Student Support

Counselor Corner

Welcome to the student support page.  Yangon Academy secondary school provides an integrated approach in supporting students with the range of endeavors and experiences they encounter from Grades 6 through 12. Support programs specific to the secondary school include personal and academic counseling and social and emotional skills development.  Additionally, for our high school students and families, we assist with career counseling, college preparation and advisory.

Personal and Academic Counseling

The school counselor works with students, faculty, and parents to—

  • Help create a positive school climate in which students can effectively learn;
  • Assure a coordinated team effort to address the needs of all students;
  • Ensure student access to school and community resources.

The school counseling program provides…

  • Individual academic counseling – supporting students and families when learning issues arise
  • Individual social/emotional counseling – supporting students as they experience personal, social or mental stressors
  • Individual college/career counseling – supporting student efforts to apply to and prepare for university
  • Classroom guidance – empowering students with self-knowledge, coping strategies, and empathy and life skills
  • Crisis counseling – assisting and supporting students and families in crisis
  • Information sessions for parents – including topics such as personal safety, college preparation, university admissions, and Internet/social media use

Career/College Advisory

During the high school years, it is essential for students to be preparing for the transition to college. This is a process that starts in grade 9 and culminates with plans in place to matriculate to college by Grade 12. The school counselor is dedicated to working diligently with all students to make sure they are properly prepared for the smooth transition to their new educational path after graduating from Yangon Academy.

We utilize a number of personal and career assessment tools to advise and assist students and parents on preparing for life after high school. Naviance is a specialized program to help students and parents in managing the many demands during the last two years of high school.  Students gain insight about their strengths, interests which inform their choices for study both at Yangon Academy and at university.

 

Naviance

The counseling staff is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a Web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked to the Counselor’s Office, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.
Seniors: Students need to look at the external links on the home Family Connections page in order sign up for SAT Tests, TOEFL and a variety of other resources as well.

Please click here to login to the Naviance Family Connection

 

What You Will Find on Naviance?

Students can look-up information on a specific college as well as view when college representatives will be visiting. These visits can be viewed online by clicking on the “College” tab and then selecting “view all upcoming college visits” link, or by viewing the page for a particular college.

You will be able to view when your transcripts/applications were sent to the colleges for which you applied. (Select the “College” tab and then click on the “transcripts” link on the left-hand side.)

You will be able to view when a letter of recommendation you requested from a teacher has been turned into the counseling office. (Select the “College” tab and then click on the link that says “College’s I’m Applying To.” If you scroll down the page you will see a Teacher Recommendations heading. The teachers name and the word “completed’ will appear if the letter has been turned in.

Search the Sallie Mae national scholarship clearinghouse, Fastweb and view local scholarships posted by the College and Career Center.

This link gives students an easy way to develop a resume. The screen will provide boxes for students to enter information and, in turn, transforms the information entered into a resume.

A series of questions that are designed to help the counselor work with each student to develop a game plan for achieving their goals after graduation. Answers to these questions can be changed at any time and answers are not shared with anyone other than the counselor.

To log-in, visit the YA Naviance website: http://connection.naviance.com/yangon
Students: To log-in to Naviance, use the same log-in and password you use to access Family Access.

  • Parents: If you have logged in before you will have created your own username and password. If you have not logged in before or are having trouble logging in, please contact Counselor for your log-in information via [email protected]