Sophomore Class Guidance Materials
During World History classes in January 2017, Counselors conducted classroom guidance sessions with the Class of 2019. View a .pdf of the PowerPoint presentation
Junior Class Counseling Meeting Planning Packets
Each member of the Junior Class (Class of 2018) will have a one-on-one planning appointment with their counselor this year. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. To prepare for the meeting, please complete the planning packet beforehand:Junior (Class of 2018) Planning Packet
Dual Enrollment - Move on When Ready Information
Georgia’s Move On When Ready (MOWR) dual-credit program is available to any Georgia student in grades 9-12. MOWR students may earn high school course credits while taking college courses. learn more
Move on When Ready at Gwinnett Technical College
Learn more about the Move on When Ready (MOWR) dual enrollment agreement between Fulton County Schools and Gwinnett Technical College January 2017 PowerPoint
Counseling Center Earns National Certification: Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) School
The Raiders are proud to announce their designation as an American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) school. This is a prestigious accomplishment and represents several years of hard work, an in-depth application process, and a collaborative school-wide effort. Only three other schools in Fulton County Schools hold RAMP certification: Centennial, Northview, and Roswell. RAMP schools, numbering over 600 nationwide, are aligned with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, and provide an exemplary educational environment. The ASCA will honor the Raiders in July 2017 at the ASCA annual conference in Denver.
Transition to High School Event from Private to Public School - Spring 2017
In late Spring 2017, the Counseling Center hosted a gathering for parents of children currently attending private schools. The meeting gave parents an opportunity to learn more about the Fulton County School system, the programs available at Riverwood, the enrollment requirements and registration process, and more.
View the PowerPoint
Rising 9th Grade (Class of 2021) Parent Night, January 2017
The Counseling Center hosted a program for parents of current 8th grade students to discuss the transition to high school, scheduling, available resources, expectations, and more.
View or download a .pdf of the PowerPoint presentation
Grade Level Counseling Nights
Early in the school year, the Counseling Center hosts Grade Level meetings for parents and students. The meetings address specific grade level information.
12th Grade Meeting, August 25, 2016 (.pdf of presentation)
11th Grade Meeting, August 30, 2016 (.pdf of presentation )
10th Grade Meeting, September 6, 2016 (.pdf of presentation)
9th Grade Meeting, September 8, 2016 (.pdf of presentation)
The evenings offer a great opportunity for parents to meet, review the academic year ahead, and hear about issues such as: graduation information for seniors, importance of the PSAT's for juniors, testing each grade level can expect, graduation requirements to think about during the four years of high school, and how the Counseling Center works. Counselors will explain the new "Remind" messaging system established for each grade level. A general Q&A follows.
The Counseling Center's grade level meetings are in addition to the Open House/State of the School evening for all parents Thursday, September 15 at 7pm.
Online Learning Options
In July 2012, the Georgia Legislature passed Senate Bill 289 which was signed into law by the Governor. The new law sets guidelines and expectations for how districts offer and notify students and parents about online learning options. Currently, Fulton County Schools offers only a part-time online learning option for students in grades 9-12. Students wishing to enroll in full-time online learning while remaining enrolled in a Fulton County School may register through Georgia Virtual School. School Counselors are ready to assist students register for online learning.
Fulton Online Learning Options
Fulton Virtual Website
Georgia Virtual School Website
Parchment Transcript Requests
Parchment, an online program, requires students to create an account to
request, send, and pay (if necessary) for high school
transcripts. When creating the account, students must use their name exactly as
it appears in the school's information system (E-school). Parchment
will send transcripts to any college or university, or to any
organization. Most transcripts are sent without charge; if the
transcript cannot be sent electronically, students may incur a mailing
fee. The account will remain active even after students graduate from high school.
What is Parchment? Flyer
Naviance Expands to Freshmen and Sophomores
Family Connection, brought to campus through funding by the Foundation
several years ago, initially served only members of the Junior and
Senior class. Thanks to the PTSA, the web-based
program designed to help students and parents make decisions about
colleges and careers expanded in 2014 to cover the Sophomore and
Freshmen classes. Please direct requests for passwords or questions to the Counseling Center.
Fulton County Schools Required Volunteer Training & Forms
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- provides a comprehensive developmental school counseling
- program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all
- students. School counselors, as part of the Riverwood learning community, facilitate the
- support system so all students have access to the tools enabling them to become
- responsible and productive citizens, who can effectively manage future challenges and
- who can progress confidently into an ever-changing society.
- It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of
- race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice,
- educational program, or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a
- complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program,
- activity or service, contact Compliance Coordinator (Chief Human Resources Officer),
- 786 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, or phone 404-763-4585,
- TTY 1-800-255-0135.
- is available for all Riverwood students and parents. It is a well-stocked resource for information on colleges, college applications, resumes, interviews, careers, financial aid, scholarships, SAT and ACT tests, summer programs and opportunities, and individual tutors for subjects and test preparation.
- Parents are welcome to take advantage of these resources, and students are
- encouraged to visit the College & Career Center before school, after school, or during
- the first part of their lunch period. Catalogues, college guidebooks, and test preparation
- books can be borrowed and checked out for personal use. Student computers are
- available for students to research colleges and scholarships, complete applications, and
- register for the SAT and ACT..
Visit the Registration section of the school website for enrollment information and
contact the Counseling Center to schedule an enrollment appointment