Mark your calendar with these important academic advising dates and events:
January 25 at 7:00 p.m.: Titans PTSA Meeting
School counselors will discuss the 2021-2022 Academic Advising and Course Selection process, timeline and graduation requirements. Join the meeting using this ZOOM LINK and passcode: 254879.
January 26: Academic Advising and Course Selection 2021-2022 Resources Online
Presentations for students and families will be available on the T. C. Williams High School Department of School Counseling website.
January 26 - 28: Overview Lesson for Students
During 1st period SEAL time, school counselors will deliver a pre-recorded lesson providing an overview of the academic advisement process, timeline, and other information. A link to the lesson will be posted on school counselors' Canvas pages to allow for 24/7 on-demand access.
February 1: Academic Advising: Choosing My Classes & More Learning Academy Assemblies
Students will attend virtual assemblies led by their Learning Academy support teams. Topics will include: a review of graduation requirements; course offerings, sequencing, and registration; and school-life balance. Students will leave the assembly with the link to the 2021-2022 Course Selection form and instructions for scheduling an Academic Advising appointment with their counselor. Specific Zoom invitations will be posted on school counselors’ Canvas pages.
February 2 at 7:00 p.m.: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy Webinar
Families of rising 9th graders who are interested in applying for the STEM Academy cohort are invited to attend this 1-hour webinar. The STEM Academy is a student-centered, inquiry-based program for students interested in STEM topics. Join the webinar using this ZOOM LINK and passcode: TCWSTEM
February 2 - 5: Titans Elective and Course Exploration Fair
Students will have 24/7 on-demand access to view short video clips featuring the many courses available which allow a chance to “meet” the teachers and even hear from fellow students who have taken the course. The link to the Elective and Course Exploration Fair will be posted on school counselors' Canvas pages.
February 8: Titans Rising: Welcome to High School Class of 2025 Video available on Canvas. Contact 8th grade school counselor for details. After brief welcome and staff introductions, students and families will learn about graduation requirements and the many academic opportunities available for 9th grade students.
February 8 - April 9: Individual Academic Advising Meetings
Each student will meet with their school counselor to discuss their academic and career plans, review their progress towards graduation, ask questions, get clarification, and finalize their course selections for 2021-2022. Meetings will be held during Titan Mondays, Titan Rising (Tues - Fri mornings before 10am), lunch periods and by appointment.
February 9 at 6:00 p.m.: Governor’s Health Science Academy (GHSA) Webinar
Families of rising 9th and 10th graders who are interested in pursuing careers in the Health and Medical field are invited to attend this 1-hour webinar. The GHSA is a collaborative program between ACPS and The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Join the webinar using this ZOOM LINK and passcode: GHSATCW
February 22 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.: Question and Answer Sessions for Families
By now students and families will have had time to view the Academic Advising and Course Selection presentations. If you have questions or need additional information, we are here to help! School counselors from each of our campuses and programs will hold 1-hour live virtual sessions at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Join a session using the link and corresponding passcode:
- Families of Rising 9th Graders: ZOOM LINK Passcode: 134687
- Families of International Academy Students: ZOOM LINK Passcode: Titan
- Families of Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Graders: ZOOM LINK Passcode: Titans
March 8: Countdown to Graduation Senior Meeting: Seniors will meet to review all of the information available at this time concerning senior events in May and June. Details to follow.