Guided Studies is a year-long course that will help students build a strong academic identity and foster social responsibility in the high school setting. In addition to tutorial time that will provide students with assistance for their studies in other curricular areas, Guided Studies will focus on study skills, organizational strategies, critical thinking, team building, leadership training, and character development. Guided Studies will assist all students in creating academic success at the high school level so that students may achieve their post-high school goals. Guided Studies teachers meet one-on-one with students to discuss academic progress, set goals, and address individual student needs. Students also have the opportunity to meet with a Guided Studies counselor on a regular basis. The Guided Studies counselor’s role is to further assist students with a variety of challenges that may include time management, personal organization, social awareness, peer and personal relationships, communication skills, stress management, and any other hindrances to academic and personal success.
The course is available for Freshmen and Sophomores. While it does not fulfill any UC/CSU requirements, students will get 10 credits toward graduation from Hillsdale for this year-long course.