School Counseling Services

School Counseling programs are designed to encourage problem solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution. The concept of respect and dignity within the school environment has a wide impact on students, teachers, and the school at large. Through managing and resolving problems, students and staff can create an atmosphere where learning and instruction are the first priority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a School Counselor:

  • Counsel groups or individual students through the development of educational and career plans.
  • Counsel small groups and individual students with problems; refer severe problems to appropriate community resources.
  • Consult with teachers, staff and parents regarding meeting the developmental needs of students.
  • Evaluate and revise the building counseling program.
  • Conduct counseling activities in the classroom in conjunction with administration and teachers.
  • Consult with teachers to facilitate the infusion of counseling learning activities into the regular education curricula.
  • Respond to crisis situations when appropriate.
  • Proctor PLAN, EXPLORE, ACT, and PSAT exams and stores student records.
  • Attend 8th grade orientation parent meeting and other parent information meetings.