A Student and Parent Educational/Career
Conference involves school counselors, parents/guardians and students in a
process that assists students to plan, monitor, and manage their own Individual Academic Career Plan.
Facilitated by the school counselor, these Conferences are scheduled during the school day
from 7:45 AM until 3:45 PM. The length of the conference is typically 40-45 minutes and includes both the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student.
Parents/guardians are key members of the conference
team. Student and Parent Educational/Career Conferences are specifically
designed to provide an opportunity for participants to gain insight into each
student's dreams, development, and direction.
Conferencing provides parents the opportunity to
discuss their student's talents, abilities and interests in a positive
Topics of Discussion:
Goals and Dreams
Academic and Career Plans
Successful High School Transition, Grades, and
High School Courses
Students take responsibility
for their future.
Students and parents/guardians share their thoughts and
Parent/guardians are more informed and involved.
parents/guardians are motivated to be involved earlier in post-secondary
Student apprehension about school and future goals is reduced.
connection is developed between school, parents/guardians, and students to
ensure academic success.
For more information about 8th grade conferences, please contact your student's school counselor or the School Counseling Office at (715) 623-4173 ext. 3201.