• Counseling and Advising

  • Mission: To reach and teach all learners.

    Welcome to the academic support webpage for Edina High School. Below you will find a list of academic support programs available to students here. Please click on the links below each program to find further information as well as contact information for program staff.


    Academic Support and Enrichment

    Teacher Office Hours

    The first step for any student wishing to improve in a class is to meet with the teacher. Most questions, issues or misunderstandings can be cleared up with direct effective communication. Teachers at Edina High School are available to meet with students during Teacher office hours before or after school. Please contact your teacher to schedule a time to meet. Link to Teacher Office Hours

    Student Prep

    Student within a schedule time within school day to complete homework. For 11th and 12th grade collaborative and quiet spaces available. 9th-10th graders have classroom based Student Prep.

    SMath Center (Science and Math)

    Need help with science or math homework?  Student tutors are available all periods of the day - elect to go to the SMath Center during your Student Prep (just outside the Media Center)

    Writing Center

    Need help with writing an essay? Student tutors are available all periods of the day - elect to go to the Writing Center during your Student Prep (just outside the Media Center.

    Flex Block

    Talk to your teacher and ask them to invite you to their next Flex Block session. Or, elect to go to an available session for further help. Flex Block Seminars-Counseling Department

    Meet with your Counselor

    Visit the Counseling Webpage for contact information for all school counselors.

    The first step for any student wishing to improve in a class is to meet with the teacher. Most questions, issue or misunderstandings can be cleared up with direct effective communication. Teachers at Edina High School are available to meet with students during Teacher office hours. Please contact your teacher to schedule a time to meet.


    Sophomore Seminar

    Sophomore Seminar is a support class designed to assess student need and provide personalized academic support and enrichment necessary for continued growth and success in high school. The course provides support for reinforcing the importance of an/or learning skills like organization, studying ,goal-setting and self-advocacy. Sophomore Seminar students also receive guidance in post-secondary planning and have direct access to mental health support.

    Junior/Senior Seminar

    Junior/Senior Seminar is a support class designed for students who have completed sophomore seminar (or who are recommended by a counselor) and desire continued support in high school. Students receive continued support with organization, goal-setting, and self-advocacy. In addition to these supports, Junior/Senior Seminar students can take advantage of enrichment in the areas of mental health, subject-specific skill development, mentorship, and post-secondary planning.


    Options

    Options is a state approved alternative learning program located within Edina High School. It is designed to provide students who qualify with a second chance at designing and pursuing a graduation plan. For more information and qualifications, please click on the link to the Options webpage.

    Summer School

    The Options program offers courses over the summer as well. These courses are generally designed for credit recovery. See the Options program for more information 


    Student Support Services

    504 Plan

    A 504 Plan protects a student with an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, whether the student receives special education services or not.

    • Examples of physical or mental impairments that may be covered under Section 504 include: epilepsy, AIDS, allergies, vision impairment, broken limbs, cancer, diabetes, asthma, temporary condition due to accidents or illness, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, depression, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
    • Examples of major life activities that can be affected by the student’s disability include: learning, thinking, concentrating, reading, speaking, walking, breathing, sleeping, caring for oneself, as well as major bodily functions, including brain function, immune system function, or digestive functions. This is not an exhaustive list.

    Contact your counselor or Jill Wait for more information regarding 504 plans.

    ESL/ELL Resources

    Edina High School ESL/ELL Program

    Special Education

    Edina High School Special Education Program


    Updated February 6, 2019