T.C. Williams School Counseling Department
The T.C. Williams School Counseling Department is committed to facilitating the empowerment of students in their academic, career and personal/social development. This is accomplished in partnership with teachers, parents/guardians, and the community in order to maximize student achievement and successfully prepare students to meet the needs of an ever changing world.
School Counseling Announcements
Schedule Change Process
Phase I: On Day 1 and Day 2, counselors work directly with students who have incomplete schedules, i.e. period with no class scheduled. At the start of the missing block, students should report to their Learning Academy.
Phase II: From September 5 - September 14, students may submit a request for a schedule change using the Schedule Change Request Form. Students must be signed into their ACPS / TC Williams Google account to access the Schedule Change Request Form. Schedule change requests are made on a very limited basis. Because many electives have strict caps, requests to change electives are difficult to fill. All changes are pending course availability and capacity. We do not change schedules to accommodate requests for certain teachers or lunch times.Students must complete this form for each change you are requesting. All fields are required.Students must check their school email for updates from their counselor.Submitting a request does not guarantee that a schedule will be changed. Students must continue to attend all classes on their original schedules unless they are notified otherwise in an email from their counselor.Phase III: After the first quarter, students may request a change in placement from Honors, AP®, Dual Enrollment to another level.
For more information, refer to the Schedule Change Process 2019-2020 (PDF).
Naviance Student (and parent access)
Encourage your student to log in to Naviance Student and show you around! Students access Naviance Student via Clever (https://clever.com/in/alexandria). They simply click Log in with Google, select or enter their ACPS Google credentials and click the green Naviance button on their Clever dashboard.
Parent access is available through your PowerSchool/AAA account by clicking the blue arrow icon in the top right corner and then clicking Log in to Naviance Student (may still say Naviance Family Connection). If you have never accessed your PowerSchool account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. You may also request a Naviance Student parent registration code by emailing email@example.com. With the code, visit https://student.naviance.com/tcwhs and click I Need to Register. For further assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.