Elementary

Junior High

High School

Alternative

Counseling Center

801-402-6407


Mrs. Mertlich   (A-G)   
vmertlich@dsdmail.net

Mrs. Woodbury  (H-O)  
mwoodbury@dsdmail.net

Miss Ackerman  (P-Z)  
tackerman@dsdmail.net

Mrs. Nelson  -  Registrar / Secretary  
marynelson@dsdmail.net

What do we do?

School Counselors....What do we do?

College and Career Readiness

  • 4 Year planning with 8th and 9th graders
  • Individual CCR meetings with all of our students and their parents (8th and 9th grades)
  • College and Career Awareness (CCA) lessons given to all 7th graders by the counselors in their College and Career Awareness classes
  • Career Speakers during plus period
  • UtahFutures presentations and lesson plans given to all students (7th, 8th, and 9th grades)
  • Mock Interview day for 9th graders

 Dropout Prevention

  • Local Case Management Team meetings weekly
  • Individual CCR meetings with our students and their parents (8th and 9th grades)
  • Personal trackers with a parent component
  • Cone meetings with feeder high school

 Professional Development

  • Monthly district counselor meetings
  • Weekly faculty development activities and meetings
  • Utah School Counselor Association's continuing education meetings

Public Relations

  • Incoming 7th grade orientation
  • 7th grade camp
  • Back to school night
  • Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Participates in community council meetings
  • Spanish speaking parent nights

Registration

  • New student registration
  • Incoming 7th grade registration at 7th grade orientation

Responsive Services

  • Home issues
  • Friend issues
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide prevention and counseling
  • Individual grief counseling
  • Classroom presentation of See Something...Say Something

Scheduling

  • New student scheduling
  • Assist with school's master schedule
  • Schedule changes

Registration

Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

Please note:  Students DO NOT receive credit for taking Release Time (Seminary, etc.) or Home Release.

Scholarships

How Will You Pay For College?


Davis School District Scholarship and Financial Aid Website

Regent's Scholarship

Regents' Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college.  The scholarship may be used at any public college or university in the Utah Systems of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University-Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminister College.

New Century Scholarship

The New Century scholarship encourages students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate's Degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education.  The scholarship may be used at a 4-year public college or university within the Utah Systems of Higher Education, as well at Brigham Young University and Westminster College.

Utah Scholars

Utah Scholars have made the choice to be ready for their futures by committing to take the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study in grades 9-12. This curriculum in within everyone’s reach and will prepare students for what comes next.

Utah Scholars partners school districts with local community and business leaders in an effort to increase the number of Utah students accessing and completing post-secondary education. We are part of the state’s goal to see 66% of Utah adults achieve a college education by 2020. Utah Scholars volunteers encourage students in our partner schools to take the Core Course of Study throughout all four years of high school.

To become a Utah Scholar, students must take the following courses taken during grades 9-12*:

4 years of English
4 years of progressively advanced math (Math through your senior year, including Elementary Algebra (Algebra I), Geometry, Intermediate Algebra (Algebra II) and another advanced math class)
3.5 years of social science
3 years of lab sciences (one each of biology, chemistry, and physics)
2 years of the same foreign language taken in a progressive manner during grades 9-12

FAFSA

Learn more about the free application for federal student aid.  Every student should start here to see what type of funding they can qualify from the government.

 

Helpful Websites

ACT Prep

Davis Technical College

District Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program

Electronic High School

Grad Point

KnowHow2Go

Utah Futures

Math Links

Khan Academy

Math.com

Carnegie Learning Student Home Support Information

The Carnegie Learning Resource Center provides digital editions of all student and teacher materials for viewing and printing, as well as interactive "See It, Try It" modules.  The Resource Center is accessible to parents, students, and teachers.

Registration
1.  In your web browser, visit:  http://resources.carnegielearning.com
2.  Click the 'Register' link in the light blue bar at the upper right of the page. 
3.  Click on 'Register as a Student' link.
4.  Enter your student access code:
     a.  Note this code is specific to your school.
5.  Enter the rest of your contact information.
6.  Click 'Register' button.
7.  You will be sent an activation e-mail.  Open this email and click the activation link. 
8.  You are now registered to use the Carnegie Learning Resource Center!  Log into the site using your email address and your password.
 
Using the Resource Center
*To access Textbook files, click on the 'Textbooks' button.
*To launch the Cognitive Tutor software, click on the 'Software' button.  Ask your teacher for your Cognitive Tutor username.
*For help with your Resource Center account or with the software or textbooks, click on the 'Support' Button.
*If you are using the Cognitive Tutor software for the first time, there is a helpful interactive tutorial on the 'Training' page.  Other helpful documents are on the 'Support' page.
*Use the 'Your Account' page to change your account presferences.
 
Getting Help
*If you require help while registering for or using the Carnegie Learning Resource Center, please contact us at help@carnegielearning.com or call us at 877-401-2527.
 

College and Career Readiness - Parent Toolkit

CTE Pathways

What is CTE?  

What is a CTE Pathway?  

How can it benefit me?

These questions and much more can be answered at the 
Career and Technical Education section
of the Utah State Board of Education website

 

 

Online Learning

DAVIS SCHOOL DISTRICT

Online Learning Options for Grades 9-12
Davis School District students now have the opportunity to utilize online education as part of their schooling experience. There are several options from which students can choose.


UTAH STUDENTS CONNECT

If you are a student in Davis, Granite, Jordan, Murray, Nebo, Park City or Tooele School districts you can sign up for two online credits (for original credit only) above your regular school day
schedule for original credit. Courses are free to the student except for classes which require fees such as driver’s education. A final proctored test will be issued at the end of each term for each course. Final testing
will be held at the students school, or at the district offices. To sign up for a Utah Students Connect online course, see your counselor. For more information, check out the website http://www.utahstudentsconnect.org.

ELECTRONIC HIGH SCHOOL

EHS offers open-entry/open-exit classes for Utah students at no cost to Utah students or schools. EHS classes are available year-round, including summer time.
Students work with their local school counselor to select the desired classes. Credit earned at EHS can be used for credit recovery, original credit and credit acceleration. Visit their website at http://www.schools.utah.gov/ehs/default.htm.

PUBLIC EDUCATION ONLINE

Students also have the option to take their online courses from providers of the statewide online education program. You can find out more about these providers through the Utah State Office of Education website at http://www.schools.utah.gov/edonline/. Students must drop a credit in their regular school schedule to take an online credit through the program unless the student will be an early graduate. To sign up for a Public Education Online course, contact the provider directly.


Contact Information
Sue E. Winkler Assistant Principal, Mountain High School
Online Programs Administrator, Utah Students Connect
490 S 500 E
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 402-0588
(801) 402-0459 (Joy Brown, Secretary) 

Student Interventions

 

The "Pyramid of Interventions" approach includes being proactive and making interventions that encourage and support the student to be more successful in their learning and personal development.

SDJH Pyramid of Interventions

In educational terms, any action taken to help a student be more successful in school may be considered an intervention.  Interventions are not punishments.  They are strategies to enhance learning, encourage good behavior, and minimize disruption.  The South Davis Junior High Intervention Pyramid is designed to provide options to educators who feel a student may need assistance to be more successful.  If improvements are not shown, a student's situation is reviewed by the Local Case Management Team (LCMT).  This team is comprised of administrators, counselors, the school psychologist, classroom teachers, and a special education teacher.

Parents may not always be notified of minor, classroom-based interventions, but they will always be notified before major changes are made.  Intervention success is a result of collaboration between the LCMT and the parents.  If you would like to know more, please review our Pyramid of Intervention that is linked above, or contact the counseling center or administrators.

Mental Health Resources

Listed below are a variety of community of resources that are available that many families of our students have found beneficial.

General Referral Information

When seeking services for your family...

  • Begin with your family physician or pediatrician
  • Refer to your own insurance company

The Counseling Center

386 N. Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
801-298-2000     

http://www.thecounselingcenter.co/

The center offers a new approach to therapy.  Talking about your thoughts and feelings with friends or family can make you feel better, but they can't always provide you with the help you need.  A therapist is a healthy alternative...AND can be affordable too!  They accept most insurance plans, cash, credit, check, Bishop pay, and will work on a sliding scale.

Family Enrichment Center

320 S. 500 E.
Kaysville, UT 84037
801-402-7309 ext. 116

The Center assists parents in taking a proactive approach to develop a whole, healthy family by making available materials, training, and support.  Information is readily available to all families in Davis County.  Their lending library has information on a wide variety of issues.  Call for a current class list or additional information.

Family Connection Center

1360 E. 1450 S.
Clearfield, UT 84015
801-773-0712

FCC offers classes for children such as self-esteem/friends group as well as several parenting classes.  They have updated class listings in the winter, spring, summer, and fall.  Call for an updated list, cost, or to register.  They also provide a 24-hour emergency day and night care for children.

Davis Behavioral Health

934 S. Main St
Layton, UT 84010
801-773-7060

DBH offers classes for children and parents including Anger Kids, Self-Esteem, Strengthening Families, and Love & Logic.  Classes are offered on various nights of the week.  Call for class listings, cost, and to register for any classes.  Cost is minimal and can be waived for some families.  Individaul, family, and group therapy is also available based on individual needs.  The cost is based on a sliding scale.

http://www.dbhprevention.org/mental-and-emotional-health

Youth Outreach Center

1353 N. 1075 W., Suite 101
Farmington, UT
801-447-0958

Groups for children 10 yrs and older.  No cost for group or family therapy.  Evening groups include anger management, self-esteem, Love and Logic for kids.  Call for a current class list or additional information.

The Summit Family Foundation--A Center for Grieving Children

1708 E. 5500 S., Suite 18
South Harrison Plaza
South Ogden, UT 84403
801-476-1127

This is a support center for children and their families who are grieving the loss of somebody they love.  They provide support groups for death, divorce and separation, foster care, and complicated grief.  There is no charge for attending these groups.

Davis Counseling Center

1466 N. Hwy 89, Suite 230
Farmington, UT 84025
801-447-6000

This is a private practice that provides counseling for a variety of isses.

LGBTQ AFfirmative Group

This group is dedicated to supporting teens and young adults (and their families) that identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender or are questioning their sexual orientation.  Looking to improve the well-being of LGBTQ teens and young adults by providing services that promote postitive mental health and effective parenting and family support.  Join for an inclusive weekly meeting where parents and youth are able to break off for sessions focused on their own unique needs.  Groups are co-led by trained therapists and/or psychologists (members of the LGBTQ Affirmation Psychotherapist Guild of Utah)

Group meets weekly--Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
No registration cost, just show up

NBCG--415 Medical STE D101
Bountiful
801-638-1062


Email carissa@neurobcg.com or visit neurobcg.com if more information is desired
 

The Trevor Hotline

(24-hour Suicide Hotline for Gay Youth)

866-488-7386

Resilient Solutions Inc.

1355 N. Main St
Bountiful, UT 84010
801-295-4201

Individual Counseling
Marriage Counseling
Family & Group Therapy
 

Valley Behavorial Health

Behavioral healthcare specializing in mental health, substance abuse and prevention.

1470 North Main Street Bountiful, UT
801-294-6747
https://www.valleycares.com/

LDS Family Services

Centerville:  801-294-0578
SLC:  801-487-0499
Layton:  801-336-3040

LDS Family Services provides short-term professional counseling for individuals, couples, and families.  Services need to be authorized by a bishop, stake president, or mission president.

Hospital mental health services:

McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Institute, Ogden:  801-387-5600
Primary Children's Medical Center, SLC:  801-588-2000
U of U Neuropsychiatric Institute, SLC:  801-583-2500

Davis School District Student Services Prevention Lessons and Resources

http://www.powerthroughprevention.blogspot.com/

211-United Way

Dial 211 for help and information.

211 can help you learn about food, health, housing, utilities, jobs, veterans, re-entry, and even human trafficking.

Community Resources

See the resources available in the Davis School  District Area on the District website.