POTOMAC FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
The Potomac Falls Counseling Department sponsors or co-sponsors many special programs to assist in meeting the needs of all students. In addition to what is listed below, we also lead student support groups to assist students experiencing any academic or personal/social concerns. Please contact the Counseling Office if you or your student has any concerns that you feel a support group or special program could address.
Listed below are the special programs and the sponsors or co-sponsors for the 2012-2013 school year:
Advisory Lesson Planning
All grades will receive lesson plans in the 2-3 monthly Advisory sessions during FLEX that are designed by all counselors to meet the needs of students according to their grade level. All counselors assist in the design and delivery of the Advisory lesson plans.
is the counselor who assists with program planning for our minority college achievement program. This program meets as a class for 9th grade CAMPUS students and during Advisory for all 10th-12th grade students. The teacher sponsors for the program are Mrs. Howe-Freeman and Mrs. Veney,.
College and Career Center
is our Career Center Assistant. She assists with all researches pertaining to colleges, careers and scholarships. Please visit the Career Center Website
for more information.
Governor's School Programs (Summer Residential Programs in the Commonwealth)
works with other Loudoun County representatives to support selected female students at PFHS make informed decisions, investigate post-secondary training, foster career skills and provide support to the community. IRIS meets once a week.
Naviance Family Connections
along with one of our teachers, Mr. Daniel
co-facilitates our PEER program
which focuses on training students to assist other students with adjustment concerns such as transitioning to high school (either as a new student to our school or rising freshman). PEER students also assist with anti-bullying initiatives to further ensure a safe school environment.
Safe School and the Panther Way Ambassadors
co-facilitate our student-bullying prevention program which trains and enables over 60 students to perform actions which help prevent or minimize bullying and mistreatement within their peer group. Along with several other teachers, students in SSA meet twice a month for mentoring, data entry (showing how successful their efforts were in preventing mistreatment) and additional training.