Our goals as Guidance Personnel at Preston High School are to assist students in their vocational, educational, personal, and social development, and to maximize each student’s potential for growth. We strive to engender positive changes by motivating the students to seek higher achievement standards, to be more participative in school and community activities, to develop problem-solving skills, and to experience the satisfaction that comes from a job well done. We offer a broad-based Guidance program for our students. Each student is assigned a Guidance Counselor and a guidance group that meets once a cycle. In addition, Counselors meet with students to review report cards and to address personal issues as needed. The program consists of a two-part matrix: learning to live and learning to learn. As part of learning to live, students are guided in the development of their self-esteem, relationships, values, decision-making skills, communication skills and coping strategies. In learning to learn, students are guided in identifying their learning style and personal interests and in navigating the college-planning process.