Johnson High School Counseling Office
1349 Arcade Street Saint Paul, MN 55106
Counseling Office: (651) 290-8396
Fax: (651) 293-6684
"School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement."
Welcome to Johnson Senior High School’s Counseling Department and CCRC (College & Career Resource Center)
Want to schedule an appointment with a counselor? Click on the counselor Calendly link below to be directed to their appointment calendar or email the counselor directly.
Using Google Meet Instructions for students Google Meet Student Instructions
Licensed School Counselors:
The counselors at Johnson Senior High School partner with students, families and staff to support student success. To learn more about each counselor, click on their name above.
Virtual Testing Prep Program Available This Winter for Juniors- ACT
The Office of College and Career Readiness Virtual Testing Prep Program will provide students with strategies that will help them feel confident with the testing process. Test item analysis, specific techniques to handle the different question types, and time management skills will be included in the course.
All test prep will be done online according to the schedules listed below. 11th grade students from ALL SPPS High Schools are eligible for this program. Students have the option of an 8-week Tuesday evening schedule, or an 8-week Saturday morning schedule. We are unable to offer a combination.
Option A: Tuesday Schedule
Tuesday, December 15: 5:00 - 9:00pm - Practice Test
Tuesday, January 12: 5:00 - 7:30pm - Class
Tuesday, January 19: 5:00 - 7:30pm - Class
Tuesday, January 26: 5:00 - 7:30pm - Class
Tuesday, February 2: 5:00 - 7:30pm - Class
Tuesday, February 9: 5:00 - 7:30pm - Class
Tuesday, February 16: 5:00 - 9:00pm - Practice Test
Tuesday, February 23: 5:00 - 7:30pm - Class
Option B: Saturday Schedule
Saturday, December 12 or 19 (choose one only): 9:00am - 1:00pm - Practice Test
Saturday, January 9: 9:00am - 11:30am - Class
Saturday, January 23: 9:00am - 11:30am - Class
Saturday, January 30: 9:00am - 11:30am - Class
Saturday, February 6: 9:00am - 11:30am - Class
Saturday, February 13: 9:00am - 11:30am - Class
Saturday, February 20: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Practice Test
Saturday, February 27: 9:00am - 11:30am - Class
To register, students must complete the Testing Prep Program Registration Form with a parent or guardian. Registration will open on November 9th, 2020, and the registration deadline is November 24, 2020 by 2:00 pm.
Contact your counselor to discuss testing further. Reach out to Tracy Tomberlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about registration. Students with an IEP case manager or EL services can also consult with their case manager or EL teacher.
Requesting a Recommendation Letter (see this template)
----------------------------------------------------Daily Update #55 for JHS Families and Students 8-14-20Dear Johnson High School Families and Students:Starting today, I will be sending daily updates to you regarding the Johnson High School online program. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will do my best to answer or find you someone who can get you an answer.First, a huge Governor welcome to all of our incoming grade 9 students in the class of 2024 and their families. Our staff and our student leaders are working on a variety of ways to get you connected with Johnson High School. Even though we are not going to be able to do our normal in-person orientation and welcome-to-high- school activities with you, we will be reaching out to you in several ways to bring you into our fantastic JHS community. You will hear more about these over the next three weeks as we prepare to launch our online school on September 8.A few general notes:1) Johnson High School will be an online program from September 8 until at least October 19. Our state and district will be making decisions regarding the nature of our program for the rest of first semester later in September, based on best health department data and the progress of our state's fight against this pandemic.2) Student schedules will be available by Wednesday, September 2. We will let you know how to access them well before that time.2) If you do not have a school-issued iPad or if your iPad is not functioning, please send an email note to Mr. David Norby at email@example.com. Mr. Norby will not be able to respond immediately, but we need to know who needs help with their iPad before September 1. In addition, please let Mr. Norby know if you do not have wifi service at your house. Information regarding how to get your iPad or get your iPad repaired will be coming in the next couple of weeks.3) School starts at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 8. Johnson High School will be running an online school program that will include "asynchronous" and "scynchronous" lessons each week. "Asynchronous" means lessons that teachers have posted on Schoology that students can complete anytime during the week; "synchronous" means lessons that require students to be online in virtual classrooms with teachers at specific times. Each JHS class will have at least one synchronous session each week. These sessions will take place at regular times and students are required to attend! Built into the schedule for each online week will also be teacher office hours, time for students to work with peers on group projects, peer-tutoring, one-on-one teacher-student sessions, and other ways for students to get the help they need to succeed in online school. English Language Learner and Special Education students will also have increased opportunities for direct virtual contact with teachers, tutors, and teaching assistants to make sure they have the help they need.4) The online classes will be graded. Students will need to be present and participating each day, completing the work, and keeping up with the lessons in order to earn credit toward graduation.5) Though football and volleyball have been moved to spring schedules, all other JHS fall sports will be up and running within pandemic guidelines and seasons starting on Monday, August 17. Contact Sara Dunnett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information on boys' and girls' soccer, girls' swimming, girls' tennis, and cross country. Practices start on Monday. I encourage football and volleyball players to keep in shape for their eventual spring season by participating in one of these other fall sports this year.6) I hope your family has had a good summer. Johnson High School staff is looking forward to getting this school year going online and to being back together in person as soon as possible. We will be there when it is safe for all!Yours,Micheal ThompsonPrincipalmicheal.email@example.com
Some important links below:
- ACT/SAT Information - JHS code: 242-265
- Financial Aid Night
- Testing Dates and Information
- 6-Year-Plan/Naviance Family Connection login page
- Minnesota Department of Education
- All Resources for College Access
- College Atlas: A World of Higher Learning- A place to search Accredited Online College Degrees, Universities and Courses. Click on the Colleges by Majors tab to learn more about various majors and the schools that excell in those areas.
- Education Corner - A website that has been optimized to allow users to search and sort colleges based on a number of data points, whereby providing users the ability to quickly and accurately identify which higher education instituation meets their unique search criteria.
- Link Up Saint Paul - Need something to do after school or in the summer? Onlink Link to Youth Activities.
- Minnesota Career Information System - For access to this site, please contact a school counselor.
- Senior Information and Dates
- JHS School Profile
Helpful SPPS Resources:
Check back often for new information and updates!