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The Compass- 9th Grade

Please hover over the document and click the “pop-out” button PopOut in the window below to view a digital publication of “The Compass”. This document was created by the WOHS Guidance Department in order to help all students and parents successfully navigate their successful journey through high school.

It is important that freshman and their parents meet their counselor. Freshman and their parents are encouraged to request an individual meeting with their counselor. At that meeting the counselor will work with the student to explore their options while at West Ottawa High School and work on a four year curriculum plan.

It’s not too early for students to be thinking about their career and college options, and all students are encouraged to utilize the resources and expertise the counselors have to offer.  One particular resource the Counseling Department has published is the informational document, “The Compass,” for freshmen and their parents.  It contains helpful information about progression through high school and helpful web sources.

Parents and students can make appointments to meet with their counselor by stopping in to the guidance office, calling, or e-mailing their counselors. Since counselors work with their students for four years, they are looking forward to getting to know them!