SCHOOL COUNSELORS HELP STUDENTS BY...
Promoting positive attitudes among students towards self, family, peers, and community.
Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
Helping students understand and appreciate their unique qualities and to grow personally and socially.
Working collaboratively with students, parents and teachers to identify and remove barriers to student achievement.
Providing support during personal crisis.
Helping to create a safe school environment where students can learn.
Helping students develop communication and interpersonal skills needed to relate well to others.
Teaching students to make positive choices and deal with change.
Helping students create educational plans and set goals.
Helping students learn conflict resolution skills.
Counselors provide a wealth of resources with regard to academic supports such as:
Student Goal Setting Conferences
Student Study Team (SST) Meetings
Teacher Team Meetings
Interventions with Academically At-Risk Students
Counselors encourage thoughtful decision making and offer support through:
Student Support Groups
Referrals to Outside Agencies
HOW DO I SEE A COUNSELOR?
Counselors are available for students on a drop-in basis before school, at break, at lunch, or after school.
Students can make sign up to see their counselor on the clipboard outside their office.
Parents need to make an appointment with their child’s counselor. Appointments are typically made by phone or email.
WHY DO PARENTS CONTACT THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
Concerns about student achievement
To discuss special needs of their child
Early discussion of potential crisis
Family difficulties or concerns
Referrals to outside agencies
COUNSELORS ARE AVAILABLE BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR PARENT MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
For an appointment please email or call your child's counselor