Guidance and Student Services

  • Support Services

    The SPA School Counseling Program is based on the American School Counselor Association model, which includes support for student growth and development in the areas of academics, social-emotional issues, and college and career planning. 
     
    Listed below are just some of the supports that are provided to SPA Scholars as a part of our comprehensive focus on student success. 
     
    More information on theses supports, and more, is available on Ms. Malmstrom's School Counseling Program Google Site!
     
    • Academic Supports (one on one help, tutorials, strategies, etc) - These can all be found in the SPA Toolbox
    • Time Management
    • Goal Setting Groups
    • Stress Management 
    • Individual Counseling 
    • Wrap Around Services (helping students and families find supports in the community)
    • College & Financial Aid Information
    • College Planning 
    • Accuplacer Testing
    • SAT & ACT Testing

     

    If you are in crisis, please call 911 or use the Crisis Text Line by texting 4hope to the number 741741.  For additional mental health resources, go to the Ms. Malmstrom's Counseling Page!

     

     

  • Change of Address

    To change your address, please bring one of the following documents to Mrs. Oates in the main office:

      • Current Electric Bill (service location must match mailing address)
      • Current, Valid, Signed and Dated Lease or Signed and Dated Settlement Statement
      • Current rent receipt with property, address and renter name
      • Current utility bill (water, cable, phone, garbage, propane/oil)
      • Current property tax and sewer bill
      • Please Note: A Notarized Christina School District "Residence Verification" will be necessary if the proof of residence is not in the name of the parent/guardian
      • Admissions (link)

    Transcript Requests

    To access the transcript request form and other guidance forms, go to the SPA School Counseling Program Google Site and click on the "Forms" link.

  •  GPA Calculation

    A grade point average (GPA) is a calculated average of the letter grades you earn in school following a 0 to 4.0 or 5.0 scale. Every marking period, you’ll receive a GPA based on the grades you earned in all of your classes during that semester. Throughout high school, you’ll also maintain a cumulative GPA, which is an ongoing average of all your marking period grades beginning with freshman year.

     
    When you apply to colleges, they’ll receive a copy of your transcript, which features your current cumulative GPA. Colleges use this number to measure your overall performance in school and compare you to other prospective students.
     
    Your GPA is important for your future because:
    1. Even before college, your GPA can determine whether or not you’re eligible to take advanced courses during your junior and senior years of high school, or help you estimate if you will be eligible for scholarships such as the Delaware SEED Grant.
    2. For admission, prospective colleges consider both your GPA and your class rank, which is determined by your GPA. So the higher your GPA, the better your chances are of getting into the college of your choice.
    3. Your GPA is a major consideration for both academic and athletic college scholarships as well as financial aid.
    Do you need help trying to determine your GPA? 
     
    Download this WORKSHEET to practice calculating your GPA OR go to Ms. Malmstrom's website to make an appointment to talk with her about it.