• School Counselors help children by...

    • Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community.
    • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunites.
    • Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as decision-making, resolving conflicts and character development.
    • Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning.
    • Supporting students individually and in groups.
    • Providing support during personal crises.
    • Orienting new students.

     

    School Counselors are the heart of the school by...

    • Helping create a saafe school environment where children can learn.
    • Coordinating referrals to outside agencies.
    • Helping design interventions to enhance student success.
    • Developing community partnerships to enhance career awareness.
    • Helping teachers create a positive learning environment.
    • Helping students learn anger management, conflict resolution, and mediation skills.
    • Helping parents, teachers, and administrators in learning how to meet the needs of all students.

     

    The School Counselor will...

    • Abide by the professional school counseling ethics and standards advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
    • Participate in professional development activites essential to maintaining a quality school counseling program.