Decisions about education following high school are some of the most important (and most difficult) a student may make. Critical thinking and decision-making skills developed in high school become an important asset as you consider your options and make choices. The Guidance Department at OAHS will provide current information, direction, and perspective as we work with you to clarify your personal goals.
The admissions process is time-consuming, often confusing and complicated, and frequently stressful for students and parents. While the student shoulders the burden of responsibility to complete all admission materials on time to the best of his or her ability, we hope you remember that we care. We offer our expertise, our support, and our encourgement to all of you. Please feel free to contact us in the guidance office, or, if more convenient, at our email addresses by clicking on our names.
The Oliver Ames High School Guidance program supports this high school’s mission of excellence and equity in education. The Guidance Department will assist students in selecting a challenging academic program which will enable him/her to experience success in making post-secondary plans and decisions. Further, the department is committed to helping each student feel safe and supported in an environment that is challenging and positive.
As a result of participating in the school counseling program at Oliver Ames High School, all students will acquire attitudes, skills, and knowledge as a result of their involvement in the following developmental areas:
Academic: All students will develop a flexible academic plan which includes course selections and complements the students’ learning styles and career plans. Students will have a sound knowledge of post secondary options and will understand the relationship between their academic planning and career preparation.
Career: All students will have knowledge of their personal strengths and interests and an awareness of the world of work. Students will see the connection among course selection, school achievement and potential careers.
Personal/Social: All students will develop age-appropriate personal/social skills and qualities that foster a positive work ethic and healthy relationships. Students will be able to work well in groups, resolve conflicts, set goals and develop consensus-building and decision-making skills.