Welcome to the School Counseling Department
Our goal is to provide each and every student with comprehensive guidance and counseling that reflects their individual needs, supporting students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Throughout the year, counselors meet with students individually, in small groups and in the classroom to assist with:
- Academic advising including course selection, scheduling, and academic support
- Social and emotional counseling including peer relationships, stress management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
- Career exploration using tools on Naviance as well as community resources
- Post-secondary planning, beginning with the initial search through the application and acceptance process
Each incoming freshman class is divided alphabetically into five groups, with each group assigned to a counselor. Counselors work directly with that group of students from the beginning of their freshman year through graduation.
For a more comprehensive explanation of our School Counseling curriculum, please see our curriculum overview. The School Counseling department also hosts evening programs for students and parents.
To discuss a question or concern, or to schedule an appointment, students and families can contact their counselor directly by phone or email.
Prospective Student Open Houses
The School Counseling Department hosts monthly virtual meetings for prospective students and parents who do not currently attend RTSD schools. They take place December through April, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Friday, April 22, 2022
To RSVP, please click the link below and complete the online form.
Are you are a graduate of Radnor High School looking for a transcript? Complete the electronic form linked below. There is no charge for graduate transcripts.
Chapter 339 Career Assessments are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. They are spread over three years and conducted in Health, English and Social Studies classes. By the time a student is at the end of their junior year, eight of these assessments must have been completed.
Assessments to be completed by Juniors can be found in Naviance. Freshman and Sophomore assessments will be completed in another program.
Below are the 10 assessments that are currently found in Naviance with details on how to access and complete each:
These can be found in your Naviance account under the “Self Discovery” tab found at the top of the page. If you select “Self-Discovery Home” from the drop down window, it will take you to the counseling office assessments.
- AchieveWorks Personality (Formerly Do What You Are)
- Strengths Explorer Assessment
- AchieveWorks Learning and Productivity (Formerly Learning Styles Inventory)
- AchieveWorks Intelligences (Formerly MI Advantage)
English and Social Studies Surveys
These can be found in your Naviance account under the "About Me" tab located at the top of the page on the right. Select “Surveys from Your School” from the drop-down window. This will take you to the page listing the surveys. Listed below are the ones that must be completed by the end of your Junior year.
- Counselor: English Class Reflection
- English: Course Recommendation Request Letter
- English: Thank You letter for Counselor
- Social Studies: Conflict Resolution Strategies
- Social Studies: Personal Attitudes to Hold a Job Survey, To complete this survey, review the list of personal attitudes. In the space provided, create a list of the 10 attributes you feel are most important to holding a job in the 21st century and include a brief explanation as to why each is important.
- Social Studies: Time Management Strategies Survey. To complete this survey, read the article on Time Management Strategies and develop a list of three management strategies that you think would be useful in school and at work. Type those into the space provided and describe why each is a useful strategy.
Need Help Accessing Naviance?
All student usernames are following the district required format: first initial + last name + last two of student ID @stu.rtsd.org.
Juniors having issues with their passwords should reach out to the school counseling office or click "Forgot your password?" to receive a system generated email with directions on how to reset their passwords.