Why do parents contact a school counselor?*New school registration, orientation and transition*Concerns about academic achievement*Questions about course selection or academic plans
*Special needs of students
*Arrange for a conference with teachers
*Student crisis situations
*Test interpretationWhat does a School Counselor do?*Works with students individually and in groups.
*Provides systematic and developmental classroom lessons to all students.
*Responds to student needs in crisis situations.
*Orients students to new school settings.
*Works with absentees and other at-risk students.
*Participates actively in the referral process of students to special programs/services.
*Participates in the referral process to services and agencies out of school.
*Analyzes test results to provide information about abilities, achievement, interests and needs.
*Coordinates efforts with other school specialists.
*Conducts conferences with parents.
*Helps with individual school, college and career plans.
*Coordinates staff support activities.
*Schedules students for courses.*Adheres to ethical and legal standards.
How Is a Student Referred to the School Counselor?
*Teacher, administrator, or staff referral*Counselor observation