Counselors throughout Omaha Public Schools operate using a model from the American School Counselors Association (ASCA). The ASCA model is broken into four different parts; define, manage, deliver, and assess. Within these four components lie different tasks including teaching classroom lessons, running small groups, meeting individually with students, creating lesson plans, presenting at staff meetings, building community relationships, and collecting data. Our counseling program is a needs-based program. This means that lessons, small groups, and other projects are tailored to meet the current needs of our school population and community. The goal is to work to develop student success in academic, social and college career readiness. Counselors interact with students regularly. They provide classroom instruction and activities to develop academic and emotional skills. They also provide individual and small group counseling. These small group settings can help students resolve conflicts, practice skills and think through their actions. As 6th graders are planning their transition to 7th grade, the counselor is there to help support as they think about their hobbies, skills, and future goals. Please contact the school counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
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