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Guidance and Counseling Program   

   

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR?      

School Counselors are professionals who believe that all students are lifelong learners. The Counseling Program is designed to promote academic, personal/social and career development for all students in grades K-12. School Counselors are dedicated individuals who assist students and parents in building a foundation for academic excellence through support, interventions and positive relationships between school and home.      

WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO? 

Provides orientation for students to new school settings
Counsels individual students and groups
Supports students with special needs
Assists students in coping effectively with problems that interfere with learning
Conducts developmental classroom guidance
Coordinates and facilitates career development
Consults with community resource personnel
Offers crisis intervention and prevention
Organizes, manages and evaluates school counseling program
Adheres to ethical and legal standards
   

  

HOW CAN A SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSIST PARENTS?     

~Provide information on student progress and achievement
~Interpret tests
~Help students in crisis
~Coordinate student transition to new school
~Assist parents with referral information about community resources
~Protect the privacy of information shared by parents and students      
 


HOW ARE STUDENTS REFERRED TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
   
   

~Self/Peer
~Teacher/Staff
~Parent
~Counselor Observation
~Community Agencies
   


WITH WHOM DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR CONSULT?
   
   

~Parents and Students
~Teachers and Administrators
~Community Resource Personnel
~Health Professionals
~School Board Personnel
   


WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
   
   

Master’s Degree
State Certification   
   

    

     

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

     

    

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