Guidance - Program Overview
School Counseling Programs
- Help resolve problems that interfere with learning
- Improve academic achievement
- Foster positive attitudes toward school and learning
- Promote conflict resolution skill
- Enhance educational and career understanding
How Can a Student Meet with a Counselor?
- Students may be referred to the counselor by parents or guardians, teachers, and/or administrators.
- Students can also fill out request slips to meet with a counselor.
Counselors See Students
- In Small groups
- In Classroom Guidance Lessons
School Counselors Help Parents
- Work with teachers to develop strategies for students
- Understand developmental stages and needs of children
- Learn about school services
- Find needed help from community agencies
- Help their children meet academic requirements
School Counselors Help Teachers
- Develop educational and behavioral strategies for students
- Meet the individual needs of students
- Understand the academic, emotional, and social needs of children
School Counselors Help Students
- Become successful learners.
- Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills
- De velop effective interpersonal relationship skills
- Explore Careers
- Learn study skills
- Gain an understanding of self and others
How Can You Help Your Child Succeed?
- Model behavior that you want to see in your child
- Listen to your child's concerns
- Keep communication lines open with the school staff
- Encourage learning at home and school
- Set limits to make your child feel safe and to teach him/her responsibility
- Celebrate your child's strengths and uniqueness
Privacy of information shared by parents and students will be protected unless it regards student safety. The counselor will obtain parental written permission for small groups and individual counseling.