The Guidance & Counseling Department works collaboratively to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program to all H-F students. The goals are:

  • To assist students in successfully navigating the high school process while helping to prepare them for post-secondary options
  • To advocate for students by acting as liaison to all academic departments, school services and the community
  • To provide academic advising, career and post-secondary guidance, and personal/social support to all students

The Guidance & Counseling Department works with students in the following four domains:


  • To meet with students on an individual basis to create and monitor a four-year academic plan for high school
  • To meet with students individually to explore post-secondary options
  • To meet with students individually for personal and social issues

To meet with students and parents in small and large groups on a variety of topics, including:

  • Career exploration
  • College exploration
  • Study skills
  • Learning styles
  • College application process
  • Financial aid planning

To work with students — both individually and in small groups — in response to a variety of academic, emotional and personal/social needs, thus providing opportunities for students to develop coping skills and compensatory strategies

To support the H-F learning community through continuing professional development

Photo Gallery College Visits: Oct. 17

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    H-F Students at DePaul University
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    H-F Students at DePaul University
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    H-F Students at Eastern Illinois University
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    EIU Campus Tour
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    EIU Visit
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    H-F on Tour at EIU
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    EIU Message Board
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    Signing in at EIU
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    EIU Student Publication
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    EIU Tour Leader Kendall Jackson