The National Model for School Counseling Programs (American School Counselor Association)
guides the school counseling program at Cox Mill High School. Academic development
is one of several strands in the national model. Cox Mill High School counselors believe that optimal academic development is best accomplished through high achievement in appropriately rigorous coursework and, ideally, includes participation in relevant enrichment experiences.
high achievement in rigorous high school courses is the best
predictor of college success, and because of this Cox Mill High
School students are encouraged to take the most challenging courses for
their ability levels.
taking difficult courses is important, but it is meaningless if
students do not do well enough to benefit from the more challenging
course content. Cox Mill High School students are high achieving, with
an average GPA of 3.2 (B), our students set the bar high and work hard
to achieve at an above-average level.
the best students take advantage of opportunities to expand learning
experiences and enhance their academic passions beyond the walls of the
traditional classroom. Students are encouraged to explore existing enrichment opportunities or create their own through research, volunteer opportunities, or independent study.
The links in this section are intended to
help students develop skills that contribute to academic achievement, explore meaningful opportunities for adding relevant rigor, and identify experiences that may enhance learning outside the traditional classroom. School counselors are available to
help students explore these opportunities.