The Steele Guidance Department is hosting an 8th grade Parent Scheduling Night on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Steele Cafetorium.
Our counseling program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self/others and educational/vocational development. The guidance program consists of various programs: individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultations, group guidance, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and classroom guidance.
- Meet The Department
- Advanced Placement & Advanced Classes
- Career Planning
- College Credit Plus
- College Planning
- Flex Credit
- Graduation Requirements
- Navigating High School
- Program of Studies
- SAT and Kahn Academy Partnership *NEW*
- Senior Scholarship Applications
- School Profile
- Senior Graduation Guide
- Stress Management
- Testing (ACT/SAT/PSAT)
Students taking College Credit Plus courses will be provided books which are assigned for the course. The procedure, however, is different for students taking the courses at MLS and those taking courses at LCCC.
Students at LCCC - Students should obtain their books at the LCCC Bookstore. When the semester is completed, those students should return their LCCC Books to the LCCC Bookstore during the week of finals. Due to changes in funding, those books are the property of the Amherst Exempted Village Schools and must be returned at the end of a course. Failure to return those books will result in book fees being assessed to your student account at Amherst High School.
Students at MLS - Students taking CCP Courses at MLS will have their books provided for them in class. There is no need to travel to LCCC for purchase, all books will be provided by your instructor at MLS.
Amherst unveiled their new partnership with the College Board, SAT, and Kahn Academy. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Amherst will provide the full suite of SAT assessments to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at no cost to parents!
In the fall during a school day, all freshmen will take the PSAT9, all sophomores will take the PSAT10, and all juniors with take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to establish a baseline measurement for college readiness before the spring of their junior year. In addition, all juniors will be eligible to compete for recognition and scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program and access to over $180 million in worldwide scholarship opportunities.
And with the Kahn Academy partnership, Amherst students will use their PSAT baseline scores to create an official SAT practice program that is tailored and personalized for each student. For more information about the suite of SAT assessments and Kahn Academy, please view the information below:
Official SAT practice on Kahn Academy Video
The 2018-2019 Program of Studies is now available to all high school students! Please visit the Guidance page or click on the link in the news item.
On today's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks with Amanda Sears, our Technology Integration Specialist, on how Amanda works with students and teachers to integrate technology with education.
On Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m., a representative from the College Board will discuss the benefits of the PSAT, SAT, and how students can use KHAN Academy to prepare for national exams!
The CCP meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Steele cafetorium. All 7th-11th grade students and parents interested in college credit while in high school should attend!
In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks about the facilities updates for 2018!
Congratulations to Mary Scott Williams, Guidance Counselor at AJH & Nord, and John Schmidkins, Head Custodian at AJH, for being selected as our January Staff Members of the month!
The 50th Annual Scholastic Art Awards were held last weekend. Steele High School had a strong showing with 28 pieces. Claire Reott received a Gold Key and her piece will travel to New York City and compete nationally!
Congratulations to Ana Colon for being selected to this year's All State Choir! Ana and the All State Choir will be performing at the Columbus Convention Center on Saturday, February 10th.
In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Steve Sayers talks with Athletic Director Casey Wolf about Amherst Schools' second annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony!