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The Counseling Program

What does a school counselor do?

School Counselors identify student and school needs by analyzing data to design and deliver a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP) that improves student outcomes (e.g. achievement, student, discipline,etc).

We are certified/licensed educators with professional ethical guidelines and Master's level training that uniquely equip us to address all students' academic, career, and social/emotional development needs through the CSCP.

 

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The ASCA National Model reflects a comprehensive approach to the design, implementation, and assessment  of a school counseling program that improves student success. The purpose of this model is to improve student achievement and support student development. 

Why contact your school counselor?

School counselors can be contacted/visited for a variety of reasons related to student development, including:

  • Academic Achievement 
  • Student Exploration and Motivation (identifying strengths, interests)
  • Family Transitions (divorce, death, incarcerated, etc)
  • Behavioral Concerns 
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Social Concerns 
  • Home Stressors 
  • Peer Relations
  • Bullying reports 
  • and more!

How does a student see the counselor?

Instructional time is extremely important for student success; however, developing the whole child is equally important. A referral system is in place to protect instructional time as well as making sure that the counselor has adequate time to address the needs of students. Click on the referral tab to submit a referral to the counselor. 

  • Self-referral 
  • Teacher Referral 
  • Parent/Guardian Referral 
  • Administrative Referral 

Confidentality 

Confidentality helps to ensure trust in the counseling relationship. 

School counselors are ethically and legally expected to protect student confidentiality unless information is deemed to be of serious or foreseeable harm to the student or someone else. To ensure student safety and wellbeing, confidentiality does not apply to the following:

  • A student is suspected of harming themselves. 
  • A student is suspected of being harmed or in danger by someone else.
  • A student is suspected of harming someone else.