•  Who is a School Counselor?
     
    A School Counselor is a student advocate, a staff member within the school who has specialized training to assist students in a unique and meaningful way.  The school counselor is dedicated to the well-being of the total student, be it academically, socially, emotionally or vocationally.

     What does a School Counselor do?

    - Aids parents and teachers in helping students.
    - Assists students with their career and academic planning, including scheduling and 
       interpreting graduation requirements.
    - Assists students with transitions from elementary school to middle school to high school.
    - Assists new students in their adjustment to school.
    - Collaborates efforts with school and outside agencies.
    - Consults with teachers, administrators, parents and outside agencies to provide the best 
       educational opportunities for each student.
    - Coordinates opportunities for students to take advanced courses and earn high school credit.
    - Encourages improving inter-personal relationships.
    - Facilitates conferences with students, parents and teachers.
    - Interprets standardized test results for students.
    - Helps identify students’ academic, emotional and social needs.
    - Promotes positive attitudes and decision-making.
    - Provides interventions and short-term counseling.
    - Works with students, individually and in groups, on personal, social and academic issues.
     
    What can my child talk to the School Counselor about?

    Your School Counselor is interested in everything that interests or concerns your child.  Students are welcome to share feelings about school, relationships with others, family problems, peer pressure, academic concerns, future plans, etc.  We hope to build meaningful relationships  which will help prepare our students for the world awaiting them. Your School Counselor respects the need for confidentiality.

     What services does the Counseling Center provide?

    - Short term individual counseling

    - Group counseling
    - Academic Intervention Support Services
    - Referrals to community agencies and services

     How and when can my child see a Counselor?

    Counselors are available from 7:30 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.      
     
    Students can meet with their counselor before school, after school or during studyhalls.
    Counselors will also meet with a student in any urgent situation.

    Students may also be referred to see their Counselor from a variety of sources,
    such as a teacher, parent, administrator, coach or friend.  In this case,
    the Counselor will arrange to meet with the student. 
     

Last Modified on November 27, 2017