“Communication with guidance counselors is also an issue … Students often have their classroom changed without notification, causing a lot of issues for students. If students ask guidance counselors about the change, they don’t have any information about why the change was made. … [It} also extends to college and career planning. Students are not given enough support when it comes to navigating the college application process or exploring career options. We are not told how to sign up for our SATs. We are not told what we need to graduate, or how many credits we need.” — Alex
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