• The Role of the School Counselor


    Comprehensive school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of student's lives. Students may acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.


    Elementary School Counselors implement the Counseling Program by providing the following:


    School Counseling Classroom Lessons: LCPS Elementary School Counselors provide classroom lessons (2x/month in grades K-5)

    • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills, goal setting and decision-making
    • Bullying prevention and awareness
    • Career awareness, exploration and planning
    • Character Education
    • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
    • Education on understanding self and others, including peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
    • Multicultural/diversity awareness

    Individual Student Planning and Assistance

    • Academic planning and support
    • Crisis Interventions
    • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Goal setting/decision- making
    • Transition plans

    Responsive Services

    • Conflict resolution
    • Consultation/collaboration with administration, faculty and parents
    • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    • Individual and small-group counseling
    • Referrals to other school and community resources

    System Support

    • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
    • Program management, operation and outreach, and professional development
Last Modified on September 26, 2018