The essential role of the professional school counselor is to promote and support student academic achievement. A school counselor ensures all students receive the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed in academic, career, and personal/social development to promote their attendance, behavior, and overall school performance.
Appointments via phone or e-mail are preferred in order to meet with the school counselor; however, drop-ins are acceptable too. At times, the counselor will perform check-ins with students for the following reasons:
Confidentiality is a #1 priority. Students are encouraged to discuss issues to the counselor freely. Parents/adults will be contacted should issues such as self-harm, abuse, or fear of danger arise.