ParentsWhy Should You be Involved in Your Child's Education and Career Planning?
When Parents are Involved... Students have:
- Research shows that you have the greatest influence on your child’s career choices.
- As a parent, you have the best knowledge of your child’s interests and abilities.
- You have more interest than anyone else in your child’s well-being and success.
- Your child’s future is too important to be left to luck or chance.
The American School Counselor Association states... In High School Your Child Needs to:
- Higher grades and test scores
- Higher graduation rates
- Better attendance at school and get more homework done
- Fewer placements in special education
- Are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education
- Show more positive attitudes and behavior- Source: The Family is Crucial to Student Achievement, National Committee for Citizens in Education, 1994
- Understand how individual personality, abilities and interests relate to career goals
- Demonstrate skills that can apply to a variety of occupations and changing work requirements
- Understand how high school education relates to college majors, further training and/or entry into the job market
- Be able to use a wide variety of career information resources
The School Counselors at Manchester High School strive to fulfill these standards through a number of avenues, such as through the Student Success Plans, classroom lessons, and individual counseling. Working together with parents, we can help students to achieve all their goals and dreams.
How to Contact a Counselor
Parents are encouraged to call, email, or make an appointment to meet their child's counselor:
Main Guidance Telephone Number: 860.647.3533
Parent Line (for voicemail): 860.647.5088
Please click on the Counseling Staff link for a complete listing of email addresses and phone numbers.
Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Twenty-two credits are required for graduation for the classes of 2017 and 2018.
Twenty-Five credits are required for graduation for the class 0f 2019 and beyond.
For a full description of requirements, please see the Course Catalog
Please see the Applying to College link for helpful resources to use during the College Application process.
You can view your child's grades, contact teachers and more with the Home Access Center