Post Graduate Planning
name is Barbara Zmich and I am the Post-Graduate Counselor at Collier
High School. I assist seniors (and juniors upon request) in their
exploration and actualizing of their career goals. I have information
regarding colleges, vocational schools/technical institutes, financial
aid and gainful employment. While undergoing this process with the
senior, I collaborate with the family, the child study team and our
teachers and administration to help ensure a smooth transition.
Students’ requests to meet with me individually regarding their
post-graduate plans are always honored as soon as possible. Seniors
with early application deadlines are initially met with more
frequently. It is our goal that every effort is made for each child to
have a solid educational or employment plan upon graduation.
have the option of attending a group that addresses the application
process to a four year college. This six week group explores topics
such as essay writing, dorm living, college visits and interviewing and
the differences between high school and college. Tentative plans are in
place to offer a test prep placement exam for students applying to a
community college. They too, will be offered the opportunity to attend a
group to discuss the application process.
is our hope that we be able to offer periodic workshops in the new year
that would include such topics as independent living and money
management. As always, there will be a senior retreat in spring that
will provide the seniors with some time and space for reflection and
sharing to help transition from Collier High School.