High School Counseling
School Counseling at the American School of Doha (ASD) means supporting all students and advocating for their success. Our primary goals include:
- Academic development
- Career exploration and college readiness
- Acquisition of self-knowledge and interpersonal skills
These goals are accomplished through:
- Classroom guidance and instruction
- Small group counseling
- Individual student planning
- System support
- Responsive services
College counseling is proactive at the ASD, formally beginning in the Grade 11. ASD holds annual college fairs, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) nights, and over 50 colleges continue to recruit at ASD throughout the year. Students can meet with their counselor individually as often as needed during the whole college and transition process.
The Learning Support Program
The HS Learning Support (LS) program is designed to provide additional academic support, to students who have been identified as requiring support in order to be successful in their core academic courses. This assistance takes the form of small group instruction and/or support within the classroom setting.
Students meet with the LS teacher every second day to receive support that may include:
- Reviewing or previewing concepts/skills
- Extra practice in skill areas
- Individual assistance with assignment completion
- Additional time for summative assessment completion
- Facilitation with organization and time management
In order to foster independence in learning, students also learn organizational and personal planning skills that can be generalized to all areas of school participation. Topics covered throughout the year range from goal setting and back planning to self-talk and test-taking strategies. The goal for learning support students is to become independent learners capable of advocating for their individual needs.
The LS teacher works with classroom teachers to ensure that appropriate accommodations are made for students within the classroom setting. These accommodations will be documented in each student’s individual support plan.