Counselors help with low GPAs

This week, the guidance office started up its sage group, which is offered to assist students with a GPA of 1.5 or lower. The group is split up into three sections, consisting of about ten students and at least two counselors. They meet every three weeks to counsel kids who need the help.

“Just because you have a 1.5 doesn’t mean it’s all over,” said counselor Mrs. Michelle Breuer. “[The program] is just support that maybe they don’t get at home.”

Mrs. Breuer started her group on Sept. 27. Other counselors will also be starting within the week. This is the third year the program has been offered. They provide a personality test that displays learning style and interests that connects them to a possible career choice. This helps the student take classes that correspond with their interests.

“With a 1.5 GPA, it’s very difficult to get into colleges,” said Mrs. Breuer.

According to Mrs. Breuer, the group helps to show students that grades are important, and how they can affect their futures. To help them understand, they will be taking a tour of SCCC.

After the students leave the group, the counselors do not keep track of them.

“We pay attention, but we don’t keep data,” said Mrs. Breuer. “Some are doing better; some are not.”