School counseling: An overview
In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies:
• Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
• Complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.
• Demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
• Employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.
• Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
• Make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
• Demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
• Demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.
These counseling services are delivered through: Classroom Lessons, Small Group Counseling and Solution-Focused Brief Individual Counseling
If your child has a problem or concern, he/she may inform his/her classroom teacher who will refer the child to the school counselor. Older students may access the school counselor directly. Visits to the counseling room are confidential. Calls or referrals from parents/guardians are welcomed.