What are the warning signs of drug and alcohol involvement?

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Young people are bombarded every day with incorrect information and mixed messages about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The reality is that these substances are all linked with health problems, violence, vehicle crashes, unwanted and unsafe sex and other social problems.Some warning signs that your child is involved with drugs and alcohol are:Drop in […]

What is grief? What is the recovery process?

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During the course of a lifetime teens experience many forms of loss. When a teen has a significant loss in their life they will deal with different levels of grief. People often think of grief as an emotional experience. Grief however can also be a physical, intellectual, social and spiritual experience. It will not […]

What is domestic violence?

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Often people believe that physical abuse is the only form of domestic violence and only occurs in adult relationships. Domestic violence involves many different types of abuse and age groups. Teen relationships are not immune from domestic violence (dating violence). Domestic violence can come in the form of threats, isolation, financial control and coercion. […]

What are the warning signs of suicide?

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Young people face many issues in life that can cause them to become confused and frustrated. Young people look for answers to their issues in a variety of ways. Some of these ways are healthy and some are self-destructive. Suicide for some young people is seen as an answer to their seemingly invisible problems. […]

What is depression?

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Depression is a mood disorder that affects the whole person body and mind. Depression can lead to:Withdrawal from people and activities.Loss of pleasure and enjoyment of life.Feeling of sadness, disappointment or loss.Physical discomfort, aches, pains, fatigue, poor digestion, sleep disturbances.Most people feel down or “blue” now and then, but when these feelings are severe […]

What is the NCAA Clearinghouse?

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Any student that is looking at playing a Division 1 or Division 2 sport needs to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Registration needs to take place by the end of the student’s junior year. Information about the Clearinghouse can be found at http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

What is dual enrollment?

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Juniors and seniors who meet our dual enrollment requirements have the opportunity to take classes at college. Dual enrollment gives students the opportunity to earn college credit while in college. See Dual Enrollment Guidelines under academics.

How will my child pay for college?

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Students will need to apply for financial aid by filling out their Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is filled out after January 1st of your child’s senior year. Belding hosts a financial aid meeting every December for parents. A list of scholarships that seniors can apply for is located in […]

What if my child has fallen behind in credits?

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Your student’s counselor should be contacted if you feel your child is falling behind in credits. The sooner this issue can be addressed the better. Students may be eligible to attend night school or work on Nova Net classes after school. Nova Net is a computer based curriculum that can be used to do […]

When can my child start to look at colleges?

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Students can utilize the Internet to locate information on colleges as well as careers. The guidance counselor can help guide your child through these web sites so they can gather information. During your child’s junior and senior year they have an opportunity to visit with colleges. The procedures for these visits are outlined in […]