Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers, and community. Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities. Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning. Supporting students by teaching skills for achieving success. Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities. Counseling with students individually and in groups. Providing support during personal crisis. Orienting new students.
How and Why do Parents Contact the School Counselor?
Concerns over student achievement Family health problems New school registration and orientation Test interpretation Discussing testing for the gifted/talented programs Early discussion of potential crises Family difficulties or concerns Parents can call the school counselor at any time for conference or to set up a school visit. How Does a Student See a Counselor?
Self- referral Request of a counselor Parental referral
Administrative referral Teacher or other staff referral