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. AppointmentPLUS will send a reminder email 4 hours before the appointment time. This email can be used as a pass to leave class at that scheduled time. Your counselor will not call you to their office when you have an appointment.
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.
i'm not sure who my counselor is. how do i find out?
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 need my transcript. how do i obtain it or send it?
I need a work permit. How do i get one?
Work permit applications are obtained through the main office.
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.
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.
what is the difference between a weighted and unweighted class?
The full description of all classes, including their weights, is available in the QHS Curriculum Guide. Unweighted classes are typical classes any student will take throughout high school and are based on a 4.0 grading scale. Weighted classes are based on a higher 5.0 grading scale and are honors and AP level. Weighted classes are not for everyone. They usually dive deeper into harder material and are faster paced.
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.
How do i sign up for a dual credit class?
Registration forms for JWCC dual credit classes are available through your counselor or the JWCC representative. A complete list of approved Dual Credit classes is available in the QHS Curriculum Guide. There are requirements to take some JWCC classes. Please discuss your options with your counselor or the JWCC rep.
Should i take an ap class or a dual credit class?
This is dependent on the career and college plans of the individual student. Every college is different in what classes will transfer and what AP tests will count for college credit. Discussing a solid plan with your counselor and weighing your options is key.
How many credits are required to graduate?
The full graduation policy is available in the QHS Curriculum Guide. Students must earn at least 23 credits to graduate.
is foreign language a graduation requirement?
Not specifically. A student must take 1 elective credit in either a foreign language, art, or vocational class.
How do i know if i'm on track to graduate?
It is key to pass every class in high school in order to stay on track to graduate. You can keep track of your graduation requirements every year by using the Graduation Checklist located in the Student Handbook. Your counselor also keeps track of your graduation requirements, so it is imperative that you are meeting with your counselor at least once a year.