Guidance & Counseling

Spartan Pride

Sparta High School Counseling Staff

Mission Statement: 


  • Academic Planning
  • Career and Educational Planning
  • Personal and Social Assistance

How to meet with a counselor:

Confidentiality Disclosure Statement:

Sparta High School counselors follow the ethical standards of the American School Counseling Association

and the American Counseling Association, which is inclusive of confidentiality of the counselor/counselee relationship.  School counselors respect the rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians for their teen(s) and try to establish a cooperative relationship with parents/guardians in the best interest of their teen(s).  Michigan law requires counselors to report to the following to the appropriate parties if there is:

  1. suspicion of child abuse and/or neglect.
  2. indications that the student may be a danger to himself/herself or others.

When working with students, counselors utilize the “What is said in the room stays in the room unless…” model.

  1. The student tells a school counselor to tell someone.
  2. The school counselor believes the student may be a danger to himself/herself or others. (Example:        suicide ideation, safety concerns, etc.).
  3. The school counselor becomes aware of or suspects child abuse or neglect
  4. The school counselor is ordered by the court to disclose information.

2023 - 2024 Course Description Guide

Graduation Requirements

Transcript Request

Sparta Area Schools uses PARCHMENT ONLINE to fulfill transcript request. 

*please note, if you can not use the Parchment page due to a disability, please contact the High School Counseling office at (616) 887-8213 or via our Contact Form for assistance with ordering your transcript. 

Please use the link above to be directed the Parchment log in page.


Post Secondary Planning: Life After Graduation

Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Student Career Exploration

  • CareerOneStop - Offers free self-assessment tools, career exploration, training and job search resources for young adults ages 16-24.
  • Michigan Career Pathfinder - A free tool to explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan. 
  • O*NET - A free career explorations tool with detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by students, workforce development, job seekers and more! 

Steps to Becoming a Collegiate Athlete

Student-athletes interested in participating in collegiate athletics must meet the NCAA Eligibility Center or NAIA Standards.

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

State Required Testing

23-24 Disclosure Statement - Department of Navy


Credit Earning Summer School 2024

Information about Credit Earning Summer School

Link to Sign Up for Credit Earning Summer School

Link to Pay School to Pay for Class