Role of School Counselor

  • Reasons To See Your Counselor

    • Academic/Educational: from scheduling classes to looking up college information
    • Personal/Social: Talk about what is happening in your life or with your friends.
    • Career/Occupational: obtain information on how to fill out a job application or look for what careers are right for you.

    Everything that you share with your counselor is confidential.  This means they cannot and will not tell anyone what is being discussed without your permission or consent, unless you are a danger to yourself or others.

Components of the Guidance Program

  • There are four components of the guidance program:

    Guidance Curriculum that is delivered to all students and emphasizes personal, occupational, and academic skill-building through classroom presentations and a variety of activities.Lessons designed for the achievement of knowledge or skills in academic, career, and personal/social development:
    • PreK-12 Classroom Instruction
    • Competency-Based Lessons
    • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
    • Group Activities
    • Family Workshops

    Individual Student Planning that developmentally helps students plan for their future, set career goals, manage conflict, prepare for learning beyond high school, strengthen academic skills, and more. Individual Career and Educational Plan for every student:
    • Course selection and credit management
    • Education and Career Assessment
    • Career/Occupational Information
    • Financial Aid Information
    • Labor Market Information
    • Work-Based Learning Opportunities
    • Seamless Transition to Post-Secondary Options

    Response Services that provide support for issues of immediate concern to students and their families. A plan that meets the immediate needs of students:
    • Individual and Small Group Counseling
    • Crisis Counseling Response Consultation
    • Referrals for Students and Families
    • Peer Mediation
    System Support  that recognizes the school counselor as part of the school team and supports the other three components. Activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total school counseling program:
    • Professional Development
    • Consultation, Collaboration, and Teaming
    • School Improvement Involvement
    • Data Gathering and Interpretation
    • Family Involvement
    • Community Outreach