Guidance Program

Guidance is an integral part of Keokuk High School’s total educational program. It is developmental in design, and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by certified school counselors with the support of teachers, administrators, students and parents. Components of the guidance program include:

  • guidance curriculum
  • individual planning
  • responsive services
  • system support

Student Competencies

The guidance program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them to acquire competencies in the following areas:

Career Planning and Exploration

  • acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions
  • employ strategies to achieve future caeer goals with success and satisfaction

Knowledge of Self and Others

  • acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help understand and respect self and others
  • make decisions, set goals and take actions to achieve goals
  • understand the consequences of and accept responsibility for personal behavior

Educational and Vocational Development

  • complete high school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college
  • understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community

Guidance Career Center Materials

The following materials are available online. For further assistance, see a guidance counselor.

  • America’s Top 300 Jobs
  • Chronicle Job Briefs
  • Chronicle Sports Careers
  • Dictionary Of Occupational Titles
  • Encyclopedia Of Careers
  • Enhanced Guide For Occupational Exploration, The
  • Ferguson’s Guide To Apprenticeship Programs
  • Guide To Careers In America 1999
  • How To Write Better Resumes
  • Military Career Guide
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles, The
  • American Trade Schools Directory
  • Barron’s Profiles Of American Colleges
  • Best College For You, The
  • Chronicle Financial Aid Guide
  • Chronicle Four Year College Databook
  • Chronicle Sports Guide
  • Chronicle Two Year College Databook
  • Chronicle Vocational School Manual
  • College Cost And Financial Aid Handbook
  • College Handbook, The
  • College Money Handbook
  • Competitive Colleges
  • Consider a Christian College
  • Get A Jump: Midwest 2001
  • Getting Into College – A Counselor’s Guide
  • Guide To College Visits
  • Handbook For College Admissions
  • How To Market Your Student Athlete
  • Index Of Majors And Graduate Degrees
  • NCAA Division I Graduation Rates Report
  • NCAA Division II And III Graduation Rates Report
  • Need A Lift?
  • New York City – It’s A Great College Town
  • Patterson’s Schools Classified 2000
  • Peterson’s Guide To College Admissions
  • Peterson’s Guide To Four Year Colleges
  • Peterson’s Guide To Two Year Colleges
  • Peterson’s Guide To Vocational And Technical Schools – East
  • Peterson’s Guide To Vocational And Technical Schools – West
  • Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants and Prizes
  • Summer On Campus
  • Writing A Winning College Application Essay
  • ACT Preparation – practice for the four ACT subtests
  • CHOICES – an occupational and educational database
  • Barron’s How To Prepare For Civil Service Examinations
  • Barron’s How To Prepare For The ACT
  • Barron’s How To Prepare For The ASVAB
  • Barron’s How To Prepare For The GED
  • Barron’s How To Prepare For The PSAT/NMSQT
  • College Board Guide To The CLEP Examinations, The
  • GED – How To Prepare For The High School Equivalency Exam
  • How To Beat Test Anxiety And Score Higher On The SAT
  • Introducing The New SAT
  • Official Guide To The ACT Assessment
  • Scoring High On The Armed Forces Test
  • Sharpen Skills SAT/ACT
  • Technical Manual For The ASVAB

In addition to the listed materials, the Career Center contains an assortment of college catalogues and a small library of videotapes.