Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO i SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH MY COUNSELOR?
You can make an appointment with your counselor online by using AppointmentPLUS. This link is also located on the QHS website under "Quick Links", student's Schoology pages in the "Resources" sections, and on the "Contact Us" section of this website.
what services does the counselor provide?
School Counselors focus on 3 topic areas of education: The academic development, social/emotional development, and college/career awareness and exploration. We work with students, parents, staff, community members, and any stakeholder involved in a student's education. School Counselors may work individually with students, in small groups, or with whole classes.
how do i find out who is my counselor?
School Counselors at QHS are divided by grade level and alphabet. There are 2 counselors per grade level starting with the last name A-K and ending with the last name L-Z. You can check out who your counselor is by visiting our QHS website or our Contact Us page.
Am i in trouble if I get called to the counselor's office?
School Counselors are actually here to advocate for you (or help you advocate for yourself)! If you are called to their office, it does not mean you are in trouble. While you might get called to the office for a variety of reasons, your Counselor is someone who wants to listen to you and help you come up with solutions. Counselors may not be able to always help you solve problems, but their offices are safe spaces where you can go when you're unsure of what to do.
Will you tell my parent/guardian that we talked?
Confidentiality is an important component to the relationship with students. Parents are notified at the discretion of the counselor and dependent on the conversation. However, your School Counselor is a mandated reporter and must report any instances of risk or harm to the student, to others, or to oneself. We must help to keep everyone safe and these are the only situations that confidentiality will automatically be broken.
I failed a class. Do i have to retake it?
If the class is a graduation requirement, it must be retaken for a passing grade. Elective classes do not need to be retaken, but students must obtain at least 5 elective credits to graduate.
How many ap CLASSES SHOULD I TAKE?
AP classes are college level coursework. They require dedication, self-motivation, and hard work. AP classes require time outside of class for studying, projects, prep work, and research. Qualified students are allowed to take as many AP classes that fit in their schedule, but counselors recommend no more than 3-4 at a time.
I'M NOT DOING WELL IN A CLASS. cAN I DROP IT?
The full QHS drop policy can be found in the Curriculum Guide. A student has the first 5 days of the 1st semester to drop a class, and the first 3 days to drop 2nd semester. After that time period, the student will receive an "F" for dropping a class.