The Southwest High School (SHS) Student Support Team (SST) is committed to fostering a safe and positive school climate focusedon student college and career readiness. The Southwest High School’s Counseling Department is a critical component to our SST and is aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards for Professional School Counseling. All of our Counselor's are members and abide by the ethical guidelines of the National Association for College Counseling (NACAC). This year's SPARC, highlights the student support services and programs provided to all students for career and college preparation necessary forpost-secondary success. Furthermore, the SPARC report is incorporated into our Southwest High School Single Plan for Student Achievement. In keeping with our school plan, these programs and services promote academic excellence, community building, andcollege and career preparation needed to succeed in the 21st century.