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COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Welcome to the official Benzie Central Schools  Counseling Center. We hope that parents, students, faculty, and community members will be able to find information and resources useful to them regarding many issues related to high school students, their education and their careers.

Mrs. Burrus – High School Counselor

Mrs. Emily Burrus is a certified School Counselor and teacher with a Masters Degree in School Counselor Education. Mrs. Burrus serves students grades 10th-12th in course selection, graduation requirements, college and career planning.

Ms. Powell – HS/MS Counselor

Ms. Barbara Powell helps 9th grade students make the transition into high school.  Mrs. Powell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Counseling. She serves student grades 6th-9th.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore careers using the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Guide to learn more about the careers you are considering. Information includes job outlook, salary, education and much more.

Michigan Labor Market

Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management & Budget publishes monthly statistics about the labor market in Michigan.

 

Big Future

The College Board give some excellent career exploration and career research tools.  Check out this site to learn more about yourself and what career might be best for you!

Career Cruising

Take the Matchmaker & Skills Career Assessments in CareerCruising.  This is a great site to explore colleges and careers.  Don’t forget to update your EDP and print a resume!  See Mrs. Burrus or Mrs. Zickert for your log-in information.

COLLEGE SEARCH & PLANNING

When thinking about a college education planning is the key. These sites can help guide you in making the important decision of what college is the right college for you.  Benzie Central Students can take a total of three college visit days during their Junior and Senior Years.  These must be pre-arranged by getting a form from Ms. Corey in the main office and completing it prior to the scheduled trip date.

BigFuture College Search

How do you choose the right college for you?  The College Board has created the BigFuture College Search to guide you in selecting a good match.

MyMajors

What major is the right one for you?  After taking the short assessment, suggestions for majors, careers and colleges will be presented.

 

Benefits of a College Education

Is college really worth it?  The Pew Research Center has gathered some statistics to help you make an informed decision on whether college is a good investment.

Michigan Transfer Agreement

Make sure your credits will transfer from a community college to a four year college or university using information published by MACRAO.

 

ASSESSMENTS - Getting Ready for the Future

Below you will find links to websites to help you prepare for the SAT and ACT. These sites include practice test and many suggestions for getting ready for test day.

SAT Prep - Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is an excellent resource for preparing for the SAT. Take practice tests and review concepts that will help you improve your test taking skills.

SAT Prep - College Board

Take a practice SAT on paper to simulate the test day experience. After you’ve finished, score your test using your phone and the free mobile app, Daily Practice for the New SAT, or print the resources that come with each test to score them by hand.

ACT Testing

The ACT® is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.