the importance of finding a career that will meet their personal and financial needs. We had an absolute blast hosting this event and are very grateful to all of the staff at the VA Tech Extension Office and our many community volunteers that help to organize this event.
The School Counseling Office hopes to make this a yearly event for our students so that they can more proactively think about and plan for their lives after high school.
On 1/14, we held our annual Curriculum Information Night. Families of rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students were invited to learn more about our 2016-17 course offerings. Teachers of each subject set up booths so that students and families could explore the numerous course options available for the coming school year. Counselors were also available to answer questions about registration, graduation requirements, and academic planning.
We had a great turnout and it was a wonderful way to kick off the 2016-17 course registration season! Thank you to all that attended!
Course registration will begin next week. Teachers will be meeting with students to discuss their recommendations for the upcoming school year. Students will complete a course registration worksheet that will be taken home to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the counseling office. Once worksheets have been signed and returned, the school counseling team will begin meeting with students individually to discuss their course requests and revise their yearly Academic and Career Plans.
With the course registration season rapidly approaching, we strongly recommend that families review our Program of Studies. As a reminder, our 2016-17 Program of Studies is now available online. Use the button below to explore the 2016-17 Program of Studies, which can also be viewed on a smart-phone!
We are preparing to begin our course registration season for the coming 2016-17 school year and wanted to update you about some changes to our course registration procedures. New this year, we are utilizing an online version of our Program of Studies in order to make the information more readily accessible for our families and students and to be more environmentally conscious. While we encourage the use of our online Program of Studies, a printed copy can be mailed upon request by calling (540) 463-6150.
We invite you to visit the following website: www.rchsProgramOfStudies.weebly.com (or use the button below) to view our Program of Studies in website format, which contains information about our 2016-17 course offerings, graduation requirements, and course registration policies. The website is also mobile compatible and can be viewed on any smart-phone by using the aforementioned website. Families are strongly encouraged to review our Program of Studies with their students to prepare for the coming registration season.
On January 14th, we will host our Curriculum Information Night at RCHS from 6:00-7:30pm. All families and students are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the course offerings for the coming school year. School counselors will also be available to answer questions about graduation requirements, the course registration process, post-secondary planning, and resources offered through the school counseling office.
Later this month, students will receive a Course Registration Worksheet, which they will use to request their courses for next school year. Students will complete the worksheet, seek recommendations from their current teachers, and bring the form home to be signed. The signed form is to be returned to the School Counseling Office for review by your student’s assigned school counselor. In the coming weeks, students will then meet individually with their school counselor to discuss their course requests and Academic and Career Plan.
Please feel free to contact your student’s assigned school counselor with any questions.