School Counseling

 Components of the guidance & counseling program include:

1.  Classroom Guidance:
Classroom guidance is provided for all students and is based on the counseling curriculum and school needs. Its purpose is to educate and help students develop skills.

 2.   Individual Counseling:   
Referrals for individual counseling may come from students, parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators. If counseling is required over an extended period of time or a crisis presents itself, parents/guardians will be notified. All services are confidential.

 3.   Small Groups:
Small groups will be offered on various topics throughout the school year, and participation is only permitted with parental/guardian permission. Topics will be based on student needs as the year progresses. Topics could include social skills, study skills, grief/loss, divorce, etc.

 4.  Coordination:
Hopefully as the counseling program steadily grows each year, the involvement in programs that are a benefit to our students, school, and community will grow as well. The support and participation of parents/guardians and teachers is of high value and importance. Programs include: Character Counts, conflict mediation, and more.

 5.  Consultation:
Consultation involves working with a variety of people in the student’s world who could offer assistance and resources to help us best serve the student. People may include parents, teachers, administrators, and persons in outside agencies. Referrals and outside resources help in the overall successes of the counseling program and our students.