About Our School Counseling Program

What is School Counseling?

 

As outlined by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), a school counseling program is: comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature. So what does this mean?

 

  • Comprehensive in Scope:

                School Counselors focus on what all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade should know and be able to do academically, career-wise  

                and personally/socially.

 

  • Preventative in Design:

 

           The school guidance curriculum teaches specific skills and learning opportunities that serve as prevention education.

 

  • Developmental in Nature:

 

               School counselors offer programs suitable to each student's appropriate developmental levels.

 

School Counseling is an important part of the entire educational program. Counselors support students in three domains: academic, career and personal/social.

 

  • Academic:

 

             School counselors help children develop skills that will help them learn effectively.

 

  • Career:

 

           Counselors also help students aquire skills that will prepare them to be successful in careers later in life.

 

  • Personal/Social:

 

           Effective school counselors also help children learn social skills and teach children respect for themselves and others.

 

 

Programs Offered By Our Counseling Department:

 

Individual counseling

Group counseling

Guidance-classroom lessons

Crisis intervention

Conflict resolution

Consultation and collaboration with students and parents

Referrals

Career awareness programs

Academic planning

Goal setting

Parenting classes