College & Career Curriculum

Role of the Counselor
  • School counselors at Waukegan High School provide assistance to students in planning their four years of high school and helping students to prepare for life after high school.
  • High school counselors assist students with the creation of individualized planning experience.
  • This process evolves throughout the high school years.

Overview of Guidance Curriculum per year:
  • Freshman Year: Emphasis is placed on the importance of the high school curriculum, building the four-year plan, and on extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities. Students should focus on their unique interests & abilities while exploring careers.
  • Sophomore Year: Focus is placed on strengthening & developing the individual program and in career exploration and building self-esteem.
  • Junior Year: Emphasis during this year is on students doing career planning and searching for possible schools after high school. Juniors are also eligible to sit for college entrance exams including the ACT and SAT.
  • Senior Year: Counselors will conduct individual conferences with students in the fall to discuss the student's plans after high school.

guidance curriculum

WHS Academic Handbook and Course Offering Guide

WHS Manual Académico

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