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Overview

WHAT IS SCHOOL COUNSELING?

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. 

 

Responsibilities:

  •      Provides targeted, outcome-oriented interventions for students
  •      Provides solution-focused mental health services and crisis response services to students
  •      Provides individual student academic planning for all students
  •      Teaches guidance curriculum in the classrooms supporting academic, career, and personal/social development
  •      Key member in student support structures such as Student Advocacy Programs (SAP) and Student Success Teams (SST)
  •      Refers students and families to a broad range of community and school resources
  •      Provides classroom and student behavior support plans for teachers
  •      Enhances a positive school climate and develops/implements school wide programs and interventions

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:

  •      Academics
  •      Behavior/Social Skills
  •      Conflict Mediation
  •      Emotional Support
  •      High School Advice
  •      Personal issues

 

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.