School Counseling Objectives
School success requires that students make successful transitions and acquire the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that are essential to the competitive workplace of the 21st century.
The goal of the school guidance and counseling programs is to facilitate student development in the following three standards:
· Academic Development
· Career Development
· Personal/Social Development
Academic Development Standards
The students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
The student will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.
Academic Development IndicatorsStudents will:
- become oriented to the educational environment;
- recognize problems with learning and develop coping skills;
- identify and express positive feelings and behaviors needed for successful learning;
- demonstrate how effort and persistence effect learning;
- apply study skills necessary for academic success at each grade level; and
- prepare for successful transition to middle school.
Career Development Standards
Career Development IndicatorsStudents will:
The student will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to options and personal interests.
The student will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.
- identify their job as a student;
- identify personal abilities, skills, interests, and motivation;
- explore traditional and nontraditional occupations;
- interact and work as a member of a team;
- develop awareness of the importance of personal responsibility, good work habits, and effort; and
- identify that the changing work place requires lifelong learning and continuous acquisition of new skills.
Personal/Social Development Standards
The student will acquire knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help in understanding and respecting self and others.
The student will make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
The student will understand safety and life skills.
Personal and Social Development IndicatorsStudents will:
- develop positive attitudes toward school, learning, community, and society;
- recognize and demonstrate character education traits;
- recognize personal boundaries, rights, and privacy needs of self and others;
- acquire and practice problem-solving, decision-making, and coping skills;
- become self-directive and responsible for one’s own behavior;
- demonstrate cooperative behaviors in groups and use strategies for getting along with others;
- recognize and respect self, individual differences, and ethnic and cultural diversity; and
- identify and express feelings in an appropriate manner.