Counseling

Through the Counseling Office students schedule classes, talk with our counselors about their college & career decisions, get scholarship information, and participate in job shadow opportunities. 

Academic Scheduling

Students choose courses based upon their career goals. Unity’s required core curriculum reflects the requirements that the State of Michigan has set for a high school diploma. The number of required core curriculum courses has increased in order to ensure that each student is college or career ready upon graduation. Recent research has shown that for high school graduates, the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college are virtually the same as the knowledge and skills needed to start a career.

Students will work individually with Counselors each spring to ensure that their selection of courses best prepares them for their choice of college and for their potential major.

Careerline Tech Center

The Careerline Tech Center (CTC) is an extension of Unity and provides junior and senior students with the opportunity to gain entry-level vocational skills in a number of different areas. Tech Center students spend half of the school day at the Tech Center and receive 1.0  credit per trimester. In some programs, students also receive college credit. CTC has articulation agreements with 12 area colleges and universities.

CTC’s programs are organized by pathways, broad groupings of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment/education requirements call for many common interests, strengths, and competencies.

Job Shadowing

Students have the opportunity to participate in a job shadow with local businesses and individuals that allow students to learn about careers they are interested in. We are excited to work with many mentors as we help guide students towards their vocations. 

Counseling Office Staff

Julie Essebaggers

Counselor, Middle School &

International Student Coordinator 

Randy Heethuis

Counselor, Scholarship Coordinator  

Dan Sanders

Counselor, Careerline Tech Center Coordinator