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​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 



Follow the Counseling Center on Twitter @RICSCounselors

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 P​owerPoint

​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 Night​s​

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 pres​entation)   ​

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

The Naviance 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
Register to Volunteer through the Fulton County Schools Safety and Security Online Process

The Counseling Center 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.
The College & Career Center 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. College representatives visit Riverwood, particularly in the fall and early spring, to meet with interested students.  Click HERE to reach the College Visits & Programs page. 

Visit the Registration section of the school website for enrollment information and
contact the Counseling Center to schedule an enrollment appointment



Counseling Center 
Phone:  470-254-1987
​Fax:  470-254-0619

Riverwood CEEB Code: 110-216

Counseling Assignments
based on student's last name
Kimberly Windsor 
Ebony Payno
Sally Page​Li-Re
​Shamona Harrell,
Head Counselor 

Counseling Staff Directory
​Olivia Gonzalez, Secre​tary​x 41898
Stephanie Flores, Graduation Coachx 41923
Roxie Garber, College/Career
x 41997
Shamona Harrell, Head Counselorx 41924
Sally Page, Counselor
x 41983
Shila Pattni, Registrar
x 41901
Ebony Payno, Counselor​
​x 41893
Maria Shuford, Bilingual Liaisonx 41891​
Kimberly Windsor, Counselor
x 41894​

ACT, PSAT, & SAT information
Riverwood CEEB Code: 110-216
ACT Test Dat​e​s Link 2017-18*
​SAT Test Dates L​​ink 2017-18​​*
Take the SAT or ACT?
Where will your SAT scores take you?
PSAT Score​s -- Now What?​ PowerPoint from January 2015 
*ACT & SAT fee waiver forms are available in the College & Career Center​

​Documents & Links

​​​2017-18 Academic​ Catalogue​​
(revised 2/1/17)
Counseling Ann​ual Plan 2016-17
Counseling Recommendation Request Form
Dual Enrollment Handout
Financial Aid PowerPoint from the Georgia Student Finance Commission
FAFSA Help Sheet
​​GPA Calcula​tion Information & "Cheat Sheet"
Junior Planning Packet (Class of 2018) 

Naviance is a com​prehensive website for students and parents​ to organize personal data, lay out a game plan, research and maintain lists of prospective colleges, and track the college application process.  It also enables families to view the schedules of college reps visiting the school, learn about scholarships, and to see the acceptance data from colleges to which Riverwood students apply.
Naviance Overview
Publicity Release Form
Schoo​l​ P​rofi​le
Scholarship R​e​port Form - Class of 2017​ ​Deadline April 21, 2017

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