Counseling


Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Components

                                                                  

Individual Counseling:

The academic and personal welfare of all students is of prime concern and importance.  Counseling on academic performance is usually short-term and provided on an as-needed basis.  Regularly scheduled appointments can be arranged for social or emotional issues that interfere with a student’s learning.  Appointments are usually made during PAW blocks, lunch, or after school.  Counseling may be requested by students or parents.  Referrals to private mental health professionals may be provided for issues that are beyond the scope of a school counselor.  Confidentiality applies to conversations with students that occur during counseling appointments.     

 

Group Counseling:

Various groups are facilitated throughout the school year.  A number of popular groups are listed below.  Groups are run if there are enough children with a shared issue that would benefit from participating in a group.  Individual counseling is available when a specific group is not offered.  Parental permission is required for students to participate in a group.

            How to Handle Stress Group

            New Student Group

            Organization Skills Group

            Study Skills Group                                        

                                                                                                                     

Academic Advising and Placement:  The guidance counselors take into account assessment results, and seek out teacher recommendations to make sure students are placed in classes that are challenging, but appropriate to the individual student’s ability.