Counselor Companion (for counselors and administrators)
Counselor Companion was designed for counselors, by counselors. It provides school counselors and administrators with online
tools to assist in their work of ensuring that all Georgia public school students are college and career ready, including
monitoring students’ progress on the BRIDGE law requirements and accessing a
variety of online resources on various counseling-related topics.
My Career Plan (for students)
My Career Plan
provides middle and high school students with easy access to career assessments, the
Individual Graduation Plan (IGP), and other academic and career planning tools
within the Georgia Career Information System (GCIS).
Benefits of Counselor Companion/My Career Plan include:
No separate usernames
and passwords are required to login to GCIS; once you access the student information system
(SIS) you will have single-sign on access to SLDS and GCIS.
No need to create “My
Portfolios” for new students. When the student signs into the SLDS student
portal and clicks the My Career Plan icon, the “My Portfolio” is created automatically.
If your students already
have GCIS “My Portfolios,” their information will be aligned to the rest
of their data within SLDS, meaning you will have access to multiple years
of longitudinal data on each of your students.
There is no need to
transfer students’ “My Portfolios”. When a student transfers to
another school, the “My Portfolio” will move with them.
administrators will not be able to create multiple student accounts, as the
“My Portfolio” will be tied to the student’s unique GTID.
Georgia high school students are now able to use YouScience
's aptitude assessments for free. From the YouScience website: "YouScience’s patent pending algorithm combines aptitudes, interests, and 21st century careers to make the highest quality career and educational recommendations. Previously, this was only available through professional counselors costing thousands of dollars. We use 5-to-8 minute performance based exercises for each aptitude to capture true areas of highest potential. Our assessment does not rely on self-reported user data, which can be ‘gamed’ or manipulated. We show exactly where your personal abilities are best aligned with over 500 career options, and it’s all in one online experience."
If you are a high school counselor or administrator who would like to register your students to use YouScience for free, please click here to get started: YouScience How To Get Started.pdf
BRIDGE Bill Data Reporting Flowchart for Districts *Corrected and updated on 1/31/2019*
BRIDGE Bill Checklist *Updated on 1/31/2019*
My Career Plan - Student User Guide *Updated on 1/25/2019*
Counselor Companion FAQ Document *Updated on 2/8/2019*
Counselor Companion and My Career Plan Overview Presentation (6/2017)
BRIDGE Bill/CTAE Data Collections Process Webinar (1/16/2019)