Counseling Department The counseling department at AIS provides a comprehensive program that addresses the academic, emotional, career and personal/social development of all students. Thus, the counseling department is divided into three streams-Emotional Counseling, College Counseling and Career Counseling. In addition to the above, the counseling department teaches personal, social and health education as part of the school’s curriculum. Emotional Counseling The counseling department exists to provide emotional guidance for students. The department is committed to assisting students in reaching their personal and academic potential. The department strives to nurture and develop well-rounded and emotionally-stable students through the provision of professional, ethical and confidential counseling. The counseling department consists of Ms Fredricka Agyapong, Ms Stephanie Agyapong and Mrs Dhalia Sabeh. The department offers the following services to students and staff: Individual private counseling Class counseling/Personal Social and Health (PSHE) Small group counseling Workshops Support for Staff Support for parents College Counseling Association International School is a University Preparatory School and thus prepares students for studies in post-secondary institutions all over the world. Currently, there are 14 grade 10 students who have begun their quest for their ideal universities after their graduation. The counseling department offers college counseling specifically to students from grades 9-12. All through secondary school, career day is an opportunity for students to engage with people with various professional backgrounds to help them decide what career paths they might take. In grade 9, students are oriented with the different university programs that one needs to take in order to be in certain professions. Students are advised on their course selections, based on where their career interests lie. This procedure is echoed in grades 10 and 11. Career Counseling Unlike College counseling which is more geared towards students in the upper secondary school (Grades 9-12), career counseling appeals to the whole secondary school (Grades 6-12). It’s imperative that students begin to think about their future career paths from the beginning of secondary school so they are more prepared for college and its application process once they get to upper secondary. Thus, the counseling department organizes a career day/fair once every academic year. Association International School is fortunate to have parents with diverse positions. In the future, the school will engage parents as resource persons for career day.