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The Walton School Counseling Department holds several informational sessions for students and parents throughout the school year. All presentations will be posted here after each session.

All Presentations

12th Grade Presentations

11th Grade Presentations

10th Grade Presentations

9th Grade Presentations

Rising 9th Grade Presentations

Social Work Presentations

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Junior Postsecondary Options, College Planning, and Summer Steps

April 2024

Information regarding the counseling department, postsecondary options, college admissions factors, how to create a college list, and summer steps. Also includes information about and links to the Postsecondary College Packet, Teacher Recommendation Form, Common App, SAT, ACT, military, and scholarships.

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Freshman Advisement

March 2024

Freshman Advisement reviews the following: graduation & grade promotion requirements, HOPE & Zell Miller eligibility, summer course registration, and more. Students also complete their Individual Graduation Plans and course registration for sophomore year.

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Rising 9th Grade Parent Night

March 5, 2024

Presented to parents of rising 9th grade students (Class of 2028). Topics covered academic programs, grade promotion & graduation requirements, GHSA eligibility, course sequences, GPA, and course registration.

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Junior College Panel Night

February 5, 2024

College admissions officers from Ohio State University, Georgia Tech, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Agnes Scott College participated in a panel discussion about the college admissions process.

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Freshman BRIDGE Classroom Presentation

January 25, 2024

Presented to 9th grade students in all 9th Lit classrooms. Information includes state-required activities, encompassing the AchieveWorks Personality Assessment, the 9th grade BRIDGE and Dual Enrollment survey, and a review of graduation and grade promotion requirements.

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Sophomore Parent Night

January 23, 2024

Presented to 10th grade parents. Information includes graduation and promotion requirements, the 2024-25 school year registration process, the HOPE Scholarship, dual enrollment, college visits, PSAT score report interpretation, and college admissions testing.

Click here for a PDF of "Understanding PSAT/NMSQT Scores for Students & Families"

Click here for a YouTube video of "Understanding Your Digital PSAT/NMSQT Score Report"

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Sophomore BRDIGE Classroom Presentation

December 5, 2023

Presented to all 10th grade students in their English classes, this presentation highlighted graduation requirements, information regarding the HOPE Scholarship, and dual enrollment. Students then completed the required BRDIGE Bill activities, including updating their Individual Graduation Plans and Strengths Explorer.

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Financial Aid Night

October 23, 2023

The Georgia Student Finance Commission presentation on federal and state financial aid for colleges and universities.

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Junior Advisement

October & November, 2023

Junior Advisement aims to help students and their families to plan for their senior year and ensure they meet all their graduation requirements.

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A Parent/Guardian's Guide to Thriving in High School

September 19, 2023

This presentation, presented by the Walton and Dickerson school social workers, is designed to help families navigate the high school environment, including maintaining the high school's social scene, dealing with stress and anxiety, and fostering and maintaining healthy peer and family relationships. Strategies to build good academic, social-emotional, and interpersonal habits are shared.

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Freshman Family Night: Class of 2027 Freshman Class Information

September 12, 2023

This presentation discussed graduation requirements, athletic eligibility, and PSAT information from the administration. The English, math, science, and social studies department chairs discussed success and expectations in their respective disciplines.

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Senior Family Night: The College Application Process

August 22, 2023

This two-part presentation for senior families focused on the college admissions process. Part 1 reviewed the college application process, college essay writing tips, and recent college statistics & trends. Part 2 focused on highly selective college admissions.

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Senior Classroom Presentation

August 11, 2023

This presentation for seniors was delivered to all 12th grade English classes. Topics discussed included post-secondary options, the college application process, Naviance, requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation, financial aid, and volunteer service hours.

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Freshman Class Information:
Welcome Class of 2027!

August 16, 2023

This presentation for freshmen during WEB covered information on Naviance (career and college exploration tool), promotion and graduation requirements, and tips to be successful in high school.

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