At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation in the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world. Don't just read about our school; See what we do every day!
We equip students to succeed in an exponentially changing world.
We leverage the power of collaboration.
We relentlessly reinvent and adapt.
We forge pathways of discovery through continuous inquiry and experimentation.
We nurture the unlimited human potential.
We ethically and positively impact the world.
What we expect:
At STEM School Highlands Ranch, we expect staff to be agile learners who design thoughtful learning experiences for students.
What you can expect:
A community of committed professionals who engage in constant collaboration and innovation in order to nurture unlimited teacher and student potential.
The position: The College and Career Counselor is responsible for the post-secondary curriculum in grades 9-12. This position is a full-time position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for all student & parent programming related to the post-secondary planning process
Oversee implementation of ICAP requirements
Counsel students regarding special circumstances (e.g. : fee waivers, 1st generation status, military background,NCAA, etc.
Update School Profile annually
Nominate/assist students to apply for organization scholarships including but not limited to the Boettcher & Daniels Fund Scholarships, ROTC, NCAA
Assist students identified as National Merit Semi-finalists
Communicate important announcements and opportunities to students via Naviance
Meet with students and parents throughout the post-secondary planning process
Train/assist faculty with writing college/scholarship recommendations; implement faculty workshops as needed
Review students’ college/scholarship essays as requested
Write senior recommendations and/or collaborate with faculty on recommendations
Serve as liaison with college representatives and schedule college visits
Assist students with the process of applying to all post-secondary institutions/programs/opportunities including but not limited to colleges/universities, military academies, gap year programs, apprenticeships, etc.
Meet with individual juniors/parents for post-secondary planning in spring
Assist in administering the state required standardized testing
Publicize scholarships/oversee maintenance of database
Maintain historical senior class matriculation/scholarships earned records
Maintain Professional Association memberships and attend meetings/conferences as appropriate.
Update and maintain current college related information on the STEM website
Explore/Consider new and innovative programs/systems related to post-secondary planning (e.g. SCOIR)
Assist and work with High School Counselors as needed.
Masters of Counseling or Related Field
Certificate in School Counseling
Minimum 2-3 years College Counseling experience preferred.
We are an innovative, free, public, charter learning community that exists to innovate K-12 education in order to prepare every student to lead change, solve problems and succeed in an exponentially changing world.
We are more than a school. We are a think tank, a learning lab and a catalyst for creativity. We are a haven for continual innovation, creative exploration, and rigorous discovery. We defy definition and break with convention. Because that’s what innovators do.
We see school differently. Although our curriculum has a college preparatory focus with emphasis on developing core liberal arts skills in reading, writing, mathematics and science, we use creativity, problem-solving and innovation to inspire and challenge our students.
We are more than just STEM. We infuse STEM into all classrooms. We challenge students with STEM-based, real-world problem solving fueled by constant exploration, inquiry and discovery.
We foster innovation. We equip every student, every day in every classroom with the knowledge, skills, confidence and character to thrive in a constantly changing world. By using continuous inquiry, constant discovery and trial and error as critical pat...hways to new discoveries, we create a culture of safe failure and fearless innovation.
We empower students. We put students in the driver’s seat of their learning, engaging and empowering them to push their own unique boundaries of innovative learning, thinking and doing.
We see teachers as catalysts. Here, teachers are role models and innovation coaches who provide the framework for learning. Our teachers are experts in teaching appropriate use of technology, collaboration, and teamwork that sparks interest in STEM and learning at an early age.
We innovate and learn together. Here, we leverage the power of collaboration, teamwork and group think to build, design and create solutions to real world problems.
We’re fostering tomorrow’s innovators, creators and change agents. We work tirelessly to nurture and develop integrity, respect, responsibility and honesty within our students and take pride in encouraging well-rounded student development.